Evils of Democracy Cum Elections [Part III]
Craving for Leadership

This is another evil that goes with democracy. Every person in democracy seeks a way of having an access to power, directly or indirectly. Political parties front candidates that seek to become rulers after elections; that is the aim of every political party.

Love for leadership is forbidden in the religion of Islam because the post of leadership is not what should be quested for.

Al-Imm Al-Bukhr reported on the authority of AbdurRahman bn Samurah that the Prophet - Sallalahu alahyi wa sallam - said to him:

'O AbdurRahman bn Samurah, do not ask for leadership position because if you were entrusted a leadership position after you have asked for it, you will be left alone with it (that is, Allh will not assist you) but if you are given without asking for it, you will be helped over it'

And the Prophet - Salallahu alahyi wa sallam - warned his Ummah in the hadith below from craving for leadership positions. Al-Bukhr also reported on the authority of Abu Hurairah may Allh be pleased with him:

'You (my Ummah) shall verily crave for leadership positions, and it is going to be a regret on the Day of Resurrection.'

Ibn Al-Hajar - RahimahuLlaah - said commenting on some of the Ahdth above:

'Al-Mulahhab said: It is the craving for leadership positions that is the cause of conflict among the people such that a lot of blood has been spilled while many properties are usurped (unjustly) and women raped. Corruption has become widespread on the surface of the earth (due to it). Regrets usually follow killing the person in power (who might have come to power by craving too); it may be that he is removed or he dies'

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