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muslim:1056ʿUthmān b. Abū Shaybah And Zuhayr b. Ḥarb Waʾisḥāq b. Ibrāhīm al-Ḥanẓalī > Isḥāq > al-Ākharān > Jarīr > al-Aʿmash > Abū Wāʾil > Salmān b. Rabīʿah > ʿUmar

Messenger of Allah, I swear by God, the others besides them were more deserving than these (to whom you gave charity). He said: They had in fact left no other alternative for me. but (that they should) either beg importunately from me or they would regard me as a miser, but I am not a miser.  

مسلم:١٠٥٦حَدَّثَنَا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ وَزُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ وَإِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْحَنْظَلِيُّ قَالَ إِسْحَاقُ أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرَانِ حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ عَنْ سَلْمَانَ بْنِ رَبِيعَةَ قَالَ قَالَ

عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ ؓ قَسَمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَسْمًا فَقُلْتُ وَاللَّهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَغَيْرُ هَؤُلاَءِ كَانَ أَحَقَّ بِهِ مِنْهُمْ قَالَ إِنَّهُمْ خَيَّرُونِي أَنْ يَسْأَلُونِي بِالْفُحْشِ أَوْ يُبَخِّلُونِي فَلَسْتُ بِبَاخِلٍ  


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ahmad:234ʿAbd al-Razzāq > Sufyān > al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq b. Salamah > Salmān b. Rabīʿahaʿan ʿUmar

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ shared out (some wealth) and I said, "By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, others deserved to have it more than these people." He said: "They gave me the choice of having them ask importunately or regard me as a miser, and I am not a miser."  

أحمد:٢٣٤حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ أَخْبَرَنَا سُفْيَانُ عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ شَقِيقِ بْنِ سَلَمَةَ عَنْ سَلْمَانَ بْنِ رَبِيعَةَعَنْ عُمَرَ قَالَ

قَسَمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ قِسْمَةً فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ لَغَيْرُ هَؤُلاءِ أَحَقُّ مِنْهُمْ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ إِنَّهُمْ خَيَّرُونِي بَيْنَ أَنْ يَسْأَلُونِي بِالْفُحْشِ أَوْ يُبَخِّلُونِي فَلَسْتُ بِبَاخِلٍ  

ahmad:127ʿAffān > Abū ʿAwānah > Sulaymān al-Aʿmash > Shaqīq > Salmān b. Rabīʿah Qālasamiʿt ʿUmar

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ shared out (some booty) and I said: O Messenger of Allah, others are more deserving of this than them: ahlus-suffah. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: ʿYou are giving me the choice of having you ask importunately or regard me as a miser, and I am not a miser.ʿ  

أحمد:١٢٧حَدَّثَنَا عَفَّانُ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَوَانَةَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ شَقِيقٍ عَنْ سَلْمَانَ بْنِ رَبِيعَةَ

قَالَسَمِعْتُ عُمَرَ يَقُولُ قَسَمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ قِسْمَةً فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ لَغَيْرُ هَؤُلاءِ أَحَقُّ مِنْهُمْ أَهْلُ الصُّفَّةِ قَالَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِنَّكُمْ تُخَيِّرُونِي بَيْنَ أَنْ تَسْأَلُونِي بِالْفُحْشِ وَبَيْنَ أَنْ تُبَخِّلُونِي وَلَسْتُ بِبَاخِلٍ  

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قَسَمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ قِسْمَةً، قلتُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ! لَغَيْرُ هَؤُلَاءِ أَحقُّ مِنهمْ: أَهْلُ الصُّفَّةِ، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِنَّهُمْ يُخَيِّرونِي بَيْنَ أَنْ يَسْأَلُونِي بِالْفُحْشِ وَبَيْنَ أَنْ يُبَخِّلُونِي، وَلَسْتُ بِبَاخلٍ".  

[حم] أحمد [م] مسلم وأبو عوانة