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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.”

Source: Mu'annaf 'Abdulrazzaq 10420
The woman is right and the man is wrong.

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

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