Umar on Humility: The woman is right, the man is wrong

Abdur Rahman al-Salami reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not be excessive in the dowry of women.” A woman said, “It is no so, O Umar, for Allah said: You gave one of them a great amount,” (4:20). Umar said, “Indeed, a woman has disputed Umar and she has defeated him.”

In another narration, Umar said, “The woman is right and the man is wrong.”

Source: Muṣannaf ‘Abd al-Razzāq 10420

عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنَ السُّلَمِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَا تُغَالُوا فِي مُهُورِ النِّسَاءِ فَقَالَتِ امْرَأَةٌ لَيْسَ ذَلِكَ لَكَ يَا عُمَرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَقُولُ وَآتَيْتُمْ إِحْدَاهُنَّ قِنطَارً فَقَالَ عُمَرُ إِنَّ امْرَأَةً خَاصَمَتْ عُمَرَ فَخَصَمَتْهُ

وفي رواية أخرى فَقَالَ عُمَرُ امْرَأَةٌ أَصَابَتْ وَرَجُلٌ أَخْطَأَ

10420 المصنف كتاب النكاح باب غلاء الصداق