Obeying an Ethiopian black slave whose head looks like a raisin if He becomes a ruler upon Muslims.
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him said, “You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.”
حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي التَّيَّاحِ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ اسْمَعُوا وَأَطِيعُوا وَإِنِ اسْتُعْمِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَبْدٌ حَبَشِيٌّ كَأَنَّ رَأْسَهُ زَبِيبَةٌ ”.
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 7142 In-book reference: Book 93, Hadith 6 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 9, Book 89, Hadith 256 (deprecated numbering scheme)
Allah Exalted He says in the Glorious Holy Quran:
“And whatever he forbids you, then give over. And be pious to Allah; surely Allah is strict in punishment.”
Hadiths= Authentic commentary and statement of Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him which were inspired by Allah exalted him and delivered by Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammed to tell us. Unlike the Glorious holy Quran which is the LITERATE Verbatim words of Allah exalted he
In a Nutshell:
Explanation of the above-mentioned hadith on the above link:
First the hadith is AUTHENTIC and you NEED to understand the context of the Hadith, Ethiopians black slaves USUALLY were Servants and workers from the lower class which were enslaved BEFORE Islam, Islam came to find an existing Sophisticated Social system built on Master-salve relationships between Pagan Arabs and Slave in General.
Islam wanted to DEMOLISH Slavery GRADUALEY to not upset the masters and destroy their lives all together at ones, (similarly in the prohibition of Alcohol too was Gradual).
So, Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him advice Muslims to follow LAW and ORDER and RESPECT and Obey anyone who was CHOSEN by the CONSCIOUS AGREEMENT of Muslims (Known in Islam by Mashura=Consultation and this before your Western Democracy while Europeans were tribes killing each other Viking etc.) to Be leader EVEN if he is Ethiopians black slave.
Those Deviant Sect that calls themselves Qur’anists while denying the Authentic statements of Prophet Muhammed are NOT Muslims despite calling themselves Muslims.
We have 10 nullifiers of Islam which if any Muslim violates one or more, He/she is out of the fold of Islam. Please check this:
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
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Arrogance is not only a sign of insecurity, but also a sign of immaturity. Mature and fully realised persons can get their points across, even emphatically without demeaning or intimidating others.