إِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِالأَمِيرِ خَيْرًا جَعَلَ لَهُ وَزِيرَ صِدْقٍ إِنْ نَسِيَ ذَكَّرَهُ وَإِنْ ذَكَرَ أَعَانَهُ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهِ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ جَعَلَ لَهُ وَزِيرَ سُوءٍ إِنْ نَسِيَ لَمْ يُذَكِّرْهُ وَإِنْ ذَكَرَ لَمْ يُعِنْهُ ‏”‏ 

صحيح … [د هب] عن عائشة. المشكاة 3707.

It is narrated from the words of ‘Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“When Allah has a good purpose for a ruler, He appoints for him a sincere minister who reminds him if he forgets and helps him if he remembers; but when Allah has a different purpose for him. He appoints for him an evil minister who does not remind him if he forgets and does not help him if he remembers.”

This hadith was narrated by Abu Dawood 2932, Ibn Hibban 4494, al-Nasai 7/159 and in Sunan al-Kubra 8752, al-Bayhakyi in Shu’ab al-iman 7402.

Sheikh al-Albani called the hadith authentic. See Sahih al-Jami ‘as-saghir 302, Sahih at-Targib wa-t-tarhib 2296.

Grade: صحيح

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