In the Quraan Majeed, Allah تبارك و تعالى informs the ummah regarding the rise and fall of various nations of the past. If one closely examines the incidents of these nations, he will arrive at the conclusion that the root cause for the fall of these nations is that they did not submit before Allah and bring Imaan in Him.
Similarly, he will realize that the catalyst for the success of the past nations was their bringing Imaan in Allah and expressing total submission and obedience before his commandments, despite the various trials and tribulations they faced.
When one possesses Imaan, then he has come onto the path of goodness. Thereafter, it is left to him to progress on the path by making effort on his Imaan, thereby escalating the high levels of success. However, a person will only be motivated to make effort on his Imaan when his heart is filled with the fear of accountability in the court of Allah. To the extent that one fears accountability in the court of Allah تبارك و تعالى will he show concern to reform his life.
This book has been prepared with the aim of creating the quality of amaanah (the concern for accountability) in those who hold positions of authority and are entrusted with the affairs of the musjid. Nevertheless, though the main focus in this book is to conscientise the mutawallis (trustees) of the masaajid regarding their great position and responsibility, this book also applies to those trustees who are appointed over other Deeni institutes or organizations e.g. The mutawallis (trustees) of a madrasah, social-welfare organization, burial committee, etc.
Various Deeni laws and principles that relate to the mutawalli and the manner in which he should fulfill this important trust have also been discussed. However, since principles are better and easier understood when elucidated with examples of their application, numerous incidents of the Sahaabah رضي الله عنهم, the Taabi’een رحمهم الله and our pious predecessors have also been included in the book, to demonstrate the manner in which they upheld the quality of amaanah in fulfilling trusts and responsibilities.