Hasan on Tyranny: Evil leaders are punishment from Allah

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “Verily, the tyrant Al-Hajjaj is a punishment from Allah, so do not repel the punishment of Allah with your hands. Rather, you must be humble and submissive.”

Source: Minhāj al-Sunnah 4/529

عن ابن تيمية كَانَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَجَّاجَ عَذَابُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَدْفَعُوا عَذَابَ اللَّهِ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ وَلَكِنْ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالِاسْتِكَانَةِ وَالتَّضَرُّعِ

4/529 منهاج السنة النبوية