Leadership and governance is an arduous and exigent obligation, involving a high level of accountability in this world, as well as, in the hereafter. Leaders can make or break the social and moral structure of the society. A corrupt oppressor will have iniquitous followers and advisors, and will instill the same characteristics in the masses as well. On the contrary, a God-fearing, just ruler will ensure a morally sound society under his rule.
Forty Hadiths on Leadership and Governance brings forth the stark realities of the leadership crisis in the present era in the light of authentic hadiths. In particular, it highlights the way muslim leaders of Islamic states have neglected the teachings of the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sunnah and deteriorated morally, losing their high status in the world. It emphasizes that the ideologies they are applying have produced nothing but economic crises, exploitation, continuous national and international wars, dictatorship, oppression, and chaos.