Salamu Alaikum shaikh what is the islamic ruling regarding scholars that befriend secular/apostate/mounafiq presidents/kings/rulers or scholars being friendly to them and showing friendship in public with them
for example we see sudais hand in hand with musharraf , uthaymeen in the past with fahd hand in hand. etc
arent scholars supposed to stay away from the rulers and especially corrupt tyrrant rulers that are secular
Allaah has recommended believers to be in the company of righteous and pious people as He says, “O you who believe! Have Taqwa of Allah and be with righteous people”. (Suratuttaubah9:119)
The Suhbah-companionship has a great effect and therefore the Nabee of Allaah advised Ummul Mu’meen Sayydinaa Ayeshaa to stay away from the rich.
Therefore, the Ulamaa should avoid meeting the politicians who are Fussaaq and fare from religion, without any religious call.