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Choice given to Prophets before death

Question:

Respected mufti sahib: 1-in Juma khutba, the Imam said that “Nabi was the only human being on the surface of The earth Who was asked permission by angel of death whether he can come in to take his soul” Someone commented that all ambiya were asked this permission Also Nabi was given the choice to go to ﻋﺰوﺟﻞ اﷲ or stay more in dunya if he wills Was this asked from other ambiya as well Please give reference from Arabic text(Hadith and it’s narrative/book)

Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Before any prophet passed away, they were given the choice between remaining in this world and death; this option was not exclusive to Prophet Muhammad , however all of the Prophets (peace be upon them) were granted this privilege'. Kindly refer to the following authentic narration mentioned in Sahih Al Bukhari (Hadith 4435):

ﺣﺪﺛﻨﻲ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺑﻦ ﺑﺸﺎر، ﺣﺪﺛﻨﺎ ﻏﻨﺪر، ﺣﺪﺛﻨﺎ ﺷﻌﺒﺔ، ﻋﻦ ﺳﻌﺪ، ﻋﻦ ﻋﺮوة، ﻋﻦ ﻋﺎﺋﺸﺔ، ﻗﺎﻟﺖ: ﻛﻨﺖ أﺳﻤﻊ: " أﻧﻪ ﯾﻤﻮت

ﻧﺒﻲ ﺣﺘﻰ ﯾﺨﯿﺮ ﺑﯿﻦ اﻟﺪﻧﯿﺎ واﻵﺧﺮة، ﻓﺴﻤﻌﺖ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺻﻠﻰ اﷲ ﻋﻠﯿﻪ وﺳﻠﻢ ﯾﻘﻮل ﻓﻲ ﻣﺮﺿﻪ اﻟﺬي ﻣﺎت ﻓﯿﻪ، وأﺧﺬﺗﻪ ﺑﺤﺔ،

ﯾﻘﻮل: }ﻣﻊ اﻟﺬﯾﻦ أﻧﻌﻢ اﷲ ﻋﻠﯿﻬﻢ{ ]اﻟﻨﺴﺎء: [69 اﻵﯾﺔ ﻓﻈﻨﻨﺖ أﻧﻪ ﺧﯿﺮ "

Translation: Aisha (may Allah ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ be pleased with her) narrates, I used to hear (from the Messenger ﷺ) that no prophet passes away until he is given the choice between the worldly life and the hereafter…”

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

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