Prophet (saws) lived for 3-4 days after the Pen incident
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
My brother, did you read what I wrote "why would the Prophet ask for a pen and paper if he did not know how to write or that they denied writing something for the Prophet." I am by no means implying that the Prophet knew how to write. I am making a comparision.. the Prophet wanted something to be written and the companions that were there quarreled in response and Umar stated that the "Quran is enough for us". We don't know if Hz. Ali was even with the companion so we should leave his name out of the discussion. We do know some of those who were there when it occur..Abbas, Umar, and Abu Bakr specifically. We also know the companions argued and got upset...which made the Prophet (saw) upset as well. So not all the companions supported Umar's view on the matter.
Now to your points:
Please provide evidence that Prophet got better and lived 3-4 days after this incident. Secondly Zayd bin Thabit was the Prophets scribe. His last statements could have already been stated verbially, but not in writing (maybe he wanted it written).
What has all this to do with Allah's guidance? The Prophet and his message of Allah was Allah's guidance. Allah's Word and the Prophetic sunnah are the guidance. The Quran and Ahlul Bayt are the guidance. They are the sources and examples of the guidance that Allah and the Prophet brought to the Ummah.
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Prophet (saws) lived for 3-4 days after the Pen incident
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Your Comment: I am making a comparision.. the Prophet wanted something to be written and the companions that were there quarreled in response and Umar stated that the "Quran is enough for us". We don't know if Hz. Ali was even with the companion so we should leave his name out of the discussion.
It would be inconceivable to imagine that the Prophet of Allah (saws) is unwell and probably on his death-bed, and a noble companion of the stature of Hadrat Ali (r.a.) was not there; as, according to you, he probably found something more important to attend to! Be at is may, and as per your request, lets leave the noble name of Hadrat Ali (r.a.) out of this discussion!
For only a moment, lets imagine what you are trying to imply from this incident:
The Prophet of Allah (saws) wanted to say something which is very very important, and wanted to document this saying. Although he (saws) could have just said it and commanded that it be written down, but he (saws) chose not to do that!
And just because one companion said the Prophet (saws) needs rest and the Quran is enough for us, the other noble companions have an argument which upsets the Messenger of Allah (saws) so much that he (saws) refuses to reveal the Message which he has received from Allah!!! To assume such a thing is not to recognize the high position of Allahs Messenger (saws). To assume such a thing is (Allah forbid) to accuse the Prophet (saws) of not completing his mission and keeping something with him which he was supposed to announce to the believers.
The Prophet (saws), who alone took on the likes of Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab, Waleed bin Mugheera, Utbah, Shaybah, etc. got intimidated by the objection of one companion and refused to reveal the Message of Allah (saws)!!!!!!!
Unless you or the biased historians have aalemul ghaib (knowledge of the unseen), which is obviously impossible as Allah Alone possesses this knowledge, HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY DETERMINE THAT THE PROPHET OF ALLAH (SAWS) WANTED TO SAY WHAT YOU WANTED HIM TO SAY???
Fear Allah, my beloved brother, fear Allah before you try to justify your records and try to declare your words through the mind of Rasool-Allah. Fear Allah! We will all be gathered on an Inevitable Day in the Court of Allah, where nothing will be hidden from the Lord of the Worlds. Then He will Judge with Justice among all His slaves!
It is said that if a person is drowning, he will even hang on to a twig!! Seems like some mis-guided people have tried to create the twig by reading the mind of the Prophet of Allah from this one episode, to justify their false claims.
Even if Imaam Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) has became the first Khalifa, do you honestly think he would have endorsed the practices of shirk that people do in his noble name! Do you honestly think that building a tomb on his grave is Islamic? Do you honestly think that invoking his noble name with Allah is Islamic? Do you honestly think that performing tawaaf around his tomb is Islamic? Do you honestly think that calling on him while sitting, standing and lying down is Islamic? Do you honestly think he is the one who deserves the names of mushkil-kusha (remover of perils) and haajat-rawaa (answerer of prayers)? Do you honestly think he would have endorsed breaking up the Ummah of Islam in his name? Do you honestly think, that all the sects that were created in his name like the Ismailis, Itna-Asharis, the Fivers, the Seveners, the Eleveners, the Sulaimani Bohras, the Najmi Bohras, the Dawoodi Bohras, etc. are following the example of Hadrat Ali (r.a.)? Do you honestly think that he would have endorsed all the maatams, sabeels, niyaaz, etc.? Do you honestly think he would have allowed you to curse and revile almost all the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws), when he himself named some of his sons Abu Bakr ibn Ali, Umar ibn Ali, Uthman ibn Ali?
The truth is he was a noble soul and one of the closest companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws). He spent his whole life in the service of Allah and His Messenger (saws) and the deen of Islam. He lived his life on the principles of the Quran and the guidance of the traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws). He lived in Islam, and he was martyred for the cause of Islam. Allah and His Messenger (saws) honored him in the life of this world, and Allah has promised to honor him in the Hereafter.
The truth is some unscrupulous and power-hungry people have furthered their own political and worldly cause by using his noble name. They created empires and kingdoms by creating fictitious stories and related them to the masses in their own emotionally charged sermons. They succeeded in breaking up the Ummah of Islam by using his name. The people who so claim to love and eulogize Imaam Ali (r.a.), frankly have nothing to do with the high and noble character of Hadrat Ali (r.a.).
Allah's Messenger (saws) said to Hadrat Ali (r.a.) : "You have a resemblance to Jesus, whom the Jews hated so much that they slandered his mother, and whom the Christians loved so much that they placed him in a position not rightly his." Ali said afterwards, "Two people will perish on my account, one who loves me so excessively that he praises me for what I do not possess, and one who hates me so much that he will be impelled by his hatred to slander me."
Just look the state of the people on the Day of Judgement, who loved Jesus so much that they placed him in a position not rightly his, as related by Allah Subhanah Himself in the Holy Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 116-118:Allah will say, O Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to the people, Make me and my mother deities besides Allah? Jesus will say, Glory be to You! It did not behove me to say that thing which I had no right to say. Had I ever said such a thing, You would most surely have known it, for You know all that is in my mind, but I do not know what is in Your mind. Indeed, You have full knowledge even of all the hidden things. I never told them anything other than what You bade me. I said, Worship Allah, Who is my Lord as well as your Lord. I was a witness to their conduct as long as I remained among them, but when You recalled me, You watched over them: for You keep over everything. Now, if You punish them, they are Your own servants, and if You forgive them, You are the All Powerful and All Wise.
Your Question: Please provide evidence that Prophet got better and lived 3-4 days after this incident.
This fact is available in almost all the authentic books of History. I had asked you earlier to provide us with the name of the Islamic History books which you are satisfied with, but you have chosen not to answer that. You tell me which book of Islamic History you are willing to accept, and I will provide the proof that the Prophet (saws) lived 3-4 days after this incident!
Your Comment: Secondly Zayd bin Thabit was the Prophets scribe.
Hadrat Zayeb ibn Thabit was not the only scribe of the Messenger of Allah (saws). He had several scribes and one amongst them was none other than Hadrat Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) himself! After the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws), he never claimed what you are so bent on claiming for him today!
Your Comment: The Prophet and his message of Allah was Allah's guidance.
CORRECTION!!! The Prophet and his Message of Allah was and IS The Guidance, and will remain so till the end of time! Maybe that is where the problem lies: some people think that WAS the guidance! And now they have left that guidance, and taken guidance from the History of the Muslims!!!!!!!!
Your Comment: Allah's Word and the Prophetic sunnah are the guidance.
I bear witness to the fact that the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) are the only sources of guidance. Maybe it is time the people who so ardently follow selected episodes from the History of the Muslims to come back to these sources of guidance!
Your Comment: The Quran and Ahlul Bayt are the guidance.
CORRECTION!! The Holy Quran and the members of the noble Ahle-Bayt of the Messenger of Allah (saws) who followed the Quran and Sunnah can be used as examples of guidance. No member of the noble Ahle-Bayt changed, or is allowed to change the deen revealed to the Messenger of Allah (saws).
Allah will never question you and me on the Day of Qiyaamah about the noble ahle-bayt of the Prophet (saws). We will be accountable if we followed the commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws) or not. The noble ahle-bayt and the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) will be accountable for their deeds, and we for ours; and one will not held responsible for the deeds of the other! What is important is that we follow Allah and His Messenger (saws), if indeed we want to be guided aright!
May Allah open your and our hearts to the understanding of this beautiful deen of Islam. May Allah guide us to come back to the true deen of Islam as followed by the Messenger of Allah (saws), his noble companions, and his noble ahle-bayt.
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,