Umar II on Frugality: Moderation in abundance, forgiveness in strength

Sa’id ibn Suwayd reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best frugality is at a time of abundance, and the best forgiveness is at a time of power.”

Source: al-Tawāḍu’ wal-Khumūl 151

عَنْ سَعِيد بْن سُوَيْدٍ أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ رحمه الله قال إِنَّ أَفْضَلَ الْقَصْدِ عِنْدَ الْجِدَةِ وَأَفْضَلَ الْعَفْوِ عِنْدَ الْمَقْدِرَةِ

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