Appointment of Pious Governors, Advisors and Judges

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 82
Appointment of Pious Governors, Advisors and Judges

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“Friends of that Day will be foes one to another except Al-Muttaqun: (i.e., pious and righteous persons).” (43:67)

678. Abu Sa`id and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah neither raised up any Prophet nor did He authorize any person with ruling power but for whom there were two types of entourage: one enjoins upon him to do good and incites him to carry it out, and the other enjoins evil and goads him; and the protected (from the bad entourage) is the one whom Allah protects.”
[Al-Bukhari].

679. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “When Allah desires good for a ruler, He appoints for him a sincere adviser who will remind him if he forgets and helps him if he remembers. When Allah wishes for him the contrary, He appoints for him a bad adviser who will not remind him if he forgets, nor will he help him if he remembers.”