The Weeping of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

 
 
On the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (رضي الله عنه) who said, ‘The  Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم told me: “Recite to me!” So I recited Surah an-Nisaa’ until I reached:
فَكَيۡفَ إِذَا جِئۡنَا مِن كُلِّ أُمَّةِۭ بِشَهِيدٍ۬ وَجِئۡنَا بِكَ عَلَىٰ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ شَہِيدً۬ا

How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness against these people?
[Surah an-Nisaa’ (4):41]

Then I looked towards him صلى الله عليه وسلم  and behold! I saw that his eyes were overflowing with tears
[reported by al-Bukharee, Muslim & others]
 
 

An explanation of this noble verse has been mentioned in a hadith related by Abu Sa’eed (رضي الله عنه) who said that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:

“A prophet will come and with him will be three men, and more and less than that. It will be said to him: ‘Did you convey (the message) to your nation?’ he will reply, ‘Yes’ then his nation will be called, and it will be said to them: ‘Was the message conveyed to you?’ they will reply, ‘No’ So it will be said (to the prophet) ‘Who will testify for you?’ He will reply, ‘Muhammed and his nation.’

So the nation of Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم will be called and it will be said to them: ‘Were you informed of this?’ and they will reply, ‘Yes.’ So it will be asked, ‘How did you come to know about that?’ and they will reply: ‘Our Prophet  informed us that the messengers (before him) had conveyed the message, and we believed him.’

He (Abu Sa’eed) said, “So that is what Allah (swt) means when He says in the Qur’an:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَـٰكُمۡ أُمَّةً۬ وَسَطً۬ا لِّتَڪُونُواْ شُہَدَآءَ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ عَلَيۡكُمۡ شَهِيدً۬ا

 

Thus We have made you [true Muslims – real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Sunnah], a (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) be a witness over you.

 

[Surah Al Baqarah (2): 143]
  
  
[reported in Ibn Majah, Ahmad & Al-Bukharee reported something similar to it, and it is in as-saheehah]
taken from: Weeping from the fear of Allah, Shaykh Husayn al-Awaayishah
(translated by: Bint Feroz Din & Bint ‘Abd al-Ghafoor)
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One response to “The Weeping of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

  1. Tervaris

    assalamu alaikum sis, yo that was quite beautiful. I’m glad i stopped by. Assalamu alaikum.

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