Leadership and governance is an arduous and exigent obligation, involving a high level of accountability in this world as well as in the hereafter. Leaders can make or break the social and moral structure of the society. A corrupt oppressor will have iniquitous followers and advisors, and will instill the same characteristics in the masses as well. On the contrary, a God-fearing, just ruler will ensure a morally sound society under his rule.
Forty Hadiths on Leadership and Governance brings forth the stark realities of the leadership crisis in the present era in the light of authentic hadiths. In particular, it highlights the way Muslim leaders of Islamic states have neglected the teachings of the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sunnah and deteriorated morally, losing their high status in the world. It emphasizes that the ideologies they are applying have produced nothing but economic crises, exploitation, continuous national and international wars, dictatorship, oppression, and chaos.
This invaluable piece of work teaches the readers – in the light of authentic hadiths – what a true Muslim leader is like. It can also be every leader’s guidebook illumining the path through examples from the lives of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs and teaching how Muslims can regain their past glory by holding on to the rope of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him).