Saturday, 7 February 2015
Prophet Muhammad Died Sinless and Spiritual
That Allah may forgive you your sins of the past and the future, and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight Path; [48:2 Muhsin Khan translation of meanings of the Quran]
In some commentary on Quran 48:2, I came across the following Hadith. A Hadith which just highlighted the spirituality of Prophet Muhammad (P). Praying at night regularly to the extent that one's feet become swollen is an act of a person of immense spirituality and devotion to God.
Narrated Al-Mughirah: The Prophet (SAW) used to offer night prayers till his feet became swollen. Somebody said to him, "Allah has forgiven you your sins of the past and the future." On that, he said, "Shouldn't I be a thankful slave of Allah?" [Sahih Bukhari 6/4836 (O.P 360)]
Also, keep this Quranic Verse and Hadith in mind, you may well come across the internet Christian apologetic claim that Prophet Muhammad (p) did not know if he was going to Heaven.
This is one of those tired, oft-refuted Christian polemical claims. If you come across it, be sure to categorically refute it so the one presenting such flawed arguments KNOWS whoever he/she got this claim from has made him/her look ignorant. Like this:
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