Hadith regarding aiding and supporting unjust rulers

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Q: What is the meaning of this?

ليأتين عليكم أمراء يقربون شرار الناس ويؤخرون الصلاة عن مواقيتها فمن أدرك ذلك منكم فلا يكونن عريفا ولا شرطيا ولا جابيا ولا خازنا

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4586. Also see: Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 1115 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 240)


A: The hadith refers to not aiding and supporting the unjust rulers in their wrong.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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