The Love of ‘Ali for his brother, ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them)

Posted on January 29, 2015

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Abu as-Safar narrated:

رُؤِيَ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ بُرْدٌ كَانَ يُكْثِرُ لِبْسَهُ

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was seen wearing a cloak that he used to wear often.

It was said: 

يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ، إِنَّكَ لَتُكْثِرُ لِبْسَ هَذَا الْبُرْدِ ؟

‘0 Amir al-Mu’mineen, you wear this cloak a great deal.’

He said: 

نَعَمْ ، إِنَّ هَذَا كَسَانِيهِ خَلِيلِي وَصَفِيِّي عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ نَاصَحَ اللَّهَ فَنَصَحَهُ ثُمَّ بَكَى

‘Yes, I was given this garment to wear by my brother and close friend ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him); he was sincere to Allah, and Allah rewarded him.’ Then he wept.”

– Ash-Shari’ah by Imam al-Ajuree, no. 1806, Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah 12/29

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