A special online lecture on the day of martyrdom of Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) was organized by Iqbal Academy Pakistan
A special online lecture on the day of martyrdom of Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) was organized by Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Renowned researcher and Director Idara e Saqafat e Islamia Prof. Dr. Mazhar Moeen was the guest speaker. He said that Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) was appointed Caliph of the Muslims after the death of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA). It was said that he was very strict in nature. Hazrat Ali (AS) replied that once it comes the responsibility of governance, softness will be there automatically.
Hazrat Umar Farooq had excellent administrative skills. He brought the youth in the government. Built roads and bridges. During his regime the government took responsibility for illegitimate children. Gave stipends to children from birth. He fixed a stipend of Rs. 12,000 for each Umm-ul-Mumineen. He spread the teaching of Arabic language throughout the Islamic world. Divided the whole Islamic world into provinces. Appointed judges and fixed their salaries. Measured the area. Appointed regular army. He made whatever arrangements can be made in a modern state of today's world.
In his times "Al-Salah Khair Min Al-Noom" was regularly included with the consensus of the Sahaba. He Arranged Taraweeh prayers regularly. Appointed separate Imams and Qur'an reciters for men and women. Mut'at al-Nisa 'was forbidden. Hazrat Umar (RA) added more than 40 new practices by consensus. Omar Farooq seems to be at the forefront of everything that Islam has today.
In his time, the Islamic State covered 2.2 million square miles. And Hazrat Omar Farooq ran the system of such a large kingdom in the best way.
Feroz, a Parsi slave of Mughirah ibn Shu'bah, whose surname was Abululothi, complained to Hazrat Umar (RA) about the heavy tax levied by his master, the complaint was unfounded, so Hazrat Umar did not pay attention, he was so angry that in the morning prayer, he suddenly attacked with a dagger and attacked him one after the other. Hazrat Umar fell down and Hazrat Abdul Rahman bin Awf offered the rest of the prayers. Finally, he embraced martyrdom on 1st Moharram 24 AH. In the end, Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan Prof. Dr. Baseera Ambreen thanked the guest speaker.