What is the meaning of giving authority to people other than the qualified ones, which the Prophet (peace be upon him) informed as one of the signs of the Hour?
Does this apply to religious matters only, or to both worldly and religious matters?
The meaning of giving the authority... In this Hadith is: giving the authority to other than the qualified people in both worldly and religious matters, as (Part No. 2; Page No. 323) responsibility is a trust which should be delivered to its people, and giving it those who are not qualified would be a form of treason, as this leads to corruption and the loss of people's rights. Allah says:
Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy.
So, there must be power in execution and integrity in performance.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.