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Fatimah, the wife of Umar ibn Abdil Aziz[Rahimahullah]: I never saw anyone that would pray ﻤمand fast as much as him. Nor did I see anyone that had as much fear as him. After Isha he would just sit and cry until sleep would overcome him. And in the middle of the night he would wake up and start crying again until sleep would overcome him. Sometimes he would be in bed and think about a matter to do with the akhirah and start shaking like a bird that shakes off water.

[‘Uluuw al Himmah]


Imam Al-Bukhari [Rahimahullah] was also  also mentioned in “al-Fath al bari”: ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz wrote to all the countries: “Search for the hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and assemble them.”

In “Fath al-Bari”  byIbn Hajar [Rahimahullah]  it was mentioned that: “The first one to write down the hadith was Ibn Shihab az-Zuhriyy[Rahimahullah]  at the turn of the first century by the order of  ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz [Rahimahullah].”

‘Ásim Ibn Bahdalah Al-Kufi [Rahimahullah], the famous qári said, “I visited Sayyiduná ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz [Rahimahullah] and a man spoke loudly. To this Sayyiduná ‘Umar [Rahimahullah] replied: “Stop! You need not talk loudly. You should only talk loud enough to make your listeners hear.” [Tárikh Dimashq]

One day, ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz [Rahimahullah] heard that his son bought a ring for 1,000 dirhams, so he wrote a letter to his son, saying:

بلغني أنّك اشتريت خاتمًا وفصّه بألف درهم، فإذا أتاك كتابي هذا فَبِعْ الخاتم، وأشبع به ألف بطن، واتّخذ خاتمًا بدرهمين، واجعل فصّه حديدًا صينيًا واكتُب عليه: رحِم الله امرءًا عرف قدره
“It has reached me that you bought a 1,000 dirham ring, so when this letter reaches you, sell the ring and fill 1000 stomachs (CHARITY)!!! Then buy a ring for 2 dirhams and the inside of it should be of iron and engrave on it the following words: “May Allaah have mercy on the person who knows his limits!”

{“Madarij As-Salikien”, 2/331}.

Ibraaheem bin Maysarah – rahimahullah – said:

“I never saw ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul-’Aziz[Rah] hit any person except one who reviled Mu’awiyah[RA]. This one he whipped many times.”

[al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah]