The Humility Of Aboo ‘Ubaydah Ibn Al-Jarraah, Part 2


When ‘Umar came to Syria, he said to Aboo ‘Ubaydah, “Let us to to your house.”

He said, “What will you do at my house? All you will do is weep for me!

‘Umar entered the house and did not see anything, to which ‘Umar said, “Where is your furniture? I do not see anything but a saddle, a plate and a waterskin, and you are the governor! Do you have any food?

Aboo ‘Ubaydah went to a basket and took out some pieces of bread. ‘Umar wept and Aboo ‘Ubaydah said to him, “I told you that you would weep for me O Ameer Al-Mu’mineen. Whatever gets you to your destination is enough.”

‘Umar said, “This world has changed us all except you, O Aboo ‘Ubaydah.”

According to another narration, he walked with him until he came to his house, then he stayed with him, and he did not see anything in his house except his sword, shield and saddle.

[Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa, 1/17. Quoting from ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab His Life And Times, p.302]

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