Staying away from evil leaders

Question

Is this narration authentic?

ليأتين عليكم أمراء يقربون شرار الناس ويؤخرون الصلاة عن مواقيتها فمن أدرك ذلك منكم فلا يكونن عريفا ولا شرطيا ولا جابيا ولا خازنا

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4586. Also see: Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 1115 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 240)

 

Translation

Soon you will encounter leaders who will keep the evil ones close to them, they will delay Salah from its appointed time. If you do encounter such leaders, [you should not be under their employ], not as a [minister], nor as a police officer, nor as a tax collector nor as a treasurer.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar