Hazrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Concern for Salaah

Hazrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Concern for Salaah

On the morning that Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was stabbed, Hazrat Miswar bin Makhramah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) came to see him. On entering, he found Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) covered with a sheet and unconscious.

Hazrat Miswar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked those present, “How is he?” They replied, “He is unconscious as you can see.” As there was not a lot of time remaining for the fajr salaah, Hazrat Miswar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) advised them, “Wake him up by calling him for salaah, as there is nothing that you can awaken him for that is more urgent and important to him than salaah.”

They thus called out, “Salaah, O Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen!” As soon as they did this, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) awoke and exclaimed, “Yes! By Allah! There is no share in Islam for the one who neglects salaah!”

Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter performed his salaah while blood flowed from his wound. (Al-Mu’jamul Awsat #8181)

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