Certainly there are women who have become a leader or a head of state and many more women in the future will become state leaders. Some people may argue that women are better suited to become a leader simply because there are women who have become leaders in this world. In my opinion, certainly women can become leaders but women cannot be the best leader. Women are not suitable to become the best leaders of mankind. Allah has never made a woman a Prophet because women cannot become the best leaders of mankind. The best person at any time in history was always the Prophet and the Prophet is the best person. Allah will choose the best person at any time of history to become a Prophet and all Prophets were leaders and they were all men. During the time of Prophet Solomon whom was also a King, there was a woman by the name of Princess Balqis who ruled a country near the present day Yemen. Princess Balqis ruled a country where the people worshipped the sun as their God. A bird from the Kingdom of King Suleiman named Hud-Hud went to that country and witnessed the acts of worship performed by the people of Princess Balqis and reported it to King Suleiman. King Suleiman sent a letter via Hud-Hud and ordered Princess Balqis to become a Muslim and submit to Allah. To show his authority to Princess Balqis, by the power of Allah, the throne of Princess Balqis was brought to the court of King Suleiman in just a split second. There were women even during those times who had become rulers but not a Prophet. Women certainly can become a leader but women can never become the best leaders like the Prophets. Women can only become a leader when there is no man who is good as the Prophets to become a leader.
When there is no Prophet or a man with the qualities of a prophet, women can raise to become a leader. When men of a community disobey the orders of Allah, Allah will make the women of the community to become the leaders. Allah has ordered men to become leaders, to lead men to the correct path, to enjoin them to the truth and to forbid them from the evils, to perform worship and to spend part of whatever given by Allah to the poor and to the destitutes. When men failed to become leaders and to guide the whole mankind to the truth, Allah humiliates men by making women to become their leaders. Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran that Allah has raised the position of men above women and has made men to be the leaders for women provided that men obey the orders of Allah. Men should become the examples for women to follow. Men should not dishonor and manipulate women and abuse their power and wealth to subjugate the women. When women are treated with injustice by men then Allah will punish men by making women to be their leaders.
Whenever women are raised to be the leaders of a community, it indicates that the community is moving towards destruction. Communities that have women as leaders are communities which are plaque with injustices and briberies. Muslims in Malaysia should never feel proud if they have a woman or a non-Muslim as their Prime Minister. Allah will raise a woman or a non-Muslim as the Prime Minister of Malaysia if the Muslims in Malaysia refuse to become the leaders of mankind. In order to become leaders, Muslims particularly men must do the work of enjoining good and forbidding the evils, or in other words the Muslims especially men in Malaysia must do the work of dakwah or the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w the way the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did. I have explained in many of my previous articles on the work of dakwah or the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. CLICK
Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not doing the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w the way the Prophet s.a.w did, so Allah has punished them by making them to be ruled either by non-Muslims or by women. All these three countries have been ruled either by women or by non-Muslims.
Pakistan has been ruled twice by Benazir Bhutto, a woman. For more than a decade Bangladesh has been ruled by two women, Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina Wajed and India had been ruled by a woman Prime Minister, Indra Ghandi for more than a decade. Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not doing the work of dakwah or the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. They are only doing the work of Tabligh Jamat. They claim to the entire world that the work of Tabligh Jamat is the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w or the work of dakwah. I have explained in many of my previous articles that the work of Jamat Tabligh is not the work of dakwah or the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. CLICK CLICK Tabligh Jamat has become and is nothing more than just a Tarikat group CLICK that often have great tendency to admire and to follow their leaders more than to admire and to follow Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. CLICK
Even though Tabligh Jamat has been established in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh for more than eight decades but the Muslims in that subcontinent have been ruled by women. Malaysia has never been ruled by a woman Prime Minister, but Malaysia may also have a woman Prime Minister if the Muslims in Malaysia, just like the Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, also do not want to do the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w the way Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did. Muslims in Malaysia must invite the non-Muslims particularly those who live in Malaysia to embrace Islam or in other words to invite them to recite the Great Kalimah the way Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did and also to invite the Muslims to obey the commandments of Allah. Once the Muslims in Malaysia decided to obey the first order of Allah, which is to do the work of dakwah and to do the second order of Allah which is to perform five times daily solat with congregation, Allah will make their iman strong, their ibadah will become good, their character will become like the character of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and their leaders will be men with characters and qualities like the Prophets and certainly Allah will not make women to be their leaders.
Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Dean of Faculty of Optometry
International University College of Technology Twintech
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia