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OBEDIENCE TO THE RULERS

Below are some authentic Ahadeeth from the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), who comanded us to obey the Muslim rulers, whether they are just or unjust.

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“There will appear after me rulers, they will not guide by my guidance, and they will not establish my Sunnah; there will be amongst them men whose hearts will be hearts of devils in the bodies of men!” He was asked: “How should I behave, O Messenger of Allāh, if I reach that time?” He replied: “Hear and obey the Amīr (i.e. the ruler), even if he beats your back and [illegally] takes your wealth – hear and obey!” (Sahih Muslim, Book of Rulership)

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever sees from his leader something of disobedience to Allaah, then he should dislike [in his heart] what he does of sinning against Allaah, but he must not remove even a hand-span away from obedience (to him). (Muslim, no. 1855)

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

The Whosoever obeys the ruler has obeyed me and whoever obeys me had obeyed Allaah; and he who disobeys the ruler has disobeyed me and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allaah. (Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)

The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Whosoever wishes to advise the Ruler, let him not do so openly. Rather he should take him by his hand and take him into seclusion [and advise him]. So if he accepts that from him, then it is in his favour, and if he does not accept, then at least he fulfilled his duty.”

(Authentically reported by Imām Ahmad in al-Musnad, no. 15359, as-Sunnah, no. 1097 with al-Albānī’s checking)

For more details :

[1]www.abukhadeejah.com/the-tyranny-of-the-rulers-a-reason-for-rebellion/

[2]www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=12112

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