Send them my regards, and tell them that Omar sends his greetings, and says… I swear to the only God Almighty, that I stayed awake last night praying for God’s forgiveness because of it. I gave it to you and favored you over the Muslims. I swear to God I won’t give you one Dirham unless all Muslims receive the same. As for you, Yazid, I ask you in the name of the One God, If I abdicate or the Muslims depose me, and you’re appointed as ruler, will you do the same as I have done to myself? If you’re appointed as ruler, it will become your business. You’ve changed, Omar. My situation cannot be fixed except by changing.
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Don’t tell me you’re going to deprive me of my money. What money? Suleiman, may he rest in peace, awarded me 20,000 Dinars, and this is his letter that was sent to the registry. All that’s left to do is collect it after Suleiman’s death, and the caliph is more suited to finish this job. What we share is deeper than what I shared with Suleiman. 20,000 Dinars? 20,000. 20,000 Dinars are enough to cover the needs of 4,000 Muslim households. I won’t give it to one man. I cannot do that. Did he stop you? Yes, so I thought he changed his mind about giving me the money. Didn’t he? No, he picked up the letter, gave it back to me, and said… You should keep it, as you may find someone who’s bold enough to take this money and pay you.