Umar ibn Alkhattab

as-Suyuti said, “Umar the first to be called ‘Amir al-Mu’minin, the first to date events from the Hijrah, the first to take a bait al-mal..”

Umar was the first who patrolled at night, the first who punished satire, the first to convey food from Egypt upon the Aylah Sea to Madinah,

Umar was the first to say, ‘May Allah lengthen your life,’ and ‘May Allah help you,’ [Taarikhul Khulafah of as-Suyuti 142]

Umar ibn al-Khattab was the first to illuminate the masjid with lamps [Taarikhul Khulafah of as-Suyuti p.142

Umar ibn al-Khattab was the first to establish Human aid for travelers between Mekkah and Madeenah. [Taarikhul Khulafah of as-Suyuti 143]

Ibn Saad narrated that Umar accepted Islam in Dhu’l-Hijjah of the sixth year of prophet hood while he was twenty-six years old. [Ibid]

An-Nawawi said in his Tahdhib that Umar ibn al-Khattab was the first to adopt the whip.

Umar ibn al-Khattab was the first to appoint Judges in the provinces [Ibid]

Umar was the one who moved the Station of Ibrahim back (from the Kacbah) to where it is today, and it used to be adjoining the House. [ibid]

 

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