Following the Traces

May 30, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Malik said that someone informed him: “The son of ‘Umar {ibn al-Khattab} would imitate the Messenger of Allah and follow his traces and lifestyle and be very keen in this, to the point that we feared for his sanity because of his keenness in this.”

One of the teachers of Imam Malik = “Imam Nafi’ reported that ‘Abdullahi the son of ‘Umar {Allah be pleased with him} used to follow the traces of the Messenger of Allah {Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him} in every place he prayed.

This was to the point that there was a tree that the Prophet would sit under, and Ibn ‘Umar would frequent this tree and water its trunk so that it would not weaken.”

{Siyar A’lam an-Nubala” ~ The Lives of the Noble Figures ~ Section on the Life of ibn ‘Umar, 4/346-373}


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