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Fear and Hope

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حدثنا محمد بن معمر ، ثنا أبو شعيب الحراني ، ثنا يحيى بن عبد الله البابلتي ، ثنا الأوزاعي ، ثنا يحيى بن أبي كثير ، عن عمر بن الخطاب ، قال : لو نادى مناد من السماء : أيها الناس إنكم داخلون الجنة كلكم أجمعون إلا رجلا واحدا ، لخفت أن أكون هو ، ولو نادى مناد أيها الناس إنكم داخلون النار إلا رجلا واحدا لرجوت أن أكون هو

‘Umar  رضي الله عنه said:
If a caller called from the sky, “O mankind All of you will enter jannah except one person”, I will fear that I am the person.If a caller called, “O mankind, all of you will enter hellfire except one person, I will hope I am that person.”

[Hilyatul Awliya]

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June 16, 2012 at 1:33 am

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Night Prayer

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وحدثني عن مالك عن زيد بن أسلم عن أبيه أن عمر بن الخطاب كان يصلي من الليل ما شاء الله حتى إذا كان من آخر الليل أيقظ أهله للصلاة يقول لهم الصلاة الصلاة ثم يتلو هذه الآية وأمر أهلك بالصلاة واصطبر عليها لا نسألك رزقا نحن نرزقك والعاقبة للتقوى

Zayd Ibn Aslam narrated from his father that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه used to pray the night prayer for as long as Allah had decreed for him. When the last part of the night arrived he would wake his family saying: ‘The Prayer! The Prayer! And he would recite the verse:

“And enjoin Salah on your family, and be patient in offering them. We ask not of you a provision: We provide for you. And the good end is for those who have Taqwa” [Taha: 132]
Muwatta Malik

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March 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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…sins like the mountains of Tihamah

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روي عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه:”إن الرجل ليخرج من منزله وعليه من الذنوب مثل جبال تهامة فإذا سمع العلم خاف و رجع وتاب فانصرف إلى منزله وليس عليه ذنب ،فلا تفارقوا مجالس العلماء

مفتاح دارالسعادة

It has been reported that ‘Umar رضي الله عنه said: “If a man comes out of his house carrying a burden of sins like the mountains of Tihamah, then when he hears some knowledge he fears Allah and repents, he will go back home with no sins on him. So do not separate yourselves from the gatherings of the scholars.”

Mafatih Daaris s’aada

Tihamah Mountains

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March 18, 2012 at 6:52 am

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“Are you having menses?”

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Kharshah bin al-Hurr رحمه الله narrated that ‘Umar bin al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه saw a man with his ‘Izaar dragging below his ankles, so he said:

أحائض أنت، فقال يأمير المؤمنين وهل يحيض الرجل؟ قال: ” نعم لما أسبلت إزار لك – لأن إسبال الإزار لا يكون إلا للنساء

“Are you having menses?” The man replied: “O Ameerul-Mu’mineen, does a man have menses?” He said, “Yes, if you hang your ‘Izaar down – because ‘Isbaal (wearing garments below the ankles) is only for the women.” Kharshah (the narrator) then said:

فأتى عمر بمشبط مقص وقص ما ذاد عن الكعبين “. قال خرشه بن الحر: فكأنى أنظر إلى خيوط الإزار على عقبيه

“So ‘Umar came with blade or scissors and cut what trailed from the ankles.” Kharshah then said: “It is as if I’m seeing the threads of the ‘Izaar hanging from his ankles (right now).” [Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, 8/393]

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February 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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After the death of Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) we have to come to know…

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 فقد ورد أن عليا رضي الله عنه قال ذلك على منبر الكوفة ، وسمعه منه الجم الغفير ؛ وكان يقول : ( ما مات رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حتى علمنا أن أفضلنا بعده أبو بكر ، وما مات أبو بكر حتى علمنا أن أفضلنا بعده عمر

‘Ali  (رضي الله عنه) said on the pulpit in Kufa and a large crowd had heard it. ‘Ali  (رضي الله عنه) had said:

After the death of  Allah’s Messenger  (صلى الله عليه وسلم) we have to come to know that Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) is the best amongst us all, and after the death of Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) we have to come to know that ‘Umar  (رضي الله عنه) is the best amongst us.

[As Sunnah of Ibn Abi ‘Aasim]

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January 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Forty Hadiths on virtue of ‘Umar Ibn Khattab (رضي الله عنه) by Imam As Suyuti

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November 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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Greed is poverty and resignation is wealth

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عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه انه قال الطمع فقر واليأس غنى وان احدكم اذا يئس من شيء استغنى عنه

It is reported that ‘Umar Ibn Khattab (رضي الله عنه) said:

Greed is poverty and resignation is wealth. When any one of you gives up hope of something, he becomes independant of it.

[Al ‘Uboodiyah by Ibn Taymiyyah]

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November 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

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Du’a for sincerity

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وكان عمر بن الخطاب يقول: اللهم اجعل عملي كله صالحا واجعله لوجهك خالصا ولا تجعل لاحد فيه شيئا

‘Umar Ibn Khattab (رضي الله عنه) used to say:

O Allah make all my deeds righteous and make them sincerely for Your sake, and let not anyone else have a share in them (i.e in the intention).

[Al ‘Uboodiyah by Ibn Taymiyyah]

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November 8, 2011 at 5:36 am

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“Then you do not know him”

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A man gave testimony to ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) and he said to him, “I do not know you, but it does not matter that I do not know you. Bring me someone who does know you.” A man among the people said, “I know him.” ‘Umar asked, “What do you know about him?” He said, “He is of good character and is virtous.”

He asked, “Is he your closest neighbour who you know by night and day, and you know when he comes in and goes out?” He said,”No.” He asked,”Did he have any financial dealings with you which is the way to know whether he is God fearing or not?’ He said,”No.” He asked,”Has he been your companion on a journey, which is the way to know whether he is of noble character and attitude?’ He said, “No.” He(‘Umar (رضي الله عنه)) said,”Then you do not know him”

[Sunan Bayhaqi]

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October 25, 2011 at 3:23 am

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Do not probe into intentions

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‘Umar (رضي الله عنه) addressed the people and said:

We knew you when the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah was amongst us, and the Revelation would come down and tell us about you. Now we know you from what you say, so whoever appears to us to be good, we will assume that he is good and treat him well. Whoever appears to us to be bad, we will assume that he is bad and hate him accordingly. And what is in your hearts is between you and Allah.

[Bukhari and sunan bayhaqi]

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October 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

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