The Death of ‘Abdul Muttalib

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remained in the care of his paternal grandfather, ‘Abdul Muttalib, for a period of two years. When he turned eight, ‘Abdul Muttalib also bid this world farewell. Based on the different views, ‘Abdul Muttalib passed away at the age of either eighty two, eighty five, ninety five, one hundred and ten or one hundred and twenty. He was buried in Hajoon.

Since Abu Taalib was the full brother of Rasulullah’s (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) respected father, Hazrat ‘Abdullah, ‘Abdul Muttalib handed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) into the care of Abu Taalib when he was passing away, and made a bequest urging him to raise him and care for him with the greatest affection and love.

Hazrat Umme Ayman (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “When ‘Abdul Muttalib’s funeral bier was lifted, I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) walking behind it while weeping.”

Once, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was asked whether he could recall the death of ‘Abdul Muttalib. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “I was eight years old at that time.”

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/87)

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsApp

Check Also

Second Journey to Syria and the Encounter with Nastoora, the Monk – Part Two

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reached Busraa, he sat in the shade of a tree. …