rebelling against the ruler of a country


According to some sunnis

The basic comprehensive principle of sharee’ah is that it is not permitted to remove an evil by means of a greater evil; evil must be warded off by that which will remove it or reduce it. Warding off evil by means of a greater evil is not permitted according to the scholarly consensus (ijmaa’) of the Muslims. If this group which wants to get rid of this ruler who is openly committing kufr is able to do so, and can bring in a good and righteous leader without that leading to greater trouble for the Muslims or a greater evil than the evil of this ruler, then that is OK. But if rebellion would result in greater trouble and lead to chaos, oppression and the assassination of people who do not deserve to be assassinated, and other forms of major evil, then that is not permitted. Rather it is essential to be patient and to hear and obey in matters of good, and to offer sincere advice to the authorities, and to pray that they may be guided to good, and to strive to reduce evil and increase good. This is the correct way which should be followed, because that is in the general interests of the Muslims, and because it will reduce evil and increase good, and because this will keep the peace and protect the Muslims from a greater evil.


Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 8, p. 202
It's true and it's common sense. What came of the Arab spring? Somalia? etc. You can rebel if you have a system strong enough to overtake they system you're getting rid of. If not you'll end up with anarchy and greater issues.


When will Xaarmaajo stop fearing Abiy?
It is about a ruler who judges by what Allah has revealed.
Not the modern rulers.

However if there is no revolutionary organisation then i believe there shouldnt be rebellion.
But if there is a revolutionary group that is certain it can remove the dictator, then rebellion can be allowed.

For example look at Syria.
They should have obeyed Assad. But obedience is not required if the revolutionaries are united behind 1 ameer and it has powerful army that can overthrow assad with certainty.

So in the case of Syria and Somalia, Assad and Siyad Barre should have ruled till death or till it was replaced by another system.