Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) advise on winter warmth

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Sulaym ibn ‘Aamir narrates that when winter would come, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would be extra mindful of them and write to them, advising:

“Winter, which is an enemy, has come, so prepare for it with wool, leathers socks, and socks. Use wool as your under-clothing and outer-clothing, because the cold is an enemy that enters quickly but leaves slowly.”



Imam ‘Abdullah ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah) has recorded this from reliable narrators.

(Refer: Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.564)


Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) writes:

‘This was part of Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) well wishing, compassion and good regard for his subjects.’

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.564)


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Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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