Bride Widowed On Her Wedding Day Finally Speaks
This weekend, our social media walls got flooded with images of the beautiful couple who had an accident on the way to their wedding reception. While the groom lost his life on the spot, the bride, Firdaus Yakubu was in critical condition. Alhamdulillah, this morning, the bride finally shared her thoughts through her Facebook handle.
It is amazing, the thoughts she shared, a quote by one of the companions of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) upon hearing the news of the death of the Prophet.
Abu Bakar’s (RA) Historic Quote
At the time, the Muslims were so disturbed about the death of the Prophet, that many of them began to feel hopeless. As a companion and one of the respected leaders of the Muslim Ummah, Abu Bakar (RA) stepped forward and made a historic submission. With a solemn voice, he said;
“And now, he who worships Muhammad (Peace be upon him); Muhammad is dead now. But he who worships Allâh, He is Ever Living and He never dies. Allâh says: ‘Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allâh, and Allâh will give reward to those who are grateful.’” [Quran 3:1]
Although it is not yet clear the health condition of the bereaved, her message gives a sense of hope that not only is she getting better, but also grateful in spite of the adversity. She ends her post by acknowledging how lucky she has been to have had such a wonderful and God-fearing man in her life.
Still, our prayers go out to the family especially the wife and may Allah continue to grant them the strength to accept Qadr.