Wrong ways of attaining power

SHAFAQNA – Mohammad ibn Moslem narrated: I heard Imam Sadeq (AS) said: You think I do not know your bad ones and good ones? I swear to God, your evil ones are those who want other people to follow them (they want to be the leader of the people by falsehood), and for this purpose, they (the evil ones) have no other ways except lying and having the support of those who lack judgment [1].

Imam Sadeq (AS) described those who are simple, easily deceived and easily believe others as the group who lack judgment. Hence, the one who has the intense desire to rule others (through falsehood) need two things: Lying about all aspects and simple people who follow him and believe his lies. Therefore, the worst of the people is the one who lies in order to get the support of some people [2].

[1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 70, Page 152.
[2] Rasa’el Bandegy, Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Tehrani, page 318.

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