Umar ibn al-Khattab “al-Farooq” violated Quran and Sunnah


We have come to know from our previously published researches that he was the hero of the opposition to the honored Sunnah of the Prophet and the one who defied the Prophet’s last order, saying: “The Messenger of Allah is hallucinating, and the Book of Allah suffices us.” According to the statements of the Messenger who never uttered anything out of his own inclination, Umar is behind the misguidance of those who strayed in this nation.[144]


We also came to know that he insulted, hurt the feelings of and terrorized Fatima al-Zahar, frightening her and her children when he assaulted her house and threatened to burn it.


We also came to know that he collected the books recording the Prophet’s Sunnah then burnt them, forbidding people from quoting the Prophet.


Umar violated the Prophet’s Sunnah as long as he lived, even when the Prophet was still alive, and he violated the Sunnah of the Prophet who required him to be among those recruited for Usamah’s army. But he did not go with Usamah on the pretext of assisting Abu Bakr with the matters relevant to the caliphate.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah when he stopped the distribution of the share of zakat due to those whose hearts could be won for Islam.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah with regard to mut‘at al-hajj and also to mut‘at al-nisaa.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah which required the pronouncement of the divorce statement thrice, making such a requirement only once.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah with regard to the obligation of tayammum, invalidating the prayers in the absence of water.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah which prohibited people from spying on one another, inventing espionage.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah when he eliminated a part of the athan and substituted it with something from his own.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah when he failed to penalize Khalid ibn al-Waleed whom he used to threaten of penalizing.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah which prohibit the nafl prayers being prayed in congregation, inventing the Taraweeh.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah with regard to the distribution of public money, inventing discrimination and creating class distinction in Islam.


And he violated the Qur’an and the Sunnah when he set up majlis al-shura, entrusting Ibn Awf to be in charge of it.


Is not all of this indicative of Banu Umayyah’s ridicule and mockery of Islam and Muslims when they attribute such “merits” to a man who was very well known of being rough and heavy handed and continuously opposing the Prophet?[145] It is as though those Umayyads were saying to the Muslims, “Muhammad’s time and whatever it contained has passed away, while our own time has come to issue whatever religious rules we like and prefer. Now you have become our slaves even against your wish and against the will of the Prophet in whom you believe.”


Is this not a sort of reaction and an attempt to seek revenge so that Quraysh’s leadership would be rendered back to Banu Umayyah who fought Islam and the Prophet of Islam?


If Umar ibn al-Khattab tried very hard to obliterate the Prophet’s ahadith, ridiculing them and acting to their contrary them even during the lifetime of the Prophet himself, it is no wonder that Quraysh handed the reins of its leadership to him, making him its supreme leader.  This is so due to the fact that after the dawn of Islam, Umar became its articulate spokesman and the hero of its opposition. After the demise of the Prophet, he became the symbol of its wielding might and great hope in realizing its dreams and ambitions to ascend to authority.


It is not a mere coincident to find Umar ibn al-Khattab acting in contradiction to the Prophet’s Sunnah and trying to relocate Ibrahim’s standing place at the House of Allah and place it where it used to be during the days of ignorance (Jahiliyya). Ibn Sa‘d has said the following in his Tabaqat just as other historians have:


When the Prophet conquered Mecca, he attached Ibrahim’s standing place (maqam) to the House just as it used to be during the time of Ibrahim and Isma‘eel, peace be upon them, because the Arabs during the period of Jahiliyya had separated it and relocated it where it is now.  During the lifetime of the Prophet and that of Abu Bakr, it used to be attached to the House.[146]


Can you, by your Lord, find a justification for Umar ibn al-Khattab deliberately killing a Sunnah of the Prophet who did what both Ibrahim and Isma‘eel had done. He revived the traditions of jahiliyya by rebuilding the maqam as it used to be during that time?


How could Quraysh not have preferred him over others and narrate in his praise what goes beyond one’s imagination, so much so that even his friend Abu Bakr, who had preceded him in being the caliph, never acquired such a praise? According to al-Bukhari, “Abu Bakr’s temper was tainted with some weakness, but Umar took it (caliphate) from him, and no genius could have ever committed such a calumny.”


This is only a small portion of the innovations which he introduced in Islam. They all contradict the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. If we wish to compile all the innovations and injunctions wherein he followed his own personal views and which he forced people to adopt, a separate book will be needed, but we only desired here to be brief.


One may say, “How could Umar ibn al-Khattab have contradicted the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet while Allah, the Exalted One, says, ‘It does not behove any believing man or woman to make any choice in their matter once Allah and His Apostle have decided it, and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger surely strays off a manifest straying’ (Holy Qur’an, 33:36)”?


Actually, this question is often repeated by most people nowadays as though they are in disbelief, not accepting the fact that Umar ibn al-Khattab did any such things.


To these folks we would like to say: “This is confirmed by his own friends and followers from ‘Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘a’ who unknowingly prefer him over the Prophet.” If what is said about him (above) is falsehood, then their Sahih books would be rendered unworthy of any consideration, and they will have no argument beyond that to support their own beliefs! Yet most historical events were recorded during the government of “Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘a” whose love, respect, and regard for the son of al-Khattab can never be doubted.


But if they are authentic, which is the unavoidable truth, then the Muslims nowadays are bound to rethink their stands and reconsider all their beliefs if they truly are followers of the Sunnah and the consensus.


You can find most researchers these days, having been too dumbfounded to refute these narratives and historical events which are recorded by all scholars and traditionists, being unable to disprove them. You can find them interpreting and seeking weak pretexts which cannot be based on any scholarly argument. Some of them took to enumerating his (Umar’s) innovations, turning them into merits to his credit for which he should be thanked! It is as though Allah and His Messenger did not know what the best interest of the Muslims is, so they overlooked such innovations__we seek Allah’s forgiveness__so Umar discovered them and enacted the rules for them following the demise of the Messenger of Allah!


Since Umar is the leader and Imam of “Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jama‘a,” then I clear myself before Allah from such Sunnah and Jama‘a, pleading to Him, the Most Glorified One, to take my soul away at the moment of death as a follower of the Sunnah of the last of His Prophets and the master of all Messengers, our master Muhammad, and a follower of the path of his good Progeny, the purified ones.


 Extracted from the book "The Shi'ah are (the real) Ahl al-Sunnah" by Dr. Muhammad Al-Tijani Al Samawi.

 "WHOEVER I AM HIS MASTER, ALI IS HIS MASTER. O God! Love those who love him. Be hostile to those who are hostile to him. Hate those who hate him. Help those who help him. And keep the truth with him wherever he turns." (repeating this paragraph three times). 


وَنَجَّيْنَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ {41:18}

But We delivered those who believed and practised righteousness


  Umar Defied Prophet Sunnah

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