Volume 5, Book 59, Number 711
I remember I went out with the boys to Thaniyat-ul-Wada' to receive
the Prophet when he returned from the Ghazwa of Tabuk.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 712
Narrated Um Al-Fadl bint Al-Harith:
I heard the Prophet reciting Surat-al-Mursalat 'Urfan (77) in the
Maghrib prayer, and after that prayer he did not lead us in any
prayer till he died.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 713
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to let Ibn Abbas sit beside him, so
'AbdurRahman bin 'Auf said to 'Umar, "We have sons similar to him."
'Umar replied, "(I respect him) because of his status that you
know." 'Umar then asked Ibn 'Abbas about the meaning of this Holy
Verse:-- "When comes the help of Allah and the conquest of Mecca . .
Ibn 'Abbas replied, "That indicated the death of Allah's Apostle
which Allah informed him of." 'Umar said, "I do not understand of it
except what you understand."
Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used
to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at
Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 714
Whenever Allah's Apostle became ill, he used to recite
Al-Muawidhatan (i.e. the last two Suras of the Qur'an) and then blow
his breath and passed his hand over himself. When he had his fatal
illness, I started reciting Al-Muawidhatan and blowing my breath
over him as he used to do, and then I rubbed the hand of the Prophet
over his body.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 715
I heard the Prophet and listened to him before his death while he
was Lying supported on his back, and he was saying, "O Allah!
Forgive me, and bestow Your Mercy on me, and let me meet the
(highest) companions (of the Hereafter)." See the Qur'an (4.69) and
See Hadith No. 719.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 716
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Thursday! And how great that Thursday was! The ailment of Allah's
Apostle became worse (on Thursday) and he said, fetch me something
so that I may write to you something after which you will never go
astray." The people (present there) differed in this matter, and it
was not right to differ before a prophet. Some said, "What is wrong
with him ? (Do you think ) he is delirious (seriously ill)? Ask him
( to understand his state )." So they went to the Prophet and asked
him again. The Prophet said, "Leave me, for my present state is
better than what you call me for." Then he ordered them to do three
things. He said, "Turn the pagans out of the 'Arabian Peninsula;
respect and give gifts to the foreign delegations as you have seen
me dealing with them." (Said bin Jubair, the sub-narrator said that
Ibn Abbas kept quiet as rewards the third order, or he said, "I
forgot it.") (See Hadith No. 116 Vol. 1)
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 717
Narrated Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah:
Ibn Abbas said, "When Allah's Apostle was on his deathbed and there
were some men in the house, he said, 'Come near, I will write for
you something after which you will not go astray.' Some of them (
i.e. his companions) said, 'Allah's Apostle is seriously ill and you
have the (Holy) Quran. Allah's Book is sufficient for us.' So the
people in the house differed and started disputing. Some of them
said, 'Give him writing material so that he may write for you
something after which you will not go astray.' while the others said
the other way round. So when their talk and differences increased,
Allah's Apostle said, "Get up." Ibn Abbas used to say, "No doubt, it
was very unfortunate (a great disaster) that Allah's Apostle was
prevented from writing for them that writing because of their
differences and noise."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 718
The Prophet called Fatima during his fatal illness and told her
something secretly and she wept. Then he called her again and told
her something secretly, and she started laughing. When we asked her
about that, she said, "The Prophet first told me secretly that he
would expire in that disease in which he died, so I wept; then he
told me secretly that I would be the first of his family to follow
him, so I laughed ( at that time)."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 719
Used to hear (from the Prophet) that no Prophet dies till he is
given the option to select either the worldly life or the life of
the Hereafter. I heard the Prophet in his fatal disease, with his
voice becoming hoarse, saying, "In the company of those on whom is
the grace of Allah ..( to the end of the Verse )." (4.69) Thereupon
I thought that the Prophet had been given the option.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 720
When the Prophet fell ill in his fatal illness, he started saying,
"With the highest companion."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 721
When Allah 's Apostle was in good health, he used to say, "Never
does a prophet die unless he is shown his place in Paradise ( before
his death ), and then he is made alive or given option." When the
Prophet became ill and his last moments came while his head was on
my thigh, he became unconscious, and when he came to his senses, he
looked towards the roof of the house and then said, "O Allah!
(Please let me be) with the highest companion." Thereupon I said,
"Hence he is not going to stay with us? " Then I came to know that
his state was the confirmation of the narration he used to mention
to us while he was in good health.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 722
'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr entered upon the Prophet while I was
supporting the Prophet on my chest. 'AbdurRahman had a fresh Siwak
then and he was cleaning his teeth with it. Allah's Apostle looked
at it, so I took the Siwak, cut it (chewed it with my teeth), shook
it and made it soft (with water), and then gave it to the Prophet
who cleaned his teeth with it. I had never seen Allah's Apostle
cleaning his teeth in a better way. After finishing the brushing of
his teeth, he lifted his hand or his finger and said thrice, "O
Allah! Let me be with the highest companions," and then died. 'Aisha
used to say, "He died while his head was resting between my chest
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 723
Whenever Allah's Apostle became ill, he used to recite the
Muawidhatan and blow his breath over himself (after their recitation
) and rubbed his hands over his body. So when he was afflicted with
his fatal illness. I started reciting the Muawidhatan and blowing my
breath over him as he used to blow and made the hand of the Prophet
pass over his body.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 724
I heard the Prophet and listened to him before his death while he
was leaning his back on me and saying, "O Allah! Forgive me, and
bestow Your Mercy on me, and let me meet the companions."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 725
Narrated Urwa bin Az-Zubair:
'Aisha said, "The Prophet said during his fatal illness, "Allah
cursed the Jews for they took the graves of their prophets as places
for worship." 'Aisha added, "Had it not been for that (statement of
the Prophet ) his grave would have been made conspicuous. But he was
afraid that it might be taken as a place for worship."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 726
The Prophet died while he was between my chest and chin, so I never
dislike the death agony for anyone after the Prophet.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 727
(the wife of the Prophet) "When the ailment of Allah's Apostle
became aggravated, he requested his wives to permit him to be
(treated) nursed in my house, and they gave him permission. He came
out (to my house), walking between two men with his feet dragging on
the ground, between 'Abbas bin 'Abdul--Muttalib and another man"
'Ubaidullah said, "I told 'Abdullah of what 'Aisha had said,
'Abdullah bin 'Abbas said to me, 'Do you know who is the other man
whom 'Aisha did not name?' I said, 'No.' Ibn 'Abbas said, 'It was
'Ali bin Abu Talib." 'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet used to narrate
saying, "When Allah's Apostle entered my house and his disease
became aggravated, he said, " Pour on me the water of seven water
skins, the mouths of which have not been untied, so that I may give
advice to the people.' So we let him sit in a big basin belonging to
Hafsa, the wife of the Prophet and then started to pour water on him
from these water skins till he started pointing to us with his hands
intending to say, 'You have done your job." 'Aisha added, "Then he
went out to the people and led them in prayer and preached to them."
'Aisha and 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas said, "When Allah's Apostle became
ill seriously, he started covering his face with his woolen sheet,
and when he felt short of breath, he removed it from hi; face and
said, 'That is so! Allah's (curse be on the Jews and the Christians,
as they took the graves of their prophets as (places of worship),'
intending to warn (the Muslims ) of what they had done." 'Aisha
added, "I argued with Allah's Apostle repeatedly about that matter
(i.e. his order that Abu Bakr should lead the people in prayer in
his place when he was ill), and what made me argue so much, was,
that it never occurred to my mind that after the Prophet, the people
would ever love a man who had taken his place, and I felt that
anybody standing in his place, would be a bad omen to the people, so
I wanted Allah's Apostle to give up the idea of choosing Abu Bakr
(to lead the people in prayer)."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 728
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abbas:
Ali bin Abu Talib came out of the house of Allah's Apostle during
his fatal illness. The people asked, "O Abu Hasan (i.e. Ali)! How is
the health of Allah's Apostle this morning?" 'Ali replied, "He has
recovered with the Grace of Allah." 'Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib held
him by the hand and said to him, "In three days you, by Allah, will
be ruled (by somebody else ), And by Allah, I feel that Allah's
Apostle will die from this ailment of his, for I know how the faces
of the offspring of 'Abdul Muttalib look at the time of their death.
So let us go to Allah's Apostle and ask him who will take over the
Caliphate. If it is given to us we will know as to it, and if it is
given to somebody else, we will inform him so that he may tell the
new ruler to take care of us." 'Ali said, "By Allah, if we asked
Allah's Apostle for it (i.e. the Caliphate) and he denied it us, the
people will never give it to us after that. And by Allah, I will not
ask Allah's Apostle for it."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 729
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
While the Muslims were offering the Fajr prayer on Monday and Abu
Bakr was leading them in prayer, suddenly Allah's Apostle lifted the
curtain of 'Aisha's dwelling and looked at them while they were in
the rows of the prayers and smiled. Abu Bakr retreated to join the
row, thinking that Allah's Apostle wanted to come out for the
prayer. The Muslims were about to be put to trial in their prayer
(i.e. were about to give up praying) because of being overjoyed at
seeing Allah's Apostle. But Allah's Apostle beckoned them with his
hand to complete their prayer and then entered the dwelling and let
fall the curtain.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 730
It was one of the favors of Allah towards me that Allah's Apostle
expired in my house on the day of my turn while he was leaning
against my chest and Allah made my saliva mix with his saliva at his
death. 'Abdur-Rahman entered upon me with a Siwak in his hand and I
was supporting (the back of) Allah's Apostle (against my chest ). I
saw the Prophet looking at it (i.e. Siwak) and I knew that he loved
the Siwak, so I said ( to him ), "Shall I take it for you ? " He
nodded in agreement. So I took it and it was too stiff for him to
use, so I said, "Shall I soften it for you ?" He nodded his
approval. So I softened it and he cleaned his teeth with it. In
front of him there was a jug or a tin, (The sub-narrator, 'Umar is
in doubt as to which was right) containing water. He started dipping
his hand in the water and rubbing his face with it, he said, "None
has the right to be worshipped except Allah. Death has its agonies."
He then lifted his hands (towards the sky) and started saying, "With
the highest companion," till he expired and his hand dropped down.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 731
'Aisha said, "Allah's Apostle in his fatal illness, used to ask,
'Where will I be tomorrow? Where will I be tomorrow?", seeking
'Aisha's turn. His wives allowed him to stay wherever he wished. So
he stayed at 'Aisha's house till he expired while he was with her."
'Aisha added, "The Prophet expired on the day of my turn in my house
and he was taken unto Allah while his head was against my chest and
his saliva mixed with my saliva." 'Aisha added, "Abdur-Rahman bin
Abu Bakr came in, carrying a Siwak he was cleaning his teeth with.
Allah's Apostle looked at it and I said to him, 'O 'AbdurRahman!
Give me this Siwak.' So he gave it to me and I cut it, chewed it
(it's end) and gave it to Allah's Apostle who cleaned his teeth with
it while he was resting against my chest."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 732
The Prophet expired in my house and on the day of my turn, leaning
against my chest. One of us (i.e. the Prophet's wives ) used to
recite a prayer asking Allah to protect him from all evils when he
became sick. So I started asking Allah to protect him from all evils
(by reciting a prayer ). He raised his head towards the sky and
said, "With the highest companions, with the highest companions."
'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr passed carrying a fresh leaf-stalk of a
date-palm and the Prophet looked at it and I thought that the
Prophet was in need of it (for cleaning his teeth ). So I took it
(from 'Abdur Rahman) and chewed its head and shook it and gave it to
the Prophet who cleaned his teeth with it, in the best way he had
ever cleaned his teeth, and then he gave it to me, and suddenly his
hand dropped down or it fell from his hand (i.e. he expired). So
Allah made my saliva mix with his saliva on his last day on earth
and his first day in the Hereafter.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 733
Abu Bakr came from his house at As-Sunh on a horse. He dismounted
and entered the Mosque, but did not speak to the people till he
entered upon 'Aisha and went straight to Allah's Apostle who was
covered with Hibra cloth (i.e. a kind of Yemenite cloth). He then
uncovered the Prophet's face and bowed over him and kissed him and
wept, saying, "Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you. By
Allah, Allah will never cause you to die twice. As for the death
which was written for you, has come upon you."
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Abu Bakr went out while Umar bin Al-Khattab was
talking to the people. Abu Bakr said, "Sit down, O 'Umar!" But 'Umar
refused to sit down. So the people came to Abu Bakr and left Umar.
Abu Bakr said, "To proceed, if anyone amongst you used to worship
Muhammad , then Muhammad is dead, but if (anyone of) you used to
worship Allah, then Allah is Alive and shall never die. Allah
said:--"Muhammad is no more than an Apostle, and indeed (many)
apostles have passed away before him..(till the end of the Verse
)......Allah will reward to those who are thankful." (3.144) By
Allah, it was as if the people never knew that Allah had revealed
this Verse before till Abu Bakr recited it and all the people
received it from him, and I heard everybody reciting it (then).
Narrated Az-Zuhri: Said bin Al-Musaiyab told me that 'Umar said, "By
Allah, when I heard Abu Bakr reciting it, my legs could not support
me and I fell down at the very moment of hearing him reciting it,
declaring that the Prophet had died."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 734
Narrated Aisha and Ibn Abbas:
Abu Bakr kissed the Prophet after his death.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 735
We poured medicine in one side of the Prophet's mouth during his
illness and he started pointing to us, meaning to say, "Don't pour
medicine in my mouth." We said, "(He says so) because a patient
dislikes medicines." When he improved and felt a little better, he
said, "Didn't I forbid you to pour medicine in my mouth ?" We said,
" ( We thought it was because of) the dislike, patients have for
medicines. He said, "Let everyone present in the house be given
medicine by pouring it in his mouth while I am looking at him,
except 'Abbas as he has not witnessed you (doing the same to me)."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 736
It was mentioned in the presence of 'Aisha that the Prophet had
appointed 'Ali as successor by will. Thereupon she said, "Who said
so? I saw the Prophet, while I was supporting him against my chest.
He asked for a tray, and then fell on one side and expired, and I
did not feel it. So how (do the people say) he appointed 'Ali as his
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 737
I asked 'Abdullah bin Abu 'Aufa "Did the Prophet make a will? ' He
replied, "No." I further asked, "How comes it that the making of a
will was enjoined on the people or that they were ordered to make
it? " He said, "The Prophet made a will concerning Allah's Book."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 738
Narrated 'Amir bin Al-Harith:
Allah's Apostle did not leave a Dinar or a Dirham or a male or a
female slave. He left only his white mule on which he used to ride,
and his weapons, and a piece of land which he gave in charity for
the needy travelers.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 739
When the ailment of the Prophet got aggravated, he became
unconscious whereupon Fatima said, "Oh, how distressed my father
is!" He said, "Your father will have no more distress after today."
When he expired, she said, "O Father! Who has responded to the call
of the Lord Who has invited him! O Father, whose dwelling place is
the Garden of Paradise (i.e. Al-Firdaus)! O Father! We convey this
news (of your death) to Gabriel." When he was buried, Fatima said,
"O Anas! Do you feel pleased to throw earth over Allah's Apostle?"
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 740
When the Prophet was healthy, he used to say, "No soul of a prophet
is captured till he is shown his place in Paradise and then he is
given the option." When death approached him while his head was on
my thigh, he became unconscious and then recovered his
consciousness. He then looked at the ceiling of the house and said,
"O Allah! (with) the highest companions." I said (to myself),
"Hence, he is not going to choose us." Then I realized that what he
had said was the application of the narration which he used to
mention to us when he was healthy. The last word he spoke was, "O
Allah! (with) the highest companion."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 741
Narrated Aisha and Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet stayed for ten years in Mecca with the Qur'an being
revealed to him and he stayed in Medina for ten years.'
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 742
Allah 's Apostle died when he was sixty-three years of age.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 743
The Prophet died while his armor was mortgaged to a Jew for thirty
Sa's of barley.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 744
Narrated Salim's father:
The Prophet appointed Usama as the commander of the troops (to be
sent to Syria). The Muslims spoke about Usama (unfavorably ). The
Prophet said, " I have been informed that you spoke about Usama.
(Let it be known that ) he is the most beloved of all people to me."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 745
Narrated Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle sent troops appointed Usama bin Zaid as their
commander. The people criticized his leadership. Allah's Apostle got
up and said, "If you (people) are criticizing his (i.e. Usama's)
leadership you used to criticize the leadership of his father
before. By Allah, he (i.e. Zaid) deserved the leadership indeed, and
he used to be one of the most beloved persons to me, and now this
(i.e. his son, Usama) is one of the most beloved persons to me after
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 746
Narrated Ibn Abu Habib:
Abu Al-Khair said, "As-Sanabih, I asked (me), 'When did you
migrate?' I (i.e. Abu Al-Khair) said, 'We went out from Yemen as
emigrants and arrived at Al-Juhfa, and there came a rider whom I
asked about the news. The rider said: We buried the Prophet five
days ago." I asked (As-Sanabihi), 'Did you hear anything about the
night of Qadr?' He replied, 'Bilal, the Mu'adhdhin of the Prophet
informed me that it is on one of the seven nights of the last ten
days (of Ramadan)."
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 747
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
I asked Zaid bin Al-Arqam, "In how many Ghazawat did you take part
in the company of Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "Seventeen." I
further asked, "How many Ghazawat did the Prophet fight?" He
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 748
I fought fifteen Ghazawat in the company of the Prophet.
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 749
That he fought sixteen Ghazawat with Allah's Apostle.
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