5 Things That Make Prophet Muhammad Crying

The Moment Make Prophet Crying

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Like any human being, he cried. Crying is a psychological reaction that a person experiences when responding to things that touch his mental state.

It was also experienced by the Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم in several moments throughout his life. Even so, the cry of the Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم is not like us. His cry صله الله عليه وسلم has a deep meaning.

He did not cry because of small things or trivial things, his crying because of something big and meaningful

1) The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم crying for fear of God

One of the main reasons that makes the Prophet PBUH صلى الله عليه وسلم cry is related to the revelation of mercy and forgiveness from sins. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wept for fear of God.

The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم wept during night weeping. The companion of Bilal bin Rabah saw the beard of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wet with tears, then Bilal said, “O Messenger of Allah why do you weep when Allah SWT forgives you for all that has passed and what is to come.

He صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, “Should I not be a grateful servant? A verse descends upon me tonight, and woe to him who does not read and recite it. i.e. verse:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ

It is narrated from Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah as quoted from the book of Riyadhus Shalihin by Imam Nawawi, Book of Al-Fadhail chapter Virtue Qiyamul Lail

“From ‘Aisha radhiyallahu ‘anha, he said, “The Prophet صله الله عليه وسلم used to pray the night until his legs were broken, so I said to him, ‘Why do you do this, O Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم? But your past and future sins have been forgiven.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) replied: ‘Can’t I be a grateful servant”.  (Muttafaqun ‘alaih, HR. Bukhari and Muslim)

2) The Prophet Muhammad صله الله عليه وسلم crying while listening to the recitation of the Qur’an

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also wept in his prayers and when he heard the Qur’an. He often asked Abdullah ibn Masud to recite verses of the Qur’an.

When Ibn Mas’ud recited Sura Al-Nisa 41:

فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جِئْنَا مِنْ كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ بِشَهِيدٍ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ عَلَىٰ هَٰؤُلَاءِ شَهِيدًا

“How then, when We bring a witness from every nation, and We bring you as a witness against them, the Messenger of Allah sheds tears.” Qs An Nissa: 41

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3) The Prophet  صله الله عليه وسلم crying for the loss of his loved ones

The daughter of the Prophet Muhammad صله الله عليه وسلم, Um Kultsum fell ill. He felt his death was imminent and he remained in his bed.

Um Kultsum never stopped remembering. Until in the morning, Aisha came to see him. He found Um Kultsum struggling at the end of his life.

The news was conveyed to the Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم and Uthman ibn Affan. When the prophet صله الله عليه وسلم arrived, his daughter was in his final moments. Her tears were shed from her eyes. At that time, Um Kultsum died.

Asma bint Umais, Shafiyah binti Abdul Muthalib, Ummu Atiyah Al Anshari and The Messenger of Allah صله الله عليه وسلم bathed um Kultsum’s body.

Then Um Kultsum’s body was taken to Baqi Cemetery and buried there.

He is صله الله عليه وسلم pleased with the destiny of Allah SWT. He mourns the loss of his daughter. But he was patient. This happened in shaban the ninth year of Hijri.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also wept when he visited his mother’s grave. To the extent that the people around him were crying. He also wept when his son Ibrahim died.

4) The Prophet Muhammad صله الله عليه وسلم crying when his best friend was martyred

The Prophet Muhammad grieved when his companions were martyred in the Battle of Uhud including his uncle Hamzah bin Abdul Muthalib. He was crying and very sad about their loss.

And when the Jews of the Children of Quraidzah broke the covenant. In the siege of Bani Quraidzah for twenty-five nights, Saad ibn Muadz’s friend was wounded. His condition continued to deteriorate until he died.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and other companions grieved. Saad bin Muadz’s mother mourned her son’s passing.

He later said that Allah honoured Saad, God gave him a high degree and seventy thousand angels paid for his funeral.

5) The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم crying for his people

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wept for his people.

إِنْ تُعَذِّبْهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ ۖ وَإِنْ تَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ فَإِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

If Thou chastise them, then verily they are Thy servants, and if Thou forgivest them, then verily Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.” (QS Al-Maidah 118)

He صلى الله عليه وسلم raised his hand and said, “My people, my people.” Then he cried. Then the angel asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم about what made him cry. God commanded Gabriel to sedition the Prophet that God would give him and his people joy.

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