15 Anti-Corruption Hadiths

By Muhammad Fathi      Source:    OnIslam.net

Monday, 27 July 2015

Corruption is one of the worst predicaments that haunt many countries around the world. The abuse of power, authority and resources by governments and public servants hinders the progress of nations, alienates ordinary citizens and blocks them from investing in the development of their nations.

The ailment of corruption is something that, unfortunately, plagues many Islamic countries, and one cannot avoid raising this question: Why are these countries associated with corruption? Is it because they are “Islamic” countries?  Is there anything in the Islamic culture that nurtures corruption?

The answer is absolutely not. In fact, it is because such “Islamic” countries are NOT adequately faithful to the Islamic teachings that they are plagued by corruption.

The following 15 hadiths are just an example of how Islam fought corruption, made it an individual and a collective responsibility to expose and stop any abuse of power and authority.

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