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The Demise of ‘Abdullah

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Hazrat ‘Abdullah once set out on a trade journey with a caravan bound for Syria. During the journey, he stopped in Madinah Munawwarah due to ill health. The moment the caravan arrived in Makkah Mukarramah, ‘Abdul Muttalib enquired as to the whereabouts of ‘Abdullah. The travellers informed him that on account of ill health, ‘Abdullah had decided to stop over at his maternal ancestor’s family, the Banu Najjaar, in Madinah Munawwarah. ‘Abdul Muttalib immediately dispatched his eldest son, Haarith, to Madinah Munawwarah. On reaching Madinah Munawwarah, he discovered that ‘Abdullah had already departed from this world. He had remained sick for almost a month after which he passed away and he was buried in the house of Naabighah in Madinah Munawwarah.

Haarith returned to Makkah Mukarramah and gave ‘Abdul Muttalib and the other relatives the news of this unexpected tragedy. On hearing this news, they all fell into a state of grief and sorrow.

Qays ibn Makhramah narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was still in his mother’s womb when his father, ‘Abdullah, passed away. At the time of his death, ‘Abdullah was – according to conflicting reports – either thirty, twenty five, twenty eight or eighteen years old. Haafiz ‘Alaa’ie (rahimahullah) and Hafiz ‘Asqalaani (rahimahullah) say that the correct view is that ‘Abdullah was eighteen years old at the time of his demise.

On his demise, ‘Abdullah’s estate consisted of five camels, a few goats and a slave by the name of Barakah with the title of Umme Ayman.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/46)

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