Tag Archives: Umar

Spend little on my shroud

"Spend little on my shroud, for if I have good awaiting me with Allah, He will give me what is better than that shroud.  If it is the other destination, I will be rid of that shroud in a haste.  Also, do not make my grave very wide, for if I have good awaiting me with Allah, He will make my grave as wide as my sight reaches.  If it was the other, He will make my grave come together on me until my ribs cross each other [ie. 'Dhaghtatu al-Qabr; the squeeze in the grave]." —‘Umar ibn al-Khattab [d. 23H/644CE] (Tarikhu al-Khulafaa, p. 136) (Read on pg 75-76, Abdul-Malik bin Muhammad ibn Abdul Rahman Al-Qasim, Silent Moments: The Description of Read more ...

Picture Perfect : feed the hungry…

“Spread wheat on the tops of mountains, so it cannot be said that a bird went hungry in the land of the Muslims.” ~ Caliph ‘Umar bin Abdul Aziz (radhiAllahu ‘anhu)

Photo Courtesy : Tathagata Sarkar

Photo Courtesy : Tathagata Sarkar

The Advice of ‘Umar (radhi Allahu anhu)

If we all tried to improve our servitude to Allah individually, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala will improve us all collectively. Here are a set of rules to try to abide by every day of our lives insha'Allah. There is so much more guidance and naseeha in the Quran and Sunnah, but this is a beautiful and massively beneficial step in the right direction towards changing our selves and our lives.. and insha'Allah have less to regret in both this world and the next. Try to follow the advice line by line. Teach your children whilst they are young. Teach your students, friends and family and support each other in implementing the advice of the man who the shayateen Read more ...

The Caliph and the New Clothes – An Eid Story

The Caliph and the New Clothes – An Eid Story Posted by Muhammad Wajid Akhter •  Source : MuslimMatters Two little boys came running to their mother with a request. “Jarir and Mughiz have both got new clothes for Eid. Can we have some new clothes as well?” Their mother, Fatima bint Abdul Malik, was no ordinary woman. Her father, grandfather and each of her four brothers were at one time or another Caliph and leader of the believers. In fact, her own husband was the present Caliph, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz – who ruled the world’s largest empire that stretched from the Atlantic to the Indian oceans. She promised them that she would check with their Read more ...

“I have never seen such a back before.”

Khabaab (RA) is one of those fortunate persons who offered themselves for sacrifice and suffering for the cause of Allah (Subhanahu wa Taala). He was the sixth or seventh person to embrace Islam and therefore, he suffered long. He was made to put on steel armor and lie in the sun to sweat. Very often he was made to lie flat on burning sand, which caused the flesh on his back to dissolve. He was the slave of a woman. When she came to know that he was visiting RasoolAllah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam), she used to brand his head with a hot iron rod. Umar (RA) during his Caliphate once asked him about the details of his suffering after embracing Islam. He Read more ...

The Sentiments of the Companions When the Prophet Died

The Sentiments of the Companions (ra) When the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Died The reaction of the Companions regarding the Prophet's death is another affair altogether: Salim ibn 'Ubaid (ra) related, during his sickness, the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) became unconscious; when he later recovered consciousness, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' Then he said, 'Order Bilal to perform the call to prayer, and order Abu Bakr to pray with the people (i.e., to lead the people in prayer).' Then again, he lost consciousness; when he was revived, he said, 'Has the prayer arrived?' They said, 'Yes.' He (sallallahu Read more ...

Is There a Parallel in Any Civilization?

Is There a Parallel in Any Civilization? by Dr. Mustafa as-Siba'i Source: www.islaam.com - Extracted from“Some Glittering Aspects of the Islamic Civilization” © 1983, 1990 Hindustan Publications. When 'Umar ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz came to the office of caliphate, a delegation of men from Samarqand saw him and represented that the general of the Islamic armies, Qutaibah, had unjustifiably stationed his army men in the town in their midst. 'Umar ibn 'Abdul 'Aziz wrote to the governor of Samarqand that he should appoint a tribunal to judge and settle the dispute between Qutaibah and the people of Samarqand. If the judgement of the tribunal goes against the Read more ...

Religious Bravery

Amongst the lectures of the second Caliph, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lecture in which he stated, “O mankind! If anyone amongst you finds any deviation in me, then he should correct it.” A Bedouin in the mosque stood up and said, “I swear by Allah, if we saw any deviation in you, we would correct it with our swords.” At this moment ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “All praise is for Allah, the One who made in this nation people who would correct the deviance of ‘Umar with their swords.” The narrator states, “May Allah have mercy on you O ‘Umar. Indeed you gave due consideration to the reply Read more ...

Companion of the Prophet : Sa`id ibn `Amir al-Jumahy

There are big-name companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) like Salman al-Farisi, Bilal, Abu Bakr and `Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) whom we’ve heard so much about. Their journeys to Islam, and how they sacrificed for the sake of the truth brings smiles to our faces, or sometimes brings us to tears – and always make us feel connected to our Islamic heritage. There are other companions whom we don’t hear about as often, but their lives are also filled with struggles and exemplary behavior that deserves our attention. One of these lesser-known companions is Sa`id ibn `Amir al-Jumahy. His story is translated below, with some Read more ...

The Assassination of Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Martyrdom of Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) was the second khalifah, and one of the ten companions promised Jannah in their lifetimes. Umar (radhiallahu anhu) used to be a soldier – one of the best. But when he became the khalifah, the other companions refused to let him fight – he disagreed with them, but in the end, he stayed back in Madinah while the battles waged. Yet he always made one du’a, publicly and privately, throughout his khilafah: “Allahumma ruziqniy shahaadah,” “O Allah, provide me with martyrdom.” People told him he was crazy – he was the Khalifah, of all people, and Read more ...