What is the authenticity of the following narration?
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“It is necessary upon a Muslim to listen to and obey [the ruler] in things he likes and dislikes, as long as he is not ordered to carry out a sin. If he is commanded to commit a sin, then there is no adherence and obedience.”
Imams Bukhari and Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2955, 7144 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1839)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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