1Sahil B = ""I think one
of the specifics of Islam is that you live your faith. And you are not one day
in your faith and the next day out of your faith. It is a permanent presence.
It is a presence which brings you happiness. It brings you objectives in life
and therefore, I don’t think that one can make this sort of dichotomy. It is a
permanency of thought, of attitude, of ethics…. It’s not that if you are in a
meeting on a given issue, that you forget that behind these decisions you are
taking are the ethical principles of your faith. And they have to be there all
the time. Whatever you do….[Democracy] is a form of government is now becoming very
prevalent. But it doesn’t mean that it is necessarily good government. It
doesn’t mean that it is necessarily government which is effective for the
people that it is supposed to serve…. But the bridge between the notion of a
modern democracy and issues of public consultation, meritocracy, these are all
issues which bridge Islamic ethics and modern governance. And that is a very
important area which I have been working in."- Aga Khan IV"