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Ali (A.S.)     - The Miracle of Muhammad (S.A.W.
Who is this Ali?
The genealogy of Ali (A.S.)
Abu Talib (A.S.) - The Obliger of Islam.
The Birth of Ali (A.S.)
Ali (A.S.) - Under the guidance of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The personality of Ali (A.S.)

The fate of Ali (A.S.)'s followers.
Ali (A.S.) - As viewed by the historians
The proclamation of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
The death of Khadija (S.A.)
The death of Abu Talib (A.S.)
The Hijrat
The Prophet (S.A.W.) in Madina
The marriage of Fatema (S.A.)
The battle of Badr
The battle of Ohad
The battle of Khandaq
The treaty of Hudaibia
The battle of Khaibar
The conquest of Mecca
The battle of Hunain
The despatch of Surah Baraat
Mubahela (Maledictory Conflict)
The expedition to Yemen
The last Hajj
Ghadeer -e-Khum
The Last days of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The will of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The death of the Prophet (S.A.W.)
The conspiracy of Saqifa
Abu Bakr becomes Caliph
The regime of A bu Bakr
The usurping of Fadaq
The death of Fatema (S.A.)
   

THE WILL OF THE PROPHET (S.AW.)

 

When the Prophet (S.A.W) regained his consciousness after a very long time he heard the wailings of the ladies who were sitting in his room behind a curtain. They were crying for his deteriorating health. When the Prophet (S.A.W) opened his eyes he saw many people sitting before his bed. They were the very people whom the Prophet (S.A.W) had called by names and ordered them to go with Osama. He then said, "Get me paper and pen so that I may write such a document for you so that you may not be misguided." Umar who was also sitting there said, "The Prophet is under the strain of his sickness and is talking nonsense in delirium. We have Quran with us which is sufficient for us." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, page 5]. This caused a furor among those present. Some wanted to obey the Prophet (S.A.W)’s command and give him paper and pen and some sided with Umar and said that the paper and pen should not be given to him. There were shouts and counter shouts from both the groups. The ladies behind the curtain too wanted to provide pen and paper to the Prophet (S.A.W), but Umar shouted at them and said, "You are like the ladies who had tempted Yusuf. You cry when he (Prophet (S.A.W)) is sick and hold him by his neck when he recovers." The Prophet (S.A.W) on hearing Umar’s remarks retorted, "Don’t abuse these ladies they are better than you." But Umar even then did not keep quiet. Fazl Ibne Abbas left the Prophet (S.A.W)’s house in disgust, and when ever he remembered this incident he wept.

When the uproar increased, the Prophet (S.A.W) silenced them by reminding them and reciting the verse of Quran, "O believers raise not your voices above the voice of your Prophet nor speak loud unto one another lest you work becomes vain."Some persons then asked the Prophet (S.A.W) as to what he wished to record, the Prophet (S.A.W) asked them to get out of his house saying, "I am more sound than you." During the days of his rule Umar himself confessed before Ibne Fazal that Prophet (S.A.W) wanted to confirm Ali's (A.S.) nomination as his successor, but he (Umar) frustrated his efforts and did not allow him to do so.