If Omar and Abu Bakr were disbelievers, then how could Allah accept for His Noble Prophet that Abu Bakr and Omar would be buried to his right and his left? Didn’t Allah say the following in the Qur’an to the Prophet:
And soon, your Lord will give you (all good) so that you shall be pleased.
Tell me, is Allah pleased with the Prophet having two disbelievers buried to him for more than 1400 years, and that their graves would be holes of Hellfire?
May peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Firstly: The burial of the two cursed men next to the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) was not by the order of Allah (Exalted is He), nor by the order of himself (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) nor his legitimate successor, nor his Household (may peace be upon them). Rather it was carried out by the order of the illegitimate government, and therefore their burial carried out by force, and by remaining buried next to the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family); it is a clear proof of their defilement and violation of the home of Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family), which itself is sufficient proof of their evil fate as well as the evil fate of those who supported them. Allah (Exalted is He) says:
O you who believe! Do not enter the homes of the Prophet unless it has been given leave to you…
To argue that this was carried out by permission to Aisha (may Allah curse her); is an invalid and rejected argument. We have previously clarified and proven in another reply that she does not own the Prophet’s house nor does she have the right to act with it as she pleases, because the house does not lawfully belong to her.
Secondly: Even if assuming that their rotten corpses remain buried next to the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family), this does not cause the least harm to the Prophet; they will be in their holes of fire, whereas he (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) will be in the highest level of Paradise. Di’bil al-Khuza’i, the famous Shi’a poet and companion of Imam al-Riza (may peace be upon him), said the following verses of poetry in regards to Haroun al-Rashid (may Allah curse him) being buried next to Imam al-Riza (may Allah’s blessings be upon him):
Two graves within Tous, that belongs to the best of all people – The grave of the evil one among them being here; is indeed from the lessons! The filthy will not benefit from being close to the pure – Nor is there any harm upon the pure due to being close to the filthy!
Thirdly: The very body of the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) is no longer present in that grave. Rather, Allah (Exalted is He) has raised his body to Paradise. The following has been narrated on the authority of Abi-Abdillah al-Sadiq (may peace be upon him):
There is no Prophet nor any successor of a Prophet who remains on earth for more than three days after his death, except that Allah raises his soul, and bones, and flesh to the Heaven.
Kamil-ul-Ziyarat, page 544, and Al-Kafi, volume 4, page 567
Fourthly: The corpses of the two accursed men no longer remain in these graves. Rather, the angels moved their corpses to the Valley of Barhout where they shall be punished, and they put the Prophet’s loyal companions, Salman and Abu-Dharr (may Allah’s satisfaction be upon them both), in their places. Sheikh al-Tousi (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) narrated with his chain of narrators on the authority of Abi-Baseer, who said:
I performed Hajj along with Abi-Abdillah (may peace be upon him). He then visited the grave of his grandfather (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) in Medina, and we visited it along with him. Then a man from Bani-Yaqdhan said to him: ‘O son of Allah’s Messenger, they (the people) claim that they visit Abu Bakr and Omar in this dome!’ He (may peace be upon him) said: ‘Never, O brother of Yaqdhan! They have lied! By Allah, if they dig up their graves they will find Salman and Abu-Dharr in their places. Because indeed, by Allah, they are more rightful to this place than others.’ Then I (Abu-Baseer) said: ‘O son of Allah’s Messenger, how is the dead person moved and another is placed in his place?’ He (may peace be upon him) said: ‘O Aba-Mohammad, Allah (Glorious and Exalted is He) has created seventy thousand Angels who are called The Carriers; they are spread in the Eastern and Western parts of the earth, and they take the dead servants and bury each one of them in a place he deserves, and they remove the body of the dead from his coffin and place another one in his place, without anyone knowing or noticing. Indeed, that is not far (from reality), and Allah is not unjust towards the servants.
Nafasul-Rahman fi Fada’el Salman, by MIrza Nouri, page 636
Fifthly: When our Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) shall reappear, he will take out Abu Bakr and Omar (may the curse be upon them) from these graves after they will be returned by the Angels to their original graves. This shall be a miraculous test arranged by Allah for the people, as we have clarified in a previous reply.
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