• Anees Bhayat

Upon the Death of ‘Umar رضي الله عنه


It has been narrated from Abū Wā’il رحمه الله that he said:

“Ibn Mas‘ūd رضي الله عنه came to us and gave us the news of the passing away of ‘Umar رضي الله عنه - I have not experienced a day in which he wept and grieved more than that day – and then he said, ‘By Allāh! If I come to know that ‘Umar used to love a dog, I would also begin to love that dog; by Allāh! I feel that the shrubs have also felt the loss of ‘Umar.’” [1]

[1] Aṭ-Ṭabaqāt Al-Kubrā of Ibn Sa‘d

وعن ابي وائل قال: قدم علينا ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه فنعى إلينا عمر رضي الله عنه، فلم أر يوماً كان أكثر باكياً ولا حزيناً منه، ثم قال: والله! لو أعلم عمر رضي الله عنه كان يحب كلباً لأحببته، والله! إني أحسب العضاه قد وجد فقد عمر رضي الله عنه!

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