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`Be content with your provision in this world…

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Al-Hasan Al-Basri said: “Umar bin Al-Khattab wrote this letter to Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari:

`Be content with your provision in this world, for the Most Merciful has honored some of His servants over others in terms of provision as a test of both. The one who has been given plenty is being tested to see if he will give thanks to Allah and fulfill the duties which are his by virtue of his wealth…”’

It was reported by Ibn Abi Hatim.

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November 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Where are the men who renounced the worldly ends…?

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Once Ibn ‘Umar -RA- saw a man saying, “Where are the men who renounced the worldly ends (ie zahidun) and preferred (the acts which will be rewarded in) the Hearafter?” Ibn ‘Umar pointed out towards the graves of Prophet -SAW-, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar ibn Khtattab -Radiallahu anhuma- and said, “Do you ask about them?”

[Al-Hilyah al Awliya]

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November 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Reward for an entire year

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Hadhrat Ibn Umar (Radiallahu ‘anhu) has said,

There is no day better than Friday except these ten days. (Every day of these ten days is better than Friday because) for every (small) action which a person does he will get the reward of doing that action for an entire year.

Lata-i-ful M’aarif (there is some weakness)

لطائف المعارف – (ج 1 / ص 289)
و روى ثوير بن أبي فاخته ـ و فيه ضعف ـ عن مجاهد عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال : ليس يوم أعظم عند الله من يوم الجمعة ليس العشر فإن العمل فيها يعدل عمل سنة

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November 5, 2010 at 7:12 am

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Tests and trials

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It is reported from `Umar رضي الله عنه that he used to praise Allaah سبحانه وتعالى for tests and trials and when asked about it he said,

“I was not touched by testing except that Allaah bestowed on me four favours: that it wasn’t a test in my Deen, that it was not greater than me, that it was not greater than what befell me, and that I was not deprived of being contented and patient, and that I hope for the reward from Allaah.”

Testing, affliction and calamities by Dr as Saleh

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September 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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Enjoin salah on your family

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Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Zayd bin Aslam reported from his father that he and Yarfa’ would sometimes spend the night at `Umar bin Al-Khattab’s. `Umar had a certain time of night that he would get up and pray. However, sometimes he would not get up for it. Then, we would say, “He is not going to get up like he usually does.” When he would awaken, he would make his family get up as well. He would say,

[وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِالصَّلوةِ وَاصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا]

(And enjoin the Salah on your family, and be patient in offering them.)”

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Taha

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August 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Umar’s Instructions on the First Night of Ramadan

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It is reported that on the first night of Ramadân, ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – would pray Maghrib, then say (to the people):

Sit down. Then he would give a small address:

Verily the fasting of this month has been made a duty upon you, and standing in night prayer has not been made a duty upon you, but those amongst you who can stand in prayer should do so, for it is from the extra good deeds about which Allâh told us: so whoever cannot stand in prayer, let him sleep on his bed.

And beware of saying: I will fast if so and so fasts and I will stand in night prayer if so and so stands in prayer. Whoever fasts or stands in night prayer, he must make this for Allâh. And you should know that you are in prayer as long as you are waiting for a prayer.

Minimize any vain or false speech in the houses of Allâh (mosques; he said this two or three times). Let none of you fast a few days before the month (in order to avoid missing the beginning of the month; he said this three times). And do not fast until you see [the crescent of the new month] unless it is overcast. If it is overcast, count [the previous month] as 30 days. Then do not break your fasts until you see the night upon the mountain (i.e. you are sure the sun has set).

‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî, Al-Musannaf article 7748.

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August 28, 2010 at 12:35 am

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Hiding grave of Danyal

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Commander of the faithful `Umar bin Al-Khattab, when he found the grave of Danyal (Daniel) in Iraq during his period of rule, he gave orders that news of this grave should be withheld from the people, and that the inscription containing mention of battles etc., that they found there should be buried.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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July 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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