The circumstances of Haya’at-e-Murtaza AlahisSalam After the departure of Huzur ﷺ

The circumstances of Haya’at-e-Murtaza AlahisSalam After the departure of Huzur ﷺ

Huzurﷺ said in the lecture at Ghadir-e-Kham that, “Very soon the messenger of Allah will come to me (with the message of liberation) and I will accept it.” After that, he advised holding the Holy Book and his descendents tightly. Through this, the clarification of the above sentence has been provided that the time of his final exit was very near. Hence after the return from Hajj-tul-wida, he was taken ill on Thursday, the 20thThe illness continued for thirteen days. During all these days, Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam served him and provided the right treatment as and when required, Even during the time of Namaz, he used to continue serving the Huzur ﷺ On the one hand, there is a congressional prayer in the Masjid-e-Nabawi, and on the other hand, Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam and Hazrat Abbas Radiallahu anhoo were busy in serving Huzur ﷺ because, they considered the service to Huzur ﷺ to be much better than the involvement in the congressional prayer. When, due to the illness of Huzur ﷺ stand according to his order, Hazrat Abu Bakr AlaihisSalam was leading the congressional prayer, because of some relief in his health, Huzur ﷺ came to the mosque by keeping his hands on the shoulders of Hazrat Abbas Radiallahu anhoo and Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam and led the prayer. (Sahih Bukhari Vol – I)

This Hadith shows that though the prayer was going on in the mosque, yet with what a great involvement and devotion, Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam and Hazrat Abbas Radiallahu anhoo were busy in serving Huzur ﷺ They considered service to Huzur ﷺ more precious than the prayer. This was the reflection of Huzur ﷺ love for and attachment with Hazrat Ali AlaihisSalam

After thirteen days’ illness, Huzur ﷺ departed from this world. In the eyes of his descendents and the great companions, the whole world was thrown in the darkness. Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhoo says in Sunan-e-Tirmizi:

Translation: The day when Huzur ﷺ came to Medina, every particle of Medina was enlightened, and the day when Huzur ﷺ passed away, every atom of the city was sunk in the darkness. Before we clean our hands from the pious dust of his burial, the changes in our hearts began. (But the divine light that was given to us by Huzur ﷺ was intact.)

In the eyes of his pious descendents, the whole universe was deemed into the darkness, hence, Hazrat Fatema-tuz-Zohra AlahisSalam, in spite of being sick, shouted loudly:

Translation: “I had to face such critical times that, had they been fallen on the light of the day, it could have been totally sunk in the darkness.” The words that are uttered by Hazrat Fatema-tuz-Zohra AlahisSalam are such harsh ones that they tear the human heart into pieces. According to the description given by Sahih Bukhari, when the sad demise of Huzur ﷺ took place, the following words came out of the holy mouth of Hazrat Fatema-tuz-Zohra AlahisSalam “O’Father, Allah the Almighty summoned you, and you departed leaving us helpless. O’Father, you have entered into the paradise of Allah, and we are here. O’Father, we had to witness this day. We are describing your circumstances to Gabriel, and we are weeping in front of him.”

Her sorrow and grief were at such a height that after the burial procedure of the Prophet ﷺ was over, and when his nearest and dearest slave Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhoo came, Hazrat Fatema-tuz-Zohra AlahisSalam said, “O’ Anas, did your, and the people’s, hearts agree with your actions of putting clay and earth on Huzur ﷺ?”

How deeply sad and sorrowful are the words that they directly cut the hearts as if with the knife. One can imagine how deep might be her grief and sadness! Does any daughter have seen such a sorrowful situation? Is there any loved daughter such as Hazrat Fatima-tuz-Zohra AlahisSalam ? Her father is the Prophet of the prophets, and she had to bear separation with grief and a heavy heart. What a deep and ever-lasting attachment between the daughter and the father? What a great, heart-failing situation she had to pass through? After this sad event, she survived only for six months. Her grief during these six months was so much that she did not smile at all.

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