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Hadith on Leaders: Three terrible stages of leading, unless fair

‘Awf ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you wish, shall I not tell you what is leadership? The first of it …

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Hadith on Sultan: Allah honors those who respect His authority

Abu Bakrah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever honors the authority of Allah in the world, Allah will honor him on the Day of Resurrection.” …

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Hadith on Oppression: Supplication when fearing a tyrannical ruler

Sa’id ibn Jubayr reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If an imposing ruler comes to you and you fear he will pillage you, then say three …

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Hadith on Sultan: Supplication when fearing an oppressive ruler

Al-Harith ibn Suwayd reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If a leader is appointed over you from whom you fear arrogance or injustice, let him …

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Hadith on Sultan: Companions forbid supplicating against Muslim rulers

Anas ibn Malik reported: The eminent among the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited us, saying, “Do not curse your leaders, do not …

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‘Amr on Fitnah: Tyranny a better situation than lengthy tribulation

Ibn ‘Asakir reported: ‘Amr ibn al-‘As, may Allah be pleased with him, said to his son, “My son, memorize what I instruct you: a just leader is better than abundant …

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Hadith on Rulers: Advising the Muslim leader in private

Abu Wa’il reported: It was said to Usamah ibn Yazid, may Allah be pleased with him, “Have you not spoken to Uthman?” Usamah said, “You think I have not spoken …

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Hadith on Rulers: Fear Allah, listen, and obey lawful orders

‘Adi ibn Hatim reported: We said, “O Messenger of Allah, we do not ask you about obedience to Godfearing rulers, but rather those who do this and that,” and he …

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Hadith on Rulers: Patience with tyranny but no obedience in sin

‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O ‘Ubadah!” I said, “I am here.” The Prophet said, “Listen and obey authorities in …

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Hadith on Rulers: What if they do not give us our rights?

Wa’il al-Hadrami reported: Salamah ibn Yazid asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “O Prophet of Allah, what do you think if rulers are charged …

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Hadith on Fitnah: Tribulations coming one after another

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, no prophet came before me but that it was a duty upon him to …

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Hadith on Sultan: Obey Muslim authorities in prosperity and adversity

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must listen and obey authorities in hardship and ease, what you are eager for and …

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Malik on Rulers: Do not curse kings, rather repent to Allah

Salih al-Murri reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have found in the Wisdom that Allah says: I am Allah, the King of kings. The …

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Hadith on Khuruj: Rebels have rejected guidance of Islam

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever secedes from the community as much as a handspan has thrown the yoke of Islam …

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Fudayl on Sultan: Ignorant rulers ascend when believers disobey Allah

Ibrahim ibn al-Ash’ath reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah Almighty revealed to some of His Prophets: When those who know Me disobey Me, I …

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Hadith on Shuhada: Best of martyrs stand up to oppressive rulers

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger fo Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The master of the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection is Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, and …

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Hadith on Dajjal: False Messiah to come with fake miracles, power to revive

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The False Messiah will come and he will be forbidden from entering the boundary of …

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Hadith on Nikah: Minimum legal requirements for valid marriage

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no marriage unless with a guardian and two credible witnesses. Any marriage contracted with less …

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A’mash on Rulers: Corruption among masses leads to evil rulers

Mansur ibn Abi al-Aswad reported: I asked Al-A’mash, may Allah have mercy on him, about the saying of the Exalted, “’Thus, We appoint some oppress as allies of one another …

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Ibn Abbas on Rulers: Do not confront rulers if they will kill you

Sa’id ibn Jubayr reported: I asked Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, “Shall I enjoin good and forbid evil upon the ruler?” Ibn Abbas said, “If you fear …

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