Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) tolerates humiliation only to be afforded great respect thereafter


What is the reference for this narration?

رب كلمة ذل احتملتها أورثتني عزا طويلا



This has been recorded as the statement of ‘Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) in the following sources:

  1. Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 177
  2. Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 40 pg. 271


‘Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) said: “On many occasions, I tolerated disgraceful remarks due to which I was bestowed with immense respect.”

(Also see: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 20 pg. 21, Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 4 pg. 436)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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