Wednesday, 2 December 2020

The Sakinah Would Speak Upon the Tongue of Umar al-Faruq رضى الله عنه

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صلى على سيدنا ومولانا محمد وبارك وسلم وصلى عليه

I’ve refuted the idea put forward by certain cessationists like Ghamidi and his affiliate, the engineer Mirza of Jhelum, that there is no institution of Tahdith in this Ummah and that sayyidina Umar al-Faruq رضى الله عنه was not a Muhaddath. I cited the testimony of sayyidina Abd al-Rahman b. Awf رضى الله عنه bearing witness to the fact that sayyidina Umar is a Muhaddath.

Now I shall cite the testimony of additional Companions of the Prophet, first and foremost among them the Lion of Allah, Ali al-Murtada كرم الله وجهه الكريم who said:

وَمَا نُبْعِدُ أَنَّ السَّكِينَةَ تَنْطِقُ عَلَى لِسَانِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ

"The Sakinah would speak upon the tongue of Umar – Allah be pleased with him"

(Musnad Ahmad)

Imam Ahmad has also brought out a narration of sayyidina Tariq b. Shihab رضى الله عنه in which he says:

كنا نتحدث أن عمر بن الخطاب ينطق على لسانه ملك

"We used to say that an Angel speaks upon the tongue of Umar bin al-Khattab"

(Fada’il as-Sahabah: #341)

I do not know of any classical scholastic authority in the history of orthodox Sunni Islam who denied sayyidina Umar رضى الله عنه being a Muhaddath. ‘Shaikh ul-Islam’ Ibn Taymiyah also acknowledged the fact that sayyidina Umar was a Muhaddath (al-Furqan bain Awliya ar-Rahman wa Awliya ash-Shaytan, p.70):

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