Monthly Archives: August 2012

Death During Hajj (Ahadith 1054 – 1057)

 

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 355:

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

While a man was riding (his Mount) in ‘Arafat, he fell down from it (his Mount) and broke his neck (and died). The Prophet said, “Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth, and neither perfume him, nor cover his head, for he will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection saying, ‘Labbaik,’ (i.e. like a pilgrim).”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 356:

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

While a man was at ‘Arafat (for Hajj) with Allah’s Apostle the fell down from his Mount and broke his neck (and died). So Allah’s Apostle said, “Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection and he will be saying ‘Labbaik.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 357:

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

A man was killed by his camel while we were with the Prophet and he was a Muhrim. So the Prophet said, “Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection and he will be saying ‘Labbaik’ . “

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 358:

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

A man fell from his Mount and died while he was with the Prophet at ‘Arafat. The Prophet said, “Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for he will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection saying, ‘Labbaik’.”

Because the person died saying talbiyah (saying Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik..), he’ll be resurrected chanting talbiyah as well. Isn’t that an honor?

And a bonus to that is, being buried in Makkah’s graveyard. If one dies in Madinah, even better! :D

Wassalam.

 

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Ghusl for the Deceased (Ahadith 1043 – 1053)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 344:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya al-Ansariya:

Allah’s Apostle came to us when his daughter died and said, “Wash her thrice or five times or more, if you see it necessary, with water and Sidr and then apply camphor or some camphor at the end; and when you finish, notify me.” So when we finished it, we informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and told us to shroud the dead body in it.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 345:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya

Allah’s Apostle came to us and we were giving a bath to his (dead) daughter and said, “Wash her three, five or more times with water and Sidr and sprinkle camphor on her at the end; and when you finish, notify me.” So when we finished, we informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and told us to shroud her in it. Aiyub said that Hafsa narrated to him a narration similar to that of Muhammad in which it was said that the bath was to be given for an odd number of times, and the numbers 3, 5 or 7 were mentioned. It was also said that they were to start with the right side and with the parts which were washed in ablution, and that Um ‘Atiyya also mentioned, “We combed her hair and divided them in three braids.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 346:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya:

Allah’s Apostle , concerning his (dead) daughter’s bath, said, “Start with the right side, and the parts which are washed in ablution.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 347:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya :

When we washed the deceased daughter of the Prophet, he said to us, while we were washing her, “Start the bath from the right side and from the parts which are washed in ablution.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 348:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya:

The daughter of the Prophet expired, and he said to us, “Wash her three or five times, or more if you see it necessary, and when you finish, notify me.” So, (when we finished) we informed him and he unfastened his waist-sheet and told us to shroud her in it.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 349:

Narrated Muhammad:

Um ‘Atiyya said, “One of the daughters of the Prophet died and he came out and said, ‘Wash her three or five times or more, if you think it necessary, with water and Sidr, and last of all put camphor (or some camphor) and when you finish, inform me.’ ” Um Atiyya added, “When we finished we informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and said, ‘Shroud her in it.’ ” And Um ‘Atiyya (in another narration) added, “The Prophet said, ‘Wash her three, five or seven times or more, if you think it necessary.’ ” Hafsa said that Um ‘Atiyya had also said, “We entwined her hair into three braids.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 350:

Narrated Hafsa bint Sirin:

Um ‘Atiyya said that they had entwined the hair of the daughter of Allah’s Apostle in three braids. They first undid her hair, washed and then entwined it in three braids.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 351:

Narrated Ibn Sirin:

Um ‘Atiyya (an Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet ) came to Basra to visit her son, but she could not find him. She narrated to us, “The Prophet came to us while we were giving bath to his (dead) daughter, he said: ‘Wash her three times, five times or more, if you think it necessary, with water and Sidr, and last of all put camphor, and when you finish, notify me.’ ” Um ‘Atiyya added, “After finishing, we informed him and he gave us his waist sheet and told us to shroud her in it and did not say more than that.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 352:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya:

We entwined the hair of the dead daughter of the Prophet into three braids. Waki said that Sufyan said, “One braid was entwined in front and the other two were entwined on the sides of the head.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 353:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya:

One of the daughters of the Prophet expired and he came to us and said, “Wash her with Sidr (water) for odd number of times, i.e. three, five or more, if you think it necessary, and in the last, put camphor or (some camphor on her), and when you finish, notify me.” So when we finished we informed him. He gave his waist-sheet to us (to shroud her). We entwined the hair (of the deceased girl) in three braids and made them fall at her back.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 354:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Allah’s Apostle was shrouded in three Yemenite white Suhuliya (pieces of cloth) of cotton, and in them there was neither a shirt nor a turban.”

  • Dead body should be washed for an odd number of times.
  • Wash with water. Any non-alcoholic perfume can be added to the water.
  • Start from the right side and the parts which are washed in ablution.
  • Camphor to be applied at the end.
  • Women’s hair must be tied in three braids.
  • Body to be wrapped in plain sheets, not sewn.

Detailed method to be found here.

Do go through this book (Urdu) for a lot more of details: mera-jeena-mera-marna

Wassalam.

Patience –> Paradise (Ahadith 1039 – 1042)

 

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 340:

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, “A Muslim whose three children die before the age of puberty will be granted Paradise by Allah due to his mercy for them.”

This encourages patience on the death of children. Don’t get wrong ideas.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 341:

Narrated Abu Sa’id:

The women requested the Prophet, “Please fix a day for us.” So the Prophet preached to them and said, “A woman whose three children died would be screened from the Hell Fire by them,” Hearing that, a woman asked, “If two died?” The Prophet replied, “Even two (would screen her from the (Hell) Fire. ”
And Abu Huraira added, “Those children should be below the age of puberty.”

Patience is the main factor. Number doesn’t matter.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 342:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “No Muslim whose three children died will go to the Fire except for Allah’s oath (i.e. everyone has to pass over the bridge above the lake of fire).”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 343:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet passed by a woman who was sitting and weeping beside a grave and said to her, “Fear Allah and be patient.”

In other narrations, we get to know that this woman was not just weeping, she was wailing and doing the ritualistic mourning (which is discouraged in Islam). So Prophet (SAW) asked her to be patient.
Does being patient mean we can’t cry on someone’s death? Does it mean we can’t be sad? Absolutely not. We CAN cry and we CAN be sad. BUT, we should look at the way Prophet (SAW) mourned his children’s deaths. He lost almost all his children during his lifetime. Did he ever utter words of ungratefulness or let the sadness overtake him? What did he do?

Narrated by Anas bin Malik :

We went with Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) to the blacksmith Abu Saif, and he was the husband of the wet-nurse of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet).

Allah’s Apostle took Ibrahim and kissed him and smelled him and later we entered Abu Saif’s house and at that time Ibrahim was in his last breaths, and the eyes of Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) started shedding tears.

‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf said, “O Allah’s Apostle, even you are weeping!”

He said, “O Ibn ‘Auf, this is mercy.”

Then he wept more and said, “The eyes are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our Lord, O Ibrahim ! Indeed we are grieved by your separation.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Book #23, Hadith #390)

Read more on the death of Prophet (SAW)’s son here and here.

Wassalam.

 

Various Deaths at the Time of the Prophet [SAW] (Ahadith 1035 – 1038)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 336:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah :

When my father was martyred, I lifted the sheet from his face and wept and the people forbade me to do so but the Prophet did not forbid me. Then my aunt Fatima began weeping and the Prophet said, “It is all the same whether you weep or not. The angels were shading him continuously with their wings till you shifted him (from the field). “

Prophet (SAW) knew his body was being shadowed by angels because he was shown it.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 337:

Narrated Abu Huraira,

Allah’s Apostle informed (the people) about the death of An-Najashi on the very day he died. He went towards the Musalla (praying place) and the people stood behind him in rows. He said four Takbirs (i.e. offered the Funeral prayer).

Meaning, Najashi died a Muslim. Prophet (SAW) was informed about it, so he offered his funeral prayer.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 338:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, “Zaid took over the flag and was martyred. Then it was taken by Jafar who was martyred as well. Then ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha took the flag but he too was martyred and at that time the eyes of Allah’s Apostle were full of tears. Then Khalid bin Al-Walid took the flag without being nominated as a chief (before hand) and was blessed with victory.”

Prophet (SAW) was being informed about the situation at the battlefield continuously.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 339:

Narrated Ibn Abbas.

A person died and Allah’s Apostle used to visit him. He died at night and (the people) buried him at night. In the morning they informed the Prophet (about his death). He said, “What prevented you from informing me?” They replied, “It was night and it was a dark night and so we disliked to trouble you.” The Prophet went to his grave and offered the (funeral) prayer.

He offered the funeral prayer, though it was late. Among the rights of Muslims upon each other is attending funeral processions.

Wassalam.

How Do You Know? (Ahadith 1033 – 1034)

 

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 334:

Narrated Kharija bin Zaid bin Thabit:

Um Al-‘Ala’, an Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet said to me, “The emigrants were distributed amongst us by drawing lots and we got in our share ‘Uthman bin Maz’un. We made him stay with us in our house. Then he suffered from a disease which proved fatal. When he died and was given a bath and was shrouded in his clothes, Allah’s Apostle came. I said, ‘May Allah be merciful to you, O Abu As-Sa’ib! I testify that Allah has honored you’. The Prophet said, ‘How do you know that Allah has honored him?’ I replied, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Let my father be sacrificed for you! On whom else shall Allah bestow His honor?’ The Prophet said, ‘No doubt, death came to him. By Allah, I too wish him good, but by Allah, I do not know what Allah will do with me though I am Allah’s Apostle.’ By Allah, I never attested the piety of anyone after that.”

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 335:

Narrated Al-Laith as above.

No matter how pious or evil a person was, no matter which circumstances they died in, no matter what, we can not judge their end result. We can not say if Allah is pleased with them or not. We can not say if they’ll go to Paradise or not. We can not say anything. So be careful.

Saying someone is pious and righteous is one thing. But saying that they’ll definitely enter Paradise because of their piety is another. Get it? The latter behavior is discouraged. Because. We. Don’t Know.

Wassalam.

 

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