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 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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At the time when every one denied about Islam and Muhammad (S.A.W), Abdullah Bin Umar was the persson who accept Islam and did an important role to spread Islam with his efforts, his named is in the youngest Muslim child.
By: bisma, khi on Oct, 25 2017
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The name of Abdullah Bin umar with those child who accept Islam in a very young age. He was the young Caliph of Islam, he was very young when he moved towards Sifah for the sake of Islam.
By: yusuf, khi on Oct, 24 2017
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Thanks for woderful information about Abdullah Bin Umar, he was the power of muslim, he was the wise and true caliph of islam, sattan also scared from him. no one can deny the justice of Umar (RA)
By: Umar, Karachi on Oct, 16 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar has been the inspiration for many during his golden era. He was one of the most remarkable Muslims World has ever seen. You will feel happy and prideful being associated to him.
By: Parveen Khan, Peshawar on Sep, 28 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar is my favorite person to talk about when it comes to knowing Islamic historical figures. You must read about him and also suggest this article to your fellow friends.
By: lqra, Karachi on Sep, 26 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar is a popular religious figure of our Islamic history. Sadly, not many of us is aware of him and we make no effort to know our history at all. Articles of this sort is certainly a blessing in disguise for the students.
By: Harris Khan, Karachi on Sep, 25 2017
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Abdullah Bin Umar article is certainly helpful for the students who are looking for detailed information about him. I am all excited to know about it on an aggregate level. I think we should this information everywhere.
By: Hamid, Lahore on Sep, 23 2017
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