CHAPTER: PATIENCE AT THE TYRANNY OF THE GOVERNORS AND THEIR UNDUE PREFERENCES
It has been narrated on the authority of Usaid b. Hudair that a man from the Ansar took the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) aside and said to him: Will you not appoint me governor as you have appointed so and so? He (the Messenger of Allaah) said: You will surely come across preferential treatment after me, so you should be patient until you meet me at the Cistern (Haud-i-Kauthar).
This tradition has been narrated on the same authority through a different chain of transmitters. Another version of the tradition narrated on the authority of Shu'ba does not include the words:" He took the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) aside."