Supplicating for the Muslim Rulers

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Reference: al-Mulakhkhass al-Fiq.hee, v1/p264

Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan said:

And it is recommended [for the khateeb] to supplicate for the Muslims with that which comprises of goodness for their religion and their worldly affairs as well as [to supplicate] for the Leader of the Muslims and their Rulers with uprightness and success.

[Know that] the supplication for the Rulers in the khutbah was something well-known amongst the Muslims, and [this is a practice] they should [continue to] do.

That is because the supplication for the Rulers of the Muslims with success and uprightness is from the way of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah and abandoning it is from the way of the innovators.

al-Imaam Ahmed said: “If we had one supplication that was [guaranteed] to be answered [by Allaah], then we would have supplicated for the Ruler.”

[That is] because his [attaining] righteousness will lead to the righteousness of the Muslims.

And this Sunnah has been abandoned [so much so] that the people become surprised with the supplication for the Rulers, and they have evil suspicion of those who do so.

Translation originally published on 16 December, 2021

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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