What were the final statements of Rasulullah (Sallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam)? Can we say ‘Ali Karram Allahu Wajhahu?




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


It is proven through authentic narrations that the last statement uttered by Rasulullah (Sallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) was,

اللهم بالرفيق الأعلى

O Allaah! (With) the highest companion”.

  There is a narration that states that the following statement was from among the final words of Rasulullah (Sallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam),

الصلاةَ الصلاةَ، اتقوا الله فيما ملكت أيمانكم

“(Be punctual on) Salāt (Be punctual on) Salāt and fear Allah regarding those whom your right hands own (slaves)”.


Scholars have reconciled between the two narrations saying that the first narration was the final statement uttered in general and the second narration was the final statement made to the Sahābah.[1] As for the narration you refer to, we have not come across such a narration. However, there are narration that mention that Rasulullah will say Ummati Ummati on the day of Qiyāmah.[2]


Mawlāna Rashīd Ahmad Gangohī has mentioned that the Khawārij used to say regarding ‘Ali Radhiallahu ‘Anhu, “May Allah blacken his face (Sawwadallahū Wajhahū)” so the Ahlus Sunnah Wa al-Jamā’ah began saying “May Allah honor his face (Karram Allahu Wajhahū).[3] Moreover, many scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah Wa al-Jamā’ah have used this term for ‘Ali Radhiallahu ‘Anhu.[4] Therefore, to claim that this is from the Shia is incorrect.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muntasir Zaman

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]  فيض الباري 199/6


[2]  صحيح البخاري 630/14

[3] فتاوي رشيديه ص 109

[4]  تفسير الطبري  572/23 كتاب الام للشافعي  231/1 تفسير الطبري 54/1 جامع بيان العلم وفضله 81/3 وغيرهم من الاعلام


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