“HAZRAT UMAR BIN KHATAB(R.A)” was born in 580 A.D. His father name was ‘KHATAB’ and grand father was ‘NUFAIL’. He belonged to ‘ADI’ tribe of ‘QUREYSH’ in Macca. He was about 10 years elder than ‘HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (S.A.W.W)’ and both have same ancestors. “HAZRAT UMAR(R.A)” was one of the few educated persons of the entire ‘QUREYSH’ tribe, who could both read and write. Due to the athletic abilities he was one of the best wrestler, and also a best horse-rider.
ACCEPTANCE OF ISLAM
UMAR(R.A) had not accept the message of ALLAH (S.W.T). Once the ‘HOLY PROPHET (S.A.W.W)’ asked the ‘ALLAH ALMIGHTY’ about granting the companionship of either ‘UMAR’ or abu jahl. But at last ‘HE (R.A)’ accept ‘ISLAM’ on the hands of ‘HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (S.A.W.W)’.
Till the ‘UMAR (R.A)’ never entered into ISLAM. Muslims could not offer salah publicly due to the fear of forceful chiefs of Qureyshi tribes. He was the one who first suggested the ‘HOLY PROPHET (S.A.W.W )’ that they should perform salat in Haram, where the messenger of ALLAH (SWT) for the first time lead the Muslim prayer. Due to such courageous parposal of HAZRAT UMAR (R.A), He was given the title of “AL-FAROOQ” by
“HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H)”.
IF PROPHET AFTER MUHAMMAD(S.A.W.W):
This Hadith shows that HAZRAT UMAR(R.A) had such great personality characteristics that he was even counted closer to prophets.
“If there were to be a Prophet after me , Indeed he would be ‘UMAR’, son of Khatab.” (Tirmidhi).
After the death of Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w) Umar(r.a) was so much sorrow that he could not believe that ‘HE (S.A.W.W)’ passed away.During His khilafat made the the social system and then there exist even not a single beggar in the streets, Set up the courts of Justice and also made Bait ul mal, established the postal service,allocation of stipends for minorities, starting Taraweeh in Ramadan. The Muslim control had expanded more or less 22,00,000 squres miles under the command of Farooq e Azam.
In 23 A.H, FAROOQ E AZAM (R.A) died as a result of assassination at the hands of a non believer who martyred ‘Him’ while He was praying in the mosque. He is buried next to “HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (S.A.W.W)” as per‘His’wish.
“The best way to defeat someone is to beat him through politeness.” Umar(R.A)
“Learn the Arabic language, it will sharpen your wisdom.” UMAR(R.A)
“Sit with those who love God, for that enlightens the mind.” UMAR(R.A)
“Get used to a rough life, for luxury does not last forever.” UMAR(R.A)
“Learn dignity and tranquility.”UMAR(R.A)
- “The most beloved of people to me is that he who points out my flaws to me.” UMAR(R.A)
“I have never regretted my silence, as for my speech I’ve regretted it many times.” UMAR(R.A)
“He who wins through fraud is no winner.” UMAR(R.A)
“Don’t forget your own self while preaching to others.”UMAR(R.A)
“The wisest man is he who can account for his actions.” UMAR(R.A)