Book Name:Karamaat e Farooq e Azam

Introduction of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam

The second caliph, Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s patronymic name is ‘Abu Hafs’ and his title is ‘Farooq-e-A’zam’. According to a narration, in the sixth year of the proclamation of Prophethood, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was the 40th person to embrace Islam. In fact, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ embraced Islam by virtue of the supplication made by the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. By his accepting Islam the Muslims became very pleased and they got such a great support that the Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم offered Salah publicly in congregation with the Muslims inside the sacred Haram. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ remained engaged in Islamic expeditions against wicked disbelievers being a majestic warrior.

He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ contributed in all Islamic campaigns and in all strategic decisions of war and peace headed by the Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم as a faithful minister and comrade. The first caliph, Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ nominated Sayyiduna Farooq-e-A’zam     رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ as the caliph after him. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ executed all the responsibilities of caliphate marvellously and proved to be the worthy successor of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

One of the wicked disbelievers named Abu Lulu Feeroz (a fire worshipper) attacked Sayyiduna Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ with a dagger during Salat-ul-Fajr. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ succumbed to the fatal injury and embraced martyrdom on the third day of the attack. At the time of martyrdom his blessed age was 63.

 



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