This is an extract of letter written by Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki Rahmatullah Alayhi) to someone
Extracted from Aap Beti, by Hazrat Sheikh Zakariyya (Rahmatullah Alayhi)
A very big fault made by the rich and nobility is that because of their ill- understanding, they have discarded the Sunnat of Mashwarah (consulting with others). For the sake of teaching the muslims, Allah commanded His Rasul Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam:
"And consult with them in the organisation of affairs...." [Aayat]
The Christians have acted upon this command by establishing numerous councils and have given every newspaper and every person the right to voice his opinion. Whatever the result thereof can be, is known.
Muslims have this insanity in them that they feel, that if they should consult with others, people will look at them as being men of little intelligence or that people will then become participants in governing their affairs or that they do not consider others as being capable of giving advice!
Hence I give this well-meant advice to all those whose welfare I have at heart, that before they come here, they should first arrange their affairs at home well, Even if their stay here will only last for about four or five months, because if they come here having only done half the work, they will continuously be plagued with concern and worries.
To find such people who are intelligent and at the same time honest and trustworthy is difficult, but if you do, you should praise and thank Allah for such persons (to take over your responsibilities in your absence). They should be appreciated, because Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "He who does not thank people, is not grateful to Allah,"
Allah Ta'ala Himself appreciates and He is the praised One. He treats every one according to their characters. Good deeds are rewarded up to at least ten times and evil deeds are only punished once.
"Is he who is a believer equal to him who is an evildoer? No, they are not."
On this point too, the foreigners (British) have acted thoroughly and you can see how they
express their gratitude for good acts performed by even the lowest of their employees or subjects. If it is an employee you will find his name mentioned quite often in despatches or reports praising him and increase in salary and rank. Similarly they honour their employees by means of giving them titles, whereby the loyalty and devotion of such subjects are cemented.
It stands to reason that if you treat the loyal and devoted subject in the same manner as you treat the non-devoted and unfaithful one, the faithful one will tend to become inclined towards acting in a non-devoted and unfaithful manner towards the ruler. Then all affairs will go out of control.
It is a major fault of muslim nobles and rulers that they do not make a distinction between the capable and the incapable. They know that a certain person is intelligent and honest but because of arrogance and lack of understanding do not give the man due recognition. Some have this insane idea that if we praise him, we will cause him to become spoiled. (Na-oozu billah). They consider their brains to be even better than the rules of Shari'at. But this humble one has seen numerous instances where the Ruler himself has caused an honest worker to become an unfaithful, deceiving person.
This is because the poor employee had made use of his time in the service of his master, and asked for some needs for himself and instead of fifty, the master gives him twenty-five. So from where could he settle his affairs except through dishonesty? But if the master acted in accordance with the laws of Allah and his Rasul Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam all these affairs could be properly rectified.