The Simplicity of Umar

An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘Materialistic Greed & Rivalry: A Tafsir of Surat 102 – al-Takathur’ – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

Full Talk: https://youtu.be/-m7NTTQObJg

The example of Umar (R.A) in his abstention and simplicity is truly fascinating. Despite being the leader of the Muslims and having the riches of Arabia, Persia and Rome in the coffers of Madinah – he at one time had only two pairs of cloths, one of which had 21 patches on it.

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