Weekly Sultaniyya Hadith Source Week No: 32


Condemnation of those who support leadership for personal gain

Hadith 42, Allah will not talk to three on the Day of Judgement, and nor will He purify them, and they will have a severe punishment - a man who has spare water with him in the desert and prevents it from a traveller, and a man who pledges allegiance to an Imam for no reason other than his worldly purpose, and if he gains what he wants from him then he is loyal otherwise he is not, and a man who sells a man something after the 'asr prayer and swears by Allah (SWT) that he had paid such and such for it, so the man believes him (and pays him accordingly) even though it was not true (Bukhari/ Muslim)

Commentary:

A: The leadership is bestowed amongst the Muslims to those who will implement the laws of Allah (SWT) for the sake of Allah (SWT) upon those who will listen and obey for the sake of Allah (SWT).

B: The mentioning of the one who gives his pledge of allegiance to the Imam of the Muslims for the sake of personal gain is not just someone who will miss on the reward for what is mentioned in the previous point, but will be severely punished, withheld from being purified by Allah (SWT) on the day that no one can escape from His wrath and enter His paradise without His mercy.

C: All three actions which are condemned are to do with transactions between people, and seeking worldly gain ahead of sincerity for the sake of Allah (SWT).


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