Janazah Prayers of the Prophet (saws)
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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"The truth is that all the companions who were in Medina at the time ofthe Prophet's death, attended his 'janaaza' (funeral). It is absolutely inconceivable to think that the noble companions, who loved their leader and their Prophet all their lives would all become renegades immediately at his death! The noble companions loved Allah and His Messenger (saws) to such an extent, that on one command, they were willing to sacrifice their lives and their possessions."
This is an utter lie!!!!! According to authetic hadith (those from sahih Muslim) only the near relatives (Ali, Fatimah, Jafar, Abbass, etc) attended the janazah. Yes it is inconceivable, but it happened.
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Janazah Prayers of the Prophet (saws)
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Comment: This is an utter lie!!!!! According to authetic hadith (those from sahih Muslim) only the near relatives (Ali, Fatimah, Jafar, Abbass, etc) attended the janazah. Yes it is inconceivable, but it happened.
Allow me to prove to you, who amongst the two of us is lying! Hadrat Jaafar could not have attended the janaazah of the Prophet of Allah (saws), because this noble companion was martyred in the Battle of Mutah, during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (saws)!!!!!!!!
The Prophet (saws) died on Monday morning and was buried on Tuesday evening. Due to the constraints of space, not one, but several funeral prayers were prayed by the believers. Can you even imagine your claim, that only the near relatives prayed the janaza prayers, and the rest of the tens of thousands of believers in Medina did not attend the funeral prayers of their leader and Prophet! By saying thus, you have not only slandered the noble companions and the believers, but have undermined the teachings and choice of the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself! What kind of a leader or Prophet was the Messenger of Allah (saws), who spent his whole life guiding, teaching, and training the believers, who would not even attend his funeral prayers? What kind of a leader and Prophet was Mohamed (saws) who could not even choose good companions and close friends?
And above all, please remember that the noble companions whom you have slandered, are the same whom Allah has honored collectively in the Glorious Quran!
Allah says Himself in the Holy Quran Chapter 59 Surah Hashr verse 8, in appreciation of the early companions of the Holy Prophet who migrated for Islam,:They (the companions who migrated from Makkah to Medina) seek Allahs bounty and His goodwill, and are ever ready to succor Allah and His Messenger. They indeed are the truthful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 100:Allah was well pleased with those Muhajirs and Ansaar who were the first to respond to the invitation of the Faith, and with those also, who followed them in their righteous conduct, and they too, were well pleased with Allah. Allah has got ready for them Gardens, underneath which, canals flow, and they will abide therein for ever. This is the Greatest Success.
The companions whom you so easily revile and slander, are the same ones whom Allah calls the Truthful. Allah is pleased with them, but it is obvious that you are displeased with them! It indeed matters very little if you are not happy with them, because Allah has got ready for them Gardens, underneath which canals flow, and He has promised that they will abide therein for ever! They will receive the reward of what they have earned, and you and I will receive the reward of what we have earned; and Allah will neither question you nor me about their deeds! You and I will be responsible for our deeds, and they for theirs!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,