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“I wish that this house was filled with men like Abu ‘Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah…

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وأخرجه أبو نعيم في الحلية :
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ، حَدَّثَنَا بِشْرُ بْنُ مُوسَى، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْمُقْرِئُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَيْوَةُ، أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو صَخْرٍ، أَنَّ زَيْدَ بْنَ أَسْلَمَ حَدَّثَهُ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، أَنَّهُ قَالَ لأَصْحَابِهِ: ” تَمَنَّوْا “، فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: أَتَمَنَّى لَوْ أَنَّ لِي هَذِهِ الدَّارَ مَمْلُوءَةٌ ذَهَبًا أُنْفِقُهُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: ” تَمَنَّوْا “، فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: أَتَمَنَّى لَوْ أَنَّهَا مَمْلُوءَةٌ لُؤْلُؤًا وَزَبَرْجَدًا وَجَوْهَرًا، أُنْفِقُهُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَأَتَصَدَّقُ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: ” تَمَنَّوْا“، فَقَالُوا: مَا نَدْرِي يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ، فَقَالَ عُمَرُ: ” أَتَمَنَّى لَوْ أَنَّ هَذِهِ الدَّارَ مَمْلُوءَةٌ رِجَالا مِثْلَ أَبِي عُبَيْدَةَ بْنِ الْجَرَّاحِ”

Bishr Ibn Musa narrated that ‘Umar Ibn al-khattab was sitting with a group of companions and he asked, “Let each one make a wish!’ Someone said, “I wish if this house was filled with gold and I would happily spend it in Allah’s path.” ‘Umar asked the people again, “Make a wish!” Someone else said, ” I wish that if this house was filled with pearls, chrysolites, and with every kind of precious gems that I would happlily spend in charity on Allah’s path.”

‘Umar asked again, “Make a wish!” They replied, “O Amirul Muminin, we truly do not know what to wish for.”

‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) then said, “I wish that this house was filled with men like Abu ‘Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah (رضي الله عنه).”

Hilyatul Awliya

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March 16, 2011 at 6:55 am

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