Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Weeping of Umar (radhiAllahu 'anhu) I

It is said that Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallaho anho) while leading Fajr Salaat used to recite Kahf, Taha and other such Soorahs in his Salaat, and would weep so much that his crying could be heard way back to several rows. Once he was reciting Surah Yusuf in Fajr. When he came to the verse:
"I only plead for my distress and anguish unto Allah," (XII: 86)

He wept so much that he could not recite any further. In Tahajjud, he would sometimes fall to the ground and would get indisposed with excessive weeping.

Source: Fazail-e-a'maal, Weeping from the fear of Allaah by Shaykh Husayn Al-'Awaayishah

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