Visiting the Martyrs of Uhud
Sayyedina Abu Huraira (radiAllah ‘anhu )narrates that when Prophet ( sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) was returning from Uhud,he passed by Sayyedina Mus’ab bin Umair(radiAllahu ‘anhu) who was killed [in the battle of Uhud]. The Prophet ( sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) stood near him ,made du’a and recited this verse of the Quran:
[Sura Al Ahzab, ayat 23;33:23]
مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ ۖ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا
[Among Muslims are men who have made true the covenant they had made with Allah, then there are some of them who have fulfilled their vows and some who are still waiting and they are not changed in the least.]
Then Prophet ( sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said:”I testify that on the day of judgment(Qiyamah) these people are martyrs near Allah. So you should visit them and perform ziyara (convey greetings).[I swear] By the One in whose hand (power) lies my life, they will answer back to whoever greets them until the Last Day.”
Imam Hakim,Mustadark ,2/297,No.3036, where he declares the hadith to be sahih on the conditions of Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim. Imam Dhahabi ageed to it.
Imam Bayhaqi in Dalail an Nabuwwa,Imam Haythami in Majma’ al-Zawa‘id,Imam Ibn Rajab in Ahwal al Qubur, Imam Suyuti in al–Dur al-Manthur ,Ibn Kathir in al-Bidaya wal Nihaya and many others have recorded this.
Abdullah Sabri Chishti
12 Jamadi ul Ula, 1433 Hijri
Thursady, 5 April 2012