Hatim on Leadership: Believers seek good governance, hypocrites seek power

Al-Ghazali reported: Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer commands and prohibits for the sake of governance and he sets things right. The hypocrite commands and prohibits for the sake of power and he causes corruption.”

Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 3/70

عن الغزالي قال حاتم الأصم رحمه الله المؤمن يأمر وينهى للسياسة فيصلح والمنافق يأمر وينهى للرياسة فيفسد

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