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Hadrat Sayyiduna Ubaid bin ‘Umair – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that he once asked the blessed Mother of the Faithful, Sayyidah Ayesha – may Allah be pleased with her, to reveal one unusual event in the life of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

 

She explained, “One day, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him –came to see me and decided to rest a while. He then decided to awake so that he can perform the Ibadah. He made the intention for Salaah and commenced his Salaah. He began to weep until his beard became soaked with tears. The tears also fell on his blessed chest. He then went into Ruku and continued to weep in Ruku. He then went into Sajdah and continued to weep in Sajdah until the floor became wet. Finally, Hadrat Sayyiduna Bilal – may Allah be pleased with him – came to call him for Fajr Salaah. I then said to him, ‘O Prophet of Allah! You are sinless. Why do you weep so much?’ He replied, ‘Can I not be a grateful servant of my Lord and why should I not weep when the following verse had been revealed today.’” (Ibn Habban)

 

The blessed Mother of the Faithful also narrates that, “The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to spend the night and when Hadrat Sayyiduna Bilal – may Allah be pleased with him – announced the Adhan, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – awoke and made Ghusal. I used to see the water dripping from his blessed face and hair. After that, he used to go to the Masjid and perform the Salaah and I used to hear him weeping (in Salaah).”

 

In fact, the father of Hadrat Sayyiduna Mutarraf – may Allah be pleased with him – narrated to him that he used to see the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – recite the Salaah and there used to be sounds coming from his chest. It was also like the sound of a grinding wheel. In one narration, it is mentioned that it was like the sound of pot whose contents were boiling. In fact, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to weep a lot. (Abu Daud, At Targheeb)

 

It is reported that once, there was an eclipse in the time of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and obviously the blessed were worried about what is to be done on such an occasion. The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then performed two rak’ah of Salaah which is known as Salaatul Kusuf and it was so lengthy that some of the them became to close to fainting.

 

The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was weeping a lot in the Salaah and also making Du’a, “O Allah Almighty! You have promised me that as long as I am among them, You will not punish them and You will will also not punish them as long as they are making Istighfaar.” After this Salaah, he informed the blessed Ashaab that whenever there is an eclipse of the sun or moon, they should leave their homes in fear of Allah Almighty and turned their attention towards Salaah. (Fadaa’il ‘Amaal)

 

One night, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – spent the entire night weeping and in the Salaah he kept repeating the verse which explains that if Allah Almighty punishes creation this is His Divine Right and everything is His creation and if He pardons, then too, these are His creation.

 

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