man replied to him that his wife was due to deliver a child and there was nobody to help her. Omar went home and came back with his wife and they gave bread, food and cloths and helped the woman.
After taking over the administration Khalifa Umar told to his family members that he would give double punishment if any of them did anything that they were not supposed to do.
Another proclaimed event related to him is that once Khalifa Umar during his caliphate was going on his usual rounds towards Harrah (a suburb of Madinah) with his slave Aslam, when he saw a distant fire in the desert.
He said, "There seems to be a camp. Perhaps, it is a caravan that could not enter the town due to night fall. Let's go and look after them and arrange for their protection during the night."
When he reached there, he found a woman and some children. The children were crying. The woman had a pan of water over the fire. Umar greeted her with salaam and, with her permission, went near her. The woman however didn't recognize that it was Umar, their Caliph.
Umar asked, "Why are these children crying?"
The woman sadly replied to him, "Because they are hungry."
Umar asked further, "What is in the pan?
The woman said, "Only water to soothe the children, so that they may go to sleep in the belief that food is being prepared for them. Oh ! Allah will judge between Umar and me, on the Day of Judgment, for neglecting me in my distress."
Umar started to cry, "May Allah have mercy on you! How can Umar know of your distress?"
The woman, "When he is our Amir (Leader), he must keep himself informed about us."
Hadhrat Umar returned to the town and straight away went to the BaitulMal (House of Charity) to fill a sack with flour, dates, fat, and clothes, and also drew some money. When the sack was ready, he said to Aslam, "Now put this sack on