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Al-Adab Al-Mufrad / Hadith 452

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Al-Adab Al-Mufrad
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'Abdullah ar-Rumi said, "I visited Umm Talq and exclaimed, 'How low the ceiling of your room is!' 'My son,' she replied, 'the Amir al-Mu'minin, 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, wrote to his workers telling them:

"Do not make your buildings tall. That will come about in the worst of your days."'"

وَبِالسَّنَدِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ، قَالَ‏:‏ أَخْبَرَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مَسْعَدَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ الرُّومِيِّ قَالَ‏:‏ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى أُمِّ طَلْقٍ فَقُلْتُ‏:‏ مَا أَقْصَرَ سَقْفَ بَيْتِكِ هَذَا‏؟‏ قَالَتْ‏:‏ يَا بُنَيَّ إِنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ كَتَبَ إِلَى عُمَّالِهِ‏:‏ أَنْ لاَ تُطِيلُوا بِنَاءَكُمْ، فَإِنَّهُ مِنْ شَرِّ أَيَّامِكُمْ‏.‏