You will be the first one to join me

When the Master of worlds whispered in his daughters ear that he would die, Hadrat Fâtima started to weep. Then our Prophet said to her, “Of my Ahl-i bayt, you will be the first one to join me (in the Hereafter).” She rejoiced at the good news and she felt solace. Our mother Hadrat Fâtima asked, “O my father! Is this the day of separation! When will I join you again?” Our Master Rasûlullah said, “O my daughter! You will find me near the pond on the Day of Judgment. I will deliver water to those of my Community who will come to the pond.” When Hadrat Fâtima asked, “If I cannot find you there, what shall I do?” our Master, the Prophet said, “You will find me near the Mîzân (In the Hereafter, there will be a Mîzân, “scale”, for weighing deeds and conduct. It does not resemble worldly scales.). There, I will intercede for my Community.” When our mother Hadrat Fâtima asked, “If I cannot find you there, either?” our Master, the Prophet said, “Then you will find me next to the Sirât Bridge. There, I will invoke my Rabb saying, ‘O my Rabb! Protect my Community from fire’.” After that, Hadrat Ali asked with a mournful voice, “O Rasûlullah! After you deliver your soul, who will wash you and with what will we enshroud you, who will conduct your prayer and who will settle you into the grave?” Our Master, the Prophet said, “O Ali, you wash my body and let Fadl bin Abbâs pour the water. Jabrâil will be the third of you. After my ghasl (washing) you will do the enshrouding. Jabrâil will bring scent from Paradise. Then take me to the masjid and leave. For, Jabrâil first, then Mikâil and Isrâfil and then all the angels in groups will perform my prayer. Afterwards all shall enter and gather in ranks. Let nobody be ahead of me.” Then he asked of Azrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ who was waiting, “O Azrâil! Have you come to visit or to take my soul?” Azrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ replied, “I have come both as a guest and on duty. Allahu ta’âlâ commanded me to enter your presence with permission. I can take your soul only with your permission. O Rasûlullah! If you allow me, I will obey and take your soul. Otherwise I will go back to my Rabb.” Our Master, the Prophet asked, “O Azrâil! Where have you left Jabrâil?” Azrâil ‘alaihissalâm’ replied, “I have left Jabrâil at the firmament of this world. Angels are expressing their condolences to him due to your demise.” While they were talking so, Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ arrived. Our Master Rasûlullah said, “O my brother Jabrâil! It is time to migrate from this world. What is there for me in the firmament of Allahu ta’âlâ? Give me its glad tidings so that I will deliver this trust to its Owner with peace of mind.” Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ said, “O the beloved of Allahu ta’âlâ! I have left the gate of the sky open. Angels in ranks are fondly waiting for your soul.” Our beloved Prophet said, “Praise is reserved for Allahu ta’âlâ. You, give me glad tidings! What is there for me in the presence of Allahu ta’âlâ?” Jabrâil ‘alaihissalâm’ said, “O Rasûlullah! Due to the honor of your arrival, the gates of Paradise have opened, the rivers in Paradise are flowing, the trees of Paradise have bowed and the houris of Paradise have adorned themselves. Our Master, the Prophet said again, “Praise is reserved for Allahu ta’âlâ. Give me other glad tidings O Jabrâil!” Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ said, “O Rasûlullah! You are the first of the intercessors and the first of those whose intercessions are accepted on the Day of Judgment.” When our Master, the Prophet said again, “Praise is reserved for Allahu ta’âlâ. Give me other glad tidings O Jabrâil!” Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ said, “O Rasûlullah! What are you requesting?” Thereupon our Master, the Prophet said, “All my worry, sadness and grief are for my Community whom I left after me.” Hadrat Jabrâil ‘alaihis-salâm’ said, “O the beloved of Allahu ta’âlâ! Allahu ta’âlâ will forgive your Community until you have consented on the Day of Judgment. He will put you into Paradise before all other prophets and your Community before all other communities.”

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