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The Dunya has changed us all but not you!

May 27, 2014 1 comment


In the time of Hazrat Umar ibn al-Khattab (radhiallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was made the governor of Shaam (Greater Syria, the Levant) since he had captured most of Shaam. At that time Shaam used to be a vast province constituting present day states Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. Shaam was a wealthy province. It was Rome’s favourite region.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) used to execute his responsibilities in Madinah. Once he was on an inspection visit to Shaam when he said to the governor:

“O Abu Ubaidah, I want to see the place where you live my brother”.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was thinking that Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) is the governor of such a wealthy province I should see how much he has collected for himself.

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) said why do you want to see my house? Because after seeing my house the only thing you will do is weep.

But Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) insisted and so they both set out for the house. They passed the main city and the residential areas.

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) asked him: “Where are you taking me?”

Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (radhiallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Its not far now”.

And then at the outskirts of the wealthy city of Damascus came the house of the Governor of Shaam Read more…

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