Abu Musa narrated I entered upon the Messenger of Allah with
two men from the bani umaay,so one of the two men said O
Messenger of Allah appoint me over some of that which Allah made
you responsible for, and the other man also said something similar
So the Prophet replied I swear by Allah I would not appoint over
this work anyone who asked for it nor anyone who covets it
a. To seek positions of ruling for the authority they bestow is not the
characteristic of a leader, and hence anyone who has such aspirations
is not suitable for the position.
b. These principles are in contrast to the non-Islamic political bodies
where politics is seen as a profession and a way to make money and
garner power, and hence becomes coveted and competed over
amongst anyone irrespective of their capabilities.