By Dr. Ali Muhammad Sallabi. The principles upon which 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab (Radi Allah Anh) governed the Muslims during his caliphate were mutual consultation, justice, equality among people, and honoring of freedoms. For those who would be leaders, this book offers the model of an ideal leader (Muslim or non-Muslim), one who felt responsible before Allah (SWT) for the well being of all those under his rule, including his troops, women, infants, non-Muslims, and even animals. Caliph Omar was a "hands-on" leader who kept himself informed and consulted scholars and experts as he advanced and strengthened a legacy of shuraa (mutual consultation) in governance.
With the turn of every page, the reader will come to appreciate the fact that 'Omar (R) was exceptional in his faith, distinguished in his knowledge, profoundly wise in his thinking, remarkable in his eloquence, noble in his manners and great in the contributions he made to his Nation and to the Ummah and world. DarusSalaam (2010), English, 2 Vol., Hardback: Pages: 1212.