Advising the ruler by way of a telegram.
Is advising the ruler with that which is better, by way of a telegram, from sincerity towards him, or is it the precursor of rebellion?
This is something good – to send sincere advice to the ruler by way of a telegram or to entrust someone who can convey that to him, then this is good! However that which is prohibited is speaking about the rulers in gatherings, upon the pulpits and on cassettes. This is what is prohibited and it is the manhaj of the Khawaarij. As for writing a telegram or a letter to him, and then submitting it to him in his hand or giving it to someone trustworthy who can give to him in his hand, then this is good!
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Al-Ijaabaat al-Muhimmah fee Mashaakil il-Mudlahimmah, by Muhammad bin Fahad al-Husayn.
Translated by Abul-Irbaad Abid Zargar