Fresh Dead Body of Prophet Muhammad's Companion Umar Farooq

Author: Zeeshan Arshad     8956     09/25/2013


This article is also available in: Urdu 

Following hadith and historical event is a solid proof that dead body of prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) companion is in safe and intact condition in his grave.

حَدَّثَنَا فَرْوَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيٌّ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، لَمَّا سَقَطَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْحَائِطُ فِي زَمَانِ الْوَلِيدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ أَخَذُوا فِي بِنَائِهِ، فَبَدَتْ لَهُمْ قَدَمٌ فَفَزِعُوا، وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهَا قَدَمُ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَمَا وَجَدُوا أَحَدًا يَعْلَمُ ذَلِكَ حَتَّى قَالَ لَهُمْ عُرْوَةُ لاَ وَاللَّهِ مَا هِيَ قَدَمُ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَا هِيَ إِلاَّ قَدَمُ عُمَرَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ‏.‏

Narrated `Urwa:

When the wall fell on them (i.e. graves) during the caliphate of Al-Walid bin `Abdul Malik, the people started repairing it, and a foot appeared to them. The people got scared and thought that it was the foot of the Prophet. No one could be found who could tell them about it till I (`Urwa) said to them, "By Allah, this is not the foot of the Prophet (pbuh) but it is the foot of `Umar."

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1390c
In-book reference : Book 23, Hadith 145
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 2, Book 23, Hadith 474  (deprecated numbering scheme)

Who Really is Umar Farooq?

Umar (رضی اللہ عنہ), Son of Al-Khattab'‎ was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior Sahabi of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He succeeded Abu Bakr (رضی اللہ عنہ) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate. He was an expert Islamic jurist known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the epithet Al-Farooq ("the one who distinguishes between right and wrong"). Umar (رضی اللہ عنہ) is the second greatest of the Sahaba after Abu Bakr (رضی اللہ عنہ).

Condition of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):

If companion's dead body did not decay, then what would be condition of the dead body of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is the leader and prophet of Islam at higher level than all his companions, all Muslim martyrs and all prophets of Islam? (peace be upon them all) 

So, think about it wisely and accept the truth of Islam and enter in it.

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