Tongue Lashing

A BEDOUIN once came to Umar (radhiallahu anhu) and then turned back without speaking to him.
Umar (radhiallahu anhu) sent someone to call him. He asked the Bedouin what he wanted. The Bedouin replied that it was nothing.
Umar (radhiallahu anhu) insisted that he be told his reason for coming.
The Bedouin said, "I came to seek advise with regards to my wife who constantly nags at me with her mouth. But when I came to your house, I heard you getting a worse tongue-lashing from your wife and I turned away, thinking what advise could you offer me if you were worse off than myself."
This is the same Umar (radhiallahu anhu) for whom the devil took another route when he saw him approaching.
Look at how he displays the character that made him so great!
This is the sublime way of Islam.

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