What is the level of authenticity of this narration?
Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) said:
“The Oppression of Kings is from the Punishments of Allah Ta’ala. The Punishment of Allah Ta’ala cannot be warded off with swords. Verily, safety and warding it off are only by means of du’a, tawbah, turning to Allah Ta’ala in repentance, and by eliminating sins. Verily, when the Punishment of Allah is confronted by swords, it becomes worse.”
‘Allamah ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) has cited this statement of Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) without a chain of narrators.
(Adabul Hasan Al Basri, pg. 115)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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