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Another version of the Hadith regarding ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reciting the Tawrah

Question

Is there a narration wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was reading a scripture from the people of the past and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) became upset and his face turned red.

‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then quoted a verse from the Quran praising Islam.

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded the version which states that when Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) realised that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) became upset, he said:

رضينا بالله ربا، وبالإسلام دينا، وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم رسولا

Radina billahi Rabba wa bil Islami dina wa bi Muhammadin sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallama Rasula

We are pleased with Allah as our Rabb, Islam as our religion and Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as our Messenger.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 471/472, Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 10164)

 

See the narration here.

 

I have not come across a version which states that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) recited a Verse from the Quran.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar