Omar Ibn Khattab

Omar Ibn Khattab

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Hazrat Umar bin Khattab (R.A) was the second among the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs of Islam and was Hazrat Abu Bakar’s successor. He (R.A) had the honor of spending 18 years as a companion of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH).

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He (R.A) played a substantial role as a caliph as the Islamic territory grew at an extraordinary rate during his reign. Umar’s (R.A) system of government and policies were exceptional which are looked up to even in this era.Initially Umar (R.A) was feared amongst the Muslims due to his strict and harsh nature. On the contrary his remarkable skills of political wisdom, oration, intelligence, judiciousness and impartiality were well acknowledged by the people. But when Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A)appointed Umar (R.A) as his successor he assured the Muslims of the fact that the latter’s harshness was due to my softness and once the weight of caliphate is on his shoulders he will no longer be strict. And he (R.A) was right, Umar(R.A) prayed to Allah (swt), in his inaugural speech, to make him soft, strong and miserly so that he can guide the Muslim population on the right path.First order of business for Umar (R.A) was to win the hearts of the authority figures of the Muslim community as he was more feared than loved.

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