All Hail or Hell to the Democracy
March 9, 2012 Leave a comment
“He said, “Do you observe that which you have been worshipping, you and your ancient fathers? Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the ‘Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)… Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me… And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink… And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me… And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life (again)… And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense (the Day of Resurrection)… My Lord! Bestow hikmat (religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs) on me, and join me with the righteous people… And grant me an honourable mention in later generations… And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight..” (Surah Ash-Shu’ara/The Poets)
“Verily, I have turned my face towards Him Who has created the heavens and the earth, inclining towards truth and I am not of those who associates others with Allah…” (Surah Al-An’aam/The Cattle)
“Say (O Muhammad, pbuh), Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of all the worlds…” (Surah Al-An’aam/The Cattle)
“And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Yunus/Jonah, the Prophet)
Glorifying God Almighty or glorifying a person – what sounds more efficacious? A quick answer to this would be ‘Glorifying God’, and we do glorify Him.
Yeah, we do glorify and remember Him – a timeless Being at times, an unlimited Being with limitations, the One beyond logic with reasons, the most direct One through sources.
But when it comes to glorify humans directly or indirectly, we disregard timings, limitations and logical reasons. We pledge our lives to that person, we do sacrifices for his cause and we die in his/her name.
This is not leadership. Breaking divine rules for a person, is not leadership. Do things in a person’s name instead of God Almighty, is not leadership. This is misguidance.
The way political workers and supporters hail their leaders and obey them is a non-sense. They worship one person like crazy, they go wild at his/her insult, they become unjust while defending a morally corrupt person.
A party leader is party leader, he/she is not the god or goddess that the whole nation must hail otherwise suffer the wrath of their workers. If they are so concerned with the dignity and honour of their leader, why don’t they ask him/her to behave human, civilized and normal?
How did the companions praised Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ever used his companions or people to be a threat for his enemies? How disciplined and civilized were his companions and admirers, do we care?
Do political leaders and religious leaders have the rights to misuse or abuse moral values whenever and wherever they want? Just because they have succeeded in gathering .05% or .50% of the population at one place.
Well, I say “NOT HAIL BUT HELL TO THESE LEADERS, THEIR WORKERS AND THIS DEMOCRACY”.