“As You Are, So Will Your Rulers Be.”
by The Albaani Site
It has been reported that the Prophet ﷺ said, “As you are, so will your rulers be.”
Al-Albaani said, “Weak [Da’eef] … additionally I hold that the meaning of this hadith is not correct unrestrictedly, for history has shown us that a righteous man has become a leader directly after a non-righteous one with the selfsame public!”
Ad-Da’eefah, vol. 1, pp. 490-491.