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Did You Know – Hazrat Umar Farooq may Allah be pleased with him

 

Q: What is the name of the second rightly guided Caliph of Islam?
A: Hazrat ‘Umar Ibn Khattaab – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: What was his title?
A: Farooq Al-A’zam

Q: Which Caliph used to be awake at nights to look after his people?
A: Hazrat Umar Farooq – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Caliph’s era is known as the era of victories?
A: None other than his.

Q: What was the duration of his Caliphate?
A: 10 years, 6 months.

Q: When did he become a Caliph?
A: Jumaad Al-Ukhra 13 A.H.

Q: Who was the first to make the Masjids bright with lamps?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: In whose Caliphate was the Taraweeh Salah of 20 Rak’ats commenced?
A: In his Caliphate.

Q: Who was the first Caliph to make an extension to the Masjid Haraam of Ka’bah Shareef?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who thrown the jews out of Hijaaz after the demise of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him?
A: It was Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Sahaabi killed his uncle who was an enemy of Islam?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: When was he martyred?
A: 1st Muharram, 23 A.H.

Q: In which state did he attain martyrdom?
A: He was in the state of performing Fajr Salah.

Q: Where was he buried?
A: In the Raudha Mubaarak of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him.

Q: Who gave permission of his burial there?
A: The mother of believers, Hazrat Ayesha – may Allah be pleased with her.

Q: Who murdered him?
A: Abu Lulu.

Q: After Abu Lulu had attacked on him during the Fajr Salah, who completed the Salah?
A: Hazrat Abdur Rahmaan Ibn ‘Auf – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: How long did he live for?
A: 63 years.

Q: How many Masjids were built during his Caliphate?
A: 4,000 Masjids for five times daily Salah and 9 for Juma.

Q: In whose Caliphate 1,036 cities were conquered?
A: During the Caliphate of Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Caliph had forbidden the people, unaware of Shariah Laws of business transactions, from trading in the markets?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Caliph had established Baitul Maal (Treasury department)?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who was the first to establish pension plans for the soldiers?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Caliph had set a law to punish the drunkards?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who was the first Caliph to establish a system of police department?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who performed the Funeral Salah of Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him?
A: Hazrat Sohaib Rumi – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who gave Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – the title of Farooq Al-Azam?
A: The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him.

Q: Who was the first to openly pray Salah in the Holy Ka’bah?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who established the cities of Kufa, Basra, Moosil etc.?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Sahaabi laid the foundations of the science of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh)?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: On whose will the addition of “As Salaato Khayrum Min Al-Naum” was made to the Fajr-Azan?
A: On the will of Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Who was the first to suggest Azan for Salaah?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q: Which Caliph, despite being a Caliph, used to wear torn clothes and turbans?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him. His garb had 12 patches.

Q: How many patches did he have on his clothes at the time he entered Bait Al-Maqdis?
A: 14 patches.

Q: Who was the first Caliph to be blessed with the title of Ameer Al-Mu’mineen?
A: Hazrat Umar – may Allah be pleased with him.
(Islami Ma’loomaat ka Encyclopaedia p. 259-268)