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Abu Bakr’s intuition about ‘Umar

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`Abdullah (Ibn Mas`ud) said, “The people who had the most discernment were three: Abu Bakr’s intuition about `Umar; the companion of Yusuf when he said, `Make his stay comfortable’; and the companion of Musa, when she said:

[يأَبَتِ اسْتَـْجِرْهُ إِنَّ خَيْرَ مَنِ اسْتَـْجَرْتَ الْقَوِىُّ الأَمِينُ]

(O my father! Hire him! Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy.).”

[Tafsir at Tabari]

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May 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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