Tag: Umar Ibn al-khattab

From Persecutor To Defender: Umar Ibn al-Khattab’s Early Days

Umar Ibn al-Khattab was an arch enemy of the Prophet Muhammed (p). His intention one day was to head over to where Muhammed (p) was and murder him. Before he headed over to murder the Prophet, he was inquired by Nu’aym as to where he was going. Umar responded by saying he intended to put… Read More ›

An Enquiry In To The Destruction Of The Grand Alexandrian Library

DTT: We have previously written on the Alexandrian Library, which can be seen here: “The Myth Of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab: Burning The Library Of Alexandria“   Shaykh Allama Shibli Nomani (1857 – 1914) Of the many mistaken notions that at one time arose in Europe in relation to the history of Islam, and still continue… Read More ›

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab Attacked For Publicly Declaring That He Became A Muslim

In the early Makkan period, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab got attacked for publicly declaring that he believed in Islam. This incident is recorded by the early biographer, Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “Nafi freedman of Abdullah b. Umar on the authority of Ibn Umar said: ‘When my father Umar became a Muslim he said, ‘Which… Read More ›

Umar Ibn al-Khattab In Pre-Islamic Days Beat Those Who Professed Islam

When Umar Ibn al-Khattab was a polytheists he used to beat a girl because she was a Muslim. This is reported in Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “He passed by a slave girl of B. Mu’ammil, a clan of B. Adiy b. Ka’b who was a Muslim. Umar b. al-Khattab was punishing her to… Read More ›

The Myth Of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab: Burning The Library Of Alexandria

Kaleef K. Karim The Caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (ra), when he conquered Alexandria in Egypt, it is claimed that he had burned the Library of Alexandria. The earliest quotation that is often used by proponents goes back as far as the 13th century. That is literally 500 hundred years after the demise of Umar Ibn al-Khattab… Read More ›

Revisiting Abu Bakr’s Conversation With Umar And The Delegation(s): Ridda Wars

Kaleef K. Karim Few days ago I wrote an article on the Ridda wars, in relation to an incident in the life of the first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq. We found that a delegation were sent over to Abu Bakr to argue not pay any Zakat. As such the group(s) who did not want to… Read More ›