Guard Your Tongue english islamic book pdf download

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Umar ibn Al-Khattab in the Pre-Islamic Society
Umar spent half of his life in the pre-Islamic society
‘Jahiliyah’, and grew up like his peers of Quraysh, except that he
has an advantage over them in that he was one of those who had
learned to read, of whom there were very few. He bore
responsibility at an early age, and had a very harsh upbringing
in which he knew no type of luxury or manifestation of wealth.
His father Al-Khattab forced him to tend his camels. His father’s
harsh treatment had a negative effect on Umar which he
remembered all his life. Undoubtedly, this job -tending
livestock- which was the constant work of Umar in Makkah,
before he entered Islam, caused him to acquire good
characteristics, such as forbearance, patience and toughness. But
tending sheep was not the only work that the son of Al-Khattab
did during the pre-Islamic era (Ibraheem, 2005: 226).
From his early youth he also excelled in many kinds of sports,
such as wrestling, riding and horsemanship. He enjoyed and
narrated poetry, and he was interested in the history and affaires
of his people. He was keen to attend the great fairs of the Arabs,
such as Ukaz, Mijannah and Dhu al-Majaz, where he would
make the most of the opportunity to engage in trade and learn
the history of the Arabs, and the battles and contests that had
taken place among the tribes. Besides, he engaged in trade and
profited, which made him one of the rich men of Makkah. He
became acquainted with many people in the countries that he
visited for the purpose of trade. He travelled to Syria in the
summer and Yemen in the winter. Thus, he occupied a
prominent position in Makkan society during the pre-Islamic
era, and played an effective role in shaping events. He was