Date :Saturday, February 17th, 2018 | Time : 15:22 |ID: 59347 | Print

Who cannot be the leader of Muslims?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ God, I am the first person who came towards You and heard Your invitation and accepted it. In (performing) Salaat no one surpassed me except the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). Indeed, you (the people) realized that it is not appropriate for an ungenerous to have the Welayah and leadership over Muslims honour, lives, spoils of wars, and Islamic decrees and to undertake Imamate of Muslims in order to become greedy for their wealth. And the foolish does not deserve leadership, in order to lead Muslims astray with his ignorance. And the oppressor also cannot be the leader of people so that by oppressing them, take away their rights and cut what they are granted; and neither the person who has no justice in dividing public purse, because he wastes people’s wealth and properties, and prefers one group to another. And also the one who takes bribes in judgment cannot be Imam (leader), because people’s rights will be disregarded by the judge who takes bribes, and the rights of people cannot be given to them. And also the person who ignores the tradition of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) does not deserve to be a leader, because such a person will destroy the Islamic Ummah (nation) [1],

[1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 131.

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