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Desiring leadership could be a cause of regret on the Day of Qiyamah

Question

Could you reference this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘You will be keen and eager for a position of leadership, [however] this will be a cause of regret for you on the Day of Qiyamah’

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 7148)

 

Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) explains, that this will be a cause of regret for those who act unjustly [in a position of leadership] as clearly mentioned in other Hadiths.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 7148)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar