Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) tolerates humiliation only to be afforded great respect thereafter

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What is the reference for this narration?

رب كلمة ذل احتملتها أورثتني عزا طويلا



This has been recorded as the statement of ‘Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) in the following sources:

  1. Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 2 pg. 177
  2. Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 40 pg. 271


‘Urwah ibn Zubayr (rahimahullah) said: “On many occasions, I tolerated disgraceful remarks due to which I was bestowed with immense respect.”

(Also see: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 20 pg. 21, Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 4 pg. 436)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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