Umar on Protection: Umar enjoins the Caliph to be good to non-Muslims

April 19, 2017

Amr ibn Maymun reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Enjoin the Caliph after me to be good to the people under the protection of Allah and the protection of his messenger (ahl al-dhimmah), peace and blessings be upon him, that he honors their covenant, he fights on their behalf, and he only holds them responsible for what is within their abilities.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2287

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ مَيْمُونٍ عَنْ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ وَأُوصِيهِ (الْخَلِيفَةَ مِنْ بَعْدِي) بِذِمَّةِ اللَّهِ وَذِمَّةِ رَسُولِهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (بِأَهْلِ الذِّمَّةِ خَيْرًا) أَنْ يُوفَى لَهُمْ بِعَهْدِهِمْ وَأَنْ يُقَاتَلَ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ وَلَا يُكَلَّفُوا إِلَّا طَاقَتَهُمْ

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