A man said to Maymoon Bin Mehraan (rahimahullaah): O Abu Ayyoob! The people will not cease to be upon good as long as Allaah keeps you (alive) for them.” So he (Maymoon) said to him: O man! Concern yourself with your affairs. The people will not cease to be upon good as long as they fear Allaah.
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 [Taareekh Dimashq 64/270]