The Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) supplicated:


اللهم أعز الإسلام بعمر بن الخطاب خاصة
“O Allah! Honour Islam, especially through Umar ibn Khattab”. [Sunan Ibn Majah, Page 71, Hadith 102]


After this supplication, the honour that was given to Islam and the Muslims, and the calamities that were repelled by Hadrat Sayyiduna Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) are all well known. It is for this reason Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’ud (Radi Allahu Anhu) said,


ما زلنا أعزة منذ أسلم عمر
“We have always been revered and honoured since Umar accepted Islam.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 520]


He (Radi Allahu Anhu) has also said,


كان إسلام عمر فتحا , وهجرته نصرا , وإمارته رحمة , لقد رأيتنا وما نستطيع أن نصلي بالبيت , حتى أسلم عمر
“Umar’s coming into the folds of Islam was a victory for Islam.  His migration was a support and his caliphate was a blessing.  Indeed we saw that we couldn’t possibly pray our Salah in the House of Allah (Masjid al Haram) till Umar accepted Islam.” [Usdul Ghabah, Vol. 3, Page 648]




ما صلينا ظاهرين حتي اسلم عمر , ظهر الإسلام ودعا إلى الله علانية
“We did not pray our Salah openly till Umar accepted Islam. When he accepted Islam, Islam gained strength and he called people towards Islam openly.” [Al-Riyadh an-Nadara, Vol. 2, Page 244]


Hadrat Suhayb bin Sinan (Radi Allahu Anhu) states,


لما أسلم عمر ، جلسنا حول البيت حلقًا ، وطفنا به ، وانتصفنا ممن غلظ علينا
“When Umar accepted Islam, we sat around the house of Allah (Ka’aba), performed the Tawaf and he did justice on our behalf upon those who oppressed us.” [Sifat al-Safwa, Vol. 1, Page 274]