Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy and honorable to others

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by a man who commands attention. Rather, if he fulfills the trust and restrains himself from harming the honor of people, then he will truly be a man.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 681

عن ابن المبارك قال عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه لا يُعْجِبَنَّكُمْ مِنَ الرَّجُلِ طَنْطَنَتُهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مَنْ أَدَّى الأمَانَةَ وَكَفَّ عَنْ أَعْرَاضِ النَّاسِ فَهُوَ الرَّجُلُ

681 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك