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Why didn`t the messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) write his will?
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Why didn`t the messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) write his will?

According to the narrations that the Shiite and Sunni scientists have narrated, when the messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) requested the people to bring pen and ink to write a book for the public so that they would not go astray, the second caliph prevented them from doing that and he accused the messenger of God of saying delirium.


However, why didn 't the messenger of God write his will after the people left there and after few days of this story?


the Shiite and Sunni scientists have narrated that  after persons that insulted left three, some of the companions that agreed that the prophet wrote this will came to the messenger of God ( peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) and said to him ' ' would you like me  to bring paper sheets to write that book? ' 'The messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) answered ' ' would you like me to write this book after you said such remarks, in other words, after you accused me of saying nonsense remarks? ' '


in fact, even if the messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) had written this will, the group of opponents would not have accepted it and writing the will did not have any effect because they said ' ' the prophet of God wrote such remarks when he was saying none sense words and his nonsense remarks have no validity (whether spoken or written).


Sheikh Mofid (may God be well pleased with him) has written in the book ' ' Al-Ershad ' '


  فَلَمَّا أَفَاقَ صلي الله عليه وآله قَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَ لَا نَأْتِيكَ بِكَتِفٍ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَدَوَاةٍ؟ فَقَالَ: أَ بَعْدَ الَّذِي قُلْتُمْ؟ لَا وَ لَكِنَّنِي أُوصِيكُمْ بِأَهْلِ بَيْتِي خَيْراً.

When the messenger of God (peace of Allah be upon him and his descendants) felt better, some persons said ' ' do you let me prepare and pen and ink? ' ' the prophet said ' ' do you want me to write after such insults?  Do not bring me ink and pen, but I recommend you to behave my Ahle Beit well ' '. 


Al-Sheikh Al-Mofid, Muhammad Ben Muhammad Ben Al-Naman Ibn Al-Moalem Abi Abdullah Al-Akbari Al-Baghdadi (died in 413 Hejira), Al-Ershad Fi Marefat Hojajollah Ali Al-Ebad , v 1 p 184- 185, Researched by: Ale Al-Beit Alaihem Al-Salam Le Tahghigh Al-Torath Institute, Published by: Dar Al-Mofid Leltabaat Al-Nashr Al-Tozi, Beirut, Lebanon, Second Edition; 1414 Hejira- 1993


Among the Sunni scientists, Muhammad Bin Sad in the book ' ' Al-Tabaghat l-+Kobra ' ' and Shahab Al-Din Noveiri/ in the book ' ' Nahay Al-Arab ' ' have written


  عن بن عباس قال: اشتكى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم الخميس فجعل ـ‌يعني بن عباس‌ـ يبكي ويقول: يوم الخميس وما يوم الخميس ! اشتد بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وجعه فقال: «ائتوني بدواة وصحيفة أكتب لكم كتابا لا تضلوا بعده أبدا». قال: فقال بعض من كان عنده: إن نبي الله ليهجر. قال: فقيل له: ألا نأتيك بما طلبت؟ قال: أوبعد ماذا؟ قال: فلم يدع به.

It has been narrated from Ibn Abbas that the disease of the messenger of God became worse on Thursday. Ibn Abbas cried regularly and said ' ' on Thursday ' '. which Thursday? ' ' When the disease of the prophet became worse, he said ' ' bring ink and paper sheets to write a book so that you do not go astray ' '. Some of them that attended said ' ' in fact, the prophet is saying nonsense remarks? ' ' Ibn Abbas says ' ' others said ' ' do we bring what you ordered? ' ' the messenger of God said ' ' do you want to bring them after such remarks? ' 'Then they refused to bring them.



Al-Zahari, Muhammad Ben Sad Ben Mani Abu Abdullah Al-Basari (died in 230 Hejira), Al-Tabaghat Al-Kobra, v 2 p 242, Published by: Dar Sader, Beirut


-Al-Noveiri, Shahab Al-Din Ahmad Ben Abd Al-Vahab (died in 733 Hejira), Nahayat Al-Arab Fi Fonun Al-Adab, v 18 p 245, Researched by: Mofid Ghamhiye va Jamaat, Published by: Dar Al-Kotob Al-Elmie, Beirut, First Edition; 1424 Hejira- 2004


Hence, insulting nonsense remarks to the prophet of God denies the legitimacy of remarks and behaviors and even the immaculateness of the prophet. Hence, if the prophet had written about the unity of the Islam, it would have been useless and it may have provided the ground of another disagreement and to support the letter and its legitimacy, some of them struggled with persons that insulted…


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