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Abstain from opulence


What is the source of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Abstain and be wary of opulence, for certainly the servants of Allah are not from the opulent ones”

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Another incident regarding the awe of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and his fear of Allah Ta’ala


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Certain Sahabah once got together. Among them were ‘Ali, ‘Uthman,  Talhah, Zubayr, Sa’d and ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhum). ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had the most courage to speak to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu). They sent ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to tell ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that sometimes people come with to seek some assistance or to ask something from him but are unable to speak to him as they awestruck and become dumbfounded and are therefore unable to fulfill their need. He should therefore be more gentle and soft.

‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) approached Sayyiduna ‘Umar and conveyed the message and described how people are awestruck by him.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) responded, ‘I was extremely lenient with the masses so much so that I feared Allah Ta’ala [will take me to task] for being so lenient. Then I became strict and I now fear that Allah will question me for being so strict. Tell me, what is the solution?’

Hearing this, ‘Abdur Rahman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) started weeping and he left saying, ‘Woe to you [O Ummah of Muhammad], what will happen to you after ‘Umar [passes away]’

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The awe and character of Sayyiduna’Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)


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Once Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was getting his hair cut and suddenly coughed. Due to this the barber urinated himself/passed wind out of fear and awe of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then gifted him forty silver coins.

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