Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him) is the Second Most Closest Companion of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him after Abu Bark Siddique Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him).
The Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him said regarding Umar:
"If there were a Prophet after me verily it would be `Umar."
This is Narrated from `Uqba ibn `Amir by Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi who graded it hasan, and by al-Hakim (3:85) who graded it sahih as confirmed by al-Dhahabi.
"The Lives of the Prophets" is a series of lectures delivered by Anwar Al-Awlaki. It is the first such series produced in the English language. The author has done extensive research in the original Arabic resources. The series is based primarily on Ibn Kathir¦s " Al-Bidayah wa-nihayah (The Beginning and the End)". Br. Al-Awlaki has done an excellent job of relying almost completely on the Quran, Hadith and statements of the Noble Companions.