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Martyrdom of the Prophet Part 3


Martyrdom of the Prophet

Part 3



Let us now read carefully the following Sunni narrations:


‘Aayeshah (Aisha) daughter of AbuBakr said that they had inserted a certain drug in the Prophet's mouth while the Prophet was waving to them and telling them not to insert the drug; Aayeshah apparently told others in the house not to pay attention to what the Prophet was requesting. Then the Prophet said: did I not forbid you from inserting drugs in my mouth? Then the Prophet ordered everyone there, except his uncle Abbaas who was not there when the women were giving him the drug, to take the drug themselves in front of him. (Sunni al-Sahih of al-Bukhari, vol. 7, book 71, p. 17 & vol. 8, p. 40; al-Sahih of al-Moslem, vol. 7, p. 24 & 194; Taarikh Tabari, vol. 2, p. 438) 


Surely the Prophet of Allah (PBUH & HP), possessing Allah-Bestowed Knowledge, knew some thing that he had ordered them not to give him the so called drug, and then he (PBUH & HP) commanded them to take the drug themselves in front of him while excluding his uncle; a Prophetic command which has not been reported that they obeyed. This was not the first time that Aayeshah and Hafsah were disobeying the Prophet of Allah; another instant of their disobedience was revealed to the Prophet of Allah as reported in Qur'an 66:3-5:


Qur’an 66:3 And when the prophet secretly communicated a piece of information to one of his wives, but when she informed (another) of it and Allah made it known to him, he made a part known and avoided (to confront her regarding) a part; and when he informed her of it, she said: Who has informed you of this? He said: The All-Knowing, the Aware (of all things), has informed me.


Qur’an 66:4 If you two repent to Allah, indeed the hearts of you two have deviated, and if you two cooperate against him, then indeed Allah is his protector, and Jebreil and ‘the righteous among the believers’ and , afterward, the angels are (his) backing.


Qur’an 66:5 If he divorced you , it is hoped that his Lord would substitute for him wives better than you, submitting Muslims, believing, devoutly obedient, repentant, worshipping, and fasting(-ones), widows and virgins.


Even Sunni documents such as Kanz al Ummal, vol. 6 p. 294 and Ibn Sa’d's Tabaqat, vol.8, p. 115 verify that the two wives mentioned in these verses were indeed Hafsah daughter of ‘Umar and ‘Aayeshah daughter of AbuBakr.


Also Sunni documents such as Tafsir Durr al Manthur by Jalal al Din al Suyuti confirm that ‘Salihul muminin’, meaning ‘the righteous among the believers’ refers specifically to Hadrat ‘Ali (SBUH).


Then in verses 9 & 10 of the same Surah Allah SWT states:


Qur’an 66:9 O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and be hard against them; and their abode is hell; and evil is the resort.


Qur’an 66:10 Allah sets forth an example to those who disbelieve the wife of Nooh (Noah) and the wife of Loot (Lot): they were both under two of Our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards them so they availed them naught against Allah, and it was said: Enter both the fire with those who enter.


Anyhow … they repeatedly disobeyed the commands of he whose obedience has been ordained by Allah, and his disobedience is tantamount to disbelieving (Qur'an 3:31 & 32, 4:59, …). We invite you to read the articles: "Wives of the Prophets" and "Noah Ark 3" in this site


As previously said, AbuBakr and ‘Umar, fathers of ‘Aayeshah and Hafsah, were also in the habit of disobeying the commands of the Prophet of Allah; for instance, in addition to the aforementioned case where they refused to leave Medina under the command of Osamah, later ‘Umar on the last Thursday of the Prophet’s (SAWA) life, denied another one of the Prophet’s last wishes; this event is narrated in many Sunni-considered authentic sources and is known as the Hadith of the pen and paper among the Sunni:


Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

When Allah's Apostle was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet said, "Come, let me write for you a statement after which you will not go astray." 'Umar said, "The Prophet is seriously ill and you have the Qur'an; so the Book of Allah is enough for us." The people present in the house differed and quarreled. Some said "Go near so that the Prophet may write for you a statement after which you will not go astray," while the others said as Umar said. When they caused a hue and cry before the Prophet, Allah's Apostle said, "Go away!" Narrated 'Ubaidullah: Ibn 'Abbas used to say, "It was very unfortunate that Allah's Apostle was prevented from writing that statement for them because of their disagreement and noise."

(Sunni Muhammad al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari 7:70:573)


In this version of the Sunni narration, Umar’s statement “إن الرجل ليهجر” “Enna al-Rajul laYahjur” has been translated to English as: "The Prophet is seriously ill”, which absolutely is not the translation of the Arabic statement.


Literal translation of the word “yahjur” is "talking nonsense" (Hans Wehr dictionary, meaning of h-j-r); so the correct translation of Umar’s statement is: “Surely the man is talking nonsense”!!!


Undoubtedly Ibn al-Khattab spoke about the most beloved by Allah, Hadrat Muhammad (SAWA), in an irreverent manner … “Surely the man is talking nonsense” "Surely the man is delirious" (yahjur) …


Not only the statement “Enna al-Rajul laYahjur” itself in Arabic is definitely a form of insult and show of disrespect, but also the statement is said in regard to the number one creation of Allah, regarding whom Allah SWT has said: “Your Saaheb (lord, companion …) (the Prophet SAWA) does not err, nor does he go astray; and he (the Prophet) does not speak of (his own) desire; it is naught but revelation that is revealed.” (Qur'an 53:2-4); and “whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and from whatever he forbids you, keep back, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is severe in retribution (for evil).” (Qur’an 59:7) …  


In another version of this sunni narration, narrated in another Sunni-respected document, the Sahih of Muslim Book of Bequests (Kitab al-Wasiyyah), the narrator Sa'id ibn Jubair reported from ibn Abbas and has said that ibn Abbas said: Thursday, and what a Thursday! Then tears began to flow until the narrator saw them on his cheeks as it they were the strings of pearls … and the translation appears as: “Allah's Messenger is in the state of unconsciousness”; obviously, the Prophet (SAWA) was not unconscious since he was speaking!!!


This event is not only narrated more than once in Bukhari’s and Muslim’s books but also many more sunni documents such as Mosnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Sunan Beyhaqqi, Tabaqaat of ibn Sa’d and … have narrated this event from different narrators …


This event which is reported to have happened on the last Thursday of the Prophet’s (SAWA) life is referred by Some of the Shia as "The Calamity of Thursday" (Arabic Raziyat Yawm al-Khamis).


As observed, Sunni documents confirm that Hadrat Muhammad's (SAWA) own words were that if they followed what he wished to write down, no one would go astray, hence undoubtedly it was a matter of grave importance; also such a guiding and benevolent words can not be issued from a delirious or an unconscious person. Let us never forget that these were the words of the most exalted and Infallible Messenger of Allah, the words of the most loving and benevolent Divine leader worried for his Ummah, the words of the kindest father …


It is also noteworthy to mention that the Sunni ibn Abi al-Hadid in his Sharh of Nahj al-Balaghah vol. 12 pp. 20, 21 reported a conversation between Umar and ibn Abbas in which ‘Umar told ibn Abbas that on that Thursday the Prophet wanted to write Ali’s name as his Successor but he (Umar) out of benevolence for Islam and for protecting Islam prevented it!!!


AAAAAHHHHH! Umar was benevolent for Islam and the Allah-Chosen Prophet was not benevolent; thus Allah was not benevolent!!!


Ironically, according to the sunni themselves, both their self-appointed caliphs AbuBakr and ‘Umar, were able and allowed to implement their wills despite being in pain … AbuBakr had fainted during dictating his will (Sunni Tabari, Tarikh al-Umam wa al-Muluk, vol. 3, p. 429; …); and Umar ibn Khattab had multiple stab wounds when he appointed the so-called Shora (Sunni Soyooti, Tarikh al-Kholafa, pp. 129-137; Tarikh al-Ya’qoobi, vol. 2, p. 160; …) … yet both considered it necessary to give details regarding their successor … yet no one said that they were delirious or unconscious!!!


So … according to sunni documents, AbuBakr, ‘Omar and their daughters were in the habit of disobeying the Prophet Mohammad during his (SAWA) life and afterwards …


Let us continue with reports regarding the death of the Prophet (SAWA):


In vol. 2 p. 235 of al-Tabaqat al-Kobra of the Sunni ibn Sa’d is stated that the Prophet (SAWA) passed out and regained consciousness and the women fed him drug while he was fasting …


In vol. 1 p. 66 of the Tib al-Nabawi of the Sunni ibn Jawzi is stated that they fed him (SAWA) the drug while he (SAWA) was unconscious, and he (SAWA) then gained consciousness and asked who had done that to him, then he (SAWA), while pointing toward Habashah, said this was the work of the women from Habashah.


This fact that the Prophet (SAWA), after being force-fed the so called drug, pointed toward Habashah and said that it was the work of the women from Habashah is also mentioned in Aqrab Al Mawarid by Al Shartuni vol. 2 p. 886.


In another narration in Tabaqat of ibn Sa’d vol. 2 p. 203 it is stated that after the Prophet (SAWA) was fed the drug he (SAWA) looked at Aisha and told her: Woe unto you.


To be continued …