Founder’s Corner: Accountability

By Dr. Emdad Khan

Accountability is a must for success in this life and life hereafter for individual, community, organization, masjid, and hospital

Let us see what Allah swt declares in surah al infetaar

82:10 وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكُمْ لَحَـٰفِظِينَ

while you are certainly observed by vigilant,

82:11 كِرَامًا كَـٰتِبِينَ

honourable angels, recording ˹everything˺.

82:12 يَعْلَمُونَ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ

They know whatever you do.

We all know that on our two shoulders two angels are there to record everything we do, act, talk, say big or small, loudly, or in low voice

Let us now ask ourselves, about our own activities when we get up from bed and until the end of day, when  we go to bed.

Let us conduct self accountability and let us reflect if we do more hasanah or evil.

Allah swt gives us time to repent if we make mistakes. In the Quran it is stated, if for every mistake Allah swt punished us here in this life, no living creatures will be left.

So, let us all do self accountability and if we make mistakes repent for it.

If we violate rights of others, we must ask forgiveness from that person to get forgiveness from Allah swt.

We have three types of accountability; accountability to God to whom we will return, how we earned money and how we spend.

Allah swt has given us consciousness to think and to understand what is right and what is wrong. So, lets make sure that one of the most important objectives of our life is self Accountability as individuals and as community organizations.

With Salaam and Regards