Authentication and Translation of Two Narrations About Umar (rd)

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Fatwa ID: 03861

Answered by: Shaykh Tahsin Alam



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




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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