why did the companions not do it?

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    This is from Seerah Ibn Hisham one of the oldest biographies of rasulAllah (peace be upon him). This event occurred during the departure of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from taif after it's inhabitants had rejected truth and maltreated the Messenger of Truth (a thousand salutations upon him). And here is a Christian slave who quickly recognized in him (peace be upon him) the signs of Prophethood.

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  2. Aqib alQadri

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  3. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    from http://www.sunnah.org/aqida/cape_town_wahabi/response_to_shaykh_faiik.htm

    Imam al-Dhahabi said: “Ahmad ibn Hanbal was asked about touching the Prophet's saws grave and kissing it and he saw nothing wrong with it. His son 'Abd Allah related this from him. If it is asked: "Why did the Companions not do this?" We reply: "Because they saw him with their very eyes when he was alive, enjoyed his presence directly, kissed his very hand, nearly fought each other over the remnants of his ablution water, shared his purified hair on the day of the greater Pilgrimage, and even if he spat it would virtually not fall except in someone's hand so that he could pass it over his face. Since we have not had the tremen­dous fortune of sharing in this, we throw ourselves on his grave as a mark of commitment, reverence, and acceptance, even to kiss it. Do you not see what Thabit al-Bunani did when he kissed the hand of Anas ibn Malik and placed it on his face saying: "This is the hand that touched the hand of the Mes­senger of Allah saws"? Muslims are not moved to these matters except by their excessive love for the Prophet saws, as they are ordered to love Allah and the Prophet saws more than their own lives, their children, all human beings, their property, and Paradise and its maidens. There are even some believers that love Abu Bakr and 'Umar more than themselves.” Al-Dhahabi, Mu'jam al-Shuyukh (1:73 #58).
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