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Giving Someone Credit (Tazkiyah)

Posted in Brothers Base, Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

A man bore witness to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab so ‘Umar said to him: “I do not know you, but it does not matter that I do not know you. Bring me someone who does know you.”

A man among the peole said: “I know him.” ‘Umar asked: “What do you know about him?” He said: “He is of good character and is virtuous.”

‘Umar asked: “Is he your neighbour who you know by night and by day, and you know when he comes in and goes out?” The man said: “No.”

‘Umar asked: “Did h have any financial dealings with you which is the way to know whether he is God-fearing or not?” The man said: “No.”

‘Umar then asked: “Has he been your companion on a journey, which is the best way to know whether he is of noble character and attitude?” The man said: “No.”

So ‘Umar said: “Then you do not know him.”

[Sunan Al-Bayhaqi, 10/125 & Mawsoo’ah Fiqh ‘Umar, p. 731]


Sound Advice From ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab

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Sound Advice From ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab once said to Al-Ahnaf Ibn Qais:

O Ahnaf, the more one laughs, the less dignity will he posses. Whoever jokes (excessively or indecently) is a person who will be taken lightly. Whoever does something frequently will become known by that thing.

Whoever speaks often, errs often; the more often one errs, the less modesty will he possess; whoever has a low level of modesty will also have a low level of piety; and when one has a low level of piety, then his heart dies.

[Taken from “Glimpses Of The Lives Of Righteous People”, Darussalam publishing, Pp. 24-25, quoting from “Sifatus-Safwah”, 1/1449]

Upholding The Honor Of Your Muslim Brother And Sister

Posted in Brothers Base, Inspirational Stories, Killing The Fitna with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Upholding The Honor Of Your Muslim Brother And Sister

At the time of ‘Umar, there were two young righteous men who were as close as brothers. One of them went out to join one of the battles the Muslims were facing, and he asked his brother to look after his family.

One night he went to check on his brothers family and he saw a lamp burning in the house, and there was a Jew in the house with his brother’s wife, reciting lines of provocative verses (calling her to have sexual relations with him).

The young man went back to his own house and fetched a sword, then he entered his brother’s house and killed the Jew whom he then stripped and threw into the street.

The next morning they found the body and nobody knew who killed him. They went to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab and told him about that.

‘Umar called out to the people, “As-Salaatu Jaami’ah (the prayer is about to begin).

The people gathered, then ‘Umar ascended the mimbar (pulpit); he praised and glorified Allaah, then he said, “I adjure by Allaah any man who knows anything about this body to tell me about it.

The young man (who killed him) stood up and told ‘Umar about what had happened.

‘Umar said, “May Allaah protect your hands,” and he regarded it as legitimate to have shed his blood.

[Taken from: ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab His Life And Times, by Dr. ‘Alee Muhammad As-Sallaabi, p. 526]

Think Good Of Your Brother

Posted in Adab (Manners), Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Methodology Of The Salaf, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Think Good Of Your Brother

تظنن بكلمة خرجت من امرئ مسلم شرا وأنت تجد لها في الخير محملا
Umar’s once said:
“Do not think evil of anything that comes from your brother, Muslim’s tongue, whenver there is a way to interpret it in a good way.”
[Al-Farq bayna an-Naseehah wat-Ta’yeer – English: The Difference between Advising and Condemning]

‘Umar Remembers The Good Old Days With Allaah’s Messenger

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‘Umar Remembers The Good Old Days With Allaah’s Messenger

One night ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab was on his night (security) patrol, when he saw a light and sound comming from a house. He looked in to find an old lady spinning wool and singing the following couplets:

“May Allaah accept the prayers of the pious and elite,

Seeking blessings for Muhammad (peace be upon him),

Allaahs Prophet, he worshipped each night, and he wept before the dawning of each day,

I wish to know if I could be together with my beloved (Prophet Muhammad (saw)),

For death comes in different states of minds, and I do not know how I shall die.”

‘Umar (ra), on hearing these lines, sat down weeping in love and memory of the Prophet (saw)

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab: “Those Who Came Before You Were Destroyed Because…”

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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab: “Those Who Came Before You Were Destroyed Because…”

Places Their Prophets Prayed

It was narrated with a saheeh isnaad that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab was on a journey and he saw people frequenting a place and praying there.

He asked, “What is this?”

They said, “A place where the Messenger of Allaah prayed.”

He said, “Those who came before you were destrpyed because of this. They took the places where their Prophets went as places of worship. If a person is there when the time for prayer comes, let him pray, otherwise let him move on.”

Ignoring The Divinely Revealed Book

It was narrated from ‘Amr Ibn Maymoon that his father said:

“A man came to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab and said, ‘O Ameer al-Mu’mineen (Leader of the Believers), when we conquered Al-Madaa’in we found a book in which were some amazing words.’

He said, ‘From the Book of allaah?’

He said, ‘No.’

He called for his stick and started hitting him with it and reciting the words:

Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book [the Qur’an that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing]. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand. We relate unto you [Muhammad] the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’an. And before this [i.e. before the coming of Divine Inspiration to you], you were among those who knew nothing about it [the Qur’an].

[Qur’aan, Surah Yusuf (12), Verses 1-3]

Then he said, ‘Those who came before you werre destroyed because they turned to the books of their scholars and bishops, and ignored the Torah and Gospel, until they were neglected and the knowledge in them was lost.’ ”

[Taken from ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, His Life And Times, By ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabi, Vol. I, Pp. 296-297 & 298]

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab And His Zuhd (Forsaking Of The Pleasures Of This World)

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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab And His Zuhd (Forsaking Of The Pleasures Of This World)

He Caused Pain

It was narrated from Ash-Shifa’ Bint ‘Abdullaah that she saw some people who walked slowly and spoke slowly.

She asked, “Who are these (people)?”

They said, “They are Ascetics (people who forsake the pleasures of this world).”

She said, “By Allaah, when ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab spoke, he could be heard, when he walked, he walked fast. and when he hit, he caused pain, and by Allaah he was a true ascetic.”

What Made Him Better Than The Rest

Asceticism was a prominent feature of his character.

Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqaas (r.a) said, “By Allaah, ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab was not the earliest of us to migrate, but I know why he was better than us; he was the most abstemious of us towards worldly matters.

Garbage Dump

It was narrated that Abu Al-Ashhab said: ” ‘Umar passed by a garbage dump and stopped there, and it was as if his companions were bothered by it (the smell). He said, ‘This is the world of yours which you are so eager  for and you weep over.’ ”

[Taken from ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, His Life And Times, By ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabi, Vol. I, Pp. 236, 238 & 288]