Hazrat Umar gets the title of Al-Farooq

The conversion of Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him) strengthened Islam.
Before this, Muslims had lived in constant fear of the disbelievers, and most of them were concealing their faith. The Muslims were now able to offer their Salat publicly. When Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him) became a Muslim, he declared his faith openly before the Quraish chiefs. Though they stared at him, they could not do any harm to him. Then once he had been granted permission from Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,, he led a party of the Muslims to the Kabah to offer Salat. Hazrat Hamza, who had accepted Islam a few days before Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him), carried another party of the Muslims to Kabah.


When all the Muslims gathered in the Kabah, they offered their Salat in congregation. Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, led this, and it was the first public Salat in the history of Islam. For this courageous and bold action of Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him), Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, gave him the title of al-Farooq i.e., the one who makes a distinction between the right (haqq) and the wrong (batil).

Migration to Madinah

When the Muslims were ordered to migrate to Madinah, most of them left Makkah quietly and in secret, but Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him) declared it openly.

He put on his armour and first went to the Kabah. After performing the Salat, he announced loudly: “I am migrating to Madinah. If anyone wants to check me, let him come out. I am sure that his mother would cry for his life”.
There was no man in Makkah to accept the challenge of Hazrat Umar (, may Allah be pleased with him). Then he migrated to Madinah boldly.

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