I need to know where Aisha was during the last stages of the Messenger. Did the Messenger die on the lap of Aisha or Imam Ali?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Aisha (may the curse of Allah be upon her) was a constant liar. She claimed that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) had passed away while his holy head was between her chest and neck, while the truth is that the Prophet’s head was resting on the lap of his legitimate successor, the Commander of the Believers, Ali, son of Abi Talib (peace be upon them both).Among those who revealed Aisha’s lie was Ibn Abbas, as it has been reported that Abu Ghatfan narrated:
I asked Ibn Abbas: ‘Did you see the Messenger of Allah passing away while his head being placed in anyone’s lap?’ He said: ‘He passed away while leaning against Ali’s chest’. I said: ‘Urwah told me that Aisha had said: The Messenger of Allah had died whilst resting between my chest and neck.’ Upon hearing this Ibn Abbas said: ‘Do you find this possible to believe? By Allah, the Messenger of Allah passed away whilst leaning against Ali’s chest, and he was the one who performed the washing of him, and so was my brother al-Fadhl, son of Abbas.
(Tabaqal Ibn Saad, volume 02, page 263).
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