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Special Edition: Martyrdom of Sayyidina Umar Farooq (R.A.)

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Special Edition # 2
01 Muharram 1434/15 November 2012

Today the 1st of Muharram marks the Martyrdom of Sayyidina Umar Farooq (Radiyallaahu anhu). While leading the Fajr salaah, Hazrat Umar (Radiyal laahu
anhu) was stabbed six times by a fire worshipper. He fell to the ground unable
to continue with the salaah. The wounds proved fatal and he passed away in 24 (A.H.).We take a look at the life, virtues and achievement's of this great Khalifa of Islam.

THE SECOND KHALIFA AMEERUL MUMINEEN
SAYYIDINA  UMAR FAROOQ
(RADHIALLAHU ANHU)

Name: Umar bin Khattaab (Umar the son of Khattaab)

Honourary Title: Farooq           

Title: Abu Hafs

Lineage: His lineage meets with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam at the ninth forefather.

Birth: Thirteen years after the ‘Incident of the Elephants’.

Acceptance of Islam: In the sixth year of Nabuwwat, at the age of 33 years.

Personal qualities:
Fair in complexion of  average built.

Relationship to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam: His daughter was married to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. During the time of his Khilaafat he had married Hazrat Ummi Kulthoom the grand-daughter of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the daughter of Hazrat Sayyidina Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) from whom Zayd bin Umar and Ruqayya bin Umar were born.

HAZRAT UMAR (RADHIALLAHU ANHU’S) SERVICE TO ISLAM IN THE ERA OF NABUWWAT

Hazrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) remained in close attendance of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam at all times for seven years in Makkah Mukarammah and for ten years in Madina Munawwara.

He participated in every of the twenty seven battles with Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and never missed a single battle.

He was the first person who raised the name of Islam in the Kaabah – The first salaat in Jama’at was read there in safety due to his accepting Islam and safeguarding the Muslims.

VIRTUES AND EXCELLENCENCES OF HAZRAT SAYYIDINA UMAR (RADHIALLAHU ANHU)

According to Hazrat Shah Waliyullah (Rahimullah Alayh) twenty seven verses of the Qur’aan were revealed that certified the opinion of Hazrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu)

The prophecies in Aayats: “That it (Islam) may become dominant over all religions”, and the beginning ‘Aayats of Surah Roum’ were all fulfilled in the Khilaafat and reign of Hazrat Umar Radhiallahu Anhu.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “The shaytaan leaves the road upon which Umar passes.” [Bukhaari]

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah has made truth flow on the tongue of Umar.” [Baihaqi]

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Follow Abu Bakr and Umar after me.” [Mishkaat]

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “If there could be a Nabi after me, it would have been Umar.” [Tirmizi]

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I have two ministers (advisers) in the heavens – Jibra’eel and Mikha’eel; and two ministers on earth – Abu Bakr and Umar.”

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was once walking with his hands upon Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar’s shoulders, then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “We three will rise on the day of Qiyaamat in this way.”

THE KHILAAFAT OF SAYYIDINA FAROOQ AAZAM (RADHIALLAHU ANHU)

Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radhiallahu Anhu) reigned for ten years, six months and ten days after Hazrat Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu), in which he established 2 200 000 square miles as Islamic territories and lands.

During his reign 1 036 cities and provinces were conquered, approximately 900 Jamia Masjids and 4000 ordinary Masjids were built.

The two superpowers of that time – the Roman and Persian Empire were defeated and destroyed in his era.

There was such Justice in his era, the fame of which spread in the whole world and is famous till today.

The distinguishing sign of his sovereignty was the Conquests of Iraq, Iran, Rome, Turkey and Islam spread in many non-Arab lands.

The efficient manner in which governmental departments and duties were created and handled are praised upto today by the non-muslims.

In reality, the spread, progress and establishment of our Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam’s universal religion was entrusted and fulfilled by Hazrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu)

MARTYRDOM (SHAHAADAT)

The people of falsehood began to fear the great conquests of Hazrat Umar, thus a Persian Abu Lulu Fayrooz attacked him and he was martyred on the 1st Muharram 24 A.H. He was buried in the Rowdha Aqdas of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

May Allah Ta'ala grant us the ability of honouring these great Sahaba of Islam and may he enable us to follow in their pious footsteps. Ameen.







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