by: Ch. Muhammad Natiq
Islam originated ‘in the seventh century and transformed nomadic people into the main maker of the modern world civilization. Prophet Muhammad (Saw.) was the architect of that change. His death in 632 gave the Muslim community their first major challenge.
Muslims meet this challenge by establishing a Caliphate center and ensuring the continuation of Islamic history. The newly established Islamic State, its capital in Medina, successfully defended itself from the predacious under the Hazrat Abu-Bakr with another companion of the holy prophet. On the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),
dark grief spread throughout all the areas and horizons of Madinah.
Hazrat Umar’s on The Demise of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
‘Hazrat Umar, who was so stunned that he almost lose consciousness, stood in front of the people and said: “Some of the hypocrites say that the Messenger of Allah is dead. The Messenger of Allah did not die but went to his Lord in the same way as Moses ibn ‘Imran. He stayed forty nights, but in the end, he returned even though they said he was dead. By Allah, the Messenger of Allah will return and cut off the arms and legs of those who seek his death. ”
-Ibn Hisham, 2/655 Hazrat Anas said: “I have never seen a better or brighter day than that day when the Messenger of Allah came to us, and I have never seen a day more terrible or darker than the day when Messenger of Allah died.
-Mishkat al-Masabih, 2/547 Hazrat Abu Bakr’s on The Demise of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Abu Bakr left his house and came to the Mosque. At the Mosque, he went downstairs. He did not speak to anyone but continued until he entered A’ishah’s residence, and went straight to where the Messenger of Allah was. The Prophet was covered with a Yemeni robe. He opened his face and, kissed him, and cried.
-Sahih al-Bukhari, 2 / 640,641
The Prophet was buried where he died in the house of Hazrat Aisha. During the reign of the following caliphs, the burial ground was expanded into the Mosque of the Prophet with the upper dome of the tomb added in the 13th century.