106. Punishment of getting proximity to unjust rulers

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وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَا اقْتَرَبَ عَبْدٌ مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ إِلَّا تَبَاعَدَ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَ لَا کَثُرَ مَالُهُ إِلَّا اشْتَدَّ حِسَابُهُ وَ لَا کَثُرَ تَبِعَتُهُ إِلَّا کَثُرَتْ شَیَاطِینُهُ.

1. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who becomes proximate to a king is away from Allah. His wealth might have increased but his accounting will be tough. The number of his followers must have increased but all of them are devils.”

وَ بِهَذَا الْإِسْنَادِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِیَّاکُمْ وَ أَبْوَابَ السُّلْطَانِ وَ حَوَاشِیَهَا فَإِنَّ أَقْرَبَکُمْ مِنْ أَبْوَابِ السُّلْطَانِ وَ حَوَاشِیهَا أَبْعَدُکُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَی وَ مَنْ آثَرَ السُّلْطَانَ عَلَی اللَّهِ تَعَالَی أَذْهَبَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ الْوَرَعَ وَ جَعَلَهُ حَیْرَانَ.

2. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Keep away from the doors of the king and his confidants because as a person goes near them, he goes far from Allah. A person who considers the king more important than Allah will continue to lose piety and remain confused and perplexed.”