Explanation of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) going through difficulty when passing away

Q: Please explain the meanings of these Ahadith:

Hazrat Aisha narrates: “Having seen the agony the Prophet suffered while dying, I will not envy anyone’s easy death.” (Tirmidhi, Dead, 8).

In another narration, Hazrat Aisha said: “The Messenger of Allah died on my chest. Having seen it with the Messenger of Allah, I will not consider the severity of death bad for anyone.” (Nasai, Dead, 6).

A: Severity does not mean that the person died a bad death, and ease is not a conclusive indication of a good death.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)