Friday, February 4, 2011

Hazrat Umar (RA) Embracing Islam

Quran has the divine light (Noor) in it; it is the word of Allah (SWT) and guidance for the mankind. We all must learn and teach Quran in order to understand the essence of Quran. Nowadays we are living in a technology oriented era, in this era Quran can be learnt online as well, there are facilities of live Quran available on internet. One can take advantage of it.

The more we would recite and understand the Quran, the more it would become easier for us to follow it. Quran is very impactful, people can’t get away from its impact, and even those people who were strictly against Islam (before embracing Islam) such as Hazrat Umar (RA) and Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed (RA) couldn’t resist its impact.

Hazrat Umar (RA) used to be very much against Islam, once he prepared himself to (God forbid) kill Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam), he was on his way to Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) until he met a companion of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The companion told Hazrat Umar (RA) that his sister has embraced Islam. Hazrat Umar (RA) couldn’t believe it, He went back Home were his sister and brother in law were learning Quran from Hazrat khubab (RA).

When Hazrat Umar (RA) listened to this verse of Quran : “Lo! I, indeed I am Alfah. There is none worthy of worship savz Me. So serve me and establish Salaat for My remembrance”, his heart got softened and he embraced Islam.