The Golden Series of The Prophet's Companions: 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA) - The Second Caliph of Islam
By Abdul Basit Ahmad, Darussalam, paperback, 48 pages
This book sheds light on the life and struggle of the greatest example of a just ruler. We should follow his footsteps to maintain justice in every walk of our life.
Umar bin Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) is one of the great Companions of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and second Caliph of Islam. He was so firm in his practice of Islam that he usually could sense what was right or wrong before the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) had informed others of it. He used to say his friends: If a mule stumbles near the Euphrates River, I fear being questioned by Allah (SWT) as to why I had not paved the road for it.
About the author:
Abdul Basit Ahmad is a Muslim Sunni author. He was born in 1958 in a village to the north of Aleppo by the name Dabeq. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Aleppo.
In 1982, he left to Saudi Arabia to join Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University as a translator. He is still living in Saudi Arabia as of December 2010.
In addition to translation, he works as an editor of Al-Da'wah Magazine published in English in Riyadh. He wrote several short books on the companions of the prophet Muhammad.