His Will

The tall tree, which shadowed Islam and protected the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.). from the midday heat, began to wither little by little, its branches began to dangle faintly and its leaves began to yellow until the  yellowness of death crept into all of its parts.

 

Even when he was to depart from this world Hazrat Abu Talib (as) didn’t forget to recommend of his nephew. He ordered his sons and family around him to undertake this important task, which he had undertaken along.

 

Hazrat Abu Talib (as) turned his eyes here and there at the last moment before he would leave for the better world. Then he uttered with a faint voice overcome with awe of truth and the weakness of old age to say his last will, which he wanted the notable men of Quraysh, whom he had called for to hear, that Allah may guide them to His religion. 

 

After recommending them to glorify the Kaaba , to keep contact with their relatives to avoid injustice and impiety, to help the needy and to pay deposites he recommended the people to follow the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) telling them that he was the most trustworthy, the most truthful and had all the qualities which he had recommended to them. 

 

He told them to be good followers of him and good defenders of his party. He told them that those who follow his (Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.)'s ) guidance will be pleasedand that had he lived longer he woulded have defended him against every disaster.

 

Even if Hazrat Abu Talib (as) had nothing save this will, it would be sufficient evidence showing his deep faith. It showed his religion and belief very clearly. Every word in his will cleared his firm faith.

 

It was a piece of faith that wouldn’t accept any doubt or suspect. It refuted every lie fabricated by the liars against this man.  It exposed the evil wills of the opponents, who tried their best to distort the bright past of this man.

 

The he addressed four men of the hashemites to support and to sacrifice themselves for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) :

He recited:

I recommend four to support the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) of goodness

My son Ali, the good uncle Abbas, Hamza the lion,

Whose attack has no like, and Ja’far

You have to protect him against people

Be for Ahmad as armors before people

Defend him with every shining sharp sword,

That it may be thought as a lightening in the darkness of the night.

 

It is far away from reason that such a man, who spent years of his life inviting people to believe in Mohammed (s) to follow his mission and to support him devotedly because as he thought, that his mission was a source of success, guidance and goodness, wouldn’t be a believer himself.

 

With these shining lines, which were full of flaming faith and brighting belief, Hazrat Abu Talib (as) folded the page of his shiny life. With these lines he ended his life, which was full of jihad and sacrifice in the  way of the true religion. With words full of faith calling for supporting the great Prophet he left for the better world.

 

What a faithful man he was!

And what a loyal guardian he was!

 

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