Umar Ibn Abdulaziz

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Umar Ibn Abdulaziz

While 'Umar Ibn Alkhatab was inclined on a wall he heard a discussion between a mother and her daughter. The daughter had collected milk for that day to be sold but the milk was less than expected so her mother told her to mix water with the milk to increase it. The daughter challenged and told her how the Khaleefah 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab had prohibited the mixing of milk with water to be traded in marketplaces. The mother countered by telling her that 'Umar was not present and that nobody would realize, but her daughter challenged and reminded her that although Umar was not present Allah was watching. She said: "I cannot obey Allah in public and disobey Him in private." When 'Umar overheard this he told the grandpa of Zaid bin Aslam to find out about this person and when he found out that she was not married he decided to marry her to one of his sons. He approached them and mentioned her merits and his son 'Aasim who had not yet married stepped forward to marry her. 'Aasim and his new wife later had a daughter who married the son of Khaleefah Marwan who was called 'Abdul-Aziz and from them came 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul Aziz (Raheemuhullah). 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul Aziz was born in the year 63 Hijrah. His father 'Abdul-Aziz was the appointed Wali of Egypt and when 'Umar was young he sent him to Al-Madinah to be raised in an Islamic environment. So he went, memorised the Qur'aan at a young age and was educated by the foremost scholars from the Islamic Ummah and from the great generation that followed the Sahaabah (rah). When his father passed away the Ummayyad Khaleefah Abdul-Maalik called him to Damascus and he was married to the Khaleefah's daughter Fatimah (Note: Fatimah’s father, grandfather, husband, son, both of her brothers, and her husband were all Khaleefah’s). During the 86th year after Hijrah Umar was appointed as the Wali of Madina by the oldest brother of his wife Fatimah, who was Khalifah at that time. Umar remained the Wali of Madinah until...
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