Umar Series TV Show

Umar Series TV Show

image of umar series postThe Umar series TV show if you haven’t watched it I would certainly recommend you to watch it. As it is a great way to get a glimpse into the lives of the early Muslims in Islam. Initially I couldn’t find it on YouTube as I was looking for ‘life of Umar’ but it is actually named Omar Series. Find the link at the end to start watching. It has English subtitles.

Although it is called the Umar series, I would say that it is really the Seerah of the Prophet (saw) through the eyes of Umar. As the life of Umar is really in the beginning few episodes and the latter 6 to 7 and the rest is really the struggle of the Muslims. Regardless of the title it is certainly worth a watch! For me the Umar series was really informative and educational. Not only was the story of the sahabas told but it really gave me a way to appreciate more in visual detail how it would have been like all those years ago.

The Umar Series is 30 episodes in total each around 40 – 45 minutes long and the final episode is about an hour and a half.

The companions of the Prophet (saw) were the best generation and in the Umar series you could see how they were albeit you could never appreciate the real reality of how they were but certainly you could get a good idea.

As I am writing I haven’t watched the entire Umar series I am up to episode 23 where Abu Bakr has passed away and Umar is about to give his first sermon as the Caliph. And in all honesty I don’t want it to finish, there is so much emotional attachment to the story.

You could see the eloquence of the arabs and how the elite of the society schemed and failed and how one man, the prophet (saw) changed an entire society and ultimately the world. It highlights the fact that Islam came to govern all of life’s affairs including politics as well as spirituality.

Back then being the Caliph of the Muslims meant that it was a heavy burden and the best man had to be put in that position who cares for so much of the community and their affairs including non-muslims. You’ll see in the Umar series that Umar (ra) doesn’t want to take the place of power willingly as it entails a heavy burden and he knows that any failures would result him being sinful. This is how they were and how Muslims should be, contrary to our present day reality.

No TV show could ever claim to be comprehensive in telling the stories of the early muslims, the Umar series certainly doesn’t claim that either. So I’ve gathered a lot of information to supplement the Umar series so you’ll find Quotes of Umar and the Distinctions of Umar which not all are mentioned in the TV series.

Watch Umar Series – Life of Umar bin al-Khattab

Umar Series Episode One

 

The following parts will follow once you watch part one.

More reading:

Distinctions of Umar ibn al-Khattab

Quotes of Umar

 

 

I hope this has given you a bit more insight into the show, a word of caution please do not refer to the show as proof of anything, if you need to bring proof of an event or example sunnah etc. refer to the original text or a learned person.

By | 2013-02-25T17:35:59+00:00 January 6th, 2013|Umar Series, Videos|11 Comments

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11 Comments

  1. Khairul Iman Al-malizi 10/01/2013 at 6:56 am - Reply

    this is the best series about the sahaba that i have ever seen

  2. housseinatou diallo 12/01/2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    how i am going to buy this dvd please help

    • Abu Zainab 13/01/2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Don’t think it is available on DVD but quick search will help you find the download links.

  3. ayesha 28/07/2013 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Asalam aleikum, how come the series don’t play anymore? Can you please tell me if i can subscribe it somewhere?

  4. Aminudeen 01/08/2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I watched upto 9 episodes after that it doesn’t come on youtube, it says private, how to get the link or dvd available?

    • Abu Zainab 01/08/2013 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      The owner of the video has made it private, I am not sure why though. I am not aware of any DVD link. Sorry.

  5. Fitrah Umarella 26/03/2014 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Masha’Allah best series ever! I watched it during the first 40 days passing of my dad (Allah y rahmoe).. whenever I needed my 45 minutes, it really came in as sparkles to my heart and expanding knowledge to my mind subhanAllah!!! All the surah’s in it’s truth – and with so much insight on the beauty of the revelation in context …every wisdom dialogue/quotes:-) filled me with so much positivity and guidance.
    May Allah bless those that ‘try’ to show islam the best way possible in any kind of form! Amin. – strength and blessings to all human kind!

    Bismillah.. [Qs سورة النصر110:1/3 ]

    “When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest,

    And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes,

    Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.” Amin

    Wassalaam

  6. Nasser obaid ullah 11/10/2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    i have watched the complete 8 disk series, this is one of the authentic Islamic history compilation about Revelation to our Beloved Holy Prophet(SW) AND mostly the role of all four khalifas specially Hazrat Omar, and all other sahabas. Though its in Arabic but one needs have lot of patience and love for Allah and His prophet to read the subtitle in English, those who do not understand Arabic as a language. It took two months for me to complete it, i had to pause the disk many times, Alhamddulilah, May Allah Subhana tala guide us all, ameen.

  7. mujahid khan 11/03/2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    The series is good but they should not show the faces of sahabas as it is not known and it is also not good

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