Tag: Caliphs الخلفاء

Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The scholars are successors and inheritors of the prophets

December 18, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scholars are the successors of the prophets. Verily, the prophets do not pass on gold and silver coins, but rather they only impart knowledge.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 10/68 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bazzār عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

May 11, 2016

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. […]

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Hadith on Companions: The Prophet explains the virtues of his senior companions

April 17, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most merciful of my nation is Abu Bakr. The strongest of them in the affair of Allah is Umar. The most sincere of them in modesty is Uthman. The best reciter of the Book of Allah among them is […]

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Sa’eed on Leadership: Advice to the Caliph to love Muslims as himself and his family

April 16, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Sa’eed ibn Amir said to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, “O commander of the faithful! Fear Allah regarding people, yet do not fear people regarding Allah. Love for the Muslims what you love for yourself and your household, and hate for them what you hate for yourself and […]

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Umar on War: Fear Allah regarding children and civilian non-combatants

April 3, 2016

Zaid ibn Wahb reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, decreed, “Do not steal the spoils, do not be treacherous with the enemy, do not mutilate the dead, do not kill children, and fear Allah regarding the farmers who do not wage war against you.” Source: Sunan Sa’īd ibn Mansūr 2466 Ibn […]

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‘Ata on Punishment: The judge would order the accused to deny his crime to avoid punishment

December 17, 2015

‘Ata reported: Those who came before would be presented with someone accused of theft and they would say, “Have you stolen? Say no.” I do not know who did so except Abu Bakr and Umar. Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 28014 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَطَاءٍ يَقُولُ كَانَ مَنْ مَضَى يُؤْتَى بِالسَّارِقِ […]

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Umar on Punishment: It is better to not punish a criminal than to punish him with doubts

December 16, 2015

Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I relax the legal punishments is more beloved to me than applying them with doubts.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 27926 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Sakhawi عَنْ إبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَئِنْ أُعَطِّلُ الْحُدُودَ بِالشُّبُهَاتِ أَحَبُّ […]

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Umar II on Gradualism: If I force everyone to follow the truth completely, they will reject it completely

December 12, 2015

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, “O father, what is the matter that you do not implement the commands? By Allah, I would not mind if it caused discord between us as long as it was the truth.” Umar said, “Do not make it so, my son. […]

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Umar on Charity: Non-Muslims deserve a fair share of public charity

October 25, 2015

Abu Bakrah reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, passed by the door of some people, over which was an old blind man asking for charity. Umar tapped him on the shoulder from behind and he said, “From which people of the Book are you?” The man said, “I am a Jew.” […]

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