What is this estrangement O Bilal

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What is this estrangement O Bilal

 

إن بلالا رأى في منامه النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم و هو يقول له ما هذه الجفوة يا بلال أما أن لك أن تزورني يا بلال فانتبه حزينا وجلا خائفا فركب راحلته و قصد المدينة فأتى قبر النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فجعل يبكي عنده و يمرغ وجهه عليه و أقبل الحسن و الحسين فجعل يضمهما و يقبلهما فقالا له يا بلال نشتهي نسمع أذانك الذي كنت تؤذنه لرسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم في السحر ففعل فعلا سطح المسجد فوقف موقفه الذي كان يقف فيه فلما أن قال الله أكبر الله أكبر ارتجت المدينة فلما أن قال أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله زاد تعاجيجها فلما أن قال أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله خرج العواتق من خدورهن فقالوا أبعث رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فما رئي يوم أكثر باكيا و لا باكية بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من ذلك اليوم

Bilal saw the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in his dream who said to him, “What is this estrangement O Bilal? Do you not wish to visit me O Bilal?”

He got up filled with grief, anxiety, and fear. He mounted his ride and set off towards Madinah. He came to the grave of the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and began to sob at its side and rub his face on it. Just then, Hassan and Hussain approached. He began embracing and kissing them. They submitted, “O Bilal, we desire to hear your adhan which you would call out for Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the early morning.”

He complied and ascended the roof of the Masjid and stood at the place he would stand. As soon as he called out, “Allah is the greatest! Allah is the greatest!” Madinah shook. When he called out, “I bear witness that there is no deity besides Allah.” the shaking increased. When he called out, “I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” the women exited from their private rooms and exclaimed, “Has Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam been resurrected.”

A day with more men and women sobbing was not seen after Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam than that day.

 

  • Hafiz comments on this incident, “Clear fabrication.”[1]
  • Sheikh Muhammad ibn Durwaysh al Hut says, “It is baseless.”[2]
  • Al Shawkani made a similar remark.[3]
  • Mulla ‘Ali Qari declared it baseless as well.[4]
  • Al Dhahabi says, “Its isnad is layyin and it is munkar.”[5]

 

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[1] Al Lisan vol. 1 pg. 107 Biography: 321.

[2] Asna al Matalib Hadith: 593.

[3] Al Fawa’id al Majmu’ah fi al Ahadith al Mawdu’ah Hadith: 40.

[4] Al Masnu’ fi Ma’rifat al Hadith al Mawdu’.

[5] Siyar A’lam al Nubala’ vol. 1 pg. 358.

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