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dies like those who died in the Days of Ignorance.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith urges us to bear patiently when a ruler makes a mistake so long as he does not call to a
sin. It also warns us against disobedience to the ruler as this will cause mischief at the cost of the unity and common
interests of the Muslim community.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺮﻜﺑ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
لﻮﻘﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺖﻌﻤﺳ
َنﺎَهأ ﻦَﻣ
ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻪَﻧﺎَهَأ َنﺎَﻄﻠﱡﺴﻟا
لﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ﻩاور
ﻦﺴﺣ ﺚﻳﺪﺣ
باﻮﺑأ ﻲﻓ ﺎﻬﻀﻌﺑ ﻖﺒﺳ ﺪﻗو ، ﺢﻴﺤﺼﻟا ﻲﻓ ةﺮﻴﺜآ ﺚﻳدﺎﺣأ بﺎﺒﻟا ﻲﻓو
Abu Bakrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying,
"He who
insults the rulers Allah will insult him.''
To affront and degrade the ruler means to disobey him and to by-pass his orders. This impairs his
power, honour and dignity. Believers have been told to obey and support rulers for the sake of national interest and
welfare, understanding that they desist from committing an overt disbelief and maintain congregation Salat and
other duties of religion. The political system of Islam is totally incompatible with western democracy. The concept
of government party and the opposition is alien to Islam. All belong to one Ummah with only one goal and pursue
the same aims and objects of Islamic guidelines!