Shura and Consultation in Prophetic Leadership

Abdul Wahab Saleem


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But your brothers and your sisters

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consultation was the methodology of the prophets of Allahu Allah he was suddenly asking his companions was the methodology of the Prophet sallallahu. Already he was sending them. There are two different models of leadership that Allah talks about in the Quran. Allah talks about leaders who happen to be authoritarian leaders, leaders who lead by the fist leaders who lead by a hammer leaders who make all of their decisions completely on their own. But then there's another model that Allah describes as well. And that is the model of Shura, that is the model of consultation. That is the model of discussion and that is not the model of authentic authoritarianism. That is a

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participative leadership model. And, and Allah azza wa jal speaks of both of these models in the Quran, Allah tells us about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, For the MA rahmati min Allah healing telephone, it was because of the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal that you were crying to them. Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, when opened the first one early on, if you own Hamid, were harsh, cruel hearted, if that was you, then they would all turn away from you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a very polite human being. The Prophet was a very kind human being. And it was from the Mercy of Allah that he was like that and from his kindness and from the Mercy of

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Allah was that he would forgive the people. He would pardon the people. He would seek forgiveness for the people. And Allah says, What shall we learn, feel alone, and also seek their consultation? In all matters? So the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, your Sydenham, as described by the Sahaba he was the most keen of all people of all leaders to consult his companions, even though in his affairs he was directed by Allah who is a theologian. Despite that, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with seek consultation, my dear brother, and my dear sister, Allah gives us another model in the Quran of leadership as well. Allah tells us about the theory Yannick model, Allah says that Pharaoh

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own used to say to his people, follow your own. Now recon Elana Ara, I will make the decisions for you. I will make you do exactly what I believe. No Consultation no argumentation, no discussion, you have no say but to follow me. This was the fair Yannick leadership model. And this is the authoritarian leadership model. And Allah recommends and Allah says it is from the mercy that Allah places within a leader that they consult the people they ask the people they discuss with the people, because discussion is never telling of the fact that you're weak. It's telling of the fact that you're willing to get smarter, and you're willing to get stronger as well. My dear brother, and

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my dear sister,

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Romana will help Bob he told us in a tradition, he said that people are of three types. He said the first of those people is a people is a person who is able to make the right decision completely on his own. And this person, he goes on his own and he makes all the right decisions. He said the second person is the person who asks people because he's not able to decide on his own. He asks the people consults them, and then he takes his decisions. And a third person is the person who's not able to make the decisions. But at the same token, he doesn't consult people as well. But you see My Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and your prophet was number four. And that number four is

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really number one, because he was able to make decisions but even then, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would consult his companions despite the fact that he had the ability to make decisions. My dear brother, and my dear sister, Allah even recommended to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, rather Allah even commanded the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to consult his wives to see whether they would like to remain with him and whether they would like to stay with him or not. This was because some of them they started to ask for more in spending and maintenance upon them. So Allah subhanaw taala told the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Surah Hassan he said,

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Oh Prophet, as logic say to your women, say to your wives in continue to didn't hire to dunya was in a Taha Fatah, Lena OMA, couldn't our goodness Arahant Jamila, if you wish for this dunya and you wish for the beauty of this dunya then come I will help you pack your bags and then I'll send you home very kindly and politely to your your families.

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And then Allah said, Say to your wives,

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What in good tuna to reason Allah Allah rasool Allah who had Donald after. But if you want Allah you want the Messenger of Allah, you want the hereafter for in Allah mercy now team in Quran Agilent Alima, ALLAH SubhanA wa to Allah has created Allah has prepared for the ones I missed you are wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who do well, very good reward. Allah will look after you in the Hereafter. This was revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, when some of his wives started to ask and make demands. So the prophets are setting them was told that they already have a status that no other woman is going to have, how dare do they go and demand from you

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something else. But he didn't just say leave them. He said, go and consult your wives. He gave them the decisions. And the Prophet went to Asia. And he said, I want to consult you on something literally said, I want to consult you on something. He said, Well, she said, What is it? He said, Allah has revealed these verses to me, Allah has given you two choices. You stay with me as I am. Or you go, and I'll pack your bags if you're not happy with what you're getting. But he said, Go and even consult your own parents or Isha.

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Don't make your decisions hastily. Don't be quick to decide what you want. Go and ask your parents go. And as I will work on going ask him Romain ask them, they will give you the decision, they will tell you what to do. And she said, I am going to ask them about you Allah and the hereafter, I have chosen Allah, I have chosen you, and I've chosen the hereafter. But she said that don't tell the other wives that I have made this decision. When you go and present the same thing to them, don't tell them my decision. So you went to the next one. And he gave them the same, this the same options that Allah had given to the Prophet sallallahu. And he was setting them. And then after they decided

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on Allah, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and also the hair after he said, Isha took the same decision, as all of you as well. My dear brother, my dear sister, Allah revealed a complete surah in the Quran, and his surah is known as sutra to shoot off the Sutra of consultation, because Allah subhanaw went to Allah deems the matter of consultation that important and that great. In fact, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala describes those who believe in this way. And he says one of their qualities is that those people who respond to Allah, they established prayer, with whom should I be in the home, and all of their decisions are taken with mutual consultation, all of their decisions

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are taken with mutual agreement as well. My dear brother, and my dear sister, if you are ever in a situation where people are consulting you, then you have to make sure that you give them the right view, because sometimes people are consulted, and they end up cheating the one who's consulted them, because they believe that that person may get ahead in life if they make the right decisions. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, and Mooster shall determine the person who's asked for advice, the person who was consulted, that person is determined, he has been entrusted, he has to ensure that he gives the right decision to the person in his heart, the same very decision that

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he himself would make as well. My dear brother, and my dear sister, the Prophet SAW suddenly he told us in a hadith, he said, that whoever is consulted by his Muslim brother, and then he gives them a decision. That is not the right decision, then that person has betrayed the trust. That person is a high end. He's a person who has betrayed the trust. You don't want to be that person who has betrayed the trust, my dear brother, because the trust is a very, very severe matter that Allah azza wa jal had brought to the heavens, the earth, the mountains, and all of them refused, but man had chosen this trust. If you've chosen this trust as a human being, you have to live up to this trust.

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I ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to allow us to live up to the trust Allahumma Alameen wa sallahu wa ala Sayidina Muhammad in wahala early he wants to be.

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spilled out hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Alhamdulillah Hamden you're watching Emma, who are you carefully, omens either are SallAllahu, ala sayyidina, Muhammad in early he was such a big Marine, but your brothers and your sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would very very regularly consult his companions. So much so that Abu Hurayrah the Allahu Taala and who used to say that I've never seen a person consult his companions, more so than the messengers of Allah

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Whatever he was, if this was the prophet of Allah, that despite the fact that he's getting revelation from Allah azza wa jal, despite all this, he's consulting his companions in every little thing, then how much more needy? Are we as people to consult one another? How much more needy are we to make sure that we don't make mistakes just because we want to make the decisions completely on our own. And just because we want to be people who decide on their own? My dear brothers and my dear sisters, when you do consultation, when you ask other people for consultation, Allah azza wa jal gives you don't fit in your discussion in your decisions as well. We have the authority of an Hassan

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Al Basri, who used to say that a group of people never consult one another in who do the Afghan Mahatma Malhotra team, except that ALLAH gives them guidance to the best decisions that they can make. When you consult one another. Allah gives you tofield in your decisions as well.

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But there's another issue to keep in mind as well. And that is that sometimes we consult one another. But that consultation doesn't mean that we will take the decisions of the person who we have consulted with

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the prophet, He would consult. But that didn't mean every single decision he took in light in his life. Every single decision he took in his Dawa was done based on whatever other people said, consultation is not always so that you may take the decisions of other people and live their lives on their behalf. No, it's so that you may be able to see something that you perhaps didn't see. And that's why the person who has been consulted should never be taken for granted. And the person who's been consulted, should never feel pain, if his consultation has not been accepted. And we know there's a hadith of the prophets, Allah Sydenham, that the Prophet came to Medina. And when he got

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to Medina, the people were fertilizing the trees.

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And the Prophet said, What are you doing Matheson Arun? What are you all doing? They said, We're basically fertilizing these trees, oh prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, maybe it's a good idea that you don't do it this year. So they ended up leaving. And they didn't fertilize the trees in the way that they would usually to the left. And the next year. The trees didn't bear the same fruits that they used to the palm trees didn't give the same type of produce that they used to. So they came back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said oh prophet of Allah, XYZ happened. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, he said, I am just a human being, like all the rest of you. If I tell you of something that is related to your religion, accepted completely and wholeheartedly but if I tell you of other things that you know better than you can make your decisions. So it's not like because the person before you, you feel that he's absolutely great in every which way you accept every one of their consultations and whatever they say and whatever comes out of their mouth, because every person has their speciality. And every person has their own specialization as well. My dear brother and my dear sister, just as you consult people, you have to consult Allah as well. And we know that there's a

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hadith of Javin. Javid Abdullah, he used to say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to teach us is the Hara. Salatin is the hara, just as He teaches us a surah from the Quran, or either dua Ovilus. The Hara was verbatim taught by the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah, he was sitting up to his companions. And that is because you consult Allah and you consult the people as well. And of course, there is the tradition albeit weak of the prophets of salaam Marhaba. Minister hora, whoever, that is the hora. Whoever asks Allah to help him in his decisions, this person will never go last. And the person who asks other people consultation, that person will never be remorseful. So

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we asked Allah Subhana Allah Allah to never allow us to go live at loss. And we ask Allah who is a theologian to never make us remorseful for our decisions by allowing us to do is too hard or asking for Allah's aid by allowing us to consult one another as well. I asked Allah or Buddha to Japan to guide us to the super Lord Rashad to the rightly guided path I asked Allah who is at all general to take us away from the path of misguidance I asked Allah horrible is that he will Jana to give us an increase from every goodness. Tina duniya Hassan was in Santa Burkina Durban now what are the hidden agenda? A bra yeah as he is we have a fall we're up the masala to insalata didn't have an infection

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in one go. Well, I think

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Allahu Akbar Allah Allah Allah no matter scenario