Authentication and Translation of Two Narrations About Umar (rd)

Fatwa ID: 03861

Answered by: Shaykh Tahsin Alam

 

Question

Please translate and authenticate these narrations. I'd be very grateful.

 

عن عمر بن الخطاب، قال: ما بقي شيء من أمر الجاهلية، غير أني لست أبالي أي المسلمين نكحت، وأيهم أنكحت 1

  

إن عمر بن الخطاب كان يدخل يده في دَبَرَة البعير ويقول: إني لخائف أن أسأل عما بك 2

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Umar RA said, “Nothing remains from the days of ignorance except that I do not care which of the Muslims I get married to or get them married to.”[1] It is a good (acceptable) narration.

“ʿUmar RA would put his hand on the wound of a camel and say [to it], “I am fearful that I may be asked about what has happened to you.’” It is a weak narration due to a break in the chain in between Sālim ibn ʿAbdillāh (tābiʿī) and ʿUmar RA (ṣaḥābī).[2]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 


[1] Ahmad al-Balādharī, Jumal Min Ansāb al-Ashrāf, volume 10 pg. 341.

 

 

[2] Ibn Saʿd, al-Ṭabaqāt, volume 3 pg. 286.  

 

 

 

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