Hadith on Umar: The Prophet prayed for Umar ibn Al-Khattab to be converted to Islam

September 17, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, strengthen Islam with one of two men whom you love more: Abu Jahl or Umar ibn Al-Khattab.”

Ibn Umar said, “The most beloved of the two was Umar.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3681

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ أَعِزَّ الْإِسْلَامَ بِأَحَبِّ هَذَيْنِ الرَّجُلَيْنِ إِلَيْكَ بِأَبِي جَهْلٍ أَوْ بِعُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ

قَالَ وَكَانَ أَحَبَّهُمَا إِلَيْهِ عُمَرُ

3681 سنن الترمذي كتاب المناقب باب في مناقب عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ غَرِيبٌ