My nation's lamentable state of affairs, where individuals asserting to be righteous Muslims are notably divergent from their noble aspirations, evokes a profound sense of discouragement. As the Quran explicitly states, Allah wishes His adherents to establish a promising paradigm that the rest of the world may follow.
Perusing Abdul Malik Mujahid's book, "Golden Pages," I stumbled upon a chapter detailing the obligations of leaders to their constituents. This chapter explains the excellent public works and welfare programs Al-Walid ibn Abd-al Malik initiated during his reign.
From 705 to 715, Al-Walid ibn Abd-al Malik served as the sixth caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate, accomplishing so much for the masses that its integrity seems almost implausible today.
The following are a few of the accomplishments that he realized during his tenure:
The era of Al-Walid ibn Abd-al Malik starkly contrasts the present democratic systems adopted by developing countries like Pakistan, where the privileged few misuse the bulk of resources for personal gain, leaving the impoverished masses to fend for themselves.
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