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

Excellence of Hazrat Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (may 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, 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 , 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 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]

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