Umar on Obedience: No better way to respond to sin than to obey Allah

December 21, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no recompense for those who disobey Allah regarding you like you obeying Allah regarding him. And you must adhere to the truth, even if the truth kills you.”

Source: Rawḍah al-‘Uqalā 52

عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنْ عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه قال مَا كَافَأْتَ مَنْ يَعْصِي اللَّهَ فِيكَ بِمِثْلِ أَنْ تُطِيعَ اللَّهَ فِيهِ وَعَلَيْكَ بِالصِّدْقِ وَإِنْ قَتَلَكَ الصِّدْقُ

52 روضة العقلاء لابن حبان »ما كافأت من يعصي الله فيك بمثل أن تطيع الله فيه