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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]

‘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 Ibn Al-Khattaab, “Remember The Fire A Great Deal”

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab is reported to have said:

“Remember the fire a great deal;

for its heat is intense,

its bottom is deep,

and the stay therein is long.”

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]

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]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Posted in Adab (Manners), Inspirational Stories, Killing The Fitna with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

It was narrated that ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Aamir said:

I set out with a caravan and when we came to Dhu Al-Marwah, a cloak of mine was stolen, and one of those people (from Dhu Al-Marwah) was with us.

My companions said to him, “O So and so, give him back his cloak.”

He said, “I did not take it.”

So I went to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab and told him about it.

He asked, “Who was there?”

I told him who they were and I named the one I thought took it and i said, “IO wanted to bring him in chains.”

‘Umar responded, “How could you bring him in chains without any proof!?”

[Taken from: ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab His Life And Times, by Dr. ‘Alee Muhammad As-Sallaabi, p. 511]

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]
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