Truthfulness in intentions
One day, ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar, ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr, Mus’ab ibn al-Zubayr and ‘Abdul-Malik ibn Marwaan gathered in the courtyard of the Ka’bah and Mus’ab said to them “Wish for something”. They said ‘you begin’
So he said, “To take governship over ‘Iraaq, to marry Sukainah bint al-Husayn and ‘Aisha bint Talha ibn ‘Ubayd’Allaah.” And so he achieved that and each one of them (the wives) was given five hundred thousand dirhams in mahr and the like in provision.
‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr wished for Fiqh and that hadeeth be taken from him – and he achieved that.
‘Abdul-Malik wished for Khilaafah – and he achieved that.
And ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar[RA] wished for Paradise…