Umar Quotes | Quotes by Umar

1No man can have anything better after faith than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character.

2Renouncing the worldly pleasures is a comfort for both the human heart and body.

3Do not accept gifts; [because] that is bribery.

4No amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God's decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.

5The criterion of action is that todays work should not be deferred till the following day.

6May Allah bless the man who says less and does more.

7When a man puts me a question, I judge of his intelligence.

8Do not depend upon the morality of a person until you have seen him behave while in anger.

9Take account of yourselves before you are brought to account.

10Sit with those who love Allah, for that enlightens the mind.

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11He who wins through fraud is not a winner.

12May Allah have mercy on him who sends me my faults as a present.

13The most important of your affairs in my view is prayer; whoever prays regularly has protected his faith, but whoever neglects it, is bound to be more negligent in other issues of faith.

14He who went to the kings to seek favors went away from Allah.

15Hold yourselves accountable before you are held accountable.

16Taqwaa is not by praying all night and fasting all day but rather it is abiding by the commands of Allah and staying away from His prohibitions.

17I am surprised at three things: 1. [A] man runs from death while death is inevitable. 2. One sees minor faults in others, yet overlooks his own major faults. 3. When there is any defect to one's cattle he tries to cure it, but does not cure his own defects.

18If a person has ten habits out of which nine are good and one bad, that bad one will destroy the good ones.

19Acquire knowledge, and learn tranquility and dignity.

20Be patient; patience is a pillar of faith.

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21A man should be like a child with his wives, but if they need him, he should act like a man

22Learn Arabic, for it strengthens the intelligence and increases one鈥檚 noble conduct (al-mur没`ah).

23Do not be fooled by one who recites the Qur芒n. His recitation is but speech 鈥?but look to those who act according to it.

24May Allah show mercy upon the man who shows me my faults.

25The less of the World, the freer you live.

26No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future

27Allah loves moderation and hates extravagance and excess.

28Lower your gaze from the world and turn your heart away from it...

29Fear Allah, for that is fortune; indifference to Allah is misfortune.

30The death of a thousand worshipers is easier to bear than the death of a scholar who has knowledge of what Allah has permitted and forbidden.

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31Stay well away from the enemies of All芒h during their festivals.

32The happiest of people is the one under whose care people are happy because of him, and the most miserable of people is the one under whose care people are miserable because of him.

33By Allah, whenever I endure any adversity I gain four blessings of Allah in exchange. The first of them is, when the adversity is not caused by my sin (virtue is earned). The second, when the adversity is not greater than my sin (virtue is earned). The third, when I am not deprived of contentment (virtue is earned). And the fourth, I hope for virtues thereby.

34Women are not a garment you wear and undress however you like. They are honored and have their rights.

35The wisest among you is he whose sustenance is the fear of Allah.

36Death is teacher enough, true faith is wealth enough, and worship is action enough.

37I have never regretted my silence. As for my speech, I have regretted it over and over again.

38I fear the day when the Kuffar are proud of their falsehood, and the Muslims are shy of their faith.

39There is no goodness in people who don't give advice, and there is no goodness in people who don't like to be advised

40Take account of your deeds before they are taken account of.

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41As long as you are pure of heart, you speak the truth.

42I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.

43Islam will be destroyed by the mistakes of scholars, the arguments of the hypocrites who misinterpret the Qur鈥檃n to support their views and misleading rulers.

44Do not be misled by hearing of anyone's reputation.

45The efficacy of a prayer depends not on the words but on the sincerity of intention.

46Let not your love become attachment, nor your hate become destruction.

47Patience is the healthiest ingredient of our life.

48I know that you are a stone, you do not cause benefit or harm; and if it were not that I had seen All芒h鈥檚 Messenger (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) kiss you, I would never have kissed you.

49Do not put off today's work for tomorrow.

50To be alone means that you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone.

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51He who keeps his own counsel keeps his affairs in his own hands.

52Acquire knowledge and teach it to people.

53What regresses, never progresses.

54God forbid, men should be jealous of knowledge as they are jealous of women.

55On every dishonest man, there are two watchmen, his possessions, and his way of living.

56To forgive an oppressor is oppression upon the oppressed.

57If a sheep dies on the shore of the Euphrates I fear lest Allah ask me to account for it on the Day of Resurrection.

58Sit with those who constantly repent, for they have the softest hearts.

59Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse.

60Do not be deceived by a man's eloquence; rather whoever fulfils trusts and refrains from impugning people's honour is a real man.