What to do when you have sins like mountains…

روي عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه:”إن الرجل ليخرج من منزله وعليه من الذنوب مثل جبال تهامة فإذا سمع العلم خاف و رجع وتاب فانصرف إلى منزله وليس عليه ذنب ،فلا تفارقوا مجالس العلماء

مفتاح دارالسعادة

It has been reported that ‘Umar  رضي الله عنه said: “If a man comes out of his house carrying a burden of sins like the mountains of Tihamah, then when he hears some knowledge he fears Allah and repents, he will go back home with no sins on him. So do not separate yourselves from the gatherings of the scholars.”

I believe this a picture of the mounatins of Tihamah:

Tihamah Mountains


  1. MuQeet said,

    March 14, 2012 at 10:52 am


  2. Umm Sulaym said,

    March 15, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Mashaa’Allah. This is just so inspirational and comforting. May Allah SWT make us of those who live and die in the majalis of ‘Ilm either learning or teaching with His Pleasure guaranteed. Ameen.

    • mogreen88 said,

      March 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      We are always learning from the cradle to the grave. Its just a matter of making sure that which will be for you must be more than that which will be against us on yawmul qiyamah. Ameen to the dua.

      • Umm Sulaym said,

        March 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

        A very timely reminder. JazakAllahu khayran brother.

        Something relevant:
        Qasim ibn Ismail ibn ‘Ali said: ‘We were at the door of Bishr ibn al-Harith, he came [out] to us. We said: O Abu Nasr, narrate hadith to us. He said: Do you pay the Zakah [that is due] on hadith? I said to him: O abu Nasr, is there Zakah [that is due] on hadith? He said: Yes. When you hear hadith or remembrance of God you should apply it.’
        [Al Khatib Al-Baghdadi, Al-Jami’ li-akhlaaq al-raawi wa adab al sami’, 143-144]

        From: Al Muhaddithat by Sh. Mohammad A. Nadwi, pp. 285-286
        Wasalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullah,

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