A neighbour of Ibn Dhar died, and he used to be excessive in his sins.

The people – knowing of his sins and how he was excessive in the acts of disobedience – hesitated to attend his funeral.

News of this reached Umar ibn Dhar (may Allah have mercy on him), so he asked the family of the deceased: Once you have prepared him for burial, then call for me.

So they did; and he attended and the people followed.

When the man was put in his grave, ibn Dhar stood by his grave and said:

“May Allah have mercy on you O father of so-and-so (i.e. naming him), for you have indeed ended your life with Tawhid, and subjected your face to dust during your prostrations to Allah …

If they say of you a disobedient and a possessor of many sins, then who from among us has not disobeyed or is without sin?” [1-2]


[1] Al-Iqd Al-Fareed 1/209

[2] Benefited from: https://www.facebook.com/Oais.Alqarni/posts/390788857741471

توفي رجل بجوار ابن ذر، وكان مسرفا على نفسه، 
فتحامى الناس جنازته – يعني تجنبوها لسابق علمهم بذنوبه وإسرافه على نفسه – وبلغ ذلك عمر بن ذر، فأوصى أهله: إذا جهزتموه فآذنوني.
ففعلوا؛ فشهده والناس معه، 
فلما أدلى وقف على قبره فقال: رحمك الله أبا فلان، فلقد صحبت عمرك بالتوحيد، وعفرت وجهك لله بالسجود، فإن قالوا مذنب وذو خطايا، فمن منا غير مذنب وذي خطايا ؟