Hadith on Leadership: Rulers who do not treat their subjects as themselves

Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one is appointed over the affairs of the Muslims and then he does not strive for them or show them good will but that he will never enter Paradise with them.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “He does not protect them as he would protect himself and his family but that Allah will cast him into the fire of Hell.

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 17344

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن مَعْقِل بْن يَسَارٍ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا مِنْ أَمِيرٍ يَلِي أَمْرَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ ثُمَّ لَا يَجْهَدُ لَهُمْ وَلَا يَنْصَحُ إِلَّا لَمْ يَدْخُلْ مَعَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ

وفي رواية أخرى قال لا يَحُوطُهُمْ كَمَا يَحُوطُ نَفْسَهُ وَأَهْلَهُ إِلا أَدْخَلَهُ اللَّهُ نَارَ جَهَنَّمَ

17344 السنن الكبرى كتاب السير باب ما على الوالي من أمر الجيش

5697 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع