The Year of The Remade (famine) in Madinah and Umar Cover Image

Medine’de Yaşanan Remâde (Kıtlık) Yılı ve Hz. Ömer
The Year of The Remade (famine) in Madinah and Umar

Author(s): Abdulkerim Öner
Subject(s): History of Islam
Published by: Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İlahyat Fakültesi
Keywords: Islamic History; Prayer of Rain; Famine; Madinah; Umar;

Summary/Abstract: There have been many famine incidents in the human history. Some of these have resulted in the disaster of the people. Muslims have also suffered from these famines. There have been countless famine examples from the time of the Prophet. One of the most significant of these famines is the famine incident that was effective in Madinah and its surroundings during the khalīfat of Umar bin al-Hattab (d. 23/644). This famine, corresponding to the 6th year of the khalīfat of Umar, had negative consequences. In this period when the rains were not falling and the soil almost turned to ash, creatures were harmed, and some deaths occurred. When the opportunities in the city were insufficient to eliminate the shortage, the khalif asked for help from the surrounding provinces. The coming help eased the situation for the people. In this famine year, which is known as the Remade year, Umar did not collect zakat from the public, nor applied a sentence to theft in this period. Umar did everything in his power but as the effects of the famine did not lessen, Umar went to the rain prayer for the drought to disappear. When the rain came, life took its normal course and the people who came to Madinah from the rural parts due to the famine were sent back home by the khalīfa.

  • Issue Year: 24/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 119-139
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Turkish