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Statement of Sayyiduna 'Umar (radiyallahu 'anhu): "Allah honoured us with Islam"

Question

Is the following an authentic statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu:

“We were the most humiliated people on earth and Allah gave us honor through Islam. If we ever seek honor through anything else, Allah will humiliate us again”

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration. He has declared the Hadith as authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred with him.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 62)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar