Can you please provide the source and authenticity of this statement which is attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?
اميتوا الباطل بعدم ذكره
“Erase falsehood by not mentioning it”
I have not come across these exact words as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The wording of this version is as follows:
إن لله عبادا يميتون الباطل بهجره
There are certain servants of Allah who extinguish falsehood by abandoning it
(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 1 pg. 55. See here)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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