Umar ibn al~Khattab

Umar ibn Al Khattab RadiAllah anhu

He was the second of the great Khulafa of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), Abu Hafs, ‘Umar bin al-Khattab bin Nufail (radhiAllahu ‘anhu). He died in the year 23 A.H. after leading the Fajr prayer, he was stabbed whilst leading the prayer. His Khilaafah lasted for 10 years after the Khilaafah of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (radhiAllahu ‘anhu‏), the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was always seen with Abu Bakr & Umar (radhiAllahu ‘anhum).

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Verily Allaah has placed the truth upon the tongue & heart of Umar.”

[Narrated by Ibn Umar & Abu Dharr, collected by Ahmad, Tirmidhee, Abu Dawood & authenticated by al-Albaanee in ‘Saheeh al-Jaami’ ]

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet once climbed the mountain of Uhud with Abu Bakr, `Umar and `Uthman. The mountain shook with them. The Prophet said (to the mountain), “Be firm, O Uhud! For on you there are no more than a Prophet, a Siddiq and two martyrs.

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentions as is narrated in Saheeh al-Bukharee by Jabir bin Abdullaah (radhiAllahu ‘anhu):

“I saw myself entering Paradise, and behold! I saw ar-Rumaisa the wife of Abu Talha. And I heard footsteps, so I asked who is that? It was said: It is Bilal. Then I saw a palace with a lady sitting in its courtyard. So I said whose is this? They said it is Umar’s. I wanted to enter it and see it then I remembered your Ghira (possessive jealousy).”

Then ‘Umar said: “Let my parents be sacrificed for you O Allaah’s Messenger how dare I think of my Ghira being offended by you?”

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If there were to be a Prophet after me it would have been Umar al-Khattab.”

[Narrated by Uqbah bin Aamir, & collected by Ahmad, Tirmidhee & Hakim, & made Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheehah (327)]

[Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa (by adh dhahabi) & Tahdheeb at tahdheeb (by Ibn Hajar), Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya]


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