Hadith on Imams: Allah treats rulers as they treated their subjects

Mu’adh reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is appointed over the affairs of people in any way and he conceals benefit from the weak and the needy, Allah will conceal benefit from him on the Day of Resurrection.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21504

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مُعَاذٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ وَلِيَ مِنْ أَمْرِ النَّاسِ شَيْئًا فَاحْتَجَبَ عَنْ أُولِي الضَّعَفَةِ وَالْحَاجَةِ احْتَجَبَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

21504 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

2209 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترغيب