عن أبي هنيدة وائل بن حجر -رضي الله عنه-: سأل سلمة بن يزيد الجعفي رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فقال: يا نبي الله، أرأيت إن قامت علينا أمراء يسألونا حقهم، ويمنعونا حقنا، فما تأمرنا؟ فأعرض عنه، ثم سأله، فقال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم-: «اسمعوا وأطيعوا، فإنما عليهم ما حُمِّلُوا، وعليكم ما حُمِّلْتُم».
[صحيح.] - [رواه مسلم.]
المزيــد ...

Abu Hunaida Wa'il ibn Hajar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: Salamah ibn Yazid Al-ju'afi asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him: "O Prophet of Allah, if we have rulers who demand from us their rights towards them, but they do not give us our rights? What do you order us to do?" The Messenger of Allah turned his face away (without giving any answer). He repeated the question, so the Messenger of Allah said: "Listen and obey, for verily, they will be held accountable for what they are responsible for and you will be held accountable for what you are responsible for."

Explanation

Salamah ibn Yazeed asked the Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon them, about the rulers who demand from their subjects that they listen to them and obey, but they do not give their subjects their due rights; rather, they oppress them and monopolize public funds. So the Prophet turned his face away from him to show displeasure to this question. However, Salamah repeated the question, so the Prophet, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, ordered that we fulfill the rulers' rights, and that each one is responsible for what is due upon him. We are responsible for listening to them and obeying, and they are responsible to rule with justice without oppressing anyone, uphold the law of Allah on earth, implement prescribed punishments on people, establish the law of Allah on earth, and fight the enemies of Allah.

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