Bismillah. In the name of Allah The Most Loving, The Most Merciful. Its been a long time since i wrote my last writing. So pardon me if i get a little 'awky' over here. haha. So here's the thing, recently i've drown myself in my own mind and conversing with the inner self. To be truth, the leaders nowadays has been the reason for my situation..
Sadly to realize that leaders or leaders-to-be nowadays are not based on leadership, but arrogance and ignorance. (Sebabtu leagnorance. Perkataan sendiri :P ) This is the kind that either look down on people who have nothing or people who have everything that they dont have. They'll end up at either one dilemma. They will not give space to others to step up and reveal their talents. And ive witnessed it myself and this is the sad truth that is happening especially among the muslims. Why this happens? You know why? Because they lead to get a title but not for the sake of Allah.
Back to basic.
Yes. That's the only thing we have to do. We go back to basic. Prophet Muhammad is the best leader. He is the perfect example. He is our home, refer to him on how to be a leader. Speaking in front of the public doesnt give you the right to oppress people's talents and ideas. or to be rude to anyone's weaknesses. For the record, to this kind of leaders, you may achieve all that you want, but you missed one point here. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) didnt teach us to become leaders merely. But he teaches morality. He came to teach morality. Because you know why? Only with morality, you can become a leader. Only with the truest and purest intention for Allah, you will lead in the right way. Honestly you dont have to chase leadership. Just by having a good heart and intention, leadership will chase you. Allah will spread your heart to world wallahi. If you do it for Him genuinely.
I give you one perfect example for this case. During the time of Prophet (s.a.w), at one period the call of prayers for muslims and the jews was the same which was the sound of bell. So this had become an issue because it created confusion for them. Which is for muslims and which is for the jews? So Prophet s.a.w thought they need to change the call of prayers. And so one sahabat came to him and said 'O Prophet, ive dreamt about a poem for the call of prayers'. When Prophet s.a.w heard it, he agreed and make it as our official call of prayers. Up until now. Whats the wisdom behind this story? Prophet s.a.w accepted the opinion of others and in fact apply it. But he is the leaderrrr. Leader of mankinddd. Why? You know why? Because he didnt led for himself, for a title. He leads for Allah. So whatever that is good for the ummah he accepted it. This is how we should lead. May Allah reset our hearts and polish it as white as it can be. I hope my plain words here will be beneficial for us. :) Assalamu'alaykum. p/s i do not point this out to any relatives,friends, or family. i am saying this as a member of community (and its a hobby kinda thingy :3 )