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The explanation of (those in authority) in the Aayah

May Allaah reward you, noble shaykh, what is your opinion with regards to the one who says: that which is intended by "those in authority" that are mentioned in the Aayah[1] they are the Ulemaa and not the Rulers?

This is a mistake, because the Aayah is inclusive, including the Ulemaa and the Rulers, this is what is correct. Indeed it includes the Rulers and the Ulemaa (Scholars), it is said about all of them:

"those in authority."



"O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad salallaahu alaihi wasallam), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. [Surah an-Nisaa 4: 59]

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Silsilatu Sharhir-Rasaail, p52.
Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiri
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