:salam2: Unless until a ruler becomes a kaafir, even if he is one of the most wretched Zalimun on the earth Muslims are supposed to obey him. We have the example of the likes of Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf for that. So was revolting against Gaddafi legitimate for the Libyan people ? Has he been declared a kaafir ? No posts should be made based on emotional judgement, etc. Strictly answers with analysis from the perspective of Islam (to be backed with evidences from the Quran, Sunnah and the Islamic History). Thus, it has been posted under the Islamic Discussion Forum.