Unquestioning Obedience to Authority

The Holy Quran says;

O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is best and more suitable to (achieve) the end.
The Holy Quran, ch4: verse 59

In this verse Allah is telling Muslims not to obey those in authority without question but to check against the Holy Quran and sunnah what they are being asked to do.

Stanley Milgram’s physiological experiments showed that even decent and moral humans can succumb to authority’s dictates and resort to immoral even evil acts. That is why one should always check what one is ordered to do by authorities of this world against the Commands of Allah and his Prophet (s).

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