Umar ibn Al-Khattab quotes

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Umar a.k.a. Omar a.k.a. Umar, son of his father Al-Khattab was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in their hometown Mecca.

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Umar ibn Al-Khattab quotes

“A man should be like a child with his wife, but if she needs him, he should act like a man.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Account yourself before you are brought to account and measure your actions before they are measured.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Acquire knowledge and teach it to people.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Acquire knowledge and teach people. Learn along with it dignity and tranquility and humility for those who teach you and humility for those whom you teach. Do not be tyrannical scholars and thus base your knowledge upon your ignorance.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Acquire knowledge, and learn tranquility and dignity.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

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

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Be dignified, honest, and truthful.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Be patient. Patience is a pillar of faith.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Do not be an arrogant scholar, for scholarship cannot subsist with arrogance.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Do not grieve over what has passed unless it makes you work harder for what is about to come.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Do not put off today’s work for tomorrow.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Do not trust the character of one who cannot control his temper.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Doing good for a good done to you is simply repayment, whereas doing good for an evil done to you is a tremendous virtue.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Don't let your love become an obsession, nor your hate become destruction.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Don’t forget your own self while preaching to others.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Don’t forget your own self while reminding others.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Every ruler should keep his door open to the people.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“For those who practise tyranny and deprive others of their rights, I will be harsh and stern, but for those who follow the law, I will be most soft and tender.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Get used to a rough life, for luxury does not last forever.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“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.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“God loves moderation and hates extravagance and excess.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“He is an intelligent person who can translate his actions into good.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“He is to be preferred who has the urge to sin, but does not sin.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“He who does not know evil will fall into it.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“He who does not live in the way of his beliefs starts to believe in the way he lives.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“He who wins through fraud is no winner.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“I fear of the day when the disbelievers are proud of their falsehood.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“I have never regretted my silence, as for my speech I’ve regretted it many times.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“I have seen all type of friends but I never found a friend better than safeguarding the tongue.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“I will be harsh and stern against the aggressor, but I will be a pillar of strength for the weak.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“I wish you knew what I have in my heart for you, but there is no way for you to know except by my actions.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“In the performance of your duties, neither be overzealous nor indifferent.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Learn the Arabic language; it will sharpen your wisdom.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Let not your hatred be destruction. When you hate someone, you love to see your companion destroyed.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Let not your love become attachment, nor your hate become destruction.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Luxury doesn't last forever.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

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

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“May God bless the man who says less and does more.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Money cannot help lifting its head.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Must every house be built upon love? What about loyalty and appreciation?”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me and that what misses me was never meant for me.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Nothing is worse than avarice that destroys the mind, even alcohol.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“One who guards his secrecy is surely safe.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Patience is the healthiest ingredient of our life.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Prefer for the people what you prefer for yourself. What you do not wish for yourself, do not impose on others.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Remember, I have not appointed you as commanders and tyrants over the people. I have sent you as leaders instead, so that the people may follow your example.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Sit with those who have sinned and repented for they have the softest of hearts.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Stick to the truth even if the truth kills you.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The best way to defeat someone is to beat him at politeness.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The less attachment to the world. The easier your life.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The most accursed ruler whose misconduct leads to distress of the people.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The most beloved of people to me is he that points out my flaws to me.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The wisest man is he who can account for his actions.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“The women are not a garment you wear and undress however you like. They are honored and have their rights.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“There are four types of oceans; passion is the ocean of sins, the nafs is the ocean of desires, death is the ocean of lives, and the grave is the ocean of regrets.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“To be alone you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“To laugh excessively is a sign of no remorse for death.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy, and to mingle less with the people is safe and serene.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Trust is that there should be no difference between what you do and say and what you think.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“What regresses, never progresses.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“When did you start enslaving people, when their mothers gave birth to them free?”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“When one’s intention is sincere, God will suffice his needs, protect him, and guide him in his dealings with the people.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“When you see any scholar who loves the world, then his scholarship is in doubt.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“When your spouse is angry, you should be calm. When one is fire, the other should be water.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab

“Whosoever shows you your faults is your friend. Those that pay you lip service in praise are your executioners.”

Umar ibn Al-Khattab