Ibn ‘Umar(RA) narrated that the Prophet(SAWS) said,”Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. The ruler who has authority over people, is a guardian and is responsible for them. A man is guardian of his family and is responsible for them. A woman is a guardian for her husband’s house and children, and is responsible for them. A slave is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. So, all of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim).
Resenting seeking leadership
Abdur-Rahman bin Samurah(RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah(SAWS) said:”O Abdur-Rahman! Do not seek to be a ruler, because if you are given authority on asking for it, then it will be a burden on you; but if you are given it without asking for it, then you will be helped in it (by Allah).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim).
Abu Dhar(RA) narrated: I said: “O Messenger of Allah, will you not appoint me for a public office?” He stroked my shoulder with his hand and said:”O Abu Dhar, you are weak and authority is a trust, and on the Day of Resurrection it is a cause of humiliation and sorrow except for him who fulfills its obligations and (properly) discharges the duties thereon.” (Sahih Muslim).
Abu Hurairah(RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said: “A ruler (of the Muslims) is a shield for them. They fight behind him, and they are protected by him. If he enjoins fear of Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious, and dispenses justice, there will be a reward for him; and if he enjoins otherwise, he will receive its consequences.” (Sahih Muslim).
Reward for discharge of responsibility justly
Abdullah bin ‘Umar(RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah(SAWS) said: ” Behold! The dispensers of justice will be seated on the pulpits of light in proximity of Allah, on the right side of the Merciful, and Exalted. And both sides of Allah are right. Those who do justice in their rules, in matters relating to their families and in all that they undertake to do.” (Sahih Muslim).
Religion is sincerity and goodwill
Tamim Ad-Dari(RA) narrated that the Prophet(SAWS) said: “Religion is sincerity and goodwill.” We asked: “For whom?” He said: “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of Muslims and the Muslims in general.” (Sahih Muslim).
Jarir(RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah(SAWS) was given pledge by me to perform the prayers, to pay Zakat, and to offer sincere advice to every Muslim.
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim).