June 26, 2024

Answer 36

Narrated ‘Aisha:

`Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr entered upon the Prophet (pbuh) while I was supporting the Prophet (pbuh) on my chest. `Abdur Rahman had a fresh Siwak then and he was cleaning his teeth with it.

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) looked at it, so I took the Siwak, cut it (chewed it with my teeth), shook it and made it soft (with water), and then gave it to the Prophet (pbuh) who cleaned his teeth with it. I had never seen Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) cleaning his teeth in a better way. After finishing the brushing of his teeth, he lifted his hand or his finger and said thrice, “O Allah! Let me be with the highest companions,” and then died.

`Aisha used to say, “He died while his head was resting between my chest and chin.”


Sahih al-Bukhari, Military Expeditions led by the Prophet (pbuh) (Al- Maghaazi) Book 64, Hadith 459

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