Wednesday, January 21, 2015

v Topic:     Audio Lectures, Life of Umer bin Khatab R.A(CD 1 to CD 18)

v Submitted to: Sir Umair Sadiq.

v Submitted by: Amna Hanif.

v Submission Date: 23-11-2013.

CD # 1: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Abdullah ibn Masood R.A advices Tabi’een.
  • Follow the life of companions R.A of Prophet (PBUH).
                                i.            They were the best of the Ummah.
                              ii.            They had most pious hearts.
                            iii.            They had deepest knowledge.
                            iv.            They were least superficial.
·         Recognize the virtues of Companions R.A.
·         Umer bin Al Khatab R.A
                                i.            Personality of Umer R.A is unique.
                              ii.            Truthful and perception is always right.
                            iii.            Image of Umer R.A.
                            iv.            He had 7 or 8 wives.
                              v.            Intuition.
                            vi.            Hatred against Islam.
                          vii.            Plan to kill Prophet (PBUH).
                        viii.            Acceptance of Islam by his sister and brother in law.
                            ix.            Incidence of acceptance of Islam by Umer R.A.
                              x.            Acceptance of prayer of Prophet (PBUH).
Leadership and Management Attributes.
·         Intuition and strong perceiving power.
·         Deep knowledge.
·         Least superficial.
·         Truthfulness.
·         Strict rules.
·         Simple life style.
·         Straightforward.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It teaches us that we should follow the life styles of Companions as they were pious, truthful, have deep understanding of Islam and were very close to Prophet (PBUH).
  • It tells us that we should sacrifice all of what I have for Prophet (PBUH) and should love him most.
  • It tells us that Shaitan can never deceive anyone but if he allows him then Shaitan will surely leads a man to sins, evils and destructions.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Shaitan can’t come to us unless we allow him.
·         Everything can be sacrificed for Prophet (PBUH).
·         One should always be adherent of truth.
·         One should follow the examples set by companions of Prophet (PBUH).
·         Polygamy should be allowed to curb the evils in the society.
CD # 2: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Nature of Umer R.A.
  • Al Farooq, title given to Umer R.A by Prophet (PBUH).
  • Impact of acceptance of Islam by Umer (R.A) on Islam.
  • Publicity of Islam started after that.
  • Hijrah of Umer R.A, 1st Hijrah openly.
  • Umer R.A and Quran.
  • Quran affirms things which Umer R.A stated earlier.
  • Jihad of Umer R.A with Prophet (PBUH).
  • Participation in Battle of badr.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • No selfishness.
  • Remains in thick and thin with people.
  • Dedication.
  • Courageous.
  • Confident.
  • Watchful and alert.
  • Manages risks.
  • Sharp minded.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • We should always pray to Allah and ask to increase our knowledge.
  • We should not trust disbelievers and we should not trust western media as they will never be loyal with us.
  • We should follow manners taught to us by Islam and should teach them to children.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         When you don’t understand then pray to Allah to give you understanding.
·         Never trust Kuffar as they want us to disbelief.
·         Disbelievers deceive Muslims only.
·         Don’t trust western media.
·         Try to teach manners to children and follow commands like entering at someone’s place after seeking permission.
·         Should have strong sense of alertness and remain watchful for all the threats.
CD # 3: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Participation in Battle of Uhud.
  • Sulah al Hudebiyah and its terms which were disliked by Umer R.A.
  • Umer bin Khatab R.A in Medina.
  • Virtues of Umer bin al Khatab R.A.
                                i.            Knowledge of prophet hood, knowledge of administration of people and ability as a statesman.
                              ii.            Good judgment.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • No nationalism.
  • No nepotism.
  • Respect for others.
  • Execute spies.
  • Concealment of weakness of others.
  • Take advice from others.
  • Administrative abilities.
  • Good judgment.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It tells us that our big rival is nationalism.
  • It teaches us that wailing is not allowed in Islam and we should respect our just leaders.
  • It teaches us that cultural differences do exists but we should follow constant Islamic values irrespective of in which country or area we may reside.
  • It teaches us lesson that our good deeds erase our sins so we should keep on doing virtuous actions.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Stay away from nationalism as it is a biggest evil.
·         Respect and love the just leaders.
·         Wailing on the dead is not allowed.
·         Good deeds wipe away bad deeds.
·         The ruling regarding spying against a Muslims is execution.
·         Sins of Muslims should be concealed but sins which harm the whole Ummah then it should be exposed like spying.
·         The people of Badr are virtuous and Allah has given them forgiveness.
·         Decisions should not be made on the basis of relationships.
·         Don’t take for granted and work hard to get achievement.
·         Quran is complete code of life and Islam is complete religion so one should not study other religions for expansion of knowledge.
·         Cultural difference exists in behavior of men and women.
·         Common constant Islamic behaviors should be applied to all like respecting elders, obeying husbands and respecting females etc.
·         Knowledge of administration and abilities of statesman are very important.
·         Person should have good judgmental ability.
CD # 4: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Nature of Umer ibn Khatab R.A.
  • Umer R.A in the dreams of Prophet (PBUH).
  • Love of Umer R.A for Prophet (PBUH).
  • Appointment of an Ameer after the death of Prophet (PBUH).
  • Umer R.A with Abu Baker R.A in his Khilafah.
The problem, issues or disease.
  • Problem of choosing an Ameer after the death of Prophet (PBUH).
  • Huffaz were dying and Quran was not complied.
How it was resolved.
  • Mutual discussion on the issue.
  • Umer R.A suggested compiling the copy of Quran so that it should be preserved.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Active.
  • Managing time properly.
  • Prioritizing things.
  • Self assessment.
  • Modesty.
  • Take initiative.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It guides us that we should live a simple life, take initiative, straightforward and should not tolerate evil.
  • We should try to judge our actions and condition of Imaan and revive it and should do self assessment.
  • We should strive hard and then trust Allah and depend on him for the best results.
  • We should love prophet (PBUH) more than everything and it should be visible through our actions by following his Sunnah.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Strive hard to achieve your targets.
·         Manage time properly and wisely.
·         Prioritize things in your life.
·         Trust Allah Al-mighty but after playing your part of hard work and effort.
·         One should not waste time.
·         One should evaluate his self to find out where he lacks behind in life.
·         Women are free to learn and practice Islam while maintaining the limits ordained by Allah the Almighty.
·         Our faith will be completed when we love prophet (PBUH) more then everything including ourselves.
·         Choosing a good, responsible and God fearing leader is very important for people.
·         One should take initiative in doing good and beneficial things.
·         Quran should not be memorized only but it should be practiced by the people.
·         Prefer hereafter over this mortal world.
CD # 5: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Appointment of Umer R.A as caliph.
  • Speech of Umer R.A.
  • Government of Umer R.A
                                i.            It was a government of Shoora.
                              ii.            Governors and rulers.
                            iii.            Justice and equality.
                            iv.            Minority rights.
                              v.            Religious freedom.
The problem, issues or disease.
  • Risk of contention and division among the Muslims by the senior companions as they were leaders as well.
How it was resolved.
  • Umer bin Khatab R.A had placed a travel ban on the senior companions.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Self control.
  • Financial justice.
  • Protection of the people.
  • Consultation.
  • Watchful.
  • Justice and equality.
  • Moderation.
  • Discipline.
  • Never follows whims and desires.
  • Rights for minorities.
  • Sense of responsibility.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It tells us that in Islamic state there should be Shariah laws implied in the society and Shoora council or advisory board should be there to give advice to rulers.
  • It tells us to cure our hearts with the Qur’an and live a moderate life.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         For attaining success one has to control himself and tame his ego.
·         The role of the leader is to protect the people not to protect himself.
·         One needs to consult the people of taqwa (righteousness).
·         One should do all his actions moderately.
·         Qur’an is cure for the heart and honey is the cure for the body.
·         Islam is very accommodating to the religious minorities.
CD #6 and 7: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Liberties granted by Umer R.A.
                                i.            Freedom of property.
                              ii.            Freedom of expression.
·         Creation of Muslims’ calendar.
·         Title of caliph: Ameer al Momineen.
·         Qualities of Umer R.A.
                                i.            Fear of Allah Almighty.
                              ii.            Accountable.
                            iii.            Disciplining the followers.
                            iv.            Austerity.
                              v.            Forbearing.
  • Umer R.A with his Family.
  • Umer R.A and the Citizens especially the Women of Medina.

The problem, issues or disease.
  • Issue of how the caliph will support his financial issues.
  • Issue of date and year, as Arabs had no calendar.
How it was resolved.
  • Salary was given to the caliph to meet their expenses.
  • Started Muslim’s calendar from the year when prophet (PBUH) made Hijrah as base year on the suggestion of Ali R.A after Shoora.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Uprightness.
  • Humbleness.
  • Fear of Allah Almighty.
·         Accountable.
·         Disciplining the followers.
·         Austerity.
·         Forbearing.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It tells us that the outcome of all the knowledge is that man acquire the ability to fear Allah in the right sense.
  • Every person is responsible of those who depends on him and come under his ward.
  • Allah doesn’t like oppressors and forbearing is the good quality.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         The fear of God is the fruit of knowledge.
·         Hold yourselves accountable before you will be held accountable.
·         One should live a simple life.
·         Leader is like a shepherd and is responsible for his ward and will be held accountable.
·         One should seek guidance from Qur’an and practice it.
·         One must have courage and shouldn’t be shy in telling the truth if he knows.
·         One should not gain special attention and treatment due to his seat and status.
·         One should spend money in the way of Allah and should give Sadat.
·         Society as a whole should help the families of people who died in Jihad fi Sabeelillah.
CD #8: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Umer R.A asked Awais Kerni R.A for Dua.
·         Some of the deeds of Umer bin Khatab R.A.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Vigor and vitality.
  • Stamina and strength.
  • Admonition.
  • Generosity.
  • Practical help.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • A person should be careful about his reputation and one should not give others the chance to speak about him.
  • We should try to help others so that they refrain from sins and leave the bad habits instead of leaving them to Shaitan.
  • We should be modest in all of our actions and should never try to show off humbleness and austerity.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         One shouldn’t put himself in positions that are prone to give people excuse to talk about him.
·         Islam never allows begging if one has sufficient resources to live.
·         One should never walk with pride.
·         Islam never asks a person to be passive and it asks us to refrain from humbleness which is near to pretending.
·         One should refrain from over eating as it makes a person lazy in his prayers.
·         One should be modest in his actions.
·         Help others in refraining from sins and in doing well.
CD #9 and CD # 10: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Umer R.A dealing with innovations in Islam.
  • Command to work hard.
  • Famous nightly patrols of Umer R.A.
  • Umer R.A kindness with animals.
  • Umer R.A advice to learn knowledge.
The problem, issues or disease.
  • Dealing with Innovation.
How it was resolved.
  • Stop people from doing acts of ignorance, cut down trees and reburied Denial at an unrecognizable place.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Foresight.
  • Not sentimental.
  • Check and balance.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It guided us to submit fully and practice Islam.
  • It teaches us that we should study Quran and should ponder on it.
  • It guided us to help others, the needy and the destitute.
  • It asks us to refrain from all sorts of innovations which can lead us to sins.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Muslims should submit their will to Islamic Injunctions, following Allah and his messenger even though they are unable to understand the logic of any command.
·         Muslims should combat false ideas or assumptions.
·         Contemplate on the meanings of the Quran.
·         Work with your hands and then trust for bounties of Allah.
·         Leader should have complete information about his subjects.
·         One should learn knowledge and strives for it.
·         Hadith authentication should be checked before practicing it.
·         Animals are under our control so we should take care of them.
·         Helping others is a great virtue.
·         One should not miss any opportunity of doing good deeds.
·         Fearing Allah is very important and this leads one to doing justice.
·         We are accountable for our actions and responsible for people who are dependent on us.
CD #11: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Importance given to Salah and Taraweeh by Umer R.A.
·         He appointed Ubayye ibn Ka’b R.A for Traweeh.
·         Economic crisis that suddenly emerged during the time of Umer R.A
  • The financial situation in his caliphate.
The problem, issues or disease.
·         Famine in Medina.
  • Expansion in the Muslim state.
  • Plague and epidemics.
How it was resolved.
  • Umer R.A stood with the masses in that situation and helped them practically and prays for them. Resources were provided to the people like food and coffins for the dead ones. The Hadd penalty of Saraqa was not imposed on stealing of food item.
  • Muslim professional army was instituted to guard the new Muslim towns.
  • Health safety regulation imposed on the society as the no one can enter and exit the town in which plague exists.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Sensitive.
  • Managing resources.
  • Managing risks.
  • Participating in well being of people.
  • Deriving new rules for the betterment of society.
  • Living on equal standards with the society.
  • No privileges gained.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It guides us to trust on Allah and if some calamity falls on us consider that as a result of our bad deeds and should repent for our sins.
  • In worst situations in the country everyone should live according to the principles of brotherhood and should help others.
  • Accumulation of wealth is not allowed in Islam and property of the state belonged to the inhabitants of the state and that should be given to them to take benefits.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Natural occurrences are influenced by our actions and calamities are based on the sins of the people.
·         In famine, the penalty of cutting hand on theft is not imposed.
·         Leader should be sensitive regarding the condition of his nation.
·         Accumulation of wealth is not allowed in Islam.
·         One should follow the health safety regulations to keep the society safe in time of plague or epidemics.
CD #12 and CD # 13: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Rules determined by Umer R.A to choose his governors.
                                i.            Strong, Competent, Keen and Committed.
                              ii.            Reliable and Trustworthy.
                            iii.            Piety.
                            iv.            Experience.
                              v.            No Nepotism.
                            vi.            Leadership is not for those who desire it.
                          vii.            Leader can’t do business.
                        viii.            Accounting of the wealth of the governor.
                            ix.            Sign the contract in the presence of witness.
                              x.            Consultation before choosing the governor.
                            xi.            Trial and test before appointment.
                          xii.            Responsibility can’t be given to non Muslims.
·         Responsibilities of the Governors.
                                i.            To establish Deen of Allah.
                              ii.            Providing peace and security.
                            iii.            Fighting in the way of Allah.
                            iv.            Protection of borders.
                              v.            Building of fortress.
                            vi.            Intelligence.
                          vii.            Raising horses.
                        viii.            Training of the youth.
                            ix.            Financing of the armies.
                              x.            Sustenance of the people.
·         Checking performance of governors by Umer R.A.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
·         Extremely careful and assiduous.
·         Strong and Competent.
·          Keen and Committed.
·         Reliable and Trustworthy.
·         Brain Power.
·         Piety.
·         Experience.
·         No Nepotism.
·         Leadership is not for those who desire it.
·         Trial and test before appointment.
·         Providing peace and security.
·         Protection of borders.
·         Intelligence.
·         Training of the youth.
·         Sustenance of the people.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It is the duty of the leader to provide protection, sustenance and maintenance, to help them, and he is responsible for the dependents whether he is the leader of the nation, a group or his own household.
  • We should be strong, God fearing and should try to strive in the way of Allah by all means.
  • We should try to help others generously and should not oppress people.
  • We should have fear of the prayers of the oppressed and never try to hurt them.
  • We should not slander and accuse pious people of bad actions.
  • We should live with unity and peace and should not be divided as a Muslim.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         A Muslim should be strong and competent.
·         A Muslim should be practicing and hardworking in doing good deeds.
·         A Muslim should be God fearing.
·         Leader is responsible to provide sustenance and maintenance to the people.
·         A leader must protect his nation.
·         In Islam there is no nationalism.
·         A Muslim leader should have strong hold in the country and should have strong intelligence system.
·         Experience is very necessary and a person should well aware of the condition and evil forces in the society to counter them.
·         Youth is the asset of the society and needs special training and care.
·         Leaders are in fact the servant of the people.
·         Leadership is not for those who longed for it.
·         There should be no disunity, division and dissent in the Muslims.
·         One should fear the prayers of oppressed people.
·         One should never slander the pious people.
·         Islam takes the honor of a person very seriously and duly protects it.
CD #14 and CD # 15: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
  • Battles and conquests in the era of Umer  R.A.
  • Dialouge of Rabayee ibn Āmir R.A with Rustam,
·         The battle of Qadisiyya began.
·         The Battle of Jelula.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
·         It guides us to hurry in doing good deeds.
·         Allah likes the good acts done by a young person so we should utilize our youth in good deeds as it contains more reward.
·         One should repent for his sins in front of Allah before its getting to late.
·         We should decide matters after deeming 100 times on it.
·         We should lead a simple life and should choose midway.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         The earlier one start practicing Islam the better and the beloved Muslim he is in the eyes of Allah.
·         Hastening things is from Satan.
·         One should decide calmly and after thinking on the matter.
·         One should seek advice from others and then decide wisely.
·         Jihad fi Sabeelillah is very important for an Islamic state.
·         Companions led a simple life which is far away from showoff and boasting.
·         Dying it the way of Allah gives a person highest status.
·         There should be equality in living standards of people in the society.
CD #16 and CD # 17: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
·         The Conquest of Rome.
·         The siege of Damascus.
·         Siege to Alexandria.
·         Few points on Ghazwat.
·         The last days of Umer R.A.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Ability to come back.
  • Handle the problems with tranquility.
  • Easily cope with the problems.
  • Compassionate towards the weak.
  • Concerned about the subjects.
  • Well aware of skills and abilities of his followers.
  • Leadership is responsibility.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It teaches us the lesson that we should never stop trying even if things are not working for us right now. We should not lose hope and continue or struggle.
  • It gives us the lesson that we should follow Islam entirely instead of finding our success in worldly gains.
  • We should not pick some events from the history of Islam and tell some specific points about seerah of Prophet (PBUH) as it is distortion of the facts and it misleads people.
  • We should consider any authority from Allah Almighty as trust and consider ourselves servant of Allah who will question about our actions being in authority.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         One should make a come-back after he is stuck in problem.
·         One should handle the problems with tranquility and easily cope with the situations of turmoil and chaos.
·         Try to be compassionate towards the weak, the poor and the needy.
·         No one should bear oppressions of their kings or Heads.
·         Solution of the problem is reverting back to old times and following footsteps of Prophet (PBUH) and Companions R.A.
·         The victory of Muslims lies in following Islam not in science or technology.
·         One should have complete trust in Allah.
·         We should try to live a simple life instead of indulging in false showoff.
·         One should never discourage people who try to follow Islam.
·          Never give chance to enemies to take advantage of your weaknesses.
·         A leader should be Well-aware of skills and abilities of his followers.
·         Leadership is overall not an honor but responsibility.
·         When you talk about history of Islam talk about it all or leave it all.
CD #18: Umer bin al Khatab (R.A).
Key points of the topic.
·         Umer R.A wanted to clean Medina from all contaminations.
·         Abu Lu Lu killed Umer R.A with a poisoned knife.
·         Umer R.A was the fortress of Islam.
·         Umer R.A was competent and had convincing and confident knowledge
·         Umer R.A was brave and has immense knowledge.
Leadership and Management Attributes.
  • Commitment.
  • Steadfastness.
  • Decisive.
  • Strong and commanding.
  • Compassionate and kind hearted.
  • Immense knowledge.
  • Practical approach.
  • Consistent.
  • God fearing.
  • Doing justice.
  • Treating people with equality.
  • Helping people financially.
  • Admonishing people.
Translate the message into my professional and personal life.
  • It tells us how Umer R.A has spent his life and remained a fortress for Islam. He strived hard to give comfort to the society and to help the females, children, needy, poor and destitute. He guided us to follow Islam with its entirety and to not to indulge in innovations. He stressed to live a simple and humble life and learn knowledge to worship Allah Almighty. He gave great expansion to the Islamic state and advised people not to be materialistic like non Muslims. In reality he is a role model for us.
Lessons learned from the topics.
·         Arabian Peninsula should be cleared and cleaned by expelling non Muslims from it.
·         Everyone should be dealt with justice and equality.
·         When deciding any matter listen the story of both sides.
·         Deal people kindly even the servants and treat them justly.
·         Never over burdened the sub ordinates as Allah will hold us accountable for it.
·           Umer R.A is the role model for every leader, governor, manager and state controlling authority.


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