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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]

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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab “There Are Four Types Of Oceans”

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) said:

“There are four types of oceans:

(1) passion is the ocean of sins,

(2) the nafs is the ocean of desires,

(3) death is the ocean of lives,

(4) and the grave is the ocean of regrets.”

‘Umar (ra) Said…

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

About death:

كل يوم يقال مات فلان ولابد من يوم يقال فيه مات عمر

‘Everyday it is said ‘So-and-so has died.’ And there will surely come a day when it shall be said, ‘Umar has died.’ْ

About Hope and fear:

لو نادى منادٍ من السماء أيها الناس أنكم داخلون الجنة كلكم إلا رجلا واحدا لخفت أن اكون أنا هو
ولو نادى منادٍ من السماء أيها الناس أنكم داخلون النار إلا رجل واحدا لرجوت أن أكون أنا هو

‘If a caller were to call from the sky saying, ‘O people! All of you will enter Paradise except one’, I would fear that it was me. And if a caller were to call from the sky saying, ‘O people! All of you will enter Hellfire except one’, I would hope that it was me.’

Sound Advice From ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab

Posted in Adab (Manners), Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

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]

Protect You Honor, Dignity And Chastity… By Any Means Necessary

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

Protect You Honor, Dignity And Chastity… By Any Means Necessary

A man hosted some people from Hudhayl. They sent a slave woman to fetch some firewood, and the host was attracted to her, so he followed her and wanted to have his way with her, but she refused.

He wrestled with her for a while, then she escaped from him and threw a rock at him and killed him. Then she came to her masters and told them what had happened (loyalty!).

Her masters went to ‘Umar (who was the khaleefah at the time) and told him, and ‘Umar sent investigators who found their tracks.

‘Umar said, “No diyah (blood-money paid by the assassin) is to be paid for one who was killed by Allaah.

He regarded it as legitimate to have shed the blood of that aggressor, so there was to be no qisaas (retaliation) or diyah, and no expiation was to be offered.

[Taken from: ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab His Life And Times, by Dr. ‘Alee Muhammad As-Sallaabi, p. 527]

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]

Justice From A Judge And An Ameer

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Justice From A Judge And An Ameer

‘Umar wanted to buy a horse from a bedouin. He rode it to try it out, and the horse became lame (because of his riding it).

‘Umar said, “Take your horse.

The man said, “No.”

‘Umar said, “Then appoint a judge between me and you.

The man said, “Shurayh.”

So they referred to him for judgement.

When he heard what they had to say, he said, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen (Leader of the believers), take what you bought, or give it back to him as you took it.

‘Umar said, “This is the way to pass judgement,” and he sent him as a judge to Koofah.

[Taken from: ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab His Life And Times, by Dr. ‘Alee Muhammad As-Sallaabi, p. 512]