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Riyad as-Saliheen 680

Abu Musa Ash'ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I called on the Prophet ﷺ with two of my cousins. One of them said to him: "O Messenger of Allah ﷺ, appoint me governor of some land over which Allah has given you authority." The other also requested for something of the same nature. Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "By Allah we do not appoint someone to this post who seeks it or someone who contends for it."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

-عن أبى موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال: دخلت على النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم أنا ورجلان من بني عمي، فقال أحدهما: يا رسول الله أمرنا على بعض ما ولاك الله، عز وجل، وقال الآخر مثل ذلك، فقال: “إنا والله لا نولى هذا العمل أحدا سأله، أو أحدا حرص عليه” ((متفق عليه)) .

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

Riyad as-Saliheen 680
Riyad as-Saliheen, Book of Miscellany, Hadith 680