Positions of Authority

Those in positions of authority of any kind should fulfil their duties bearing in mind that the Almighty is watching. Abuse of position in any way is unacceptable and will not be let off lightly.

If we cannot deliver the goods we should hand over to those more capable without delay. Many people have a habit of laying the blame of failure upon others when they are the ones responsible.

Many people …also love to take up positions of authority for the prestige, to beautify their CVs, to add a feather to their cap knowing very well that they are incapable to achieve anything meaningful. Such dishonesty and selfish behaviour can result in great loss to generations. It can also result in the closure of businesses, disintergration of families and communities etc. Let us work hard to fulfil our responsibilities honestly.

Obviously some positions of authority such as those a parent is in cannot be replaced so in such cases we would have to rise to the occasion and work hard to be the best role model we can for our children.

Mufti Ismail Menk

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