May Allah have mercy upon the scholars of the salaf, every oppression was effaced through them, and every truthful one followed their way.
Then there was the ruler who used to warn them from coming close to him, he used to hold fast to the Shariah, implement it, and rule with it in the lives of the people.
Then what if they were to see the rulers of our times, those who have transgressed in the lands, created much mischief therein, exchanged the deen of the Lord of the worshippers with their limited minds, dirtied their beliefs with trivialities, and have brought the laws of the Europeans and the Americans with which to govern the Muslims in this day and age?
Ayyub as-Sakhtiyani said:
“Abu Qulaabah said to me: ‘O Abu Ayyub, take three characteristics from me: Beware of the doors of the rulers, beware of the gatherings of the people of desires, and stick with the market for affluence comes from well-being.” (Jaami’ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadhlah: 1/164)
Abu Haazim, one of the foremost tabi’een (people who saw the companions but not the prophet) said that the scholars used to flee from the ruler whilst he sought after them, and today they come to the doors of the ruler, whilst the ruler flees from them. (Jaami’ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadhlah: 1/164)
May Allâh preserve and Purify the Hearts of the believers, Aameen .