Who Was Hazrat Umar Farooq Ibn Al-Khattab and His conversion to Islam journey?

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:

“If there were to be a Prophet after me, He would have been Umar.” [Sahi Bukhari]

Hazrat Umar Farooq Ibn Al-Khattab belonged to the Adi family of Quraish tribe. It was the time when The Prophet (Peace be upon him) received the revelation and invited people to Islam. the leaders of Quraish called a meeting planning for the assassination of Prophet (Peace be upon him). Hazrat Umar Farooq offered himself for this job and everybody favored that he is the right person for doing this job.

Hazrat Umar Farooq was a well known famous wrestler, debater, and a spirited person in his youth time. While on his way with a sword in his hand he met Hazrat Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas (companion of Prophet (Peace be upon him)). On asking Hazrat Umar Farooq told him that he is going to assassinate Prophet (Peace be upon him) while listening to him Hazrat Saad replied:

“You had better take care of your own family first. Your sister and brother-in-law both have accepted Islam.”

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Hazrat Umar Sister Accepted Islam first:

Hearing this, he went straight to his sister’s house. Hazrat Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt was teaching Qur’an to them at that time. While hearing the voice of Hazrat Umar on door his sister Fatima frightened she tried to hide the portion of Qur’an. When Hazrat Umar entered in house he inquired about their conversion to Islam on listening. a positive reply he first beat his brother in law severely than he hit his sister violently on her face that it bled profusely. His sister shouted:

“Do whatever you like, we are determined to die as Muslims.”

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Embracing Islam:

Hazrat Umar loved his sister Fatima very much but couldn’t tolerate her conversion to Islam. Seeing his sister bleeding he cooled down. and asked her sister to show him the pages of Holy Qur’an which she was reciting.So, She told him:

“You can not touch it unless you take a bath and make yourself clean.”

He then took a bath and read the scripts.And It was the beginning of Surah Ta’Ha (Chapter 20 of the Holy Qur’an). He came to the verse:

Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance. [20:14]
At this, Hazrat Umar exclaimed:

“Surely this is the Word of Allah. Take me to Prophet (Peace be upon him).”

On hearing this Hazrat Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt who was hidden in house, came out from inside and said:

“O Umar! Glad tidings for you. It seems that the prayer of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), which he said last night has been answered in your favor.”
He prayed to Allah:
“O Allah, strengthen Islam with either Umar b. Khattab or Umar b. Hisham, whomsoever Thou pleaseth”.
Hazrat Umar Farooq went to Prophet (Peace be upon him). On seeing him, Prophet (Peace be upon him) asked him:
    “Umar! what brings you here”?
He said: “I am here to accept Islam”.
Allah-hu-Akbar:

Hearing this the Muslims shouted with joy: “Allah-hu Akbar! (Allah is the Greatest).” and the sound echoed though the air of Makkah. As a matter of fact, Hazrat Umar’s conversion to Islam was a terrible blow to the morale of the disbelieves. Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud, a great Companion, says:

“Hazrat Umar’s conversion to Islam was a great triumph. his emigration to Madina a tremendous reinforcement and his accession to Caliphate a great blessing for the Muslims.”
This is how Hazrat Umar Farooq the Great Islamic Leader and Caliph accepted Islam. So, His conversion to Islam strengthened Islam. A new change of liberation was spread all over the Makkah now what were the Hazrat Umar’s services to Islam, his migration to Madina and ruling as a Caliph will be continue in next parts…  🙂

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26 Responses to Life of a Great Islamic Leader Hazrat Umar Farooq part 1

  1. Yakub ahmed says:

    In the present day we need to first to improve ourselves an show the non Muslim the values thought by our beloved prophet regarding helping the poor widows orphans by not creating mor orphans an war widows.

  2. Amna Farooq says:

    you are right yakub 🙂
    JAZAKALLAH for reading our post 🙂 keep visiting our website and blog 🙂

  3. ZA says:

    helped me for my project!…….amazing.

  4. Amna Farooq says:

    @ZA …
    JAZAKALLAH 🙂 we are happy our article helped you ! keep visiting our website.

  5. Mohammed jaweed says:

    Assalam alaikum wa Rahatullahi wa barakatuhu
    Islam is the religion of peace. Their is no word of hate in Islam. PEACE PEACE. Never ever lose faith in ALLAH SWT .jazakallah

  6. Faisal says:

    Thanks my brother/sister for posting that. This is the remarkable event of Islam. Nice to read this again.

  7. Amna Farooq says:

    @faisal
    JAZAKALLAH 🙂 keep visiting our website 🙂

  8. nafees says:

    jazakumullah u uplod this post

  9. javaid ishtiaq says:

    Assalam-o-alaikum.
    JazzakAllah, a very noble effort to write about the history of Islam, and especially Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq. He was indeed a great leader who not only served Islam with great dedication, but also the humanity in general by creating one of the first social services for common people. The world owes so much to his innovations for the services for a common man. May Allah give you more strength to write more about good things, aameen.

  10. Sidra Kaukab says:

    Ameen! Shukran bro!

  11. Sidra Kaukab says:

    🙂

  12. rabia says:

    asallamualaikum wa rahmatollaha wa barakatoho .we are happy that islam spraed in the world and the ccount of muslims are very high and god gives grace for another people to come in muhammad deen thanks

  13. Amna Farooq says:

    @rabia
    JAZAKALLAH for your comment. keep visiting 🙂

  14. […] One of the brightest shining start of islam after the four rightly guided caliphs and other companions of prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) is Hazrat Umar bin abdul aziz. A unique ruler from every point of view. And why not ! after all he had blood of Umer Farooq running through his veins ! His mother, Umm-i-Aasim was the grand daughter of the Caliph Umar bin khattab. […]

  15. […] Hadhrat Umar Farooq رضي الله عنه  said: “A person’s supplications are suspended between the heavens and earth as long as he does not recite Salawāt upon Rasūlullah (peace be upon him) .” […]

  16. […] The Qur’an is the word of ALLAH– every syllable of this noble legislation is from ALLAH. So it demands to be written, listened and read with great care and perfection. Listening to the Qur’an being recited correctly is enough to soften even the hardest of hearts. Muslims and non-Muslims alike find it a deeply moving experience even if they do not understand what is being said. The greatest example of this fact is the reversion of Hazrat Umer bin Khattab (r.a). Indeed it was Quran recited in a beautiful voice which melted the heart of a person as harsh as Umer bin khattab. […]

  17. md emdadul hoque says:

    now in this time .
    one have need umar farooq in the wold.

  18. Amna Farooq says:

    @md amdadul hoque
    true that brother !
    Umer farooq was a great legend ! may ALLAH bless us to follow deen islam.

  19. yahya says:

    How can i get full book ?/

  20. Amna Farooq says:

    @yahya
    its not a book dear, its just an article. material is collect form different sources be to compiled in form of article.
    keep visiting us.

  21. Hafiz A Durrani says:

    Masha Allah the article how Hazrat Umar ibn Khttab (RZA) embraced ISLAM is very noce the wording is so easy JZAKA ALLAH.

  22. Amna Farooq says:

    @durrani
    wa iyyakum brother. keep visiting us.

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  25. Mariam says:

    It helped me in my history project

  26. Laal Khan says:

    When did Hazrat Umer embrace Islam as there is confusion in it some says in 7 nabvi while in places 6 and 5th nabvi has been given

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