In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Al-Allaamah Al-Izz Bin Abdis Salaam (rahimahullaah) said: Had it not been for the appointment of a ruler, the beneficial universal affairs would have been lost; universal corruption would have become the reality; the powerful would have overcome the weak and the (immoral) lowly ones would have overcome the (pious) noble ones.

Shaikh Abdus-Salaam Burgess (rahimahullaah) said: The explanation of this is that the majority of the children of Adam are inclined towards injustice and love of vengeance, and had it not been that there was a ruler who administers their affairs, they would have become like the beasts of the wild and fish of the sea- strong devours the weak.


[source: Aqeedah Ahlil Islaam Feemaa Yajibu Lil-Imaam: page: 11]