Q: I want to know about Hazrat Umar’s (radhiyallahu anhu) pact which is given in Tafseer Ibn Kathir. It is mentioned that he made some conditions for Zimmis that they should not build any worshipping area and they should wear different clothes, etc. I read that some scholars don’t think it is accurate. What is your stance?
A: How can we disagree with an illustrious person like Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu).
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.