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Umar's(r) coming into Islam

Hadhrat 'Umar(radhiyallaho anho), of whom all the Muslims are justly proud,and the disbelievers still dread, was most adamant in opposing the prophet (sallallaho alaihe wasallam) and every prominent in persecuting the muslim before he embraced Islam.Ond day, the Qureysh in a meeting called for somebody to volunteer himself for the assassination of the Prophet(sallallaho alaihe wasallam).'Umar(r) offered himself for this job,at which everybody exclaimed:
"Surely,you can do it,'Umar!"
With sword hanging from his neck,he set out straight away on his sinister errand.On his way he met Sa'ad bin Abi Waqqas of the Zuhrah clan.Sa'ad inquired:
"Whither! 'Umar?"
'Umar:"I am after finishing Muhammad."
Sa'ad:"But do now you see that Banu Hashim, Banu Zuhrah and Banu Abde Munaf are likely to kill you in retaliation?
'Umar(upset at the warning):
"It seems that you also have renounced the religion your forefathers. Let me settle with you first."
So saying,Umar drew out his sword.Sa'ad announcing his Islam,also took out his sword.They were about to start a duel when Sa'ad said:
"You had better first set your own house in order. Your sisteq and brother-in-law both have accepted Islam."
Hearing this,Umer flew into a towering rage and turned his step towards his sister's house.The door of the house was bolted from inside and both husband and wife were recieving lessons in the Qur'an from Hadhrat khabbah(radhiyallaho anho).'Umar knocked at the door and shouted for his sister to open it.Hadhrat Khabbab(r) hearing the voice of 'Umar,hid himself in some inner room,forgetting to take manuscript pages of the Holy Qur'an with him. When the sister opened the door,'Umer hit her on head,saying:
"O enemy of yourself.You too have renounced your religion."
Her head began to bleed. He then went inside and inquired,"what are you doing?And who was the stranger I heard from Outside?"His brother-in-law,"We were talking to each other."'Umar said to him,"Have you also forsaken the creed of your forefathers and gone over to the ndw religion?" The brother-in-law replied,"But what if the new religion be the better and the true one?" 'Umar got beside him with rage and fell on him, pulling his beard and beating him most savagely.When the sister intervened he smote her so violently on her face that it bled most profusely.She was,after all,'Umar's sister;she bust out:
"Umar!we are beaten only because we have become Muslims.Listen! we are determined to die as Muslims.You are free to do whatever you like."
When 'Umar had cooled down and felt a bit ashamed over his sister's bleeding,his eyes fell on the pages of the Qur'an left behind by Hadhrat Khabbab(radhiyallaho anho).He said,"Alright show me,what are these?""No," said the sister, "You are unclean and no unclean person can touch the Scripture." He insisted, but the sister was not prepared to allow him to touch the leaves unless he washed his body.'Umar at last gave in.He washed his body and then begin to read the leavesg.It was Surah"Taha".He started from the beginning of the Surah,and he was a changed man altogether when he came to the verse:
"Lo! I indeed I am ALLAH. There is none worthy of worship save me.So serve me and establish Salaat for My remembrance."
He said:"Alright, take me to Muhammad(s.a.w)."
He said:"Alright,take me to Muhammad(s.a.w)."
On hearing this,Hadhrat khabbab(radhiyallaho anho) came out from inside and said:
"O,Umar! Glad tidings for you.Yesturday(on thursday night) the Prophet(s.a.w) prayed to Allah,'O,ALLAH strenghten Islam with either 'Umar or Abu Jahl,whomsover Thou likest'.It seems that his prayer has been answered in your favour."
'Umar then went to the Prophet(s.a.w) and embraced Islam on Friday morning.

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