`Umar ibn Al-Khattab

Q 4: Is it true what was reported about `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said, “If it is said that all the people will be admitted into Paradise except for one person, I would think that I am that person.”

A: As far as we know it was not authentically reported that `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said these words. Saying so does not agree with the strong Iman (belief) `Umar had, and his expectation of good and hope of his Lord.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.