Tag: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz عمر بن عبد العزيز

Umar II on Kindness: None is kind but that Allah will be kind to him

January 4, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most beloved matters to Allah are three: forgiveness in a position of power, moderation in a position of affluence, and gentleness in worship. And no one is kind to another in this world but that Allah will be gentle with […]

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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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Umar II on Curses: Someone curses an oppressor until they become even worse

October 27, 2016

Riyah ibn Abida reported: I was sitting with Umar ibn Abdul Aziz when (the ruler) Al-Hajjaj was mentioned, so I reviled and denounced him. Umar said, “Calm down, O Riyah! Verily, I have heard that a man might be oppressed with a great wrong and he continues to revile and belittle his oppressor until he […]

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Umar II on Thought: Thinking about the blessings of Allah is the best worship

May 23, 2016

Ibn Kathir reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Speaking in remembrance of Allah the Exalted is good, and thought upon the blessings of Allah is the best act of worship.” Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr 3:190 Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Thought upon the world is […]

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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 II on Tribute: The non-Muslims must have enough wealth to take care of themselves

October 25, 2015

Abu Ja’far reported: The commander of the faithful, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, passed by an old man among the non-Muslim citizens who was going from house to house begging for charity. Umar said, “We have not been fair to you that we have taken tribute from you in your youth and now you are helpless in […]

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Hasan on Jihad: The best jihad is the jihad against your soul and desires

January 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: It was said to Hasan Al-Basri, “O Abu Sa’eed, which jihad is best?” Hasan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Your jihad against your desires.” Source: Rawdat Al-Muhibeen 1/478 Abu Na’eem reported: Ibrahim ibn Adham, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most difficult jihad is the struggle against desire. Whoever […]

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Umar on Secrecy: Those who meet in secret for their religion are spreading misguidance

September 19, 2014

Al-Awza’i reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz said, “If you see a people meeting in secret for their religion to the exclusion of the public, then know that they are establishing misguidance.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 7548 عَنِ الأَوْزَاعِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ قَوْمًا يَتَنَاجَوْنَ فِي دِينِهِمْ دُونَ الْعَامَّةِ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُمْ فِي تَأْسِيسِ […]

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Umar on Jihad: The sins of the Muslims are more harmful than the plots of the enemy

August 23, 2014

Maslamah ibn Abi Bakr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz took a pledge from some of his deputies, saying, “You must fear Allah in every situation you find yourselves. Indeed, the fear of Allah is greater for preparation, a more attainable plan, and a stronger force. There is nothing from the aggression of your enemy that […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: Whoever makes the Hereafter important, Allah takes care of his affairs

August 11, 2014

Zaid ibn Thabit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever makes the world his most important matter, Allah will confound his affairs and make poverty appear before his eyes and he will not get anything from the world except what has been decreed for him. Whoever makes the Hereafter his most important […]

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