Authenticity of the narration regarding good rulers and evil rulers

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What is the authenticity and Arabic text of the narration you have answered here?

Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala: “O my Rabb! Your Majesty lies in the Heavens while we are on earth. What is the sign of Your Wrath and Pleasure? Allah Ta’ala said: “When I appoint the best of you to be your ruler, then it is a sign of My being pleased with you. And when I appoint your worst (scoundrel) to be your ruler, then it is a sign of My Wrath for you.”



As mentioned in our answer, ‘The narration is suitable to quote as reported.’ The narrators are acceptable.

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Arabic text:

عن قتادة قال: قال موسى بن عمران عليه السلام: يا رب، أنت في السماء ونحن في الأرض فما علامة غضبك من رضاك؟ قال: إذا استعملت عليكم خياركم فهو علامة رضائي وإذا استعملت عليكم شراركم فهو علامة سخطي


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.