Ali AlahisSalam THE MIRACLE OF Nabi Pakﷺ part 23

The Wisal Of Nabi Pakﷺ

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From Saturday, the Prophet (S.A.W)’s health began to deteriorate further but he continued to lead the
prayers till Monday morning when he could come to the mosque with the support of Ali (A.S.) and Fazl
Ibne Abbas. When he returned home after the prayers he was completely exhausted. But he asked his
daughter Fatema (S.A.) to bring her sons Hasan (A.S.) and Hussain to him. When Hasan (A.S.) and
Hussain came he kissed them and embraced them. He then said in a feeble voice, “Call my friend” and
somebody brought Hazrat Abu Bakr before him. The Prophet (S.A.W) raised his head and seeing Hazrat  Abu Bakr
said, “Go away I will call you when I need you.” Hazrat Abu Bakr went away. The Prophet (S.A.W) again said
“Call my friend.” This time Hazrat Umar was brought and the Prophet (S.A.W) seeing Hazrat Umar said, “Go away I
will call you when I need you.” Hazrat Umar too went away [Riazun Nazra, page 180]. The Prophet (S.A.W) then
told Fatema (S.A.) to call Ali (A.S.). Fatema (S.A.) said, “Perhaps you have sent him for some work he
will come soon.
When Ali (A.S.) came the Prophet (S.A.W) took him in his chaddor and embraced him. Then he asked Ali
(A.S.) to take him in his arms. Ali (A.S.) took the Prophet (S.A.W) in his arms. The Prophet (S.A.W)
resting his head of Ali (A.S.)’s shoulders said, “My end is near now O Ali. You are my brother, my Vazir
and the payer of my debts. You know I have a loan from a Jew for the expedition of Osama, you repay
it.” Ali (A.S.) promised to pay the loan. The Prophet (S.A.W) further said, “Pay all those creditors who
come to you saying that they owe me money.” Ali (A.S.) promised him that he will pay all such people.
The Prophet (S.A.W) then said, “Fulfil the promises I have made to the people.” Ali (A.S.) promised to
fulfil the promises of the Prophet (S.A.W). The Prophet (S.A.W) then said, “After my death wash my
body and lay me in my grave with your hands. Turn my face towards Kaaba and offer my funeral
prayers. O Ali don’t leave me till you bury me. You will be harassed a lot after my death but bear with
patience. You will see the people running after the lust of this world but you choose the life hereafter.
Ali you will be the first to meet me at Kausar.” The Prophet (S.A.W) continued to talk with Ali (A.S.) till
he breathed his last. His last words were Assalat Assalat Assalat (Namaz Namaz Namaz) saying this, he
became silent and the saliva from mouth fell on Ali (A.S.) [Madarejun Naboova, Vol. 2, page 511].
The ladies behind the curtain began to weep. Ali (A.S.) too could not control himself, and with the help
of his uncle Abbas he removed the head of the Prophet (S.A.W) from his chest and laid it on the bed. He
then closed the eyes of the Prophet (S.A.W) and covered the body with a sheet, and started making
preparations for the burial.
As the news of the Prophet (S.A.W)’s death spread, Hazrat Umar 
was moving around the Prophet (S.A.W)’s house rushed in a raising the sheet from the Prophet
(S.A.W)’s face watched it for sometime, then came out shouting, “The Prophet is not dead but has gone
to meet the Lord as Moses had gone. Allah will soon send him back and on his return the Prophet will
cut the hands and legs of every one.” Umar then pulled his sword and came to the mosque where many
people had gathered on hearing the news of the Prophet (S.A.W)’s demise. Warning everyone he said,
“Whosoever says that the Prophet is dead will be cut into two.”
Hazrat Abu Bakr rushed to the
house of the Prophet (S.A.W) after being informed by his daughter Hazrat Aisha. He saw Hazrat Umar threatening the
but did not stop him and came to the room where the Prophet (S.A.W) was lying. Removing
the sheet from the Prophet (S.A.W)’s face he lifted it looked at it carefully, then kissing the forehead he
said, “Yes thou were, and sweet thou art in death. Alas my master thou art dead indeed.” He then kept
the head down covered it with the sheet and came to the mosque where Umar was still shouting and
threatening the people.
“Be quiet Umar and cool down,” said Hazrat Abu Bakr to him.
Hazrat Abu Bakr then turned towards the Muslims gathered in the mosque and said, “Have you forgotten the
verse which was revealed to the Prophet after the battle of Ohad that, “Mohammad is but a man with a
mission, verily other Prophet died before him. What then if he were to die or to be killed. Would ye turn
upon your heels” and do you not know the verse (of Quran) “O Mohammadthou shall die and verily
they shall die”. Whosoever worshippeth Mohammadlet him know that Mohammadis indeed dead but
whosoever worshipeth Allah let him know that Allah is immortal. He liveth and dieth not.”
The people began to cry and Hazrat Umar dropped down. Somebody then from behind the house of the
Prophet (S.A.W) called, “O Ibnal Khattab (Umar) come out.” Umar shouted back, “Go away we are busy
with the Prophet’s burial”. The caller (who could not be identified by any historian or researcher till
today) shouted, “Some very serious thing is happening, don’t lose a moment and come out soon.”
Hazrat Umar taking Hazrat Abu Bakr with him immediately went out of the house where the unidentified man informed
them that the Ansars have assembled at Saqifa Bani Saeda and are contemplating to make Hazrat Saad Bin
Obaada as their leader. If they decide
anything today it will be difficult to challenge it afterwards. Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Abu Bakr immediately left for
Saqifa Bani Saeda. On the way they met Hazrat Abu Obaida whom they took with them.

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Soon after the death of the Prophet (S.A.W), Ali (A.S.), Fazl Ibne Abbas and all the Hashmis began
preparing for the burial of the Prophet (S.A.W). As per the wishes of the Prophet (S.A.W) Ali (A.S.) dug
his grave at the very place where the Prophet (S.A.W) had breathed his last. Then Ali (A.S.) washed the
body and Fazal Ibne Abbas and Osama supplied water. Ali (A.S.) then shrouded the body with his own
hands and offered Namaz-e- Janaza (funeral prayer) alone. Then he came to the mosques and asked
the Muslims to offer prayers in groups. First the family members of the Prophet (S.A.W) went and
offered the prayers, then went immigrants followed by Ansars [Tabaqate Ibne Saad, Vol. 2, page 61].

When the prayers were over, burial arrangements started. Ansars requested Ali (A.S.) that they should
also be allowed to participate in the burial. Ali (A.S.) invited Aws Bin Khooli a very respectable member
of their clan to help him. Ali (A.S.) entered the grave from one end and asked Aws Bin Khooli to enter
the grave from the other end. Then both of them lowered the body into the grave. Ali (A.S.) then asked
Aws to go out of the grave. Ali (A.S.) then opened the shroud and turned the face of the Prophet
(S.A.W) towards Qibla. Then lifting his hands he prayed, “O Allah he is Your first creation. His apparent
death is not a sign of his mortality. He lifted the gloom prevailing before the creation started. He was
proof of Thy glory and benevolence. He had come to us from the realm of Thy love and glory and was
our guide towards that realm. His soul was the semblance of Thy Supreme Might. His body was the
masterpiece of Thy creation and his mind was Thy treasure house.
Saying these prayers Ali (A.S.) came out of the grave and closed it. He then gave the grave the shape of
a square and put a stone on the upperside of the grave. Then Bilal poured water on it [Mudarijun
Naboova, Vol. 2, page 525]. The Prophet (S.A.W) was buried after three days [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 6,
page 4]. The Prophet (S.A.W) lived for sixty-three years. Out of which ten years were spent in Madina. In
these ten years he fought about sixty five battles big and small.
The death of the Prophet (S.A.W) was a big shock to his daughter Fatema (S.A.) who was very dear to
him. She was not allowed to weep on his grave and had to
go to the graveyard of Jannatul Baqi to mourn her father. They complained that her cries disturb their
peace. Ali (A.S.) had to erect a shed behind Jannatul Baqi where Fatema (S.A.) sat and cried for her
father. This shed was called as Baitul Huzn (the house of grief) which was recently destroyed by the
accursed Wahhabi government. Wailing on the grave of her father she said, “When somebody dies the
feeling of sorrow and his remembrance decreases slowly day by day. But by Allah who knows no
diminishing that the remembrance of my father is increasing day by day. From the day when death
created distance between us, I am remembering him and consoling myself saying that death is the only
way for us. One who has not died today will die tomorrow. Till these who have disappeared under the
heaps of mud. That only if you could hear my cries, my weeping and my sighs. I have suffered such
hardships that had they befallen on bright days they would have turned into black nights. I was safe
under the shadow of Mohammadﷺ . And when the dove weeps sitting on the tree in the night, I too cry with it till
morning. I have made friendship with sorrows and the tears that fell from my eyes are my swords. To
smell the dust of Mohammadgrave is now a must for me. If I don’t smell I will die. I am living because
of its essence that I am feeling.

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