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Sayings of Sayyiduna Umar al-Farooq (ra)

There is never a chance of pain in the neck if one does not raise his head too high in the air.

Source : Sunnaforum.com / 21 Jan 2013

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  2. 1. To eat less is healthy, to speak less is wisdom, and to sleep less is worship.
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  4. 2. The one who steps back will not progress.
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3. It is unbecoming of that person who sits with his hands folded and prays to ALLAH

4. After Iman (Faith), there is no greater gift than a pious wife.   

  1. 5. Attain knowledge before old age settles in.                     
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  3. 6. Whosoever hides his secret keeps his safety, safeguarded with himself.                                          
  4. 7. The person who calls himself learned, indeed he is ignorant, and the one who calls himself from the dwellers of Paradise surely he is from the dwellers of Hell.                                               
  5. 8.The Strength in action is, never to put of what you can do today for tomorrow.                                             

9. If it wasn't for the claim of knowledge of the unknown then I would say five people are from the dwellers of Paradise:

  1. *That family man who is poverty stricken but is patient
  2. *That women with whom her husband is happy and accepting.
  3. *That woman who forgives he husband's duty of Mehr (Dowry approved by Muslim law)
  4. *That person with whom his parents are Happy
  5. *And that person who honestly repents from his sins
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10. Once a sheep was slaughtered and Syeduna 'Umar al-Farooq Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho persistently asked his servant if he had first sent meat to his neighbour who was a Jew. The slave asked why you are asking the same question persistently. He answered that ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and his Rasūl Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam had constantly stressed the importance of neighbors therefore I too am persistent in stressing the same.

  1. 11. Three things build love:
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  3. *To make Salam (greeting)
  4. *To make space for a person in a gathering
  5. *To address a person in a respectable and good manner
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12. Faith (Iman) is to regard the Oneness of ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala in ones heart proclaim it with your tongue and to obey the fundamental Islamic Instructions. 

13. The relationship of true humility and genuine fear of ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala is with the heart and not by a show of outward actions.

14. I do not look at anything, except, that I see everything with ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.

15. Do not have Faith in a person's compassion and politeness when he cannot keep his anger under control.

16. Good deeds are the fulfillment of one's rights and to do good deeds is a substitute for bad deeds.

17. Youth before old age and old age before death is a blessing of life.

18. Death is the best teacher.

19. To side with the oppressor is oppression on the oppressed

20. To laugh excessively is a sign of no remorse for death.

21. To educate a seeker of materialism is to place a sword in the hands of a highway robber.

22. Prayer is connected to the heart not by mere apparent actions.

23. One should not judge a person by the number of Salaat (prayer) or Roza (fasting) but by his wisdom and honesty.

24. Do not taunt and curse anyone for this gives rise to collective evils in a person.

25. Be sympathetic towards the poor so that they may be able to speak and build courage.

26. The most intelligent amongst you is he who fears ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala the most.

27. Remove your gaze from the splendor of the World. Do not let the love of this World enter your heart. Beware! The love of this World does not perhaps destroy you, just as it had destroyed previous nations.

28. To stop sinning is easier than to bear the burden of seeking repentance.

29. Do not forget about yourself whilst being concerned for others.

  1. 30. There is never a chance of pain in the neck if one does not raise his head too high in the air.

31. When Sayyiduna 'Umar Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho camped on the outskirts of

Jerusalem to conquer Bait al-Maqdas, the Christian Crusaders were terrified of his presence and requested a meeting with him before handing over the keys of the city. The Crusaders met him whilst he wore a patched garb. They asked him the reason as to why his name generated such immence awe and fear that captured the hearts of his enemies. He replied; "Your kings taught you to love the World (Duniyah) and its wealth and our Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam taught us to fear ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and love death. fear ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and love death.

  1. 32. Whosoever shows you your faults, he is your friend. Those that pay you lip service in praise are your executioners.
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  3. 33.The person who constantly discloses my faults to me is dearest to me.
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  5. 34. Honour and dignity in this World is measured by wealth while honour and dignity in the Hereafter is measured by good deeds.
  6. 35. Save yourself from the Fires of Hell even if it means by doing a favour with half a date (fruit). If this too is not possible then with sweet words.
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  8. 35. We should leave the other nine portions out for the fear of Haram (unlawful). (i.e. if in ten portions one is Haram a Muslim would leave the other nine portions out meaning anything unlawful would be completely left out).
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  10. 36. We should leave the other nine portions out for the fear of Haram (unlawful). (i.e. if in ten portions one is Haram a Muslim would leave the other nine portions out meaning anything unlawful would be completely left out).
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  12. 37. When you combine lawful with unlawful gains then the unlawful contaminates the lawful gains though it may be little.
 

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