Tag: Authority سلطان

Hadith on Treachery: Years of deceit and misplaced authority will come

December 18, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Years of treachery will come over people in which liars are believed and the truthful are denied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are considered traitors, and the al-Ruwaybaḍah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the al-Ruwaybaḍah?” The […]

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Hadith on Authority: When wicked rulers rule, then look for the Hour

November 9, 2016

Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings upon him, said, “When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 59 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukahari عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا وُسِّدَ الْأَمْرُ إِلَى غَيْرِ أَهْلِهِ فَانْتَظِرْ […]

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David on Virtues: Allah loves those who perform these ten righteous deeds

April 13, 2016

Fadalah ibn Ubaid reported: David, peace be upon him, asked his Lord the Exalted about the most beloved deeds to him. Allah said, “They are ten deeds. If you do them, O David, you will not mention any of my creation but with good, you will not backbite any of my creation, and you will […]

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Abu Yazeed on Leadership: If you have no manners, then how can you lead the Muslims?

April 9, 2016

Al-Ma’ruf reported: A man arrived in Bastam claiming the right of authority. Abu Yazeed went to him and when he met him, he saw the man spitting in the direction of prayer (al-qiblah). Abu Yazeed said, “He has not been given any manners from the manners and tradition of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings […]

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Hadith on Persecution: The Prophet fought for freedom, not kingship

July 5, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: We were met by Abdullah ibn Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, tell us about fighting during times of persecution (fitnah), as Allah said: And fight until there is no more persecution.” (2:193) […]

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Hasan on Khawarij: The rebels fight for the sake of the world, not Allah

February 12, 2015

Abu Hayyan At-Tawhidi reported: A man from the Kharijites came to Hasan Al-Basri and he said, “What do you say about the rebels?” Hasan said, “They are seekers of the world.” He said, “Why do you say that when one of them goes out with his spear until it breaks and he leaves his family and children?” […]

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Ibn Mubarak on Respect: Do not belittle the scholars, the rulers, or your Muslim brothers

August 28, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak said, “It is a duty upon the wise man not to belittle three persons: the scholars, the authorities, and his brothers. Indeed, whoever belittles the scholars will lose his place in the Hereafter. Whoever belittles the authorities will lose his place in the world. Whoever belittles his brothers will lose […]

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Hadith on Rulers: Advise misguided leaders in private if possible

March 6, 2014

Iyad ibn Ghanam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever intends to advise one with authority, then he should not do so publicly. Rather, he should take him by the hand and advise him in seclusion. If he accepts the advice, then all is well. If he does not […]

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Hadith on Authority: Those who reject authority are following the path of ignorance

January 27, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever hates anything from his ruler should be patient. Verily, none of the people reject authority so much as a hand’s length and die except that they have died upon ignorance.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 6645, Sahih Muslim 1849 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi […]

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Hadith on Supplication: O Lord, praise is to you as befits the greatness of your authority

January 6, 2014

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant of Allah said: O Lord, all praise is due to you as befits the majesty of your countenance and the greatness of your authority. The angels were unsure and did not know how to record it, so they ascended […]

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