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“People will remain on good as long as their leaders and guiders are on the straight path”

Question

Could you mention the reference for this please?

إن الناس لم يزالوا بخير ما استقامت لهم ولاتهم وهداتهم

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Shu’abul Iman: 7042. Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 3 pg. 222 and As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 8 pg. 162 with slight variation in the wording)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“People will remain on good as long as their leaders and guiders are on the straight path”

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar