I am searching for the Hadith, wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that some people of the Bani Israel were inspired [by Allah to the truth and to say the correct things] without them being Prophets. If it had to be someone from my Ummah [who was inspired] it would have been ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab.
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3469 and 3689)
Also see here for a similar virtue of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
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