Umar on Fate: O Allah, if my fate is evil then change it

April 3, 2017

Abu Uthman Al-Hindi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was performing Ṭawāf around the House and he was weeping, saying, “O Allah, if you have written me among the blessed, then affirm it therein. And if you have written me among the sinful and the damned, then wipe it away and affirm me among the blessed. Verily, you wipe away and affirm whatever you will, and with you is the mother of the Book.” (13:39)

Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī 13:39

عَنْ أَبِي عُثْمَانَ النَّهْدِيِّ أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ وَهُوَ يَطُوفُ بِالْبَيْتِ وَيَبْكِي اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ كَتَبْتَنِي فِي أَهْلِ السَّعَادَةِ فَأَثْبِتْنِي فِيهَا وَإِنْ كُنْتَ كَتَبْتَ عَلَيَّ الذَّنْبَ وَالشِّقْوَةَ فَامْحُنِي وَأَثْبِتْنِي فِي أَهْلِ السَّعَادَةِ فَإِنَّكَ تَمْحُو مَا تَشَاءُ وَتُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَكَ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ

13:39 تفسير الطبري تفسير سورة الرعد القول في تأويل قوله تعالى يمحو الله ما يشاء ويثبت عنده أم الكتاب