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Hadith on Tyranny: The Prophet disowns supporters of evil rulers

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be rulers after me whose malevolence will deceive the people. Whoever affirms their lies and […]

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Hadith on Hawd: Supporters of tyranny forbidden from the Fountain

Khabbab ibn al-Aratt reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there will be rulers after me, so do not affirm their lies, nor help them in

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Hadith on Tyranny: Warning not to help evil rulers in their sins

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Surely, there will be rulers after me who tell lies and commit oppression. Whoever affirms their lies

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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 Caliphs: Ali testifies for Abu Bakr and Umar

‘Abdu Khayr reported: Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Shall I not inform you of the best from this nation after its Prophet? It is Abu Bakr, and

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Ahmad on Rulers: Supplication for guidance of Caliphs and Imams

Abu Bakr al-Marrudhi reported: I heard Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, mentioning the Caliph al-Mutawakkil and he said, “Indeed, I pray for his righteousness and well-being.”

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Hadith on Khalifah: Virtues of the great commander Zayd ibn Harithah

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, never dispatched Zayd ibn Harithah with an army but that he appointed him commander over them. If he

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Umar II on Death: The Caliph trembles remembering the Hereafter

Al-Qaddah reported: Whenever death was mentioned in front of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, he would tremble like a bird and weep until his tears

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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.

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Hadith on Shirk: Effacing graven images, leveling high graves

Abu al-Hayyaj reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib said to me, “Shall I not send you upon the mission with which the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him,

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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 Obedience: Obey Allah, His Messenger, authorities as much as you can

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: When we pledged allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on condition of listening and obeying, he said to us, “As

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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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