The account that `Umar ibn Al-Khattab jumped off a house's fence
Q 2: Is it an authentic narration where it is mentioned that
`Umar ibn Al-Khattab
(may Allah be pleased with him) once climbed a fence of one of the houses and found some people drinking wine, and they told him that by drinking wine they committed a sin and by climbing their fence he committed three sins, namely, entering their house without permission, not entering their house from the door, and spying on them?
This narration has been proven to be unauthentic after the examination of all that has been written about the life of
`Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) in the books of history and biographies. Besides this narration does not befit the
`Umar and his noble biography. Moreover, it is unlikely for some people who committed a grave sin like drinking wine to have dared say this to him. In fact they would have been ashamed of themselves first because of drinking wine and second because of the dignity of
`Umar (may Allah be pleased with him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.