Umar ibn al-Khattab

By Anwar al-Awlaki (17)

Umar - Session 01 | Introduction

Umar - Session 02 | Hijrah of Umar

Umar - Session 03 | The Jihad of Umar

Umar - Session 04 | The Virtue of Umar

Umar - Session 05 | The Government of Umar

Umar - Session 06 | Amir al-Mu'mineen

Umar - Session 07 | Justice of Umar

Umar - Session 08 | Umar in the Land of Pharoah

Umar - Session 09 | Umar's Concern Over the Ummah - Nightly Patrols

Umar - Session 10 | The Year of the Ashes ar-Ramaadah

Umar - Session 11 | The Governors of Umar

Umar - Session 12 | The Courts of Umar

Umar - Session 13 | Conquest of Umar

Umar - Session 14 | The Soldiers of the Muslim Army

Umar - Session 15 | Byzantine Empire

Umar - Session 16 | Lands of Ribat - The Frontier Lands

Umar - Session 17 | Last Days of Umar


This series of lectures covers the different aspects of the life of Umar Ibn al-Khattab.

Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallahu anh), the second of the Rightly Guided Caliphs of Islam, made an inconceivably large contribution not only to the geographic spread of Islam, but to the establishment of justice and intellectual freedom as well.

His reach extended as far as Persia, Egypt, and Anatolia, and he defeated towering empires such as the Sassanids and the Byzantines.

Such a rapid expansion of the Islamic world would merit acclaim in itself, but Umar (radiallahu anh) did not stop there; his purpose was not to conquer lands in the name of Islam, he sincerely wanted to establish peace and justice in accordance with Allah's way. Thus, he began what would be known as the Islamic judicial system, improved the economic system, developed a calendar, and united the Muslims

Contents Include:

  • Introduction
  • His character
  • His life before Islam
  • Embracing Islam
  • Hijrah
  • Umar and the Quran
  • Jihad with the Messenger of Allah
  • Jihad with the Messenger of Allah (cont.)
  • Incidents in Madinah
  • Some of his virtues
  • His virtues (cont.)
  • The Advisor of Abu Bakr
  • His appointment as Khalifah
  • The inaugural address
  • Foundations of Government
  • Foundations of Government (cont.)
  • Life as the Khilafah
  • Umar with his family
  • Umar and the Household of the Prophet
  • Umar and the society
  • Umar and the society (cont.)
  • Enjoining good and forbidding evil
  • Attention to Islamic rituals
  • The nightly patrols
  • The famine
  • The plague
  • Umar with his governors and army generals
  • The Opening of the Persian Empire
  • The Roman Front
  • Comments on the Conquests
  • Dreams
  • His last days