When Saidina Umar bin Al-Khattab RA pronounced the Shahadatan in the presence of Rasulullah, the companions raised their voices glorifying Allah SWT. But some of the companions advised him to keep his Islam a secret, he said:
lbn 'Umar RA upon was kind and generous and would not refuse any petitioner and he would distribute charity as one who did not fear poverty, seeking thereby the reward which is with Allah SWT, as he preferred the life of the Hereafter over the life of this world. Nafi' said: ''Anything of lbn 'Umar's property which pleased him, he would give away. Once, when he was traveling on his camel, he began to admire it and made it kneel down. Then he said: ''Oh, Nafi'! Remove its saddle and tie it up. And he placed it among his camels. And Ayub bin W`il said: ''Abdullah ibn Umar RA came with ten thousand dirhams and he distributed them, then he sought feed for his camel worth one dirham on credit.
Abdullah lbn 'Umar RA used to worship Allah much and he was God-fearing; he would stand in prayer at night often and he would fast much and he performed Hajj many times and remembered Allah frequently. For this reason, Ibn Al-Musayyab said: ''If I were to testify that anyone was one of the people of Paradise, it would be Ibn 'Umar.'' And it was said to Nafi': ''What did lbn 'Umar used to do in his house? He replied: ''You cannot do it; he used to perform ablution for every prayer and read the Quran between the ablution and the prayer.
The people loved Abdullah Ibn 'Umar RA very much and as we have seen, they considered him to be a perfect example of a Companion who emulated Rasulullah SAW and who neither changed nor substituted anything and whose excellent life story has spread throughout the Islamic world from one end to the other.