Umar on Sincerity: Whoever is sincere will have his affairs taken care of by Allah

February 1, 2017

Amir Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab wrote to Abu Musa, may Allah be pleased with them both, saying, “Whoever purifies his intention, then Allah will take care of his affairs between people. And whoever embellishes for people what Allah knows is not in his heart, then Allah Almighty will disgrace him.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 1/50

عَنْ عَامِرٍ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ كَتَبَ عُمَرُ إِلَى مُوسَى رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُمَا مَنْ خَلُصَتْ نِيَّتُهُ كَفَاهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مَا بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ النَّاسِ وَمَنْ تَزَيَّنَ لِلنَّاسِ بِغَيْرِ مَا يَعْلَمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ قَلْبِهِ شَانَهُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

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