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Omar (R), One Of The Worldest Greatest Men!
He Was Born On The 26th Of Dhuhl Hija 23 Hijrah.
He Was One Of The Leading Companions Of The Prophet Muhammad (S)
He Was The Second Khalifa After The Death Of Rasul Allah (S).
After converting to Islam in the 6th year after Muhammad's first revelation, he spent 17 years as a companion of Muhammad
He was known as Abu Hafs and earned the nickname of al-Farooq (the Criterion) because he showed his Islam openly in Makkah and through him Allah distinguished (farraqa) between disbelief and faith.
'Umar was born thirteen years after the Year of the Elephant. With regard to his physical characteristics, he was white with a reddish complexion, with handsome cheeks, nose and eyes, and large hands and feet. He was muscular, tall, solid and bald. He was taller than average, as if he was riding on a mount. He was very strong, not weak or puny. He used to dye his hair with henna and the ends of his moustache were long. When he walked, he walked quickly, when he spoke, he spoke clearly, and when he struck, he caused pain.
This character of Omar developed as he followed Islam, and progress to become one of the most important significant features in his personality. His food garments and means of life were very humble and modest.
Several of his people and members of his family approached him to become more lenient and moderate in his life-style; in reply, he reminded them of the life of the prophet (prayers and peace from Allah upon him), its severity, humbleness and extreme harshness.
The example that Omar ibn Al-Khattab as Ameer Al-Mumineen presented to people compelled his associated to practice a similar trend in their life is sincere respect to the great man.