Authenticity of the narration regarding good rulers and evil rulers


What is the authenticity and Arabic text of the narration you have answered here?

Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala: “O my Rabb! Your Majesty lies in the Heavens while we are on earth. What is the sign of Your Wrath and Pleasure? Allah Ta’ala said: “When I appoint the best of you to be your ruler, then it is a sign of My being pleased with you. And when I appoint your worst (scoundrel) to be your ruler, then it is a sign of My Wrath for you.”



As mentioned in our answer, ‘The narration is suitable to quote as reported.’ The narrators are acceptable.

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Arabic text:

عن قتادة قال: قال موسى بن عمران عليه السلام: يا رب، أنت في السماء ونحن في الأرض فما علامة غضبك من رضاك؟ قال: إذا استعملت عليكم خياركم فهو علامة رضائي وإذا استعملت عليكم شراركم فهو علامة سخطي


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar