Umar (Ra) said: “One day (Prior to the Tabook expedition), the Messenger of Allah (SAW) ordered us to give charity; the timing of his request happily coincided with me having a (sufficient) quantity of wealth. I said (to myself), “If there is any day on which I will outdo Abu Bakr, it will be this day.” I then went with one-half of my wealth, and the Messenger of Allah (SAW) asked, “What did you leave for your family?” I said, “An amount that is similar to this.” Abu Bakr (RA) then came with all of his wealth, and the Messenger of Allah (SAW) asked him, “What did you leave for your family?” He said, “I left for them Allah and His Messenger (SAW).” And I said to him, “I will never outdo you in anything.”

At-Tirimidhi

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