Chapter : The excellent qualities of ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him).

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: While I was asleep, I saw myself in Paradise and a woman performing ablution by the side of a palace. I said: For whom is it meant? They said: It is meant for ‘Umar b. Khattab. (The Holy Prophet) said: There came across my mind the feeling of Umar and so I turned back and went away. Abu Huraira said: ‘Umar wept as we were present in that meeting with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) amongst us and Umar said: Allah’s Messenger, may my father and mother be taken as ransom for you. Could I at all feel any jealousy about you? This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Shihab with the same chain of transmitters.