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May 11, 2011

Democracy

Posted By Snow at 5/11/2011 5 comments

Voters: Can we try the opposition, Master Yoda?

First of all... I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors. والله أعلم

OK. So here it goes. Honestly, I'm not a person who believes modern democracy is the best. (>-<)v Yes, I live in a democratic country. It has its times of good leadership. It's very much nicer than a brutal regime. But... even though eligible & encouraged by the SPR, I've never voted before. Ever. Simply because...

I don't know the candidates good enough to prefer one.

When I vote, I want it to be with 100% conscience. I want someone I have clear faith in. Someone that isn't necessarily popstar popular, but whom I believe is brilliant to take care of the society. I want a good shepherd who will bring out the best in each citizen & protect the nation!!! ففهمناها سليمان، وكلا آتينا حكما وعلما [Q21:78-80]

So. How do I get that? I know it's not by eenie meenie mini moe promises & poster photos. Since I can't make a clear responsible choice, that is why I never voted before. (◠-◠)v

Anyway as I see it, others don't necessarily know the candidate well but they do vote. It seems to me, voters choose according to the party rather than the person. But one thing that I haven't figured out about party loyalty is - the rivalry. I dislike that it disunites society. على شفا حفرة من النار [Q3:103 | QA unite] I dislike the "My-party-is-better-than-yours". ياأيها الذين آمنوا لا يسخر قوم من قوم عسى أن يكونوا خيرا منهم [Q49:11] And frankly, two contesting parties like the fall of the other. The politics are...

I do believe in advising the ruler. يهدون بالحق وبه يعدلون [Q71:81 | QA]
But not to a point that the job of the opposition is - to oppose.

I thought of what kind of system could be better. Monarchies? Even without an election, it had worked out when the king is good. [QA David, Solomon] It had failed when the king is bad. [QA Pharaoh] Even in modern democracy, it works out that way! So basically - the whole point is to get a good, strong & brilliant leader. How to get the shepherd on the top.

Honestly... I'm thinking if the Jedi Council would work...


Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.

(I miss Umar Al-Khattab)
ما من عبد استرعاه الله رعية فلم يحطها بنصيحة إلا لم يجد رائحة الجنة
Narrated Ma'qil: I heard the Prophet saying, "Any man whom Allah has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9 Book 89 Hadith 264]
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