Walking With A Limp
One day ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) saw a man walking along a pathway with a stiff gait. He was clearly strutting in a haughty manner. ‘Umar said to him: “Do not walk this way.”
The man said: “I am unable to stop.”
‘Umar then whipped the man, after which he walked with a strutting gait again. ‘Umar then whipped him again, but this time around, the man actually stopped walking with a strut.
‘Umar said: “If I am not going to inflict punishment of whipping for this (kind of behaviour), then for what behaviour should I whip someone?”
Afterwards, the same man returned and said to ‘Umar: “May Allaah reward you well! That was nothing short of the Devil (that made me walk like that), and through you, Allaah has driven him away.”
[Akhbaar ‘Umar, by ‘Alee At-Tantawi, p. 175]