Ali AlahisSalam THE MIRACLE OF Nabi Pakﷺ part 8

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THE DEATH OF KHADIJA (AlahisSalam)
Three long years of starvation, sufferings and sickness made Khadija and Abu Talib (A.S.) so weak that
both died within three days of their return to Mecca. These two deaths were a great blow to the Prophet
(S.A.W) and his mission. Everything looked dark and dismal. The Prophet (S.A.W) was now without a
guardian and Ali (A.S.) without a father. The loss of Khadija was also a big loss to both of them. She
had given twenty eight years of her life and all that she possessed to Mohammad (S.A.W) to spend on
the cause of Islam, and Ali (A.S.) had lost a mother in whose laps he had grown.
The Prophet (S.A.W) always remembered Khadija and moaned, “Never did Allah give me a better wife
than Khadija. She hailed my mission at a time when everybody shouted against it. She lent me the
support of her conviction when there was hardly a believer. She enlivened my heart when I felt lonely
and deserted. Khadija’s love was given to me by Allah. How could I forget her.” Khadija died at the age
of sixty five. She belonged to the most respectable clan of Quraish and was called Tahera (pure) the
Arabs gave her the title of “The leader of the ladies.” She was so bold and courageous that she
managed the entire business of her father herself as he was very old. From Khadija the Prophet (S.A.W)
got one son Qasim and one daughter Fatema (S.A.). Qasim was born before the advent of Islam and
died in his infancy. But the Arabs always addressed the Prophet (S.A.W) as Abul Qasim.
The Prophet (S.A.W) was left alone with Ali (A.S.) and his daughter Fatema (S.A.) who was just eight
years old. But she took care of her father and managed the affairs of his house hold. She served him
taking minutest details of needs and requirements. Whenever he returned home with his head covered
with dust and dirt thrown by the infidels, or wounded by the stones pelted at him, Fatema (S.A.) would
wash his head and dress his wounds. The Prophet (S.A.W) speaking about Fatema (S.A.) said, “Fatema
is a part of my body. Whoever angers her, angers me.” [Sahih Muslim]. He respected her so much that
whenever she came to meet him he stood up in respect to receive her and said Marhaba (Sahih
Bukhari]. He called her the leader of the women of the universe and the leader of the ladies of heaven
[Musnad Imam Hanbal]. Aisha (one of the wives of the Prophet (S.A.W)) speaking about Fatema (S.A.)
said,”I have never seen a more truthful person than Fatema and her father.” [Abu Noaim Isfahani]

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THE DEATH OF ABU TALIB (AlahisSalam)
Abu Talib (A.S.) before his death summoned his people near his bed and said, “I will to you all to treat
Mohammad well. Because he is trustworthy and truthful. He possesses all good qualities and I can see
that the poor and the down-trodden have gathered around him and have accepted his mission. The big
ones from the Quraish are being humbled by him and the oppressed are rising. O people of Quraish
help him, respect him and follow him. If I would have lived, I would have removed the sorrows of his
life.”
Abu Talib (A.S.) looked after Mohammad (S.A.W) for forty two years. The Prophet (S.A.W) often
remembering Abu Talib (A.S.) said nobody dared to harm me as long as my uncle Abu Talib (A.S.) lived.
The love and affection what Mohammad (S.A.W) received from Abu Talib (A.S.) was given by him to Ali
(A.S.). Mohammad (S.A.W) was shaping Ali (A.S.) to present him to the world as an ideal Muslim. Ali
(A.S.) when first opened his eyes he saw Mohammad (S.A.W). When he breathed, he breathed in the
company of Mohammad (S.A.W). When he first spoke he spoke to Mohammad (S.A.W).
The death of Abu Talib (A.S.) gave more courage to the enemies of Islam to harass the Prophet (S.A.W)
and his followers. The embracing of Islam of some of the people of Yasrib (Madina) and the growing
friendship between the Prophet (S.A.W) and the people of Yasrib had enhanced Islam. But then the
Prophet (S.A.W) deputed Musayyab Ibne Aamir to teach them Quran and the percepts of Islam their
number increased and more and more people began to visit Mecca to meet the Prophet (S.A.W). This
alarmed the infidels so much that they decided to condition the activities of the Prophet (S.A.W) by
making his life miserable. When the Muslims of Yasrib saw that the life of their Prophet (S.A.W) was in
danger they sent some seventy eight men and women to persuade him to immigrate to Madina with his
followers. They promised him that not only would they pledge their allegiance to him but would also
look after him and his followers as they take care of their own families. Encouraged by these
assurances, of all those Muslims who could easily dispose off their belongings migrated to Madina and
got themselves settled. This enraged the Meccan so much that they decided to kill the Prophet (S.A.W)
lest he too migrates to Yasrib and makes their lives miserable from there. A close watch was kept on
his movements, and under the leadership of Abu Jehal all the clans of Mecca met at Nadva to decide
his fate. Some wanted to banish him, some wanted to put him in a cell having a small hole through
which he could be given very little food so that he may die gradually. But these suggestions did not
find much favour because they feared that if Mohammad (S.A.W) survived, he would certainly take
revenge. It was then decided to kill him in his own house. But who would do that? No individual was
prepared to risk the Banu Hashim’s wrath. Therefore it was decided that each clan should provide one
man from them to form a group of killers who would go and kill the Prophet (S.A.W). This collective
action by the representatives of all the clans would also discourage the Hashmis from taking revenge
and they then be persuaded to accept some monetary consideration for Mohammad (S.A.W)’s blood.
Accordingly one member of each clan surrounded the house of the Prophet (S.A.W) one night and
waited for the dawn to enter the house and assassinate Mohammad (S.A.W). But Allah had revealed the
conspiracy to His Apostle and ordered him to leave Mecca the same night.

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