Uthman always had a great fear of God. He exhorted the functionaries of the State to fear God and do justice to all concerned. In his sermons Uthman always exhorted the people to do good deeds which could stand them in good stead in the world hereafter. Whenever Uthman passed a graveyard he would weep bitterly. When asked to explain the reason for his weeping he said that he had heard the Holy Prophet say that. the grave was the first stage to the next world, and if that stage passed off peacefully, there would be little trouble at the succeeding stages.