Thee confrontation of the Khalefa Omar Bin Al-kattab ( to be satisfied with Allah ) to the crisis of ( Am Al-ramada ) 18A.H / 639A.D
College Of Basic Education Researches Journal,
2012, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 339-361
AbstractThe study deals with starvation which took place in Arab Homeland in 639A.D / 18H. This incident lasted about nine months in its cruel situation . This was accordingly called " Am Al-ramada " for the heavy dust. The research presents the reasons of this starvation and how Caliph Omar Bin Al-khattab ( God bless him ) dealt with such crisis and lessened its effect on people. Omar's treatment of this problem shows how the Caliph lived among people and how he told rulers in Al-sham (Syria), Egypt and Iraq to send their shares of nutrition to Al-Madina Al-Munawara . He establish ed certain specialized committees to prepare food to people everyday. Such nutritious help were sent to children and oldmen everywhere. At that time , the Caliph called the Muslims to pray and ask mercy from God in order to remove this crisis. Finally, the problem was solved by putting some solutions according to Omar's intellectuality . The Caliph for example , delayed Zakah Charge and also stopped punishment of cutting hands in cases of robbery. The Caliph thus administered and treated wisely this problem to save people from starvation.
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