Excellence of Hazrat Umar e Farooq Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu

Excellence of Hazrat Umar e Farooq Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates when Sayyiduna Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu accepted Islam, Jibraeel Alaihis Salam descent and said:

“O Muhammad – may Allah send greetings and salutations on him – indeed, the residents of the heavens are rejoicing in Umar`s embracing Islam.” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 103]

It is related that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu said,

“We have become mighty since ‘Umar became Muslim.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3481]

Sayyiduna Uqbah bin Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, said:

“If there were to be a prophet after me, indeed he would be Umar, son of Khattab”. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3686]

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates that one day the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, went out and entered the mosque with Abu Bakr and Umar, one on his right hand and the other on his left, holding their hands. Then he said:

“We will be raised thus on the Day of Resurrection.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3669]

Sayyiduna Jabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates:

“Umar said to Abu Bakr, “O best of men after Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him!” Abu Bakr replied, “Seeing that you have that, (I would also tell you that) I heard Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, say, “The sun has not risen on a better man than Umar.”” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3684]

Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu said:

“If the knowledge of ‘Umar was put on one side of a scale, and the knowledge of the people on the other side of the scale, ‘Umar’s knowledge would weigh more.”[Al-Mustadrak ‘ala al-Sahîhayn‎, Vol. 3, Page 92, Hadith 4497]

Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,

“Abu Bakr and Umar are to the religion like the station of the hearing and the sight to the head.” [Al-Khattib in Tarikh, Vol. 8, Page 459 from Jabir]

The reward for Answering the Azaan

The reward for Answering the Azaan

Hadith: The Prophet Muhammad Sallal Laahu Alaii Wasallam addressed an audience of women saying, “O women! When you hear Bilal giving the Azan and the Iqaamah, then repeat what he is saying because Allah The Most Exalted will grant you a hundred thousand rewards for each word, elevate your status by a thousand ranks and will forgive you a thousand of your sins.” The Women asked, “This is for the women, what about the men? The Prophet Sallal Laahu Alahi Wasallam replied, “For the men it (the reward) is doubled.” [ibne Asakir]

It is worth nothing, that in the Azaan of the Fajr Salaah thereare seventeen words and in Azaan of remaining Salaah there are fifteen words. Thus, if a woman answers the Azaan for Fajr, she will attain 17,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 17,000 ranks and 17,000 of her sins will be forgiven. If she answers the Azaan of the remaining four Salaah, then she will reap 60,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 60,000 ranks and 60,000 of her sins will be forgiven

If she has answered the Azaan for all the five prayers then she will gain 77,00,000 rewards  her status will be raised by 77,000 ranks and 77,000 of her sins will be forgiven.

For men the reward is doubled. Meaning the men will be granted 1,54,00,000 rewards, their status will be raised by 1,54,000 of their sins will be forgiven. Therefore, if a woman answers the Azaan and Iqaamah for one Salaah for one Salaah then she will attain 85,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 85,000 ranks and an equal number of sins will be forgiven.

As for men, they will attain 1,70,00,000 rewards, their status will be raised by 1,70,000 ranks and equal number of sins will be forgiven.

Now adding the reward for answering both the Azaan and the Iqaamah for women is 1,62,00,000 along with her status being increased by 1,62,00,000 times and an equal number of sins being forgiven. As for men, the reward for answering  the Azaan and the Iqaamah is 3,24,00,000 with an increase in status of 3,24,00,000 times and an equal number of sins being forgiven.

Glorify be to Allah! This is only the reward for answering the Azaan in one day, which requires no money to be spent, nor any effort. If a believer makes a habit of this, then there is no end to the rewards he would gain.

However, our fellow Muslim brothers nowadays do not take any interest to learn and acquire the correct Islamic Knowledge and hence, do not gain the benefit of such rewards. In the present day and age, because women are not Allowed to go to the Masjid to Prevent corruption, they should answer the Azaan at home and if they live in close proximity (such that they can hear the Azaan) then they should also answer the Iqaamah

Virtues of Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Anhu

A few Sayings of the Beloved Messenger of Allah  Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasllam About Sayyiduna Ali Radi Allahu Anhu

  • You are my brother in this world and the hereafter. (Tirmidhi)
  • To look at ‘Ali is an Act of Worship. (Tabarani and Hakim)
  • He who harms ‘Ali harms me. (Abu Ya’la and Bazzar)
  • He who insults ‘Ali, insults me (Ahmad and hakim)
  • You will fight in support of the Quran just like I fought to convey its message. (Ahmed and Hakim)