In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) in his Last Words
Occasion: The Death of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his household)
We offer condolences to Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance), to the supreme leader of the Muslims Al-Imam Al-Khamenei (may God keep him) and to the faithful especially the strugglers in the sad memories that happened in Safar month, at the end of its days both Imams Al-Mujtaba (A.S.) and Al-Rida (A.S.) were martyred. Also the nation was distressed by the death of the prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) in the twenty- eighth of Safar month.
Historians had mentioned that the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) called one of his companions to accompany him to Al-Baqie in the last days of Safar month, telling him, "I have been ordered to ask forgiveness for Al-Baqie's people and I want you to be with me tonight;" they went out in the middle of night, and there he said peace be upon the graves and he said to his companion,"I have gotten the keys of lockers for the eternal life and then heaven, and the choice between that and meeting my lord and heaven, so I chose to meet my lord and heaven." Then his companion said to him, "My father and mother be sacrificed for you take the keys of lockers for eternal life and then heaven." The Prophet said, "No way, I chose to meet God"…then he asked forgiveness to Al-Baqie's people and returned back.
After several hours, in front of a crowd of people, the prophet entered the mosque with a blindfolded head and an appearance of having a high fever, sat on the pulpit, praised and glorified God and then said, "one of Allah's salve had given the choice between this world and what Allah owns, he chose what Allah owns". Then he kept silent for a while and people bended their heads, and continued his speech and in his mind the plan of war against the Romans and equipped for that war a large army, led by Usama the son of Zaid (eighteen years old) commanding his companions and the rest of Muslims to fall under his banner, so he said from the pulpit of the mosque, "o people, save Osam's army"… Then he felt silent for a while and his fever was becoming more volatile, then said, "o people, I do praise God for you, a throb which is between your backs has become near me, so the one whom I have flogged his back, this is my back he can come and revenge, also the one whom I have taken his money this is my money let him come and take it; never a man says I feel afraid of the prophet's (peace be upon him and his household) grudge, although the grudge is neither my nature nor my business. Indeed I love the best who has a right on me and comes to ask about or he permits me to meet Allah with a calm self…." Then he came down from the pulpit, prayed and went on waiting for the people who were feeling tired from the prophet's question, the prophet who was the greatest infallible and praised by Allah that he had been ethically the greatest. Suddenly a disturbed man stood up and said to the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) that once his whip felt down (accidentally) on his stomach, immediately the prophet (peace be upon him and his household) revealed of his abdomen and asked him to cut from it, the man came near the prophet in front of the astonished people to kiss the prophet's body. To be the last covenant from him, was to touch by his body the prophet's body, and then he (peace be upon him and his household) entered his home where the sadness leaving that the creation faced had begun and which the prophet's family asked us to remember if we faced a personal thing. About Al-Imam Al-Baker (A.S.) he said: "If you faced a calamity in yourself or in your money, remember the prophet's calamity because the creatures haven’t fallen in such ever."
It was stated in the prophet's visit that it is good to say: "We are for God and to him we will return, o our beloved we were afflicted by you, how great is the misfortune, where the revelation got lost, and we had lost you, so we are for God and to him we will return".
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.