In the last several hundred years, human civilization has gained consciousness and foresight, resulting in the construction of certain fundamentals to shape governance and form institutions that can protect humanity and provide opportunities to grow. Hence, people of knowledge and wisdom started to realize that democracy should be adopted, which provides the commoner with the right to choose his representative who can solve his problems while his day-to-day activities and businesses run as usual.
In The Quran (Holy Scripture), Chapter 42, Verse 38, Allah says, "And those who answer the Call of their Lord [i.e. to believe that He is the only One Lord (Allah), and to worship none but Him Alone], and perform prayers, and who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation, and who spend of what We have bestowed on them".
Based on the verse mentioned above, many scholars concluded that the foundation of a definitive political system is based on the collective wisdom and opinion of learned personalities and not on the opinion of a single person, his selfishness, and his ego.
No one can deny the importance of democracy, but in countries like Pakistan, where most people are illiterate, it is challenging to find intellectuals and wise people. In the last 75 years, Pakistan's political system and process have been ruled by a few powerful men who use their wealth, fame, power, and corrupt system to remain in power and form political parties to benefit their interests and businesses.
Political parties then nominate their candidates for the elections, and people vote for them. However, the masses are unaware of the candidates' integrity, honesty, and character. Such candidates do not represent people; they work for their masters.
This system is to be improved by opting for the following:
As the literacy rate improves, the masses learn more about the democratic process and play a role in their country's upbringing. The great scholar of his time, "Dr. Allama Iqbal," once said:
"Islam is an amalgamation of religion, way of life and politics, where the political life starts from fulfilling your responsibilities rather than seeking your rights".
Hence an elected parliament include people of the highest piety, intelligence, and knowledge.
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