- Try to find faults in the Narration
- Try to prove the traditions are weak
- Try to defend the intentions of Umer
- Try to blame other companions other than Umer
- Ibne Abbass cries while telling the narration and declares it a tragedy
- Prophet (SAW) wanted to write something for the Ummah before his death, something which if followed will never lead the Ummah astray
- Some Companions around the Prophet decline the query of the Prophet (SAW) declaring that Quran is sufficient for them and the three things the Prophet (SAW) feel necessary are infact worthless
- Some Companions around the Prophet at this time think that the Prophet (SAW) asked for something to write only because he is unwell/delirious/unconscious
- It is Umer who raises the issue of Prophet being ill/delirious and it was he who claimed that they don't require the Prophet's will as Quran is sufficient for them
- Some Companions agreed with Umer's claim while some thought that the Prophet (SAW) should not be denied due to his high and divine status
- The Companions start to quarrel infront of the Prophet
- The Prophet (SAW) tells them to leave him/his company and points to the fact that his condition is not what certain companions blamed him for
- The Prophet indeed wrote down or told three things but each traditions fails to narrate the third point of the Prophet's will
I will not interpret the above incident as of now. Because i want you to ponder over the facts, over the events which happened on that Thursday, and your love and reverence for Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
However, i will like to shed light on some of the Verses of Quran.
- Prophet Muhammad (SAW) should not expel or drive away sincere people from around him who are believers and who want to learn and be nearer to Allah. If the Prophet (SAW) drives away such people, he will be one of the unjust
- Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has been labeled as a mad man by the pagans. Quran testifies that Prophet (SAW) has no unsoundness in his mind.
- The believers are told to obey Allah and his Messenger under all circumstances
- Speaking evil things or ill about the Prophet (SAW) will invite the punishment of the fire
- No one should be forward in the presence of Prophet (SAW), no one should give his own opinion over the opinion of Prophet (SAW)
- No one should raise his voice over the voice of Prophet (SAW), no one should raise his voice infront of the Prophet (SAW), because such actions will nullify the previous deeds of the person
- The Prophet (SAW) does not err, whatever he speaks is not his desire but is a part of a revelation revealed to him
We must note that the actions which displeased the Prophet (SAW) should earn our disgust as well. For me, speaking loudly infront of the Prophet or calling him unwell/unconscious/delirious or denying him his will, is sufficient to discocicate myself from the people and companions involved in this tragic event. But as Umer's name shows up again and again in many narrations, which forces the people to justify this tragedy of Thursday, i had to put down certain verses of Quran which would tell people regarding the fate of those who are told by the Prophet (SAW) to leave him (SAW).
It is funny to note how the author claims that Umer was only worried about the health of the Prophet and wanted the people not to disturb the Prophet. Did he not know that the Prophet of Allah says only what is revealed to him (SAW), and did he not know that the Prophet of Allah knew his own condition better? And did Umer not know that the Quran alone was infact insufficient for them which is why the Prophet (SAW) wanted to give them further instructions.
The author however puts the bulk of the blame on a supposedly new comer to Islam. I do not see where did he get the idea from. However, this proves more that not all Companions of Prophet (SAW) were good and sincere to him, and also equal in knowledge and wisdom amongst each other.
I need not say anything more. The love for Prophet (SAW) amongst all Muslims is an important part of faith. This love will make me dislike the people involved in troubling the Prophet (SAW) during that Thursday, while to you, the actions of certain companions may seem defendable.
However, if we are pleased with the people who troubled the Prophet (SAW), then i cannot say about the love and respect you have for Prophet (SAW), for the merit and rank of Companions is nothing without the Prophet. If our loyalty is more towards the companions because we have been taught that way since our childhood, then i say we must verify our approach towards Islam.