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06 November 2012

Hadith Info: Visiting Rulers Hated by Allah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Undoubtedly, Allah loves those rulers who keep the company of scholars (Ulama) and He hates those scholars who maintain ties with rulers. Because when scholars frequent the rulers then the scholars incline towards the world, whereas when rulers frequent the scholars then the rulers incline towards the Hereafter. [Imam Dailami]

If you find the religious leadership in your area hobnobbing with the rulers and elite, taking pride in knowing them, socializing with them, or working for them, know what Allah’s ruling is regarding them.

Sayyidna Obadah bin Swamet said: “If a pious learned man loves the rulers, he commits hypocrisy and if he loves the rich he commits show.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Din]
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