Can you confirm the source and authenticity of the narration which states that Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) stipulated a larger amount for Sayyiduna Usamah ibn Zayd (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and gave his own son ‘Abdullah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) less. When questioned, Sayyiduna ‘Umar responded, ‘Usamah was more beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) than you were, and his father was more beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) than your father was’
Imam Ibn ‘Asakir and others have recorded this incident. Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the incident authentic (sahih).
(Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 19 pg. 366/367. Refer: Al Isabah, vol. 4 pg. 86, and vol. 1 pg. 103.)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar