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Chapter 147
ﻪﺗﺎﻴﺣ ﻦﻣ ﺲﻳأ ﻦﻣ ﻪﻟﻮﻘﻳ ﺎﻣ بﺎﺑ
Supplication when one is disappointed about his Life
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ ﺎﻬﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﺔﺸﺋﺎﻋ ﻦﻋ
: ْﻌِﻤَﺳ
ُلﻮُﻘَﻳ ﱠﻲﻟِإ ٌﺪِﻨَﺘْﺴُﻣ َﻮُهو ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲﺒﻨﻟا ُﺖ
» ﱠﻢُﻬﱠﻠﻟا
ﻰَﻠْﻋَﻷا ِﻖﻴِﻓﱠﺮﻟﺎﺑ ﻲﻨﻘِﺤﻟَأَو ، ﻲﻨْﻤﺣْراَو ﻲﻟ ْﺮِﻔﻏا
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻖﻔﺘﻣ
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: While the Prophet (PBUH) was reclining against me (during
his last illness) I heard him saying:
"Allahumma-ghfir li, warhamni, wa alhiqni bir Rafiqil-A`la (O Allah, forgive
me, bestow Your Mercy on me and let me join with the exalted companions.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Most of the `Ulama' believe that Allah is the Sublime Companion (Ar-Rafiq Al-A`la). Ar-Rafiq (the
Companion) is one of the Divine Names. Some take it to mean the supreme communion of angels, Prophets, martyrs
and the righteous. Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) had prayed to Allah,
"... And join me with the righteous.''
At the hour of death, man should cut off his link with the world and unite it with the Hereafter. By seeking Divine
forgiveness, the Prophet (PBUH) aimed at moral elevation and abundance of goodness. Otherwise, he was protected
by Allah and immune against sinning.
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ ﺎﻬﻨﻋو
ُﻞِﺧﺪﻳ ﻮُهو ، ٌءﺎَﻣ ِﻪﻴِﻓ ٌحﺪﻗ ُﻩﺪﻨِﻋ ، ِتﻮﻤﻟﺎِﺑ َﻮُهو ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ُﺖْﻳَأر
لﻮﻘﻳ ﻢﺛ ، ِءﺎﻤﻟﺎﺑ ُﻪَﻬﺟو ُﺢَﺴﻤﻳ ﻢﺛ ، ِحَﺪَﻘﻟا ﻲﻓ ُﻩﺪﻳ
ِتْﻮَﻤﻟا ِتاﺮَﻜَﺳَو ِتْﻮﻤﻟا ِتاَﺮﻤﻏ ﻰﻠﻋ ﻲﱢﻨِﻋَأ ﱠﻢُﻬﱠﻠﻟا
يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ﻩاور
ﻒﻴﻌﺿ ] . (
ﻪﻴﻓ :
لﻮﻬﺠﻣ ﻮهو ، ﺲﺟﺮﺳ ﻦﺑ ﻰﺳﻮﻣ
. [
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) when he was at the
point of death. He had a drinking bowl with water in it. He would dip his hand into the bowl, and wipe his face.
Then he would supplicate,
"O Allah! Help me over pangs and agony of death.''
This Hadith, too, affirms the Prophet's creatural aspect, that is to say, like other humans he was also
overwhelmed by the intensity of illness and felt its agony. In his last days, he suffered from intense fever. In order to
decrease the high temperature, he repeatedly wet his right hand with water and passed it over his face. Like all
mortals, he too, experienced the agony of the last moments and prayed to Allah for its alleviation and sought His
Help. Sheikh Al-Albani considers the authenticity of this Hadith as deficient. However, the Prophet (PBUH) is
authentically reported to have lost consciousness during severe illness. Both the Ahadith of this chapter reveal that
man should seek help from Allah at the hour of his departure from this world.