‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz gathered the sons of Marwan when he was appointed as khalifah

‘Umar was defeated in one of the battles; he would call them cowards and vice versa
August 21, 2018
‘Umar would place his hand on the camel’s duburah (rear)
August 21, 2018

BACK Return to Table of contents

 

‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz gathered the sons of Marwan when he was appointed as khalifah

 

إن عمر بن عبد العزيز جمع بني مروان حين استخلف فقال إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم كانت له فدك فكان ينفق منها و يعود منها على صغير بني هاشم و يزوج منها أيمهم و إن فاطمة سألت أبا بكر أن يجعلها لها فأبى فكانت كذلك في حياة رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم حتى مضى لسبيله فلما ولي أبو بكر عمل فيها بما عمل رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم في حياته حتى مضى لسبيله فلما ولي عمر بن الخطاب عمل فيها بمثل ما عملا حتى مضى لسبيله ثم اقتطعها مروان ثم صارت لعمر بن عبد العزيز فرأيت أمرا منعه رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فاطمة ليس لي بحق و إني أشهدكم أني رددتها على ما كانت يعني على عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و أبي بكر و عمر

‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz gathered the sons of Marwan when he was appointed as khalifah and said, “Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam possessed Fadak. Therefrom would he spend, take care of the young of the Banu Hashim, and get their unmarried married. Fatimah asked Abu Bakr to give it to her but he refused. It remained like this during the lifetime of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam until he went his way. After Abu Bakr was appointed khalifah, he administered it just as Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam administered it during his lifetime until he went his way. When ‘Umar ibn al Khattab was appointed as khalifah, he administered him just as they had until he went his way. Thereafter Marwan divided it. And now it has come into the possession of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz. I felt that I do not have right over something Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam prevented Fatimah from. I therefore make you witness that I have returned it to what it was i.e. during the era of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr, and ‘Umar.”

 

The hadith is sahih and is correctly attributed to ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz as al Albani has clearly stated.[1]

However, it does not contain anything which the Rawafid might use as proof. To the contrary, it distinctly mentions that Sayyidina Abu Bakr and Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhuma administered the land of Fadak just as Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam did who prevented giving it to Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha during his lifetime. Sayyidina Abu Bakr and Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhuma acted accordingly. They would spend from it upon the young of the Banu Hashim. This continued until Marwan took over it and divided it. Finally, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz gained control over it and returned it so that he may administer it just as Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Sayyidina Abu Bakr, and Sayyidina ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhuma would.

 

Next⇒  ‘Umar would place his hand on the camel’s duburah (rear)


[1] Mishkat al Masabih Hadith: 3993.

Back to top