This is the last part of Umar quotes, Umar ibn al-Khattab had excellent wisdom and he left us with many things among them are some of his great quotes and sayings.
Read part 1: Umar ibn al-Khattab quotes.
Read part 2 of the quotes here. And continue below to read the last installment of Umar quotes in this post. There are 21 in total, and they are absolutely relevant even now.
The ruler whose intention is good will have the help of Allah in the administration of his affairs; he whose intention is bad will come to disgrace.
The judge should always uphold the principle of equality before law.
May Allah curse the people who hesitate to dine with the slaves.
Do not be mislead by a person’s prayers and fasting; look to his sincerity and wisdom.
Do not be misled by hearing of any one’s reputation.
He trusts in Allah who sows the seed in the ground then depends on Him.
Earning of livelihood by following some profession is better than living on charity.
He who has public responsibility should perform his duties without caring for criticism.
He is to be preferred who has the urge to sin, but does not sin.
Do not depend upon the morality of a person until you have seen him behave while in anger.
I am surprised at 3 things. Man runs from death while it is inevitable. One sees minor faults of others, but overlooks his major faults. When there is any defect to one’s cattle he tries to cure it, but does not cure his own defects.
To flatter is to slaughter.
He, who pretends to be what he is not, is a hypocrite.
If a person has ten habits out of which nine are bad, that bad one will destroy the good ones.
Do not overeat; that invites disease.
He who wins through fraud is no winner.
He who wants paradise should hold fast to the community.
The efficacy of a prayer depends not on the words but on the sincerity of intention.
In the narration of facts refrain from poetising.
O I am not worried about the poverty of Muslims. I am afraid lest by getting rich they might become proud and thereby invite destruction.
In the performance of your duties neither be over zealous, nor indifferent.