Shaykh Yasir Qadhi now reaches the finale of sorts of the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ – the Death of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
Usama Ibn Zayd is entrusted with the coveted honour and prestige of heading the expedition to As Sham. But when he left in the month of Shawwal for the same, he was called back to Madinah by the people due to the failing health of the Prophet ﷺ.
About the final sickness of the Prophet ﷺ, there are numerous verses in the Noble Qur’an and the Sunnah that stand testimony to the fact that his death was an imminent reality. But because of the intense love, admiration and respect that the Ummah had for him, the thought of it was unimaginable and unbearable.
When the Prophet ﷺ visited the house of his wife Maymoonah on the 1st or 2nd Rabi al-Awwal, the fever began. So, he sought permission from his other wives to rest in the house of A’isha RA. As time passed by, over the days, his health deteriorated considerably and he needed help from Abbas and Ali RA to help him even stand.
Whilst in the Masjid in his feeble state,he gave some valuable advice to the Muslims – not to take the graves of the Prophets as Masjids,clearance of any debt that he may have and unjust hitting done on anyone.
The Prophet ﷺ led the Maghrib salah on a Friday which was the final salah he led in the Masjid publically and he recited Surah Mursalat. When Bilal RA called him for Isha, he gets up to go but loses consciousness and faints on the bed itself. What happened next? What is the role of Abu Bakr RA in this entire thing? Shaykh Yasir answers explicitly and we are left mesmerised by the turn of events.
On the Fajr of Monday, 12th Rabi al-Awwal in the 11th year of the Hijrah when he lifts the curtain and sees his Ummah praying the salah, he is overjoyed and satisfied that indeed Islam has triuphed.
We gain valuable insights into the entire period of the suffering of the Prophet ﷺ due to the pangs of death, his Duas that are being made by him, his instruction to Usama Ibn Zayd RA and so much moe. Listen intently as the entire scene comes to life due to Shaykh Yasir’s eloquent recreation and explanation of the same.
There are innumerable lessons to imbibe and inculcate form the Seerah of the Prophet ﷺ. True love for the Prophet ﷺ can only be calculated by the intensity and eagerness in our actions, following the Sunnah by demonstrating his mercy, hoping to have his intercession on the Day of Judgement.