Thursday, May 5, 2011
During the lifetime of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) he stated the following:
Volume 5, Book 57, Number 24:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet once climbed the mountain of Uhud with Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman. The mountain shook with them. The Prophet said (to the mountain), "Be firm, O Uhud! For on you there are no more than a Prophet, a Siddiq and two martyrs
So the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was accompanied on the mountain of Uhud by Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. According to the prophet, on the mountain was the prophet himself, a siddiq (a trustworthy) person, which was referring to Abu Bakr as that was what he was known by, Abu Bakr As-Saddiq, and the prophet went on to say that there were also two martyrs on the mountain as well, referring to Umar and Uthman.
Now how could the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) call Umar and Uthman martyrs when they were clearly alive? Obviously the prophet knew something that everyone else didn’t, and he was correct, because BOTH Umar, and Uthman were eventually martyred after the prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) death. Both caliph Umar and Uthman were murdered and eventually martyred, hence the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) already knew this was going to happen beforehand! So this was a prophecy of what was to come, and it was fulfilled!
And Allah Knows Best!