Hazrat Umar (RA) never made any wish. One day, when he wanted to eat fish, he expressed it to his slave Yerka. Yerka was your most loyal slave. He said to Jerka, “Today I would love to eat fish. But the problem is, you have to go eight miles to get fish from the river and come back eight miles to get back.” Then he said, “Don’t let me eat. It is not good to put yourself in so much trouble for a small desire to go eight miles and come back eight miles just for my fish. You may go leave, yerka”. Then, they look into each others’ eyes. The slave says, “I have been your servant for many years but you never made any wish but today when you have made a wish, I thought in my heart that Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) has made a wish for the first time and I will not fulfill it.? How can this be …” Yerka says, “When Mr. Umar went to offer Zuhr prayers, I knew that some guests had come to him and Asr would be there. Yerka says that I some guests behind Hazrat Umar and prayed two rak’ats of Sunnah. I was sitting on a horse of Arabian breed. I ran and reached the river. What is eight miles for an Arabian horse? When I got there, I bought a piece of fish and I came back before the ‘Asr prayer of Hazrat Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) and I tied the horse in the cool shade so that the sweat that came from it would dry. Without looking at Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) Yerks says that the sweat of the horse has dried up but due to the sweat the dust had accumulated on the horse which was clearly visible that the horse had gone somewhere on a journey then I thought that Hazrat Omar Farooq (RA) should not see it.
Then I quickly took the horse to the well and bathed it quickly and brought it and tied it in the shade. (What happens when we have desires, but we are afraid to fulfill those desires because our conscience is alive) He says that when Hazrat Umar Farooq came after offering Asr prayers, I also offered prayers behind him.
When I came home, I said, “Allah has fulfilled your wish.” The fish has been arranged and I will serve the cooked fish in a short time. He said, “When I said this word, Mr. Omar Farooq (R.A) got up and went to the horse and turned his hand on the back of the horse.” He turned his hand on his legs and then went to his ears and picked up another ear of the horse and said, “Jerka, you have washed the whole horse, but you don’t remember wiping the sweat from behind the ears. And here you forgot to pour water.” Hazrat Omar knelt down on the ground and said “Oh, my friend, come here. I have no doubt in your loyalty And I’m not a better person, I am not a pious person, I ask for prayers O Allah, forgive me by equalizing my good and bad deeds. He did not show much piety and continued to say, “Friend, tell me one thing, if this horse cries out to Allah on the Day of Resurrection that Allah has given me a journey of 16 miles to fulfill one of my desires.” Fixed O Allah, I had an animal, Was speechless A journey of 16 miles to fulfill a wish So tell me, JerKa, how can a weak man like me answer a horse’s question to his master? ” Yerka says, “I did not weep as much over the death of my father as I do today. I was tormented by this thought.” In this way, give the horse a little extra fodder and distribute the fish that he has brought to the poor houses of Madinah and give them this fish and ask for your forgiveness and also for the forgiveness of old age.”