Hadith on Imamate: Regret for eagerness to rule on Judgment Day

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you will crave leadership and it will be a source of regret on the Day of Resurrection. How nice is the wet nurse yet how evil is the weaning!

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7148

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّكُمْ سَتَحْرِصُونَ عَلَى الإِمَارَةِ وَسَتَكُونُ نَدَامَةً يَوْمَ القِيَامَةِ فَنِعْمَ المُرْضِعَةُ وَبِئْسَتِ الفَاطِمَةُ

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