Umar on Rights: I fear Allah will ask my about the rights of my animals

October 8, 2014

Dawud ibn Ali reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If a lost sheep under my care were to die on the banks of the Euphrates, I would expect Allah the Exalted to question me about it on the Day of Resurrection.”

Source: Hilyat al-Awliyāʼ 137

عن داود بن علي قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ لَوْ مَاتَتْ شَاةٌ عَلَى شَطِّ الْفُرَاتِ ضَائِعَةً لَظَنَنْتُ أَنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى سَائِلِي عَنْهَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

137 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم عمر بن الخطاب