Monday, October 01, 2007

Umar's Wish

Umar (ra) was a visionary person, one of the strongest human beings this humanity has ever seen.
Once Umar(ra) was sitting amongst the sahabah who were having a fruitful discussion, as always.
He posed a question to all the Sahabas- Wish something from Allah (swt), so that Allah (swt) would give it to you. So what is it that you wish from Allah?

One of the sahabas said, "I wish Allah (swt) would give me tons of money so that I could spend it on charity". Another said, "I wish for tonnes of gold and silver equal to the mountains so that I can also spend it in His cause."
When it was Umar(ra)'s turn, he said:
I wish strong human beings like Abu Ubaidah ibn Al Jarrah, Talhah ibn Obaidallah, and Zubair ibn Awwam, so that they can help me spread the word of Allah (swt).



Source: An audio lecture on How the Sahabas Spent their Ramadan by Ibrahim Negm on Young Muslims site, downloadable here.

8 comments:

Faraz said...

I'm wondering if you have a copy of Shaikh Yusuf Kandahlwi's Hayatus Sahabah? It is considered to be the most authentic record of the Lives of Sahabah. Unfortunately, the English translation is quite poorly organized, though I recently heard that there is a new version being published in South Africa that is much better.

twp said...

Nice Blog maa sha Allah.
Keep up the excellent work.

Humairah Irfan said...

Faraz:
(didn't see your comment earlier)Nope, I do not have the book. I wonder when it will be published? Going to try and find out..

TWP:
Thanks, Jazakallah. I'll try to keep up!

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Jazak'Allah for the info and the lecture. Both are wonderful. I wish I had watched the lecture BEFORE Ramadhaan, but Allah is the best of planners. Insha'Allah next year :)

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Humairah Irfan said...

walaikum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh..
don't have anything to say, but I have to reply to your salam :)
-H

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister

hehe.. forgive me, How are you Humairah??
.. jazak'Allah for the reply, it's so nice to get one :D

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Voyageur said...

Jazakillahu khayr for sharing! I'm glad you are updating the blog :)

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