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Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) remarked: “Words are a trial and it is more fitting for a believer to act than to talk”



Hafiz Ibn Rajab al Hambali (rahimahullah) has cited this incident:

‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz once delivered a sermon which softened the people and caused them to cry. Thus, he stopped his address. Someone told him, “Complete what you were saying, we hope that Allah will bring benefit through it.” ‘Umar (rahimahullah) replied, “Words are a trial. It is more fitting for a Believer to act than to talk.”

(Jami’ul ‘Ulumi wal Hikam, vol. 1 pg. 256)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar



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