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قَالَ أَبُو الْقَاسِم الْبَغَوِيّ : حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو رَوْح الْبَلَدِيّ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْأَحْوَص سَلَّام بْن سَلِيم عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاق عَنْ حَسَّان هُوَ اِبْن قَائِد الْعَبْسِيّ قَالَ : قَالَ عُمَر – رَضِيَ اللَّه عَنْهُ – إِنَّ الْجِبْتَ السِّحْرُ وَالطَّاغُوتَ الشَّيْطَانُ وَإِنَّ الشُّجَاعَةَ وَالْجُبْنَ غَرَائِزُ تَكُون فِي الرِّجَال يُقَاتِل الشُّجَاع عَمَّنْ لَا يَعْرِف وَيَفِرُّ الْجَبَانُ مِنْ أُمّه وَإِنَّ كَرَمَ الرَّجُلِ دِينُهُ وَحَسَبَهُ خُلُقُهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ فَارِسِيًّا أَوْ نَبَطِيًّا

Abu Al-Qasim Al-Baghawi recorded that `Umar (رضي الله عنه) said, “Jibt means magic, and Taghut means Shaytan. Verily, courage and cowardice are two instincts that appear in men, the courageous fights for those whom he does not know and the coward runs away from defending his own mother. Man’s honor resides with his religion and his status is based upon his character, even if he was Persian or Nabatian.”

Tabari

 

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June 27, 2011 at 5:58 am

Posted in 'Umar Ibn Khattab

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