Lives of the Khulafaa (18): Umar ibn al-Khattab - His Rule and His Death (Part 8)and
He was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and became the second Sunni Caliph — following the death of Abu Bakr , the first Caliph. Many of Umar's relatives of the same generation were also Sahaba and his daughter Hafsa bint Umar was a Mother of the Believers. His sons were also important Sahaba. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Umar Family. Related articles. Main article: Umar.
He was an expert Muslim jurist known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the epithet Al-Farooq "the one who distinguishes between right and wrong ". Under Umar, the caliphate expanded at an unprecedented rate, ruling the Sasanian Empire and more than two-thirds of the Byzantine Empire. According to Jewish tradition, Umar set aside the Christian ban on Jews and allowed them into Jerusalem and to worship. Umar is revered in the Sunni tradition as a great ruler and paragon of Islamic virtues,  and some hadiths identify him as the second greatest of the Sahaba after Abu Bakr. Umar was born in Mecca to the Banu Adi clan, which was responsible for arbitration among the tribes.
In the times of ignorance, Umar made his living as a broker. Shibli, his biographer, says that in his youth he grazed camels. When Muhammad proclaimed his mission, many people acknowledged him as the Messenger of God. Umar acknowledged him as Messenger of God after six years. Some historians claim that Umar was a most awe-inspiring man, and when he accepted Islam, the idolaters were gripped with fear for their lives. But this is only a case of a dominant myth being in conflict with ugly facts.
Raising the Hands in Prayers — Rafa al Yadain. His life began in a time of ignorance and ended during the Golden Age of Islam.
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His life began in a time of ignorance and ended during the Golden Age of Islam. Under his leadership, the Muslim world was witnessing some of its most notable conquests in the history of Islam. The standards by which he lived can teach us a lot about determination, hardship, and success. This book was translated into English by Nasiruddin al-Khattab. From the Translator:. For those who would be leaders, this book offers the model of an ideal Muslim leader, one who felt responsible before Allah for the well being of all those under his rule, including his troops, women, infants, non-Muslim subjects and even animals.
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Lives of the Khulafaa (17): Umar ibn al-Khattab - His Statements, Lifestyle & Rulings (Part 7)