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Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Bukhari – may Allah be pleased with him – records from Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis – may Allah be pleased with him – that there was once a Christian who accepted Islam and was also instrumental in recording part of Surah Baqarah and Surah Ale Imran. In other words, he was among those who recorded the Divine Revelation.
However, a few days later, this person divorced himself from Islam and once again returned to Christianity. He used to also say that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – only knows as much as he had recorded.
When this heretic died, his Christian friends buried him but the next morning they found his body laying above the ground. They were also convinced that the Muslims had committed this crime because they were feeling insulted by this person returning to the Christian religion.
They then dug a very deep hole and buried the person inside this deep hole. However, in the morning, they saw the same thing – the cursed body of the person again laying about the ground. When they saw this, they realised that indeed the person was not a good person and in fact, he was nothing but a cursed person which is why the earth was not accepting his body. They became fed up with everything and decided to leave his cursed body laying above the ground. (Bukhari Shareef).
Hadrat Sayyiduna Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal – may Allah be pleased with him – records from Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis – may Allah be pleased with him – that, “There was once someone among us who was from the Bani Najaar. He had also recited Surah Baqarah and Surah Ale Imran and one of the people who used to record the Divine Revelation. However, a few days later, he ran away and joined the Ahle Kitab. When he went to them, they began to boast among themselves that this person used to record for the Holy Prophet Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. They were very proud about this. However, a few days later, this person died as a Murtad. The Ahle Kitab dug a grave to bury this person but in the morning they found this person was laying on his face above the ground. They dug another grave and buried this person. However, the second day, the same thing happened. Finally, they became fed up with the whole thing and left the body of the person laying above the ground. (Sahih Muslim Shareef, Musnad Imam Ahmed)