Hasan on Shura: Muslims consulted are given best options

Al-Sari reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “By Allah, people are never consulted but that the best option is made available to them.” Then, he recited the verse, “Those who conduct their affairs by consulting between themselves.” (42:39)

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 258

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنِ السَّرِيِّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ رحمه الله قَالَ‏ وَاللَّهِ مَا اسْتَشَارَ قَوْمٌ قَطُّ إِلاَّ هُدُوا لأَفْضَلِ مَا بِحَضْرَتِهِمْ ثُمَّ تَلاَ‏ ‏وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَى بَيْنَهُمْ

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