Thursday, 8 December 2016
Prophet (s.a.w.) Emphasised the Birth of Previous Prophets
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani wrote that the Prophet (s.a.w.) emphasised, in his hadits, both the day and the place of birth of previous prophets. Speaking of the greatness of the day of juma’ah, the Prophet (s.a.w.) said in his hadits, “On that day, Allah Created Adam.” This means that the day of Friday is emphasised because Allah (s.w.t.) Created Adam (a.s.) on that day. That day is emphasised because it saw the Creation of the prophet and father of all human beings. What about the day when the greatest of prophets and best of human beings was Created? The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “Truly Allah Made me the Seal of prophets while Adam was between water and clay.” This hadits is related by Imam Ahmad (r.a.) in his Musnad, Imam al-Bayhaqi (r.a.) in Dala’il an-Nubuwwah and others, and is sound and established as authentic.
Imam al-Qasthalani (r.a.) said. in his commentary on Swahih al-Bukhari, “In his book on Jana’iz, Imam al-Bukhari named an entire chapter ‘Dying on Monday.’” In it there is the hadits of `Aishah (r.a.) relating her father, Abu Bakr asw-Swiddiq’s (r.a.), question, “On which day did the Prophet die?”
She replied, “Monday.”
He asked, “What day are we today?”
She said, “O my father, this is Monday.”
Then he raised his hands and said: “I beg you, O Allah, to Let me die on Monday in order to coincide with the Prophet’s day of passing.” Abu Bakr (r.a.) asked for his death to be on Monday so that his death would coincide with the day of the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) passing, in order to receive the barakah of that day.
A hadits authenticated by Imam al-Haytsami (r.a.), in Majma’ az-Zawa’id, states that on the night of al-Isra’ wa al-Mi’raj, the Prophet (s.a.w.) was ordered by Jibril (r.a.) to pray two rak’ah in Bayt Lahm, and Jibril (r.a.) asked him, “Do you know where you prayed?” When the Prophet (s.a.w.) asked him where, he told him, “You prayed where ‘Isa was born.”