Umar Ibn Khattab another time was talking givening a khutba and he was angry that the mahr [J&*] was going up. Mahr is the dowry and Umar Ibn Khattab wanted the dowry to be reasonable and he was quiet upset that the prices were going up. So he gives a khutba and says the mahr should not go above this amount and if I hear that any mahr is over this amount I am going to take the additional amount and put it in the treasury.
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a woman stood up and old woman stood up and said,
"its not upto you to do that."
Umar Ibn Khattab said, why?
She said because Allaah Azza wajal said, IjUaia (jAlA^I A£'j It mentions in Qur'an
"you give a woman a Qintara" Allaah Azza wajal was refering to some issues of marriage and it mentions in the Ayat Qintara is a large amount of Gold.
So this woman used this as a Daleel [J^ J ] as an evidence that you can give mahr as much as a Qintar
Umar Ibn Khattab said,"A man was wrong and a woman was right."
Another narrations says,'" [Check for errors in Arabic Script and rectify Jazakallahu khairun] The woman was right and Umar Ibn Khattab was wrong.
In a third narration said, he said, [Check for errors in Arabic Script and rectify Jazakallahu khairun]
Everyone has more Fiqh than Umar Ibn Khattab than me.
And these are the examples also not to show the justice but also shows the humbleness of Umar Ibn Khattab you know for somebody to stand up in public and correct him in the public, his pride didn't take him over he accepted and he said, every body has more Fiqh than me.
There are exception to this rule
Umar Ibn Khattab just didn't give a blanket freedom of expression anyone or everyone to say whatever they want. Umar Ibn Khattab placed restrictions just we saw he place restriction on property rights, also placed restrictions on freedom of expression.
He was, once giving a khutab, in the beginning of the khutbaopening of ,the khutba he says Whomever, Allaah guides nobody can misguide him and whomever, Allaah misguide nobody can guide him.
So this man stands up [<*kl <&'] Allaahu Alam if he was Muslim or not anyways, he said,
Allaah Azza wajal does not misguide anyone because it said, So now he .Allaah misguide nobody can misguide him ,whomever 4J ^ jU !sli *ii ^u ^ytj is one area where we Qadr-al and [j-^l]
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Why .belief in the unseen ['tH^W u 1 -*;'] Emaan bil ghaib taken as wajal has taught us the knowledge
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Whats the benefit of such knowledge?
What will you gain by knowing the colour of the dog?
NOTHING. This is knowledge that does not benefit. Therefore, it wasn't mentioned to us.
You find that Qur'an doesn't mention the details of time, of names, of locations, you will have entire story and no location would be mentioned no time would be mentioned. In some stories you would have a time line, some stories you would have locations but it for a benefit. But these details are left out there is clear difference. When you read a story in the Bible and when you read a story in Qur'an it could be the same story but they are Audio lecture by Sheikh Imam Al Awlaki Translation Abdullah Mujahid fi Sabeelilah tiling (J .JAAAU^JI liil ja.1 Ujj^ijI a^Ul Biography of Umar Ibn Khattab His life and times & His Character 1-9  very different. The Bible gets into the name of the man, his wife, their fathers, their relatives and their tribes but the Qur'an goes straight into the story and mentions to you the just of it al- 'bra [»jj*JI] In those stories are reminders, [benefits] So, the issues that are irrelevant are not mentioned in the Qur'an because this Qur'an is the Book of Guidance. You are not going to find chemistry in Qur'an you are not going to find physics in Qur'an why? Because these are the issues that are not really important for our guidance. Qur'an has mentioned every single thing we need to know in order to we get into Jannah and save ourselves from hellfire, all that is mentioned in the Qur'an.
So, the issue of Qadr we know of Qadr what we need to know but there are some parts of Qadr we don't need to know so we are not told about it and our minds cannot comprehend them. So this man is talking about How come Allaah misguide us? Allaah does not misguide.
Umar Ibn Khattab told him,'' 'if you ever said that again I am going to execute you" . You know Umar Ibn Khattab does not play around I am going to execute you.
He goes straight to the point and he knows how to deliver the medicine.
In another example,
there is this man who is within the Muslim army a soldier Fi Sabeelillah fighting and then he will go around [because in camps you have a lot of free time you are not fighting all the time] there is time of ribaat [-^Wj] when people are waiting and you are guarding your out post. So the mujahid who knows his benefit would use that time to learn, to study Shari'ah, make Ibaadah, you know like al- Murabitoon [a^l^l] there is this great Hmarat [»j^] in the great Africa in our history its called al-Murabitoon.
These were scholars and were students who would set pace in the frontier between the Muslim land and the non Muslim land. And they would fight Fi Sabeelillah to spread the religion and when they are not fighting they are studying. The Shoyukh [CJ*".] are teaching them the 'Urn. So, there time was spent in fighting Fi Sabeelillah, Ribaat, Da'wah and 'ilm.The best things that you could ask there was this man in the time of umar ibn khattab this man was in the ,However .for the ayaat that [ ^}.'"''" ^^] Ayat Mutashabihaat army he would go around asking about and [?**■*] Muhkam There are some ayaat in the Quran that are .meaning is not clear meaning is very clear and direct and there is muhkam The ./^ V.""" 1 ? / there are some ayat With .to be known [djju] ta 'weel it is unknown and it takes time for the mutashabih So this .some ayaat the final ta'weel would only be known on the Day Of Judgment man was going around and say what does that [mean?] >JJ^ ^jl^lj [mean?] Ijj C^UaJli [mean?] I>-J ^Ljla^
He goes around these soldiers and asking them these controversial questions. And no body has an answer and he is causing so much gossip.
So, the Ameer of the army was quiet concern because we have a lot of new Muslims and why raise these issues? And some people are upto not that level of knowledge. So, you don't talk about every thing.
So he came to the Ameer and said I have these questions for you what does this mean and what does this mean?
So, the Ameer of the army, he sends a letter to Umar Ibn Khattab and telling him about this situation. Umar Ibn Khattab sends him a letter and asks him to send it to me [bring him over to me].
So, they send this guy down to Al Madinah, the man comes in and Umar Ibn Khattab meets him and how can I help you?
The man say, I want to know what does ljJ J ^Jjl^J means and what does ' J^J ££L»aJLa means and Umar Ibn Khattab is telling him go on go on! ! ! And he is getting all these questions from him,
he said, I will give you all the answers. So he wraps him in this rug and then
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he beats him up so bad, and then Umar Ibn Khattab said,"you understand now?"
he said, Yes Ameerul Mo'mineen I know the answer I know the answer now.
Umar Ibn Khattab said, I never want you to ask them these questions again.
They said, he left and he behaved himself until Umar Ibn Khattab died and then he starting to asking the questions again.
Umar Ibn Khattab was the one who would stand between the Ummah and Fithnah he was the wall between the Fitnah and the Umma.
So Islam does give freedom of speech and freedom of expression but it does not allow to fool around with the religion. It's a serious issue the religion of Allaah Azza wajal is a serious.....