Abdullah bin Umar

 

The world recognizes Abdullah Bin Umar as the son of Ameerul Mu’minin, Caliph of Islam, Hazrat Umar (R.A.) and brother in law of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). He is regarded for being the prominent authority in Holy Hadith and law, and his impartiality towards groups involved in the first Civil War in (656–661). Abdullah bin Umar is known to be famous reporter of the Sayings of the holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) and early jurist of Islam born in 614, which was the 4th year of Prophethood.

Abdullah Bin Umar – A Man of Character

At an early age, Abdullah Ibn Umar demonstrated an eagerness to be associated with the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) in all his activities. He had accepted Islam at a young age of ten years and had made the Hijrah with his father and his sister, Hafsah.

Abdullah Bin Umar was not included in Battle of Uhud and Battle of Badr due to young age. He and Usamah were included in the Battle of Ditch when he was 15 years old. He along with others of his age group was allowed to join the ranks of men. They played the part in not only digging of trench but also actively in the battle.

From the time of his Hijrah until the time of his death more than seventy years later, Abdullah Ibn Umar distinguished himself in the service of Islam. According to Abu Musa al-Ashari, he was regarded among Muslims as “the Good One, son of the Good One”. From his great and illustrious father, Umar, and from Prophet of Islam, he learnt a great deal. Abdullah used to observe and scrutinize all the sayings and action of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) closely and with devotion.

Aishah (May God be pleased with Her), noticed this devotion of Abdullah to the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and remarked: “There was no one who followed the footsteps of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, in the places where he alighted as did Ibn Umar.”

In spite of his close observance of the Prophet’s actions, Abdullah Bin Umar was extremely cautious, even afraid, of reporting the sayings of the Prophet. He would only relate a Holy Hadith if he was completely sure that he remembered every word of it. One of his contemporaries said:

“Among the companions of the Prophet, no one was more cautious about adding to or subtracting from the Hadith of the Prophet than Abdullah ibn Umar.”

Abdullah Bin Umar was once described as the “brother of the night.” He would stay up at night performing Salaat, weeping and seeking God’s forgiveness and reading Holy Quran. To his sister, Hafsah, the Prophet once said: “What a blessed man is Abdullah. Should he perform Salaat at night he would be blessed even more.”

From that day, Abdullah Bin Umar did not abandon aiyam alLayl whether at home or on journeys. In the stillness of the nights, he would remember God much, perform Salaat and read the Quran and weep. Like his father, tears came readily to his eyes especially when he heard the warning verses of the Quran. Ubayd ibn Umayr has related that one day he read these verses to Abdullah Ibn Umar:

“How then (will the sinners fare on Judgment Day) when We shall bring forward witnesses from within every community and bring you (O Prophet) as witness against them? Those who were bent on denying the truth and paid no heed to the Apostle will on that Day wish that the earth would swallow them but they shall not (be able to) conceal from God anything that has happened.“ (Surah an-Nisa, 4:41-42).

Legacy

Abdullah Ibn Umar was the second most productive narrator of Holy Hadith, with a total of 2,630 narrations. He was very careful about things associated with him, and he narrated with his eyes full of tears. He has a positive reputation among Muslims.

In spite of the great esteem and honor in which he was held by all the Muslims and despite the suggestion repeatedly made to him to stand up for the caliphate, he kept himself entirely distant from party trouble, and throughout these years led an selfless and pious life.

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Abdullah Bin Umar was the son of the great Sahabi of Muhammad (S.A.W), Hazrat Umar. Like his father, he also loved the last Prophet and Islam, Really this is great information about him.
By: Farida, Karachi on Jan, 17 2018
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Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar was scholar of Quran and Ahadees, he was nurtured by the purest of people making him most suitable for conveying Allah and his Prophet's message to people.
By: kashif, Larkana on Jan, 16 2018
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hazrat Abdullah son of Caliph Hazrat Umar was an extraordinary man with scholarly abilities. This page is amazingly written about his personality.
By: kashif, Larkana on Jan, 13 2018
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Like father like son. The caliph himself was an extraordinary man, his era was one of its kind. He gave same legacy to his son. Hazrat Abdullah learnt from the best.
By: Ayesha, isl on Jan, 10 2018
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It is because of narrators like Abdullah bin Umar, that we have ample knowledge of Prophet’s (S.a.w) life. May Allah grant him higher rank in Janaah.
By: Ayesha, Karachi on Jan, 08 2018
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Abdullah Bin Umar had an ample role for the Education of Hadees and Fiqah, he held a high position among the Prophet’s Companions and was well known for his deep knowledge of Islam.
By: rimsha, khi on Dec, 24 2017
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We never denied the sacrifices of Sahabas, they did their part very sincerely to give us the message of truth. Abdullah Bin Umar was one of the Sahahbas who spent with all his wealth and physical efforts for Islam.
By: rashid, khi on Dec, 18 2017
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In a very young age, Abdullah Bin Umar accepts Islam, he belongs to the richest family, but like his father, he also was in those Sahabis who served with his wealth to spread the Islam in all over the world.
By: umar, khi on Dec, 13 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar was the son of the great Sahaba of Muhammad (S.A.W), Hazrat Umar. Like his father, he also loved the last Prophet and Islam, with his wealth and physics, he served his whole life for Islam.
By: tahir, khi on Dec, 07 2017
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At the young age, Abdullah Bin Umar recognized as a great Muslim, he had an ample role in all academic fields of research like Quran, Hadees, Fiqah or Islamic legislation. In Islamic battles, his decision and his commandment ability gave many successes to the Muslims.
By: saad, khi on Nov, 28 2017
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Abdullah Ibn Umar was the son of Umar ibn Khattab, the second Khalifa. He participated in the first war for the sake of Islam with Muhammad (S.A.W) at the age of 15. He was also a virtuos, offer Tahajjud daily at mid night.
By: samar, khi on Nov, 19 2017
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Being a Muslim we should be thankful to Sahabas and the Saints of Allah, due to there efforts Islam reached towards us. At the time of revealation Kufaar did every thing to destroy at that time, He held a high position among the Prophet’s Companions and was well known for his deep knowledge of Islam.
By: sanober, khi on Nov, 15 2017
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At the time of revealation Muhammad (S.A.W) and his Sahabas faced various sort of issues for spreading the religion of truth. Due to the efforts of Sahabas this religion come with us, for that many Sahabas sacrificed there every thing in which the name of Abdullha Bin Umar is also famous.
By: yasir, khi on Nov, 14 2017
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Mostly the youth generation of Muslim didn’t knew about the History, the process of spreading Islam and those Muslims warriors who sacrifed there every thing for Islam, Abdullah Bin Umar is also the name who served as a Muslim.
By: shahan, khi on Nov, 10 2017
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Although the name of Abdullah bin umar in those sahabi who give many sacrifices to spread the Islam but he was the man who also famous to be a second most productive narrator of Holy Hadith.
By: ahmed, khi on Nov, 09 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar belongs to the noble family who gave the great services to spread the Islam. He was the youngest guy a helped to digging of trench for battle. He also migratted in various countries for the sake of islam.
By: ayesha, kh on Nov, 08 2017
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Since childhood, Abdullah bin Umar was full of religious activities, he was once described as the "brother of the night." He would stay up at night performing Salat, weeping and seeking God's forgiveness and reading Quran.
By: shoaib, khi on Nov, 01 2017
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Abdullah bin Umar was the son of Hazrat Umar (R.A), like his father the role of Abdulla h Bin Umar was also important to spread Islam. He was the youngest Scholar who had a prominent authority in hadees and Fiqah.
By: mazhar, khi on Oct, 31 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar was one of the most knowledgeable and virtuous, he also the youngest soldier of Islam, he participated in first war of Islam when he was just thirteen years old.
By: kishwar, khi on Oct, 30 2017
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Abdullah Bin umar was also the youngest Sahabi of Rasool Allah (S.A.W), he did an important role with Muhammad (S.A.W) to spread the Islam. The name of Abdullah Bin umar we also listen when we read about the battles of Islam.
By: nousheen, khi on Oct, 27 2017
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