In the Name of God, the Subtle, the Loving
This week, we marked the anniversary of the birth of our Beloved, our Prince, our Master, our Messenger Muhammad (pbuh). In his life and example shines brightly a light to guide us on our sojourn on the dark path that is the human condition on earth.
He was the perfect human being; the perfect ruler; the perfect husband; the perfect son; the perfect friend; the perfect companion; the perfect spiritual ruler; the perfect leader. Now, more than ever before, does the Muslim world need the leadership example of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). That is because, nowadays, there is a crisis of leadership in the Muslim world.
Case in point: President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Al-Bashir for the genocide in Darfur. Let me remind you that this conflict has caused the senseless deaths of over 300,000 people, and scores of women have been raped. The victims of this terrible conflict are Muslims, and the perpetrators are…Muslim also.
Rather than intervening to stop the conflict – as the Qur’an commands him to do – President Al Bashir responds to the arrest warrant by expelling Western aid groups such as Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders!
What do these aid groups have to do with the conflict? Why make the innocent of Darfur suffer even more now that these groups have been forced to leave?
What kind of leadership is this?
The more the world turns…the more I miss our beloved Master Muhammad (may the peace, blessings, and mercy of God be upon him).