Umar ibn Abdul Aziz عمر بن عبد العزيز

Umar II on Qadr: O Allah, content me with Your divine decree

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, would supplicate often, saying, “O Allah, make me pleased with Your decree and bless me in […]

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Umar II on Death: The Caliph trembles remembering the Hereafter

Al-Qaddah reported: Whenever death was mentioned in front of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, he would tremble like a bird and weep until his tears

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Umar II on Eid: May Allah accept from us and from you

Adham reported: We would say to Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, on the two Eids, “May Allah accept good deeds from us and from you,

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Umar II on Qadr: O Allah, make me satisfied with the Decree

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say, “O Allah, make me content with Your providence and bless me in Your

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Umar II on Humility: Best Muslims are humble with Allah

Al-Ghazali reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best people are those who are humble before Allah.” Source: Iḥyā’ Ulūm al-Dīn 3/355 عن الغزالي

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Umar II on Mockery: Beware of making fun and causing hatred

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Beware of mockery, for it is foolishness that produces malice.” Some of the wise men said, “Indeed,

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Umar II on Sabr: Reward of patience better than material blessings

Muhammad ibn Amr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said upon the pulpit, “Allah does not grant a servant a blessing and then removes the

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Umar II on Knowledge: Action without knowledge more harmful than good

Sa’id ibn Abdul Aziz reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, wrote to the people of Medina, “Whoever worships without knowledge will cause more harm than

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Umar II on Akhirah: Set right your Hereafter, Allah will care for your world

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Take care of your Hereafter and Allah will take care of your worldly life. Take care

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Umar on Hudud: Strict requirement of four witnesses to adultery

Ibn al-Musayyib reported: Three men testified against Al-Mughirah that he had committed adultery, while an additional witness abstained. Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, punished the three men and

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Umar II on Jihad: Best jihad is against one’s lowly desires

Ibn Muflih reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best jihad is the jihad against whims.” Source: al-Ādāb al-Shar’īyah 3/131  عن ابن مفلح قَالَ

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Umar II on Kindness: None is kind but that Allah will be kind to him

Ibn Hibban reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most beloved matters to Allah are three: forgiveness in a position of power, moderation in

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Umar II on Humility: Caliph orders son to sell his valuable jewelry

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son had purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him

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Umar II on Curses: He curses his oppressor until he is even worse

Ribah ibn ‘Ubaydah reported: I was sitting with Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, when the ruler Al-Hajjaj was mentioned, so I reviled and denounced him.

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Umar II on Dhikr: Thought upon blessings of Allah best worship

Ibn Kathir reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Speaking in remembrance of Allah Almighty is good, and thinking about the blessings of Allah is

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Umar II on Gradualism: Beware forcing truth on people all at once

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, “O father, what is the matter that you do not

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Hasan on Jihad: Best jihad is against your soul, desires

Ibn al-Qayyim reported: It was said to Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, “O Abu Sa’id, which jihad is best?” Hasan said, “Your jihad against your desires.” Source:

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Umar on II Secrecy: Beware secret religious cults of misguidance

Al-Awza’i reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you see people meeting in secret for their religion to the exclusion of the public, then

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Umar II on Jihad: Our sins more harmful than plots of enemies

Maslamah ibn Abi Bakr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, took a pledge from some of his military deputies, saying, “You must fear Allah in

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Hadith on Akhirah: Take care of your Hereafter, Allah takes care of the rest

Zayd ibn Thabit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is concerned about the world, Allah will disorder his affairs, make poverty appear before

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