On the Prohibition against granting appointment as amirs and judges and positions of authority to those who asked for it or indirectly express desire for that

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

83. Chapter: On the Prohibition against granting appointment as amirs and judges and positions of authority to those who asked for it or indirectly express desire for that

680. Abu Musa al-Ash'ari said, "I visited the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with two of my cousins. One of them said, 'Messenger of Allah, give us authority over some of what Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, has appointed you over.' The other said something similar. He said, 'By Allah, we will not appoint anyone over this matter who asks for it nor anyone who is eager for it." [Agreed upon]