Author: Muhammad Abdul Rauf
Publisher: Al-Saadawi Publications
Pages: 137 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Caliph 'Umar's reign was an epoch of glory and tremendous achievements made possible, in large part by his wisdom, courage, unrivaled ability, integrity, and acute sense of justice. ‘Umar’s rule engendered such benevolent global changes that Michael H. Hart listed him. As one of the most influential people in the history of mankind. Dr. Muhammad Adbul -Rauf was born in Egypt in 1917. By the age of eight, he had committed the entire Qur'an to memory. After graduating from al-Azhar in Cairo, he traveled to England, where he received a BA and MA from Cambridge and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of London. His vast experience includes founding the Muslim College in Malaysia in 1955 and the Department of Islamic Studies at the University of Malaysia. He has been the rector of the International Islamic University of Malaysia, the director of Islamic Missions at al-Azhar, Washington D.C., and is presently the chairman of the council of Imam of North America. His writings include several books and articles on Islamic history, culture, and civilization.