Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz - A Classic Biography of the Fifth Righteous Caliph
This book, unique in content and style was penned by a student of Imam Malik and friend of Imam al-Shafi'i, Imam Abu Muhammad Abdullah ibn Abdul Hakam.
The narrative is not a typical biographical style, but a compilation of anecdotal evidence of the greatness of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz. In narrative style, one learns of the magnificent qualities of Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz . His justice, equity, piety, deep insight and leadership qualities are highlighted.
Translated by Mufti Abdullah Moolla [Madrasah Arabia Islamia, Azadville, South Africa]