#Muharam- ISLAMIC NEW YEAR- Hijri 1437-Hazrat Ameer ul Mumineen Hazrat ‘Umar (Farooq-e-A’zam)

As Salaamu Alaiekum Wa Rahmatul Laahi Wa Barakaatuhu,
the time of Hazrat Ameer ul Mumineen Hazrat ‘Umar
(Farooq-e-A’zam) (Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhu) officially established the
Islaamic Hijri Calendar. It is a co-incidence that the first date of
Islaamic year (first Muharram) is attached with his remembrance, the
date of his martyrdom.  His era after our Beloved Holy Prophet (Sallal
Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) was the golden period of Islaamic history. He
was the conqueror of forty four countries only within the span of ten
In his period, once on the day of Hajj millions of people were
performing Hajj, and Hazrat ‘Umar was looking at them which made his
eyes wet, someone asked him, that at this time of happiness why are you
crying, he replied, I was so strong in my youth, my father had some
camels and my duty was to control them. Every evening when I used to tie
one of them the other would untie, at that time I was only ‘Umar bin
Khattaab… and I was a strong young man and could not handle a few
camels… and today the same ‘Umar bin Khattaab is controlling millions
smoothly and peacefully and this strength and unity came from becoming a
true and humble servant of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa
On another occasion his eyes became wet when after one holy
war (of Madain) lot of valuable stuff came to Madinah, according to
today’s value, that stuff was worth billions. People asked why there are
tears in your eyes?  He replied that, these are tears of thankfulness
to Allaah Kareem, Why? Look at them, the people who brought the stuff
which is worth billions, their clothes are tattered. And they did not
even touch a single piece of anything. I am only crying to pay thanks to
Allaah Kareem that, with me there are such pious and God-fearing
people… all this is due to the attachment with the Beloved Holy
Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam)
Today, where have this unity and purity of the Muslims gone?
all claim that we have the love of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam), then why we are not trying to unite and become
May Allaah Kareem give us courage in 1437 Hijri to use all our efforts in order to regain our lost identity and values.
Allaah Kareem in the Blessed Name of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu
‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) make this whole new year full of blessings, peace
and happiness for all true believers! Aameen.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi