Zayd ibn Aslam said, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) went out at night to observe the people and saw a lamp in a house where an old woman eas teasing some wool, saying

The prayer of the good be upon Muhammad ﷺ
may The Blessed bless him ﷺ!
I was standing in tears before dawn. If only I knew,
when death gives us different forms,
Whether the Abode will join me to my beloved ﷺ

She meant the Prophet ﷺ. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allau ‘anhu) sat down in tears.

– From al-Shifa written by Qadi Iyad rahimahu Llah –



O Allah, if You have written me down as being someone who is miserable, then erase that for me; and instead write me down as being happy. For indeed, You erase whatever You wish, and You write down and uphold [whatever You wish].

– Hazrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab radi Allahu ‘anhu

4 things to thank for when calamaties strikes


If Allah ta’ala strikes me with a calamity I will thank Allah ta’ala for four things:

  1. The test was not in my religion;
  2. The calamity could have been worse;
  3. It is an expiation for my sins,
  4. and any loss after losing the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is nothing

Hazrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab radi Allahu ‘anhu

Do not delay your work


The Strength in action is, never to put of what you can do today for tomorrow.

– Hazart ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab Radi’Allāhu ‘anhu –

Brightness on the night of a full-moon!


On one occasion, Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was so captivated by the beauty of our Prophet ﷺ , he spoke some lines of poetry by a famous Arab poet, Zuhair:

Were you other than a human being, you would be the brightness on the night of a full-moon.

‘Id of Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’ẓam radi Allahu ‘anhu


On the day of ‘Id, some people came to the house of Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq A’ẓam radi Allahu ‘anhu to meet and greet him, but the door was closed and the sound of crying was emanating from the house. When the door opened, they asked surprisingly, ‘O Amīr-ulMuminīn  today is ‘Id and every one is delighted, why are you crying?’ He replied wiping his tears:

O People! This is the day of Eid (celebration) as well as the day of Wa’īd (warning). Indeed, this is Eid for the one whose Ṣalāĥ and fasts have been accepted, but it is the day of Wa’īd (warning) for the one whose Ṣalāĥ and fasts have been rejected and thrown onto his face, and I am crying because:

I do not know whether my worship has been accepted or rejected.

May Allah have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!