Rashidun Caliphate

Assassination of Umar
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644 Oct 31

Assassination of Umar

Al Masjid al Nabawi, Medina Sa

On 31 October 644, Abu Lu'lu'a attacked Umar while he was leading the morning prayers, stabbing him six times in the belly and finally in the navel, that proved fatal. Umar was left profusely bleeding while Abu Lu'lu'a tried to flee, but people from all sides rushed to capture him; in his efforts to escape he is reported to have wounded twelve other people, six or nine of whom later died, before slashing himself with his own blade to commit suicide.

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