Is this statement of Umar RA authentic

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain


Please verify the authenticity of this following narration:

قال الحافظ أبو بكر الإسماعيلى فى مسند عمر: أخبرنا أبو يعلى: حدثنا صالح 
ابن مالك: حدثنا خالد بن يزيد بن أبى مالك عن أبيه قال: قال عمر بن الخطاب 
رضى الله عنه: ما ندمت على شىء ندامتى على ثلاث: أن لا
أكون حرمت الطلاق، وعلى أن لا أكون أنكحت الموالى، وعلى أن لا أكون قتلت 
النوائح ِِِ اغاثۃاللہفان ج1ص493.

As per this, hazrat umar was naadim on his ruling of considering 3  divorces as 3, not 1.

Ibn qayyim has mentioned that hazrat omar made ruju.


In the name of Allah the most Beneficent, the most Merciful


This narration is weak.

الد بن يزيد أبي مالك is a weak narrator. Imam Zahabi said about him in Al Kashif

“The scholars have classified him as weak”

Ibn Hajar also said in Taqreeb “he is weak although he was a Faqeeh and Ibn Maeen accused him of lying (or fabricating hadith)“

Nasaie said “he is not strong “

Ahmad bin Hanbal said

“ he is nothing (a statement meaning his narrations should not  be taken seriously)”[1]

Also يزيد بن عبد الرحمن بن  أبي مالك did not meet Umar R.A. He narrated from the likes of سعيد بن المسيب and سهر بن حوشب

In this narration, there is a narrator missing between him and Umar  ( رضي الله عنه ) which is another reason for the chain to be weak.

Also its worth pointing out that the narration itself does not mention what Ibn Qayyim understood from it. This is only his interpretation of what Umar ( رضي الله عنه ) intended. The statement itself carries many other interpretations.

Additionally, both the meaning and words of the narration are questionable.

The words lack the basic eloquence expected from a normal Arab let alone Umar ( رضي الله عنه )

Likewise to attribute the final sentence, about killing women who wail, to Umar        رضي الله عن ) is totally incorrect

May Allah ( سبحانه و تعالى )  have mercy on all the scholars mentioned above. Ameen.


Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1]He’s mentioned  an narrator 1688 in تحرير التقريب   volume 1 page 355 mussatur Risalah print

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تاريخ ابن معين: 146 التاريخ الكبير 3 / 184 الضعفاء للعقيلي لوحة 118 الجرح والتعديل 3 / 359 تهذيب الكمال: 371 تذهيب التهذيب 1 / 195 / 1 ميزان الاعتدال 1 / 645 الكاشف 1 / 276 تهذيب التهذيب 3 / 126 خلاصة تذهيب الكمال: 103 تهذيب ابن عساكر 5 / 119.

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