Month: March 2018

Abdullah Bin Qart

Abdullah bin Qart was appointed by Umar as the Governor of Emessa. When Umar went on a tour of Syria, he enquired of the people of Emessa as to how was their Governor. The concensus of opinion was: “He is… Read More ›

Mugheera Bin Shu’Ba

Mugheera bin Shu’ba belonged to the tribe of Thaqeef of Taif. He was converted to Islam in 528 A.D. He took part in the battle of Yamama. He was a brave fighter. In one of the battles he lost an… Read More ›

Umair Bin Saad

Umair bin Saad held the office of the Governor of Emessa for some time during the caliphate of Umar. Umair was more of a saint than a statesman. Instead of amassing wealth he distributed all that he had in the… Read More ›

Saeed Bin Aamir

Umar appointed Saeed bin Aamir as the Governor of Emessa in Syria. Saeed was highly advanced in piety and led a very austere life. Umar had a very high opinion about his integrity. When Umar went to Syria, he asked… Read More ›

Jabala Bin Aiham

Jabala bin Aiham was a Ghassanid prince. He became a convert to Islam and came to Madina. At Madina, Jabala stayed as the personal guest of Umar. A few days later Umar and Jabala travelled to Mecca for the purposes… Read More ›

Umar’s Care For The Poor

It was the year of the famine. Umar took pains to ensure that adequate relief reached all people, and that there were no persons in the city who went to sleep hungry. One night as usual Umar went on his… Read More ›

Umar And His Whip

It is related that once while riding a camel, the whip of Umar dropped. Many persons who saw the whip fall rushed to pick up the whip to hand it over to the Caliph. Umar asked them to mind their… Read More ›

Umm Hakim

Umm Hakim was the daughter of Harith bin Hisham who belonged to the Makhzun tribe of the Quraish. Her mother was the sister of the famous General Khalid bin Walid. Umm Hakim was married to Ikrama the son of Abu… Read More ›

Salahkah Aku Gemuk…

GEMUK. Hadis di atas ada dalam Sahih al-Bukhari dan Muslim. Di bawah adalah teks daripada Sahih al-Bukhari. Daripada Imran bin Hussain r.a, Nabi s.a.w bersabda: “‏ خَيْرُ أُمَّتِي قَرْنِي ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالَ عِمْرَانُ فَلاَ أَدْرِي… Read More ›

Salahkah Aku Gemuk…

GEMUK. Hadis di atas ada dalam Sahih al-Bukhari dan Muslim. Di bawah adalah teks daripada Sahih al-Bukhari. Daripada Imran bin Hussain r.a, Nabi s.a.w bersabda: “‏ خَيْرُ أُمَّتِي قَرْنِي ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالَ عِمْرَانُ فَلاَ أَدْرِي… Read More ›

Atika Bint Zaid

Atika was the daughter of Zaid bin Amr bin Naufal. Zaid was the uncle of the Umar. Atika was thus a cousin of Umar. At Madina, Atika was married to Abdullah the son of Abu Bakr. Atika was very beautiful… Read More ›

Weight in Air Factor Correction

Please note that densities, which involve weight (mass) to volume ratios, are further defined as to whether the weight is “in air” or “in vacuo.” Density, kg/l (kilograms per litre), for example, is given “in vacuo.” Accordingly, when a litre… Read More ›

Abu Sufiyan And Umar

Before the conquest of Mecca, Abu Sufiyan was the leader of the Quraish in Mecca. He was very hostile to Islam. He led the Quraish at the battle of Uhud. He was the leader of the Quraish at the battle… Read More ›

Umar’s Attitude To Sinners

Some time in 639 A.D. the year of the famine and the plague some Muslims in Syria drank wine. When called to question, they argued that in the Holy Quran, no definite punishment was prescribed for drinking and as such… Read More ›

Criticism Against Umar

One day in a Friday address Umar said that he had tried to serve Islam and the Muslims to the best of his capacity. He added that being a human being he was apt to make mistakes. He requested the… Read More ›

Umar and Self Remorse

Once Umar was busy with some important affairs of the State, when a person came to him and, complaining about some petty grievance, asked for immediate redress. Thus disturbed, Umar felt very much annoyed. He took the lash and struck… Read More ›

When Umar Was Put To Explanation

It was noon of a Friday. The faithful at Madina had gathered in the Prophet’s mosque to offer the Friday prayers. Umar, the Caliph arrived to lead the prayers. He said his preliminary prayer and then proceeded to deliver his… Read More ›

Aghlab and Labid, the Poets

Aghlab and Labid were two well known poets of the time of Umar. They resided at Kufa. They were allowed by Umar a stipend of 2,000 dirhams each. When Mugheera bin Shaaba was the Governor of Kufa, Umar asked him… Read More ›