A Shining Example For Every Father.

`Umar ibn `Abdil `Azeez (rahimahullah) was told a son of his bought a ring for a thousand dirhams, he wrote to him:

“I was told that you bought a ring that cost a thousand dirhams. So when you receive this letter,   sell the ring and fill a thousand stomachs (with food bought) with that money. Then buy a ring for two thousand dirhams that has a core iron and have the following words in scripted on it ‘May Allah grant His Mercy to he who knows the limits of his own self'”

Madarij us Salikin


Filed under Classics, From the Pages of History, Giants Amongst Men, Ibn al-Qayyim, Polishing The Heart

5 responses to “A Shining Example For Every Father.

  1. رحم الله امرئ عرف قدر نفسه – one of my favourite statements 🙂

    Jazakillahu khayran ukhta.


  2. ip address looks familiar…


  3. Ah, could that possibly be because you happen to be my beloved flatmate? Could that possibly be the case?? 😉


  4. Abu Abdurrahman

    BarakAllahu feena wa feekum,

    What I had come across was slightly different:

    ويقولون: إن عمر بن عبد العزيز رحمه الله تعالى بلغه أن أحد أبنائه اشترى خاتماً بألف درهم، فبعث إليه يقول: قد بلغني أنك اشتريت خاتماً بألف درهم، فبعه وأطعم به ألف جائع، ثم اتخذ خاتماً من حديد وانقش عليه (رحم الله امرأ عرف قدر نفسه).

    In the Tafseer session of Saleh ‘Awwad Maghamsi in Surah Nahl.


  5. ccc

    =( can i move in too???
    however i come with baggage now lol

    i didnt understand the post…can someone explain it so i can benifit insha Allah.

    btw a relative of mine is ill. please make dua for her and her family.


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