Hazrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Desire to be Buried with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

During the final moments after Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was fatally stabbed, he sent his son, Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma), to the home of Hazrat Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed him saying, “Say to her that Umar conveys salaam. Do not say that Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen conveys salaam, as today I am no longer Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen (as I am about to pass away). Tell her that Umar bin Khattaab requests permission to be buried alongside his two companions, (Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)).”

Following the instruction of his father, Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) proceeded to the home of Hazrat Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) where he found her sitting and weeping (over this great tragedy and the loss that the ummah would suffer through the demise of Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)).

He conveyed the salaam of Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to her and then said, “Umar requests permission to be buried with his two companions.” Hearing the request, Hazrat Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “I was hoping to be buried there (near Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and my father, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)). However, today I will give preference to Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) over myself.”

When Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) returned, and mentioned to Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that Hazrat Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had given permission for him to be buried alongside Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was greatly pleased.

Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then further instructed his son, Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) saying, “After I pass away, when you carry my body for the burial, then once again ask Hazrat Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) for permission on my behalf saying, ‘‘Umar requests permission to be buried with his two companions.” If she again grants permission, then bury me there. If not, then bury me in the cemetery of the general Muslims.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #3700)

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