Umar ibn al Khattab, the second caliph after Prophet Muhammad, is one of the major figures in Islamic history. Known with his upholding of fairness and justice at all costs, he is a symbol of courage, honesty, and humility. Starting from his early days before embracing Islam, this book tells the remarkable story of this great historical figure who once the ruler of Muslim lands never left his simple life and remained dedicated to the cause of Islam and justice. It presents his major contributions in the development of the early periods of the Islamic community and his exemplary rule as the Caliph after Abu Bakr.
About the Author
Tarik Unal is a specialist in Islamic studies and has written various works dealing with the early Islamic history. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.