On 4 June 2018, the ISPR chief confirmed that the military leadership stood firmly by Democracy. “There is nobody else happier than the army over the completion of parliament and government’s tenure,” Major-General Ghafoor said, adding that, “If the ECP is in a position to hold elections tomorrow, let it be. The army has no role in any of this.” As for the political leadership, Model Town in Lahore, Banigala in Islamabad and Bilawal House in Karachi have become the centres of politics as aspiring candidates of the country’s three major political parties flock to their respective secretariats to secure tickets for the July 25 elections. The central and provincial parliamentary boards and committees of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have been in session for the past many days interviewing applicants for party tickets and trying to settle disputes.
The enthusiasm for Democracy that is seen in the political and military leadership is not seen in the masses, who have resigned to accept the best of the worst.
Democracy is a tool for the political and military leadership to secure personal wealth because it is a ruling system that gives man the right to determine good by himself through national assembly and other entities.
It means that democracy is trying to put man in God’s place by giving him the right to enact legislation, which consequently erases Allah’s (ﷻ) role as Legislator from societal life. Allah (ﷻ) said,
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلاَمَ دِينًا
“This day I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you and have chosen for you Islam the religion.” [Al-Maida: 3].
By establishing the lordship of men over other men, it allows the rulers to manipulate laws to ensure huge personal wealth, whether they are political leaders such as Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, or military leaders such as Musharraf, Kayani and Raheel. It is commonly known that the corrupt in the military and political leadership sell their souls and trade with our security and armed forces in order to serve colonialist interests. In return, the colonialists grant their external support for their ruling, for they do not have the support of those they rule.
Enough of this circus of Democracy and rulers that are the worst of the Muslims! RasulAllah (ﷺ) said,
«سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ سَنَوَاتٌ خَدَّاعَاتٌ يُصَدَّقُ فِيهَا الْكَاذِبُ، وَيُكَذَّبُ فِيهَا الصَّادِقُ، وَيُؤْتَمَنُ فِيهَا الْخَائِنُ، وَيُخَوَّنُ فِيهَا الْأَمِينُ، وَيَنْطِقُ فِيهَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ»، قِيلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، وَمَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ؟ قَالَ: «الرَّجُلُ التَّافِهُ يَنْطِقُ فِي أَمْرِ الْعَامَّةِ
“People will face years misleading and cheating where the liar will be taken as truthful and truthful will be taken as liar; betrayer and treasonable person will be trusted and the trustworthy will be betrayed and the Ruwaibidha will speak, (the Prophet (saw) was asked who the Ruwaibidha are, He (saw) said: The worthless and virtueless who will take charge of peoples’ affairs.” (Narrated by Hakim).
It is high time that Muslims rejected settling for the best of the worst and work earnestly for ruling by all that Allah (ﷻ) has revealed.