Muslim Caliph Omar is a role model: Indian Chief Minister Kejriwal

2015-06-20 01:23:58 | Al Muslim News
Muslim Caliph Omar is a role model: Indian Chief Minister Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing at IICC

 

In an extraordinary acknowledgment of Omar bin Khattab - second Caliph of the Muslims, India’s Capital Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was deeply impressed by his governance, and will try to follow him for the betterment of the people.

"I am extremely impressed by the governance of Caliph Omar Farooque and will try to follow his model of governance for the betterment of people" said CM Kejriwal said while addressing a workshop at India Islamic International Centre, Ummid reported.

Kejriwal's comments was in response to Aateqa Siddiqui, a girl student, who presented a book on the governance of Caliph Omar Farooque.

Mr Kejriwal also said that he would study the whole book and try to implement the model of Caliph Omer.

This is not the first time any Indian leader has found inspiration from the governance of Caliph Omar. Mahatma Gandhi in one of his articles not only praised Caliph Omar but also said India needed a leader like him.

Writing in ‘Harijan’ (issue dated 27-07-1937), Gandhi advised his fellow Congressmen on leading a life of simplicity in this fashion:

“I cannot present before you the examples of Sri Ram Chandr and Sri Krishn as they are not personalities recognized by history. I cannot help but present to you names of Abu Bakar (RA) and Umar (RA). They were leaders of a vast empire, yet they lived a life of austerity", Gandhi wrote.

Caliph Omar, also spelled Umar, born 577 CE – died 3 November 644 CE, was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs (successors) in history.

He was a prominent Sahaba (companion) of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He succeeded 1st Islamic Caliph Hazarat Abu Bakr (632–634) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634.

He was an expert Islamic jurist known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the epithet Al-Farooq ("the one who distinguishes between right and wrong").

.

Tags: #

Latest News

What to Next

China military ordered to pledge total loyalty to President Xi Jinping

China's military has been ordered to pledge absolute loyalty to President Xi Jinping while a paramilitary police force now literally sings his pra... More

Muslim teaching assistant wins unfair dismissal case over 9/11 footage

A Muslim teaching assistant who was sacked for objecting to 11-year-olds being shown graphic footage of the 9/11 attacks has won an unfair dismissal c... More

Somalia: 23 dead in Mogadishu twin suicide car bomb attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia: At least 23 people, including a former lawmaker and a police official were killed and more than 30 others wounded in two suspected... More

Singapore bans Mufti Menk from entering country

Singapore has banned Mufti Ismail Menk, a renowned Islamic preacher, from entering the city-state, with the government contending that his views promo... More

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

The third meeting of Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee at the ministerial level kicked off in Istanbul on Monday, October 23. Al Jazeera examin... More

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Israel has delayed a vote on a controversial bill that would annex illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank to the Israeli-defined boundaries of ... More

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says he is dissolving the Catalan parliament and calling regional elections over its push for independence. The prime minist... More

presidential election in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya - At least three people have been killed in violence gripping Kenya's contentious presidential election rerun, which has been boyco... More

Gazans demand release of loved ones jailed by Israel

Young Palestinian Jerusalemites detained by Israeli police are made vulnerable by late-night arrests, lengthy interrogations and a lack of access to t... More

Two women killed by Indian fire in LOC : Kashmir

Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of killing at least two women and injuring six other people in unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) &md... More

26