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عمر بن الخطاب ثاني الخلفاء الراشدين
^Umar Ibn Al-Khattab the Second Rightly Guided Caliph
Died (23H)


الحمْدُ للهِ ربِّ العالمينَ لهُ النِّعمُة وله الفضل ولهُ الثَّناءُ الحسن صلواتُ اللهِ البَرِّ
الرحيم والملائِكةِ المُقرَّبينَ على سِيّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ أشرفِ المرسلينَ وحبي ِ ب ربِّ العالمينَ وعلى جميع إخواِنهِ منَ النَّبييّنَ واُلمرسلينَ وءال كُلٍّ والصَّالحينَ وسلامُ اللهِ علي ِ همْ أجمعينَ.
أما بَعْدُ، يَقُول اللهُ تَعَاَلى فِي كِتَاِبهِ الكِريم: ﴿ مِنَ اُلمؤمِِنينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَُقوْا مَا عَاهَدوُْا اللهَ عَلَيهِ َفمِنهُم مَنْ َقضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنهُم مَّنْ يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوْا تَبدِي ً لا﴾ الأحزاب/ ٢٣
ِإخوة الإيمان، اللهُ تبارك وتعالى َأعَزَّ دين الإسلام ونصره إذ هيأ له رجا ً لا أفذا ً ذا مجاهدين
جاهدوا بأنفسهم وأموالهم في سبيل رفع راية هذا الدين خفاقة، ومن هؤلاء الإمام العادل
الفاروق عمر بن الخطّاب رضي الله عنه، الذي شَرَحَ اللهُ صَدرَهُ للإسلام وكان يوم إسلامه
يوم فرحة ونصر للمسلمين لما عُرف عنه من قوة وصلابة وإقدام.

Praise be to Allah and may Allah increase the honor and raise
the rank of our Master Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.
Thereafter, Allah ta^ala said in the Qur’an:


﴿ مِنَ اُلمؤمِِنينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَُقوْا مَا عَاهَدوُْا اللهَ عَلَيهِ َفمِنهُم مَنْ َقضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنهُم مَّنْ يَنتَظِرُ
وَمَا بَدَّلوْا تَبدِي ً لا﴾

Verse 23 of Surat-ul-Ahzab means: “There are men among the
believers, who were honest in the oath they made to Allah, some
have died and some are still waiting to follow the same path,
and they never changed their oath.”

Dear Muslims, Allah the Exalted has glorified Islam by great men
who sacrificed their lives and money in support of this great
Religion.


Among them was the just imam al-Faruq ^Umar Ibn al- Khattab
whom Allah guided his heart to Islam. The day he embraced Islam
was a day of joy and triumph for the Muslims because he was a
renowned man of strength, and courage.
ترجمته:
هو أبو حفص عمر بن الخطاب بن نَُفيل بن عبد العزى بن رباح بن عبد الله بن قرط بن
رزاح بن عدي بن كعب بن لؤي، الخليفة الراشد الفاروق الذي عدل في رعيته فنام قرير
العين، أحد السابقين الأولين من المهاجرين وأحد العشرة الذين بشرهم رسول الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم.


He is Abu Hafs ^Umar Ibn al- Khattab, the son of Nufayl, the son
of ^Abdul ^Iza, the son of Rabah, the son of Qart, the son of Razah,
the son of ^Udaiyy, the son of Ka^b, the son of Lu’aiyy; the just
Caliph al-Faruq. He was one of those who embraced Islam in the
early days of the Call of the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam,
and he was also one of those ten whom the Prophet told them the
good news that they will be in Paradise.


ولد رضي الله عنه بعد الفيل بثلاث عشرة سنة، كان طوي ً لا، مشرًفا، أصلع الراس،
أبيض اللون، شديد الحمرة، كثَّ اللحية، خفيف شعر العارضين، كثيرَ شَعَ ِ ر السباَل ِ ين (أي
الشارب ِ ين) ، شديدَ حمرةِ العين ِ ين،كثير التواضع، زاهدًا، ورعًا، متقشًفا من الدنيا. شديدَ
البطش جاءت صفته في التوراة أنه: قرن من حديد، أمير شديد.
وكان رضي الله عنه ابن ست وعشرين سنة حين أسلم، وذلك بعد أربعين رج ً لا وعشر
نسوة، وقيل: أسلم بعد خمسة وأربعين رج ً لا وإحدى عشرة امرأة.

^Umar was born thirteen years after the Year of The Elephant. He
was tall, bald, and white in color with extreme redness, with thick
chin hair, light hair on the side of his face, a full moustache, with
intense redness in the whites of his eyes. He was extremely modest,
unattached to this life, full with fear of Allah and far away from
extravagancy. He was very strong and courageous and it was
mentioned in the true Tawrah (Torah) that he was a strong amir.
He embraced Islam at the age of twenty-six after forty men and ten
women did. It was also said that he embraced Islam after forty-five
men and eleven women did.
قصة إسلامه:
وقد ذكر ابن الجوزي في "صفة الصفوة" قصة إسلامه، فعن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه أن
عمر خرج متقلدًا السيف فوجده رجل من بني زهرة فقال: أين تعمد يا عمر؟ قال: أريد أن
أقتل محمدًا، فقال: وكيف تأمن من بني هاش ٍ م وبني زُهرة وقد قتلت محمدًا ؟ فقال له عمر:
أراك قد تركت دينك الذي أنت عليه، فقال الرجل: أفلا أدُّلك على العَجَب؟ إنَّ أختك
وخَتَنَك (أي صهرك) قد تركا دينك.
The day ^Umar embraced Islam was a day of joy and triumph for
the Muslims because he was a renowned man of strength, and
courage. He embraced Islam after forty men did that, it was in the
sixth year after the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam received
revelation when he was twenty six years of age.
The story of how ^Umar embraced Islam was mentioned by Ibn al-
Jawziyy in his book named “Sifatus-Safwah”. In it, he says that
Anas Ibn Malik related that one day ^Umar was heading out with
his sword when he met a man from Bani Zuhrah (the family of
Zuhrah). This man asked ^Umar: “O ^Umar where are you
heading?” ^Umar said: “To kill Muhammad.” He said: “How could
you feel so safe from Bani Zuhrah and Bani Hashim if you are to
kill Muhammad ?” ^Umar said: “I see that you have left your
traditional religion.” The man answered: “Shall I tell you what is
more wondrous than that? Your sister and her husband have left
their traditional religion too.”
فأتاهما عمر وكانا يقرءان سورة طه، فسمع شيًئا من قرءاة القرءان من خلف الباب وكان
عندهم أحد الصحابة وهو الخبَّاب فطرق عمر الباب وفتحوا له، فقال: أسمعوني، فقالوا: هو
حديث تحدثناه بيننا، ثم قال عمر لصهره: َأتَِبعْتَ محمدًا؟ فقال له صهره: أرأيت يا عمر، إن
كان الحق في غير دِينكَ؟ فبدأ يضرب صهره ضربًا شديدًا فجاءت أخته تريد أن تدافع عن
زوجها فضرﺑﻬا فقالت بقل ٍ ب ثابت متوكل على الحي الذي لا يموت: أرأيت إن كان الحقُّ في
غير دِينكَ؟ أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأنَّ محمدًا رسول الله. توقف عمر عن ضرب صهره
وقال: أعطوني هذا الكتاب الذي عندكم فأقرأه فقرأ (طه) حتى انتهى إلى قوله تعالى:
. ( ِإنَِّني~ َأنَا اللهُ لآ ِإَلهَ ِإلآ َأنَاْ َفاعبُدِني وََأقِ ِ م الصَّ َ لاَة لِذِكرِي) طه / 14
فانشرح صدره للإسلام وقال: دلوني على محمد، فلما سمع الخبَّاب قال له: أبشر يا عمر
فإني أرجو أن تكون دعوة رسول الله ليلة الخميس لك، اللهم أعزَّ الإسلام بعمر بن
الخطاب أو بعمرو بن هشام (أي أبو جهل)".
^Umar then went to them, and as he approached their home he
overheard them reciting some verses of the Qur’an. Al-Khubab
–one of the Companions– was at their place at that moment, ^Umar
knocked on the door and they opened for him. He said to them what
means: “Repeat what you were saying.” they said: “It was some
talk between us.” ^Umar then said to his brother-in-law: “Did you
follow Muhammad already?” His brother-in-law replied: “O ^Umar
did you search to see if the truth is in other than your religion?”
^Umar jumped on him and beat him severely. When his sister
rushed to defend her husband, he beat her too. She said with a firm
heart relying on Allah: “O ^Umar did you search to find out
whether the truth is in other than your religion? I testify that there is
only one God Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger
of Allah”. ^Umar became disheartened and stopped beating his
brother-in-law he said: “Give me your book, I want to read it”. He
read Surat Taha till he reached the Ayah which means: “I am Allah
there is no God but Me, so worship Me and perform the prayers”.
^Umar felt a high euphoria towards Islam, he said: “Take me to
Muhammad”. When al-Khubab heard that he said: “Good for you
^Umar, I am hoping that the supplication of the Messenger of Allah
sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam on the night of Thursday was for you,
he said: (O Allah glorify Islam by ^Umar Ibn al-Khattab or ^Amru
Ibn Hisham <known as Abu Jahl>).”
وكان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في بيت الأرقم في الصفا، فذهب عمر إلى هناك وضرب
الباب، وتقدم نحو النبي فأخذه الرسول الأعظم صلى الله عليه، أشجع خلق الله، أخذه
بمجامع قميصه وقال: أسلم يا ابن الخطاب، اللهمَّ اهده. فما تمالك عمر أن وقع على
ركبتيه فقال له النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم "ما أنت ِبمُنْتَهٍ يا عمر" فقال: أشهد ان لا إله إلا
الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد أنَّ محمدًا عبده ورسوله، فكبَّر أهل الدار تكبيرة سمعها أهل
المسجد الحرام. وكان إسلامه سنة ست من النبوة، وقيل سنة خمس.
He went to Dar al-Arqam in as-Safa, where the Prophet was at that
time. ^Umar knocked on the door and approached the Prophet. The
Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, who is the bravest
human grabbed ^Umar from his shirt and said: “O son of
al-Khattab embrace Islam, O Allah guide him.” ^Umar was
weakened by that and fell to his knees. The Prophet sallallahu
^alayhi wa sallam said: “O ^Umar aren’t you going to quit?”(i.e.
isn’t it about time for you to leave blasphemy?)” To that ^Umar
uttered the Testification of faith: “Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah, wa
ashhadu anna Muhammadar-Rasulullah” and became a Muslim.
All those who were present at that time cried out: “Allahu akbar” in
such a loud voice that all people who were in Masjid al-Haram
heard them.
He embraced Islam in the sixth year after the Prophet received the
Revelation, it was also said that it was in the fifth year.
مناقبه وفضائله:
اشتهر عن الفاروق رضي الله عنه عدله واهتمامه بأمور المسلمين قبل أن يبايع له
بالخلافة وبعد ذلك، وأخبار عدله أكثر من أن تجمع في كتاب واحد، فمن أخبار اهتمامه
بالمسلمين أن تجارًا نزلوا المصلى، فقال عمر رضي الله عنه لعبد الرحمن بن عوف: هل لك
أن تحرسهم الليلة من السارقين؟ فسهرا يحرسان البضاعة فسمع عمر بكاء صبي فتوجه نحو
أمه فقال لها: اتقي الله وأحسني إلى صبيك، ثم عاد إلى مكانه فسمع بكاءه فعاد إلى أمه فقال
لها مثل ذلك، فلما كان ءاخر الليل سمع بكاءه فقال لأمه: مالي أرى ابنك لا يقر الليلة،
فقالت: يا عبد الله إني أريد أن أفطمه وهو يأبى، فقال: ولم؟ قالت: لأن عمر لا يفرض
(يعطي) إلا للُف ُ طم، فقال: وكم له؟ قالت: كذا وكذا شهرًا، فقال: ويحك لا تعجليه،
فصلى الفجر وقد غلبه البكاء، فلما سلم قال: يا بؤسًا لعمر كم قتل من أولاد المسلمين، ثم
أمر مناديًا فنادى أن لا تعجلوا صبيانكم عن الفطام فإنا نفرض (نعطي) لكل مولود في
الأسلام، وكتب بذلك إلى الآفاق.
Al-Faruq, may Allah raise his rank, was renowned for his justice
and caring for the matters of Muslims before he was given
allegiance as a Caliph and after that, the news about his fairness and
justice cannot be gathered in one book. Among the news about his
caring about the matters of Muslims is that some merchants stayed
once at the Musalla (a place used for prayer); ^Umar may Allah
raise his rank said to ^Abdur-Rahman Ibn ^Awf: Would you guard
them from the thieves?
So they spent the night guarding the merchandise, during that night
^Umar heard the crying of an infant boy; so he headed to his
mother and said to her: Fear Allah and treat your son good, then he
went back to his spot. Again he heard the infant boy crying, he
went back to her and said the same thing to her. At the end of the
night he heard him again crying, he said to his mother: How come I
see that your son is not sleeping tonight? She said: O slave of Allah,
I want to wean him; however, he refuses. He said: How come? She
said: Because ^Umar gives (money) only for weaning. He said:
How old he is? She said: so and so months. He said: Wow…do not
rush to wean him.
He prayed Fajr (Dawn) and was overwhelmed by crying, when he
made salam he said: What a pity for ^Umar, how many Muslim
children did he kill*.
He ordered a caller to sound and say: Do not rush to wean your
infants, for we pay for every new born baby in Islam. He then sent
that message to the countries.
*As a matter of fact he did not kill any Muslim child; however, he
was reflecting on the serious issue of letting children wean while
they are few months old, it was only then when this incident
happened that this matter was brought to his attention. So he
ordered money to be paid for every new born baby in Islam.
ومن أخبار رحمته وعطفه على المسلمين أنه في يوم من أيام الرمادة، وهي سنة كان فيها
قحط شديد، نحروا يومًا جزورًا ووزعوها على الناس، وكانوا قد أدخروا له أطيب ما
فيها دون أن يعلم، فلما ُقدّمت له قال: أنَّى هذا؟ قالوا: يا أمير المؤمنين من ا َ لجزور التي
نحرنا اليوم قال: بئس الوالي أنا إن أكلت أطيبها وأطعمتُ الناس كراديسها، فأمر بخبز
وزيت فجعل بيده يكسر الخبز ويثرده، ثم قال لخادمه، وكان اسمه يرفأ: ويحك يا يرفأ،
ارفع هذه الجفنة حتى تأتي ﺑﻬا أهل بيت بثمغ – وهو موضع قرب المدينة – فإني لم ءاﺗﻬم
منذ ثلاثة أيام، وأحسبهم مقفرين، فضعها بين أيديهم.
Among the news about his sympathy and compassion is that one
day during the days of ar-Ramadah, which was a year when
there was lots of drought, an off-spring of a camel was
slaughtered and they distributed it to people to eat it. They took
the best part of it to ^Umar without him knowing about that.
When it was presented to him he said: What is this? They said:
O Amir of the Believers, this is from the off-spring of the camel
which we slaughtered today. He said: What a bad ruler I will be
if I would eat the best part of it and give its bones, which are
covered by meat to the people. He then ordered that they bring
him bread and oil, he would then break the bread with his hand
and soak it in the oil to make it like porridge. He then said to his
servant , whose name was Yarfa’: Wow on you Yarfa’, lift this
tray until you reach the family of Bathmagh – in a location in
Madinah – for I have not seen them for three days, and I guess
that they have nothing left, so give it to them.
وروى أبو نُعيم في "حلية الأولياء" َأنَّ سِيّدنا عمر رضي الله عنه خرج في سواد
الليل فرءاه طلحة، فدخل عمر بيتًا ثم دخل بيتًا ءاخر، فلما أصبح طلحة ذهب إلى
ذلك البيت فإذا عجوز عمياء مقعدة، فقال لها: ما بال هذا الرجل يأتيك؟ فقالت: إنه
يتعاهدني منذ كذا وكذا، يأتيني بما يُصْلِحني ويُخرج عني الأذى، فقال طلحة: ثكلتك
أمك يا طلحة، أتتبع عثرات عمر؟
Abu Nu^aym mentioned in his book “Hulyat al-Awliya’” that
our Master ^Umar, may Allah raise his rank, went out once
when it was dark at night; Talhah saw ^Umar entering a house
then entered another house.
In the morning Talhah went to that house and saw there an old
woman, who is blind and crippled. He said to her: Why does
that man come to you? She said: He’s been taking care of me for
this long; he brings me what is good for me and takes away
what is harmful for me. Talhah then said what means: “May
your mother cry for you as the one who lost her own son cries
for losing him, are you are looking for the faults of ^Umar?”
وأما أخبار زهده رضي الله عنه فكثيرة، منها ما ذكره ابن الجوزي في "صفة الصفوة"
وهو أنه رضي الله عنه خطب الناس وهو خليفة وعليه إزار فيه اثنتا عشرة رقعة، وقال
أنس: كان بين كتفيه ثلاث رقاع.
The news about his detachment from the worldly interests are
many, among that is what was mentioned Ibn al Jawziyy in his
book named “Sifatus-Safwah”, he mentioned that ^Umar once
delivered a speech wearing attire with twelve patches, Anas
said: Three of those patches were between his shoulders.
وأما تعبده لله تعالى فقد كان كثيرًا، وخوفه منه كبيرًا، فعن عبد الله بن عمر رضي
الله عنهما أنه قال: كان عمر بن الخطّاب يقول: لو مات جَدْيٌ بطَفّ (جانب) الفرات
لخشيت أن يحاسب الله عمر.
وعن ابن عمر أيضًا أنه قال: ما مات عمر حتى سرد الصوم، أي جعله متواليًا
متتابعًا. وقال سعيد بن المسيب: كان عمر رضي الله عنه يحب الصلاة في جوف الليل.
As for his performing of the Acts of Worship, he used to
perform them a lot for the sake of Allah ta^ala. His fear of Allah
was great, ^Abdullah, the son of ^Umar may Allah raise his
rank said: ^Umar Ibn al- Khattab used to say: If a kid (young
goat) would die beside Euphrates, I will have fear that Allah
would question ^Umar for that.
Ibn ^Umar also said: ^Umar did not die until he used to fast
continuously i.e. consecutively.
Sa^id Ibn al-Musayyib said: ^Umar may Allah raise used to love
to pray in the last third of the night.
ومن جملة مناقبه رضي الله عنه أنه كان أول من أمر بالتأريخ اعتمادًا على الأشهر
الهجرية، وأول من عَسَّ، أي طاف بالليل يحرس الناس ويكشف أهل الريبة، وأول من
حمل الدِّرَّة (العصا) وأدب ﺑﻬا، وأول من دَوَّن الدواوين، وأول من ُلقِّب بأمير المؤمنين.
Among his good traits is that he was the first one who ordered
the writing of history (Chronology) based on the Hijri months,
so the the Islamic Calendar begins from the time of Hijrah
(Migration) of the Prophet.
^Umar was also the first one who ordered that people be
gathered to perform Tarawih Prayer in congregation, up till then
the Muslims used to pray it individually. He was also the first
one to make rounds at night to guard people and to uncover the
suspicious ones and activities.
He was the first to carry the staff and to discipline with it, the
first one to write records, and the first one to be called The Amir
of The Believers (Amir al-Mu’minin)- a term used to refer to the
Caliph.
جاهد الفاروق عمر رضي الله في الله حق جهاده، وجيّش الجيوش وفتح البلاد، وأعز
المسلمين والإسلام وأذل الكفر وأجلى اليهود من بلاد الحجاز، كما اجلى نصارى نجران
ويهودها من جزيرة العرب.كثرت في أيامه الفتوحات وعمّر مسجد رسول الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم، والمسجد الأقصى، وفي سنة سبعة عشر توجه أمير المؤمنين عُمَرُ مُعتمرًا وأقام
بمكة عشرين يومًا وفيها وسع المسجد الحرام.
وفي هذه السنة تزوج أمير المؤمنين عمر بن الخطاب بأم كلثوم بنت علي بن ابي طالب
رضي الله عنه. وفي سنة ثمان عشرة حصل قحط شديد َفسُمّيَ ذلك العام عام الرمادة
فاستسقى عمر رضي الله عنه، وخطب وَأخَ َ ذ العباسَ بنَ عبدِ المطل ِ ب وتوسل به وجثا على
ركبتيه وبكى يدعو إلى أن نزل المطر وُأغيثوا.
Our Master ^Umar truly fulfilled the obligation of Jihad,
mobilized the armies, opened the countries, led Islam and
Muslims to triumph, humiliated blasphemy and removed the
Jews from Hijaz. He also removed the Jews and the Christians
of Najran from the Arabian Peninsula. The openings were plenty
during his caliphate, he rebuilt the Mosque of the Messenger of
Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam and al-Masjid al-Aqsa.
In 17 AH he headed for Makkah to perform ^Umrah, he stayed
there for twenty days during that time he extended al-Masjid
al-Haram. He married Umm Kulthum the daughter of ^Aliyy
Ibn Abi Talib may Allah raise his rank in the same year too.
In 18 AH a severe drought took place, that year was called the
Ramadah year, ^Umar performed a prayer asking Allah to let it
rain. After the prayer he made a speech and supplicated Allah
for rain by the virtue of al-^Abbas, the Prophet’s uncle. He knelt
down weeping and supplicating to Allah until Allah granted
them their need and by Allah’s Will the rain fell.
خلافته:
ولي الخلافة بعهد من أبي بكر الصديق، رضي الله عنهما وبويع له في حياته. ثم قام بأمر
الخلافة بالصدق والعدل وحسن التدبير والسياسة لا يخاف في الله لومة لائم، رتب الجيوش
للجهاد في سبيل الله وعزل خالد بن الوليد عن إمارة الجيوش بالشام وولى أبا عبيدة بن
الجراح شفقة على الجيوش والعسكر لشدة بطش خالد وهجماته.
^Umar was given allegiance by a decree from Abu Bakr
as-Siddiq, may Allah raise their ranks. He was given allegiance
during the life of Abu Bakr. He carried the responsibilities of the
caliphate with truthfulness, justice, good management and sound
politics. Nothing ever scared him from obeying and applying the
orders of Allah.
^Umar arranged armies to do jihad for the sake of Allah. He also
relieved Khalid Ibn al- Walid from the position of amir of the
armies in ash-Sham and gave the leadership to Abu ^Ubaydah.
^Umar did that out of being merciful to the Muslim armies,
since Khalid was fierce in his attacks and maneuvers.
الفتوحات في عهد عمر بن الخطاب:
كثرت الفتوحات في عهد عمر بن الخطّاب رضي الله عنه، منها:
فتح دمشق: لما انقضى أمر اليرموك سار المسلمون إلى دمشق فحاصروها أشد الحصار
سبعين ليلة من نواحيها الأربع فاستغفل خالد بن الوليد ليلة من الليالي وتسور السور بمن
معه وقتل البوابين واقتحم بالعسكر وكبر وكبروا ففزع اهل البلد إلى أمرائهم فنادوا
بالصلح فدخلوا من نواحيها صلحًا.
Many countries were opened during his Caliphate may Allah
raise his rank, among them was the opening of Damascus. After
the Muslims won the battle of Yarmuk they headed to
Damascus, laying siege to it for seventy nights from its four
sides. One night Khalid Ibn al- Walid took advantage of the
inattentive fence guards; he climbed it with his men and killed
the guards. Then he entered the city and opened the gates. The
troops entered whilst yelling: “Allahu akbar”, to which the
people of the city became alarmed. They asked their leaders to
surrender to the Muslim army who later entered the city without
resistance.
فتح بيت المقدس: ثم سار أبو عبيدة بن الجراح إلى الأردن فجمع الجيوش وقصد
بيت المقدس وكتب لهم كتابًا ثم انتظرهم، فأبوا أن يأتوهُ فسار إليهم ونزل ﺑﻬم
وحاصرهم فلما اشتدَّ علي ِ همُ الحصار طلبوا منه الصلح فقبل منهم، فقالوا: أرسل إلى
خليفتكم فيكون هو الذي يعطينا عهد الصلح. فجمع عمر كبار الصحابة وشاورهم في
المسير فأشاروا كلهم بالمسير فجمع العساكر وخرج واستخلف على المدينة المنورة عليّ
بن ابي طالب رضي الله عنه ودخل أمير المؤمنين الجابية وجاء أهل بيت المقدس وقد
هرب أرطبون أمير عسكر الروم إلى مصر وحينئذ وقع الصلح بين أمير المؤمنين وبين
رؤساء أهل بيت المقدس على الجزية وشروط معلومة.
After that Abu ^Ubaydah headed to Jordan where he gathered
the armies and went to Jerusalem, he sent a letter to its
Patriarchs asking them to come to him; they refused. He placed
them under siege, when they felt the hardship of the siege they
offered peace with him. Abu ^Ubaydah agreed. They requested
that he calls upon the Caliph (^Umar) to come to them and give
them his word of peace. He wrote to ^Umar who in turn
gathered the head Companions for consultation. They passed a
unanimous vote in favor of ^Umar going to Jerusalem. ^Umar
left Madinah appointing ^Aliyy Ibn Abi Talib in charge in his
absence.
He entered Jerusalem through al-Jabiyah. Artbun, the
commander of the Romans fled to Egypt. A peace agreement
was then reached between the Amir of the Believers (Master
^Umar) and the leaders of the Holy House (Baytul-Maqdis). The
agreement was subject to conditions in favor of the Muslims and
included the administration of Jizyah. Jizyah is a prescribed
payment made by the non-Muslims to the Muslim state.)
فتح مصر: ولما تم فتح بيت المقدس استأذن عمرو بن العاص أمير المؤمنين عمر بن
الخطاب رضي الله عنه في فتح مصر فأذن له وأتبعه الزبير بن العوام، فساروا حتى
دخلوا في قرى الريف، وتقابل الفريقان والتحم الفريقان واﻧﻬزم الكفار شر هزيمة
وحاصرهم المسلمون فقبلوا الصلح والجزية. ونزل المسلمون مصر واستلموها ثم توجه
عمرو إلى الإسكندرية وفتحها عنوة وجعل أهلها ذمة وجعل فيها جندًا من المسلمين.
After opening Jerusalem, ^Amru Ibn al- ^As asked the Amir of
the believers ^Umar Ibn al- Khattab for permission to open
Egypt. ^Umar agreed and sent to him az-Zubayr Ibn al- ^Awam.
They marched into the countryside where the battle erupted. The
non-believers were severely defeated. They had no option but to
agree to peace and pay the Jizyah. The Muslims conquered
Egypt, after which ^Amru Ibn al- ^As headed to Alexandria and
overtook it as well.
ثناء الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم عليه:
وردت احاديث كثيرة في مدح سيدنا الفاروق رضي الله عنه وبيان فضائله وصفاته
الحميدة، منها ما بيّن فيه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إخلاصه لله تعالى وصلابته وقوته في
الدفاع عن دين الله والأمة الأسلامية وإقامة العدل بين المسلمين، فمن ذلك ما أخرجه
البخاري ومسلم أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لعمر رضي الله عنه: " والذي نَفسي
بيَدِهِ ما َلقِيكَ الشَّيطَا ُ ن سَالِ ً كا َفجا إلا سََلكَ َفجًا غيْرَ فَجِّكَ" أي طريًقا غير طريقك.
ومنها أنه َلقبَهُ صلى الله عليه وسلم بالفاروق لأنه يفرق بين الحق والباطل وقال صلى الله
عليه وسلم: " الحق يجري على لسان عمر وقلبه".
Many hadiths were stated about the merits and good traits of ^Umar
may Allah raise his rank, The Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam
indicated in some of them his sincerity, solidness, and strength in
defending Islam and the Muslim nation and in spreading justice
among Muslims. Among that is what was mentioned by
al-Bukhariyy and Muslim that the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa
sallam said to ^Umar: “I swear by Allah that if the devil would see
you taking a route, he will take another route.”
He also gave him the title of al-Faruq because he used to
differentiate between truth and falsehood.
The Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam said about ^Umar:
“The truth is spoken by the tongue and heart of ^Umar.”
وروى الترمذي وابن ماجة والحاكم َأنَّ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:
" أشد أمتي في أمر الله عمر".
At-Tirmidhiyy, Ibnu Majah, and al-Hakim narrated that the
Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam said: “The most
steadfast and firm person amongst my nation, in performing the
obligations, is ^Umar.”
ومن هذه الأحاديث ما أخرجه البخاري ومسلم والترمذي، وهو أنَّ رسول الله صلى
الله عليه وسلم قال: " بينما أنا نائم ُأتيت بقدح لبن فشربت منه حتى إني أرى الريَّ يخرج
من أطرافي، ثم أعطيت فضلي عمر" قالوا: فما أوَّلتَ ذلك يا رسول الله؟ قال: " العلم".
Among these hadiths is what was narrated by al-Bukhariyy,
Muslim, and at-Tirmidhiyy that the Messenger of Allah said:
“While I was sleeping, I was brought a drinking-cup filled with
milk, so I drank from it until I was quenched, then I gave what was
left in it to ^Umar.” They said: “What did you interpret that O
Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Knowledge.”
من روائع كلامه:
لقد أُثِرَ عن سيدنا الفاروق رضي الله عنه الكثير من المواعظ والحكم البليغة؛ فمن
ذلك رضوان الله عليه: حاسبوا أنفسكم قبل أن تحاسبوا، وزنوا أنفسكم قبل أن
توزنوا، فإنه أهون عليكم في الحساب غدًا أن تحاسبوا انفسكم اليوم، تزينوا للعرض
. الأكبر ( يَومَئِذٍ تُعرَضُو َ ن َ لا تَخََفى مِن ُ كمْ خَافِيَةٌ) الحاقة/ 18
Master ^Umar was known for his many words of wisdom and
morals. Among them was his saying: “Judge your deeds before
they are judged and weigh your deeds before they are weighed.
It is easier upon you to judge yourself today for The Day of
Judgment and to weigh your deeds today in preparation for that
day.” In these words is an urge for us to monitor our deeds
closely and to deny our self the indulging of desire in order to
protect our self from the harm of this life and in the hereafter.
ومن كلام الفاروق رضي الله عنه أيضًا قوله فيما حكاه ابن الجوزي في مناقب عمر
عن الأحنف بن قيس قال: قال عمر: " يا أحنف، من كثر ضحكه قلّت هيبته، ومن
مزح استخف به، ومن اكثر من شئ عرف به، ومن كثر كلامه كثر سقطه، ومن كثر
سقطه قل حياؤه وقل ورعه، ومن مات ورعه مات قلبه".
وهذا من عمر رضي الله توجيه وجيه لما ينبغي أن يكون عليه المرء من الاتزان
والرزانة، فلا يكثر من الضحك بدون سبب ولا يكثر من المزاح كي لا تقل هيبته في
نفوس العباد وبالتالي يقل انتفاعهم به وتأثرهم بما يقول من ارشادات وتوجيهات،
وكذا فإن كثرة الكلام في غير منفعة وغير مصلحة فإنه لا خير فيه؛ ولذا ينبغي للعاقل
أن يراقب نفسه فيما يقول وما يفعل.
Ibnul-Jawziyy mentioned in his book, which is called “Manaqib
^Umar”, that al-Ahnaf the son of Qays said what means: ^Umar
Ibn al- Khattab told me: “O Ahnaf, he who laughs a lot will be
less respected, and he who is always joyous will be underrated
and he who has a habit in something will be identified by it, and
he who talks a lot will make many mistakes and he who makes
many mistakes loses his shyness and he who is less shy is less
cautious of his deeds and he who is less cautious in his deeds,
has a dead heart (i.e. dead conscience).”
This is a credible directive from our Master ^Umar for the one
who seeks to be dignified and mature. Hence, the advice is not
to exceed in laughter without reason and not to exceed in joking
so that one does not lose the degree of dignity and respect
people hold for him. This in turn will lessen his beneficial
influence upon people and their acceptance to his advice and
guidance. Consequently, there is no virtue to be talkative in
what has no significance or benefit. For this reason it is
preferred for the wise and mindful to monitor themselves in
what they say and do.
وفي مناقب عمر لابن الجوزي أن عمر قال: " لا تظن بكلمة، خرجت من امرئ
مسلم، شرًا وأنت تجد لها في الخير محم ً لا". فما علمنا منه خيرًا حسنَّا الظن به والله يعلم
السرائر وما تخفي الصدور. أما نحن فقد أمرنا بتحسين الظن إذ يقول الله عز وجل:
. ( يَآ َأيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءامَنُوْا اجْتَِنبُوْا َ كثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ ِإنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ ِإثْم)ٌ سورة الحجرات / 12
In “Manaqib ^Umar” for Ibn al- Jawziyy it is mentioned that
^Umar said: “Do not interpret badly a word that a Muslim said
if you can find a good interpretation to it.”
The one from whom we observe goodness we think well of him
and Allah knows what others conceal and hide in their chests.
As for us, we have been ordered to think well of others.
ومن جملة كلامه أيضًا قوله: ثلاثٌ يصفو ﺑﻬن ود أخيك: تسلم عليه إذا لقيته وتفسح
له في اﻟﻤﺠالس وتناديه بأحب الأسماء إليه، ذكر ذلك ابن الجوزي في مناقب عمر بلفظ
ءاخر وحاصله يفهم أهمية أن تجتمع هذه الخصال الثلاثة في المرء المسلم مما يزيد في
أواصر التماسك والوحدة ليقوم اﻟﻤﺠتمع على اسس سليمة متينة.
Among his valuable words also is his saying, Three things
would make you earn the clear love of your brother: You salute
him (say salam to him) when you see him, make a space for him
when he comes to sit in a session, and call him with the beloved
names to him. This was mentioned by Ibn al- Jawziyy in
“Manaqib ^Umar” in another narration. Its summary
comprehends the importance of having these three traits in the
Muslim person, which would increase the ties of unity and
integration in the society so that it will built on firm and sound
foundation.
ومن حكمه الرائعة قوله رضي الله عنه فيما رواه الأحنف بن قيس: " تفقهوا قبل أن
تسودوا" أي اطلبوا الفقه والعلم قبل أن طلب الزعامة والرياسة وقبل أن تصيروا
أسياد الناس.
Among his wonderful wisdoms is his saying which was narrated
by to Al-Ahnaf: Seek the knowledge of the Religion before you
seek leadership status”. This means ask for the knowledge and
seek to be learned in the Religion before you ask to become a
leader and before you are appointed to leadership.
هذا وليعلم أنه ورد عن عمر ايضًا كلام مفيد في الطب فمن ذلك قوله: "إياكم
والبطنة فإﻧﻬا مؤذية للجسم، وعليكم بالقصد في قوتكم فإنه أبعد من الأشَر وأصح
للبدن وأقوى على العبادة، وإن امرءًا لن يهلك حتى يؤثر شهوته على دينه، وقال:
إياكم واللحم فإن له ضراوة كضراوة الخمر، والضراوة بالشئ الولع به. وإنما كره
عمر رضي الله عنه الإدمان عليه لما فيه من التنعم والتشبه بالأعاجم.
Let it be known ^Umar has said words, which are beneficial in
medicine among that is his saying: “Beware of satiety (the state
of being fed to or beyond capacity) for it results in laziness to
perform prayer and it is harmful for the body. Preserve your
strength for it is good for the body and makes you stronger in
performing worship. The person would not be a loser unless he
favors his desire over his Religion.”
He also said: “Avoid eating meat, for it would make you fond of
it as alcohol makes the one who drinks fond of it.”
^Umar, may Allah raise his rank, hated being addicted to meat
because it is a sign of extravagance and doing what the
non-Arabs do.
وفاته:
كانت وفاته رضي الله عنه صبيحة السابع والعشرين من ذي الحجة لسنة ثلاث وعشرين،
فبينما هو يؤم الناس في صلاة الصبح، إذ جاء أحد غلمان المغيرة وكان يدعى أبا لؤلؤة،
وكان مجوسيًا، فطعنه بخنجر مسموم برأسين ثلاث طعنات إحداها تحت سرته وولى هاربًا،
وصار لا يمر على أحد يمينًا وشما ً لا إلا طعنه، ولما علم أنه لا مهرب له طعن نفسه فمات.
^Umar Ibn al- Khattab may Allah raise his rank died in the
morning of the 27th of Dhil Hijjah in 23 AH.
While he was leading people in the Subh (Dawn) Prayer, one of
the workers of al-Mughyrah, Aba Lu’lu’ah -a Magian (fire
worshipper)- stabbed him with a double-headed dagger loaded
with poison. The wicked blasphemer stabbed our Master ^Umar
three times and one of them was under his belly button. He then
ran away stabbing everybody in his path. When that blasphemer
realized no escape, he stabbed himself and died.
وقبل أن تفيض نفسه طلب الفاروق رضي الله عنه من ابنه عبد الله أن يحصي ما
عليه من الدَّينْ وأن يؤديه لأصحابه، وقال له: اذهب إلى عائشة رضي الله عنها وقل
لها: يستأذن عمر بن الخطاب أن يُدفن مع صاحبيه، فمضى عبد الله بن عمر فاستأذن
فقالت له: كنت أريده لنفسي ولأوثرنَّه اليوم على نفسي، فدفن قرب النبي صلى الله
عليه وسلم وأبي بكر الصديق رضي الله عنه.
Before his last moment, Al-Faruq, may Allah raise his rank,
asked his son ^Abdullah to calculate his due debt and to pay
it off to its owners then he said to his son: “Go to ^A’ishah and
say to her: ^Umar Ibn al- Khattab asks for your permission to
be buried alongside his Companions.” ^Abdullah asked her and
^A’ishah replied: “I was keeping this burial for myself but today
I shall favor him (^Umar) over myself.” Hence, ^Umar was
buried in the Honored Hujrah (chamber) beside the Prophet
sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr as-Siddiq may Allah
raise his rank.
ِإنَّ مناقب أمير المؤمنين عمر بن الخطّاب رضي الله عنه بلغت مبلغًا كبيرًا جعل
العلماء والمؤرخين والمترجمين يوردون فصو ً لا وأبوابًا طويلة في تعداد مآثره،
ومنهم من ألف كتابًا مخصوصًا لتعداد مناقبه كابن الجوزي الذي عَدَّد من مزاياه
وصفاته ما جمع كتابًا صخمًا، وكذلك السيوطي الذي ألف كتابًا له سماه:
"الغرر في فضائل عمر"، وكثيرون غيره.
The commendable acts and traits of Master ^Umar were numerous,
warranting the writing of many scholars who authored chapters,
books and volumes in mention of his great virtues and
achievements. Many scholars wrote about ^Umar to an extent that
some scholars authored a whole book specifically about his virtues
and deeds. One such scholar was Ibn al- Jawziyy who authored a
bulky book compiling ^Umar’s laudable deeds. As-Suyutiyy was
another scholar who authored a book in tribute to ^Umar and
named it “Al-Ghurar fi fada’ili ^Umar”, many other scholars wrote
about his great virtues and merits too.
لقد كان عهد عمر بن الخطاب كعهد سلفه سيدنا أبو بكر الصديق رضي الله عنه عهدًا
ذهبيًا، عاش المسلمون فيه ايام خير وعدل وعز كيف لا وأميرهم وقائدهم هو الفاروق
الذي فرق بين الحق والباطل، والذي كان لا يخشى في الله لومة لائم، والذي كانت مخافة
الله لا تفارق قلبه.
The era of Master ^Umar was a golden one; at which time
Muslims enjoyed days of justice, goodness and triumph. In short
^Umar was a great leader who furthered the prosperous
existence of Muslims carried by his predecessor our Master Abu
Bakr as-Siddiq may Allah raise his rank.