Hadith on Rulers: Advise misguided leaders in private if possible

‘Iyad ibn Ghanam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has advice for the ruler, let him take his hand and give it privately. If he accepts it, then he accepts it. If he rejects it, the duty upon him has been fulfilled.”

Source: al-Sunnah li-Ibn Abī ‘Āṣim 1098

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عِيَاضِ بْنِ غَنْمٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ كَانَتْ عِنْدَهُ نَصِيحَةٌ لِذِي سُلْطَانٍ فَلْيَأْخُذْ بِيَدِهِ فَلْيَخْلُو بِهِ فَإِنْ قَبِلَهَا قَبِلَهَا وَإِنْ رَدَّهَا كَانَ قَدْ أَدَّى الَّذِي عَلَيْهِ

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