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One of the evil traits of a Seeker of Leadership

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

The seeker of leadership- even through falsehood- becomes pleased with a statement that contains an exaltation of him, even if it is falsehood.  He becomes angered by a statement that contains a rebuke against him, even if it is truth.  (As for) the believer, he is pleased with a statement of truth whether it is for or against him. And he is angered by a statement of falsehood whether it is for or against him.  That is because Allaah (The Most High) loves truth, truthfulness and justice, and He hates lies and oppression. [Majmoo Al-Fataawaa: 10/600]

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