The virtues of Mu-aawiyyah Ibn Abee Sufyaan (radiyallaahu-anhumaa)—Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Abdullaah Ibul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah) was asked about Mu-aawiyyah (radiyallaahu-anhu), so he said: ‘’What should I say about a man who (when) the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: [سمع الله لمن حمده (i.e. in the prayer), he said [ربنا ولك الحمد i.e. whilst praying) behind him.
It was said to him (i.e. Abdullaah Ibnul Mubaarak): Who is more virtuous—him (i.e. Mu’aawiyyah) or Umar Bin Abdul-Azeez? He said: ”The dust that was in Mu‘aawiyah’s nose trill whilst he was with the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi wa sallam) is better and more virtuous than ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul al-Azeez!
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