Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Hadith #4 – To Seek or Not to Seek Leadership

Hadith #4 Notes

There is an important distinction between leadership as a goal and leadership as a means to another goal. The messengers were all given leadership as a means of influencing people towards righteousness. A just ruler enables society to be filled with righteousness and justice.

Sh. Omar Suleiman describes the circumstances in which to seek positions of leadership. 

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Omar Suleiman

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.