Hadith on Imarah: Every leader has good and evil advisors

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A Caliph is never appointed but that he has two advisors: one advisor orders him to do good and encourages him, and another advisor orders him to do evil and encourages him. The unscathed are only those whom Allah has protected.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6611

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الخُدْرِيِّ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا اسْتُخْلِفَ خَلِيفَةٌ إِلَّا لَهُ بِطَانَتَانِ بِطَانَةٌ تَأْمُرُهُ بِالخَيْرِ وَتَحُضُّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَبِطَانَةٌ تَأْمُرُهُ بِالشَّرِّ وَتَحُضُّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَالمَعْصُومُ مَنْ عَصَمَ اللَّهُ

6611 صحيح البخاري كتاب القدر باب المعصوم من عصم الله