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‘Uthman’s[RA] Speech As The Khaleefah…

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“I have been given a responsibility, and I have accepted it. Verily, I am a follower (of the Sunnah), and not an innovator. I promise you that in addition to following the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet, I will do three other things: following the example of those who came before (Abu Bakr[ra] and ‘Umar[ra]) me with regards to what you have agreed upon and decided, and what is decided by good people openly, and not interfering with you except when a hadd punishment is required. This world is tempting, and it makes itself attractive to people, so that many people are inclined towards it. Do not be content with this world, and do not put your trust in it, for it is not trustworthy. Understand that these worldly temptations will not go away unless you ignore them.”

[“Taareekh at-Tabaree”: 5/443]

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March 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

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