Beyond Elected Government. Just Government

Beyond Elected Government. Just Government “If a dog dies of thirst at the bank of Euphrates, how shall I answer for that to Allah.” By Khalid Baig “Surely, Allah commands you to fulfill trust obligations toward those entitled to them and that when you judge between people, judge with fairness.” [An-Nisa 3:58]   This is an essential verse of the Qur’an to be consulted by anyone who wants to understand Islam’s teachings about governance and government. While it talks about discharging trust obligations and being just in all situations, it has special implications for staffing and running public office.   Amanah (discharging one’s trust obligations) and Adl (Justice) are highly

What Does Islam Teach About Justice?

What Does Islam Teach About Justice?   ‘Neither love nor hatred can be allowed to compromise justice.‘ By Khalid Baig Source :   There is one word that captures the essence of all Islamic laws and all Islamic teachings; one word that describes the overriding value that permeates all Islamic values. Justice. The Qur’an says: “We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in Justice.” [Al-Hadeed 57:25]   The sole purpose of sending the prophets was to establish Justice in the world and end injustice. Broadly speaking, doing justice means giving everyone his due.

From Where to Where

From Where to Where A person who was taken aback by the honour given to Luqman (alaihis salaam) once approached him and asked: “Are you the very same Luqman who was a slave of the Banu Has-haas tribe?” Luqman (alaihis salaam) replied: “Yes!”   The man then asked: “Are you the very same person who used to herd sheep?” Luqman (alalais salaam) replied: “Yes!” The person asked yet again: “Are you the very same person with a dark complexion?” Luqan (alaihis salaam) replied: “My dark complexion is quite visible and clear to one and all, but what is it that really astonishes you regarding me?”   The man replied: “I

Operation Death

Operation Death This is the Tale of the Average Man, Who acts contrary to Allah’s Plan, If you are reflected herein, Then repent, and commit no sin.   ‘Twas early in the morning at four, When death knocked upon a bedroom door “Who is there”? the sleeping one cried, “I’m Izrael, let me inside.”   At once, the man began to shiver, As one sweating in deadly fever, He shouted to his sleeping wife, “Don’t let him take away my life.”   “Please go away, O Angel of Death! Leave me alone, I’m not ready yet, My family on me depend, Give me a chance, O please perpend!”   The

Living to Die or Dying to Live

Living to Die or Dying to Live   Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around a dying person have the ability to prevent it. It is something that happens every moment and is something encountered by the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. They are all the same in that they have no plan, nor any means of escaping it, no means of intercession, no way to prevent it, nor to delay it.   Allâh – the Most High – says:“Say: Indeed, the death from