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Where the prophet (pbuh) bled and made Wuthoo

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My friend tells me of two hadeeth:


1. Where the prophet (pbuh) bled and made Wuthoo

And
2. Where the prophet (pbuh) bled and did`nt make Wuthoo....

He insists that there were two different context, Could you guys if possible elaborate upon this...

Secondly....

My friend insists on sayin the prophet (pbuh) is not actually dead, but rather in a state of `sleep` which has been mistranslated as dead, and that all the prophets are still alive-Can you please elaborate upon this matter, and tell me the precise truth...

 

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Bleed and wudu and Prophet (saws) Alive

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 Question: He insists that there were two different context, Could you guys if possible elaborate upon this...

Said al-Hassan narrated that: "The Muslims still prayed even while wounded." (Related by al-Bukhari.) He also reported that "Ibn 'Umar squeezed a pimple until it bled, but he did not renew his ablution. Ibn Abi 'Uqiyy spat blood and continued his prayer. 'Umar ibn al-Khattab prayed while blood was flowing from him. 'Ibbad ibn Bishr was hit with an arrow while praying, but continued his prayers." (Related by Abu Dawud, Ibn Khuzaimah, and al-Bukhari.)

 

Al-Muwatta Hadith 2.52

Yahya related from Malik from Abd ar Rahman ibn al-Mujabbar that he saw Salim ibn Abdullah (r.a.) with blood running from his nose so that his fingers were all coloured red. Then he rubbed it and prayed without doing wudu.

 

Al-Muwatta Hadith 2.51

Yahya related that Abd ar-Rahman ibn Harmala al-Aslami said, "I saw Said ibn al-Musayyab (r.a.) with his nose bleeding and blood poured out of it so that his fingers were all red from the blood coming out of his nose, and he prayed without doing wudu."

 

There is enough and ample evidence amongst the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and amongst the tradition of his noble companions that a little bleeding does not invalidate ones wudu or ablution.


 

It is thus obvious that in the tradition where it is recorded that the Messenger of Allah (saws) once bled and did ablution, it is very possible that the wudu of the Noble Prophet (saws) might have been broken or invalidated by something else other than the bleeding, which prompted him (saws) to renew his ablution. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Your Statement: My friend insists on sayin the prophet (pbuh) is not actually dead, but rather in a state of `sleep` which has been mistranslated as dead, and that all the prophets are still alive-Can you please elaborate upon this matter, and tell me the precise truth...

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 255:

255 Allah! There is no god but He (Alone), The Ever-Living, The Self-Subsisting Eternal.

 

One of the Noble and Exclusive Attributes of Allah Subhanah is that He Alone is the Ever-Living. It is the inherent nature of all creation, and I repeat, all creation without exception, that they shall perish one day!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 28 Surah Qasas verse 88:

88 And call not besides Allah on another god. There is no god but He. Everything (that exists) will perish, except His Own Face. To Him belongs the Command and to Him will ye (all) be brought back.

 

Regardless of whether one in creation is a Prophet of Allah or anyone else, if one believes that there is someone in creation who is ever-living, one would have dared to share an Exclusive Attribute that belongs to Allah Subhanah with one in creation; and that would be a manifest form of the abomination of shirk!

 

Allah is our witness, the Prophets of Allah were human beings and Allahs slave-servants who were sent with a Mission and a Message from their Lord; and once their mission was accomplished, like all human beings, they met with their appointment of death as Decreed and Determined by Allah Subhanah. Like all human beings who have tasted death, they too will only be raised up again on the Day of Resurrection.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 30-31:

(O Prophet) YOU SHALL DIE, and they too shall die! Then on the Day of Resurrection, you all will present your disputes before your Lord.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 144:

Mohamed is no more than a Messenger. Other Messengers have already died before him. If then, he (saws) also dies or is slain, will you turn about on your heels? Remember, he who turns about on his heels, will do no harm at all to Allah. Of course, Allah will duly reward those who live as His grateful servants.

 

It is reported from Aisha that Allah's Messenger (saws) died while Abu Bakr was at a place called As-Sunah (Al-'Aliya). Umar stood up and said, "By Allah! Allah's Messenger (saws) is not dead!" Umar (later on) said, "By Allah! Nothing occurred to my mind except that." He said, "Verily! Allah will resurrect him (saws) and he will cut the hands and legs of some men." Then Abu Bakr came and uncovered the face of Allah's Messenger (saws), kissed him and said, "Let my mother and father be sacrificed for you, (O Allah's Messenger (saws)), you are good in life and in death. By Allah in Whose Hands my life is, Allah will never make you taste death twice." Then he went out and said, "O oath-taker! Don't be hasty." When Abu Bakr spoke, Umar sat down. Abu Bakr praised and glorified Allah and said, No doubt! Whoever worshipped Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but whoever worshipped Allah, then Allah is alive and shall never die." Then he recited Allah's Statement.: "(O Muhammad) Verily you will die, and they also will die." (39.30) He also recited:

Mohamed is no more than a Messenger. Other Messengers have already died before him. If then, he (saws) also dies or is slain, will you turn about on your heels? Remember, he who turns about on his heels, will do no harm at all to Allah. Of course, Allah will duly reward those who live as His grateful servants. (3.144)

 

In light of the above aayahs from the Quran and the authentic and established narrations, it is proved beyond any doubt that the Last Messenger of Allah and the Mercy and Rahmah of Allah unto mankind, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws) tasted the element of death as Decreed for all in creation by Allah Subhanah.

 

Allah Says in the Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 185:

Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) died a natural death and was buried in Hadrat Aishas house adjacent to the Prophets (original) mosque in Medina. Thousands of companions witnessed his death, and prayed the janaaza over his dead body! All the scholars of Islam, of all schools and sects, are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that the Messenger of Allah (saws) is dead, and the Quranic aayahs and the above narrations prove this truth beyond any doubt whatsoever.

 

The brother who insists that the Messenger of Allah (saws) is not dead but only in a state of sleep must be asked to present his evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah for his theory or belief. If the brother is unable to present his evidence or proof from the Quran and the Sunnah, and Allah is our witness there is absolutely nothing in the Quran or Sunnah which even remotely substantiates such a belief, then one should know with conviction that the theory or belief of the brother that the Prophet (saws) is alive in his grave is absolutely unsubstantiated, baseless and absolutely against the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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