Corrupt Leaders According to Quran and Sunnah

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Surat H?d


And O my people, give full measure and weight in justice and do not deprive the people of their due and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption.

Surat Al-M?'idah


O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.



Do not split from the Jamaa'ah

as a result of a corrupt leader


Hadith - Al-Bukhari and Muslim, and other narration by at-Tirmidhee (no. 2867) and Ahmad (4/130).
Allaahs Messenger (Salal Lahu Alehi Wasalam) said, "He who sees from his ruler something he dislikes, let him be patient with him, for he who splits away from the Jamaaah by a handspan and then dies, dies a death of Jaahiliyyah" and in a narration, "then he has thrown off the yoke of Islaam from his neck."


Hadith - Reported by Ahmad (3/403) and Ibn Abee 'Aasim (2/521) with a saheeh isnaad.
It is authentically reported from the Messenger in the hadeeth of 'Iyaad ibn Ghunum who said, "The Messenger of Allaah (Salal Lahu alehi Wasalam) said, 'Whoever desires to advise the one with authority then he should not do so openly, rather he should take him by the hand and take him into seclusion (and then advise him). And if he accepts (the advice) from him then (he has achieved his objective) and if not, then he has fulfilled that which was a duty upon him.' "

In order to Lead the People,
You Must Qualify to be a Wali

Hadith - Dawud 2078, Narrated 'Aisha r.a. [also related by Ahmad, Tirmidhi, and others. Tirmidhi said, this is a hasan Hadith]
"If they dispute, then the sultan (man in authority) is the wali of those who have no wali."


The Duty of the Muslim to Give Sincere Advice to the Corrupt Ruler
"The master of martyrs (sayyid al-shuhada) is Hamza, and a man who stands up to a tyrant ruler and gives him nasiha (advice). And so the ruler kills him"

The Prophet (SAW) continued to say : 'By Allah you have to enjoin good (Maroof) and forbid evil (Munkar), and hold against the hand of the unjust ruler (Zalim), and force him on the truth strongly, or you have to limit him to the truth'. By this evidence, which is the hadith commenting on the verse, Allah (SWT) has prohibited us from remaining silent against the evil (Munkar), and He commanded us to remove it. Allah (SWT) commanded the Muslims to enjoin Maroof and deny Munkar, and made it a duty upon them to do so. Allah (SWT) said; 'Let it be from among you a group who call to the good, enjoin Maroof and deny Munkar'. Allah (SWT) also said: 'You have been the best nation (Ummah) brought to the people, because you enjoin Maroof and deny Munkar'.
[Musnad of Ahmad]

Fighting a corrupt muslim ruler
If an Imam (leader) or Amir (ruler) becomes corrupt he should first be given a call to Islam (submission) in private, or possibly in public if his evil deeds were done in public. If he does not turn away from his evil deeds, he should be overthrown or removed from position. However, in the process of removing him from position, he should not be physically fought, such as waging war with weapons. This is because the ruler is still muslim, and the muslims are not to attack or kill another muslim. If, however, the Muslim leader or ruler completely abandons his salat, he nullifies his Islam and can be fought if necessary. (However, to prove this, it would take an Islamic court or similar situation in which the person could defend themselves against all accusations).


Hadith - Sahih Muslim 4569, Narrated Umm Salamah, r.a.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: In the near future there will be Amirs (rulers) and you will like their good deeds and dislike their bad deeds. One who sees through their bad deeds (and tries to prevent their repetition by his hand or through his speech), is absolved from blame, but one who hates their bad deeds (in the heart of his heart, being unable to prevent their recurrence by his hand or his tongue), is (also) safe (so far as God"s wrath is concerned). But one who approves of their bad deeds and imitates them is spiritually ruined. People asked (the Prophet): Shouldn't we fight against them? He replied: No, as long as they say their prayers.


Buraidah reported that the Prophet said, "The pact between us and them is prayer. Whoever abandons it is a disbeliever."


Rulers will be held accountable to Allah

Hadith - Al-Bukhari 4.661, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.
The Prophet (saaws) said, "The Israelis used to be ruled and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. There will be no prophet after me, but there will be Caliphs who will increase in number." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What do you order us (to do)?" He said, "Obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e. the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about (any shortcoming) in ruling those Allah has put under their guardianship."

Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 9:265
Allah's Messenger SAW said, "If any ruler having the authority to rule Muslim subjects dies while he is deceiving them, Allah will forbid Paradise for him."


The Noble Qur'an - 4:111

And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever All*Knowing, All*Wise


Sahih Muslim - Volume 9, Book 89, Number 264, Narrated Ma'qil

I heard the Prophet (saaws) saying, "Any man whom Allah has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise."

Action For The Muttaqun.


  • Stand up to a corrupt leader by first calling him to Islam in hopes that he will repent and correct any haram (Islamically forbidden) behavior or teaching. If this does not work, consider it the collective jihad of the community to address the problem.

  • An Imam of a Masjid can be replaced, but a governmental leader cannot be overthrown as long as he is Muslim. In both cases, sincere advice based on Quran and Sunnah (not feelings) should be given to the Imam or Sultan.

  • An Imam who is sexually immoral or otherwise a proven fasiq, does not qualify to be a wali to sisters and therefore does not qualify to be an Imam or ruler over the people.

  • Facts are not established against a person until that person is allowed to defend themselves against all accusations. A person is truly considered innocent until proven guilty in Islam.




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Islam forbids violent rebellion against an unjust Muslim ruler

Question:

Should Muslims rebel against a ruler who fails to implement the commands of Allah?
Answer:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

It is not lawful for Muslims to violently rebel against an unjust Muslim ruler. Rather, Muslims should be patient and encourage reform through non-violent action.
Allah said:

O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.
Surah An-Nisa 4:59

In many narrations, the Prophet has forbidden us from rebelling against the rulers.


Hudhayfa ibn al-Yaman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Rulers after me will come who do not follow my guidance and my tradition (sunnah). Some of their men will have the hearts of devils in a human body.


I said, O Messenger of Allah, what should I do if I live to see that time? The Prophet said:

You should listen and obey them even if the ruler strikes your back and takes your wealth, even still listen and obey.
Source: Sahih Muslim 1847, Grade: Sahih


Awf ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

The best of your rulers are those whom you love and they love you, who pray for you and you pray for them. The worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you, whom you curse and they curse you.


It was said, Shall we confront them with swords? The Prophet said:

No, as long as they establish prayer among you. If you find something hateful from them, you should hate their actions but not withdraw your hand from obedience.
Source: Sahih Muslim 1855, Grade: Sahih


Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

There will be rulers from whom you will see both goodness and corruption. One who recognizes their evil and hates it will maintain his innocence, but one who is pleased with it and follows them will be sinful.

It was said, Shall we not fight them? The Prophet said:
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No, as long as they pray.

Source: Sahih Muslim 1854, Grade: Sahih


Many of those who call for violent rebellion have resorted to the use of terrorism against innocent civilians. Such acts are completely rejected by Islam. The Prophet severely warned those who engage in such acts of reckless violence and rebellion.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Whoever rejects obedience to the ruler and divides the community and dies will have died upon ignorance. Whoever fights under the banner of one who is blind, raging for the sake of tribalism, or calling to tribalism, or supporting tribalism, and is killed will have died upon ignorance. Whoever rebels against my nation, striking the righteous and wicked alike and sparing not even the believers and does not fulfill the pledge of security, then he has nothing to do with me and I have nothing to do with him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 1848, Grade: Sahih


The righteous predecessors (salaf as-salih) recognized that the evil which comes through violent rebellion is worse than the evil of the ruler himself. For this reason, they counseled patience and wisdom in the face of injustice, and they would pray for the ruler to be guided to righteousness.
Hasan Al-Basri said:


If the people had patience when they are being tested by their unjust ruler, it will not be long before Allah will give them a way out. However, they always rush to their swords, so they are left with their swords. By Allah, not even for a single day did they bring about any good.
Source: Tabaqat Al-Kubra 8789


At-Tahawi said:

We do not recognize the rebellion against our leader or those in charge of our affairs even if they are unjust, nor do we wish evil for them, nor do we refuse to follow them. We hold that obedience to them is part of obedience to Allah the Exalted and therefore obligatory as long as they do not command us to commit sins. We pray for their right guidance and pardon.
Source: Aqeedah At-Tahawi

Ahmad ibn Hanbal said:
Do not confront the ruler, for his sword is unsheathed.
Source: Jami Ulum wal-Hikam


The main evidence used to justify a violent rebellion against the ruler is the saying of Allah:
Whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, then it is those who are the disbelievers.
Surah Al-Maidah 5:44


It is argued that if the Muslim ruler does not refer to the Sharia for judgment, or he does not apply the proper Sharia rulings, then he becomes a disbeliever who should be killed. However, this is incorrect because the unbelief mentioned in the verse is the lesser unbelief that does not take the ruler out of the fold of Islam.

A man asked Ibn Abbas concerning this verse. Ibn Abbas said:
If he does that, then there is disbelief in it, but this is not like one who disbelieves in Allah and the Last Day and so on.

Ata said:
The verse means disbelief less than disbelief, wickedness less than wickedness, and oppression less than oppression.

Tawus said:
This is not the unbelief that rejects someone from the religion.
Source: Tafseer Al-Tabari 5:44


Therefore, if the ruler does not apply the Sharia properly, this is sinful but it does not justify a violent rebellion against them. Rather, the proper way to enjoin good and forbid evil regarding the rulers is through non-violent preaching, advising, and if necessary, acts of civil disobedience.
Ahmad ibn Hanbal said:

Changing evil with ones hand is not done with swords or weapons.
Source: Jami Ulum wal-Hikam

A Muslim should sincerely advise the ruler using mild speech, preferably in private.

Tamim Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Religion is sincerity.

We said, To whom? The Prophet said:

To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.
Source: Sahih Muslim 55, Grade: Sahih


In the same way, Allah commanded Moses and Aaron, upon them be peace, to speak mildly to Pharaoh, even though Pharaoh was a great tyrant and not a Muslim.

Allah said:
Speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear Allah.
Surah Ta Ha 20:44


If this is how Allah commanded them to speak to a great tyrant who was not a Muslim, then a Muslim ruler is even more deserving of better treatment.

It may become necessary to be more vocal and forceful if the ruler is a stubborn oppressor. Speaking the truth to him in this case becomes a form of jihad.

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Verily, among the greatest of struggles is a word of justice in front of a tyrant.
Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2174, Grade: Hasan


If the ruler commands the Muslims to commit sins, they should disobey him and not fulfill his command, but this should be done without violence. In other words, a Muslim should behave with civil disobedience.

Ali reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

There is no obedience to the leader involving disobedience to Allah. Verily, obedience is only for good conduct.
Source: Sahih Bukhari 6830, Grade: Sahih


Therefore, a Muslim should attempt to reform the ruler and enjoin good without resorting to violence. Violence and terrorism leads to the fracturing of Muslim society, which is even worse than the oppression of the rulers. Instead, Muslims must be patient and wise in the face of such injustice, and they should pray for Allah to guide the rulers to right conduct.

Success comes from Allah, and Allah knows best.




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muntazir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Kisi sharabi **** corrupt na ahel ko ijazat naheen hakomat kerney ki loog dekhen key un key leader is sai mubarra hain ya naheen ?
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Being just especially to the people we don't like is extremely hard and in many cases almost impossible..May Allah give us strength to overcome that....Ameen
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
Being just especially to the people we don't like is extremely hard and in many cases almost impossible..May Allah give us strength to overcome that....Ameen

Indeed that's true. But then again life is a test and controlling your inner desires is an integral part of passing the test. May ALLAH Subhanauwataalah give us the determination and steadfastness to succeed in this world and the world hereafter (Ameen).

You who believe! be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do. (Surat an-Nisa’, 135)

O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in your devotion to God, bearing witness to the truth in all equity; and never let hatred of any-one lead you into the sin of deviating from justice. Be just: this is closest to being God-conscious. And remain conscious of God: verily, God is aware of all that you do.
(Surah AlMaida, 8)
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Indeed that's true. But then again life is a test and controlling your inner desires is an integral part of passing the test. May ALLAH Subhanauwataalah give us the determination and steadfastness to succeed in this world and the world hereafter (Ameen).

You who believe! be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do. (Surat an-Nisa’, 135)

O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in your devotion to God, bearing witness to the truth in all equity; and never let hatred of any-one lead you into the sin of deviating from justice. Be just: this is closest to being God-conscious. And remain conscious of God: verily, God is aware of all that you do.
(Surah AlMaida, 8)

Ameen....and Very true you are...and unfortunately, this injustice is found in all of us when we don't appreciate the good that the other political parties do and defend the bad which our party does :(
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
Ameen....and Very true you are...and unfortunately, this injustice is found in all of us when we don't appreciate the good that the other political parties do and defend the bad which our party does :(

To be honest, I am fedup with politics for a very longtime, that is one of the reasons why I left the forum for over a year :) for the very same reason that you just mentioned.

Islamic Revolution like Khilafat e Rashida is what I am looking for, but for that foundation has to be built based on true Islamic Values, Principles and Morals. At the moment Muslims are divided and it seems very unlikely that we will have an exemplary system like Khilafat e Rashida be established in the near future where justice is served to it's full potential, where the Khalifah is answerable to Justice. It's not possible to implement it straight away as it will not be effective and will lead to bloodshed. It has to be gradual, but alas the Muslims of Islam are serving their own agendas, using Religion according to their own wishes. So, we deserve what we get. :(
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
To be honest, I am fedup with politics for a very longtime, that is one of the reasons why I left the forum for over a year :) for the very same reason that you just mentioned.

Islamic Revolution like Khilafat e Rashida is what I am looking for, but for that foundation has to be built based on true Islamic Values, Principles and Morals. At the moment Muslims are divided and it seems very unlikely that we will have an exemplary system like Khilafat e Rashida be established in the near future where justice is served to it's full potential, where the Khalifah is answerable to Justice. It's not possible to implement it straight away as it will not be effective and will lead to bloodshed. It has to be gradual, but alas the Muslims of Islam are serving their own agendas, using Religion according to their own wishes. So, we deserve what we get. :(

All sane people get fed up of politics once in a while...considering how blind and hypocritical we are in our support, I think politics should be renamed sheepolitics....because you know we act like sheeple...

but In Sha Allah, one day people will see reason and understand that our support muse be for our people and not for leaders or parties...don't despair...all will be eventually fine In Sha Allah :)
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
All sane people get fed up of politics once in a while...considering how blind and hypocritical we are in our support, I think politics should be renamed sheepolitics....because you know we act like sheeple...

but In Sha Allah, one day people will see reason and understand that our support muse be for our people and not for leaders or parties...don't despair...all will be eventually fine In Sha Allah :)

things don't just happen by themselves, we have to make it happen. the way things are looking right now I don't think "Democracy" even if it becomes functional is the answer to our problems. We as a nation have to build our character and establish a society that is just, humane and progressive. In my point of view it has to be a combination of both Moral values & Progress. Western society is progressive but the peoples souls are empty. Sad truth but a reality nonetheless. :(

By the way, I am not in despair as it's Kufar, but yes I am worried.
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
things don't just happen by themselves, we have to make it happen. the way things are looking right now I don't think "Democracy" even if it becomes functional is the answer to our problems. We as a nation have to build our character and establish a society that is just, humane and progressive. In my point of view it has to be a combination of both Moral values & Progress. Western society is progressive but the peoples souls are empty. Sad truth but a reality nonetheless. :(

By the way, I am not in despair as it's Kufar, but yes I am worried.

I think to an extent we are soulless people too..our morals are definitely twisted up...but I agree nothing changes by itself...we have to be willing to take the first step which always starts by changing ourselves first...its a slow but consistent improvement :)
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
I think to an extent we are soulless people too..our morals are definitely twisted up...but I agree nothing changes by itself...we have to be willing to take the first step which always starts by changing ourselves first...its a slow but consistent improvement :)

no doubt about it and that is one thing that should be on our top priority and yes we have to bring about the change in our personalities first but we shouldn't forget that we have a responsibility to our society aswell. To implement the system given by Rasool'ALLAH pbuh, in which we have badly failed too. My only worry is even if there is improvement, it's way too slow, it's all about priorities. We definitely need to sort out our priorities first. :)
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
no doubt about it and that is one thing that should be on our top priority and yes we have to bring about the change in our personalities first but we shouldn't forget that we have a responsibility to our society aswell. To implement the system given by Rasool'ALLAH pbuh, in which we have badly failed too. My only worry is even if there is improvement, it's way too slow, it's all about priorities. We definitely need to sort out our priorities first. :)

yes, priorities should be self improvement instead of judging others and hurling even more abuse in return..I will agree to that...but good things take time and cannot be rushed... :)
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
yes, priorities should be self improvement instead of judging others and hurling even more abuse in return..I will agree to that...but good things take time and cannot be rushed... :)

it's not about judging others or rushing, infact Quran and Sunnah discourage us to judge others, we should focus on improving ourselves and spread the word of Quran and Hadeeth. We should be concerned and take active part in building our character, working on our morals and most importantly work on implementing the system given by Rasool'ALLAHpbuh, to me it's an exemplary system and we should try our best to implement it and at the same time work on improving ourselves, these are not two separate things they should be carried together, with sincere intentions. :)
 

Humi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
it's not about judging others or rushing, infact Quran and Sunnah discourage us to judge others, we should focus on improving ourselves and spread the word of Quran and Hadeeth. We should be concerned and take active part in building our character, working on our morals and most importantly work on implementing the system given by Rasool'ALLAHpbuh, to me it's an exemplary system and we should try our best to implement it and at the same time work on improving ourselves, these are not two separate things they should be carried together, with sincere intentions. :)

100% agreed...I only said that because instead of self improving we judge and abuse the flaws in others instead...if we were that harsh of our own shortcomings we would be much better people...
 

saeenji

Minister (2k+ posts)
100% agreed...I only said that because instead of self improving we judge and abuse the flaws in others instead...if we were that harsh of our own shortcomings we would be much better people...

summed up beautifully........ (clap):jazak:
 

muntazir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
قوم یا امت کو لیڈ کرنے کے لے جو شرائط ہیں انکی نہ تو عوام پرواہ کرتے ہیں اور نہ ہی وہ لوگ جو اس الیکشن کو کرواتے ہیں جو شخص ٢ بندوں کی نماز پڑھنے کا اہل نہ ہو وہ کیسے اس قوم کی سربراہی کرسکتا ہے ؟
ان ہی حالت کی وجہ سے ہمارے ہاں انتہا پسندی ہے لوگ اپنے اپنے لیڈروں کے حق میں ایسی ایسی تاویلیں گھڑتے ہیں کے وہ بیچارہ خود بھی اندر سے شرمندہ ہوتا ہو گا میں سمجھتا ہوں کے جو لاٹ اس وقت چل رہی ہے وہ کسی بھی طرح اہل نہیں ہیں قوم کی نمائندگی کرنے کی