Quotes of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab Part Two

Quotes of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab Part Two

image of quotes of umarFollowing on from the quotes of Umar Ibn al-Khattab, I’ve decided that it is time to add 20 more of the quotes of Umar Farooque (R.A). Especially as the last post was very popular and unique.

Unique in the sense that those quotes weren’t copied and pasted from other articles similar to the quotes of Umar. Not that any of my other posts are plagiarised 🙂

This is also the continuation of the Umar Series, a section dedicated to the quotes of Umar and other attributes of the great man inspired by the televised programme broadcast over Ramadan entitled ‘Omar Series’ from MBC.

As well as having quotes of Umar, there will also be further posts on quotes by other great Sahabas such as Ali Ibn Abu Talib, Abu Bakr and Uthman. So make sure you sign up to receive instant updates of all great Islamic content from topislamic.com. To sign up just enter your email on the sidebar and then check your inbox for further instructions.

As I’ve mentioned in the other post about Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, these quotes are taken from the biography of Umar Farooque by Prof. Masud ul-Hasan. Which you can buy Here.

Below you’ll find 20 more quotes of Umar. I really hope that these inspire us to be better Muslims and we can apply some of the great wisdom in our own lives.

Quotes of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab

In addition to the previous 35 great sayings of Umar, here are 20 more.

  1. “Before Allah, that is the best dinner which people eat together.”
  2. “As long as you are pure of heart, you speak the truth.”
  3. “The pilgrims are the delegations of Allah.”
  4. “If your ruler is just, praise Allah; if he is unjust, pray to Allah to rid you of him.”
  5. “Allah is happy with such rulers whose slaves are under their control.”
  6. “Forgive the people so that Allah may forgive you.”
  7. “Prefer for the people what you prefer for yourself. Which you do not wish for yourself, do not impose on others.”
  8. “In the eyes of Allah he is the best ruler who has secured prosperity and comfort for the people.”
  9. “That ruler is most accursed whose misconduct leads to distress of the people.”
  10. “Every ruler should keep his door open to the people.”
  11. “Understand the teachings of the Holy Quran for that is the source of knowledge.”
  12. “Relate as few traditions as possible, lest by being involved in traditions the people overlook the Quran.”
  13. “All the injunctions of Islam are based on reason.”
  14. “The way to express gratitude to Allah is to give Zakat out of the property He has bestowed on you.”
  15. “In my view your greatest obligation is to offer prayers. He who fulfills this obligation with great regularity will be secure in his religion.”
  16. “He who sleeps without offering the night prayer, may he never enjoy a sound sleep.”
  17. “Women should offer Zakat on their ornaments.”
  18. “Blessed are those who are martyred in the way of Allah.”
  19. “In the preparation of Islam, commit no excess.”
  20. “Without consultation, the Caliphate is unlawful.”

That concludes part two of the quotes of Umar (r.a). If you would like to read the book from which these quotes have been taken you can find it here: Hadrat Umar Farooq: His Life and Works.

Read the first part of the Quotes which has 35 more.

Please let me know what you think by leaving your comments.

By |January 28th, 2013|Quotes, Umar Series|12 Comments

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  1. Ahmal 02/02/2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I’m afraid that I find these quotations rather embarrassing. Not because they are wrong or evil, but because they are trite. Having read the aphorisms of a great many sages from most of the world’s sacred traditions, these seem disappointingly prosaic.

    • Abu Zainab 02/02/2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Perhaps you need to read the original Arabic and see it in the context to which it was said, perhaps then you may not be embarrassed, to who I wonder?

    • Fatima 12/02/2013 at 4:14 am - Reply


      You insult the great Sahaba Umar ibn Khattab(RA). I feel disappointed in your arrogance. You probably think the garbage collector is not important as well.

      Where is Umar ibn Khattab(RA) now? and where are those sages? Umar ibn Khattab(RA)wasn’t known for speaking; he was known as a man of action.

      You speak, he worked. Repent for insulting our great leader, brother in Islam. Arrogance isn’t from Islam. Either speak words of kindness or remain quiet.

      Do you feel pagans were better than Umar(RA)?

    • Muna Hakim 10/06/2013 at 4:51 am - Reply

      To Ahmal”
      In Arabic, each of these quotes is beautiful in its simplicity, gentleness and purity. They also have a depth and universality that applies in so many situations. If you have read as many quotes as you say you have, you would realize that a lot of the beautiful meaning is lost in the translation into English. So please read the original , and then revisit your own comments.

    • Javed Rasheed 31/03/2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

      @ Ahmal: Brother, I do not know whether you’re an opinionated kind of person .But to say that the qoutes of one of the greatest companions and ruler of Islam is embarrassing means that you need to assert your Faith and study Islamic history in an appropriate way.

      Our attitude towards the Sahaba should be that of love, respect, peace and purity of our hearts and tongues. Allah has described this in His saying:
      “And those who come after them say: ‘Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed.’” [59:10]

      The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised us:
      “When my Companions are mentioned then withhold” [Saheeh, at-Tabaranee].
      And he also said, “Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that” [al-Bukharee, Muslim].
      And he said, “Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people” [Saheeh, At-Tabaranee]

      May Allah (swt) guide you in the right path. Aameen

  2. onlinebusiness 10/02/2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Islam is beautiful

  3. Zahra 19/04/2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Great effort brother, thank you.
    To Ahmal, he who can give advise and or explain things in the most simple terms is the most intelligent for complicated words complicate the mind.

  4. zunubiyah 26/05/2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Islam is great I’m proud to be born as Muslim & in Ummat of Rasulallah sallahu taala aalaihi wassalam

  5. Mini 30/07/2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Assalamualikum brother. i raelly liked our post … i came here while i was looking for htis quote….”I fear the day when disbelievers are proud of their falsehood and the muslims are shy of their faith” – Umar bin Kattab
    do you have a reference to this quote? I have seen this one in many places. but i haven’t found the reference. please help me if anyone knows?

  6. ANSAR MOHAMMED 10/12/2013 at 8:18 am - Reply

    suddenly I stuck my mind ….different fear thoughts came for me ..alhamdulillah

  7. sabena 25/05/2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    May Allah SWT bless you immensely. Ameen. Beautiful quotes.

  8. Junaid 05/08/2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    “When you start thinking everything is fine there starts the downfall of it.” Any reference to this quote from ‘Umar (ra)

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