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President Morsi’s son: the wonders we saw during our father’s Janazah

In an article published on Egyptian News Website ‘Masralnaharda’, Abdullah Mohamad Morsi, the son of late President Mohamed Morsi, reveals some of the fascinating experiences that unfolded when washing and burying his father.

On the 17th of June 2019, President Mohamed Morsi passed away during a ‘court’ hearing after severe medical neglect on part of the Egyptian coup authorities. Relating the fascinating story of his funeral procession, Abdullah wrote: [1]

“We, the family of the martyr President Mohamed Morsi, bring you some of the good signs during our final glances as we bid farewell to his honoured body to its final destination. What remains is his soul, actions, and reputation, for as long as Allāh decrees through those remembering him and making duʿā’ for him.

We leant him our final glances at the hospital of Turra Prison before washing, shrouding, praying over him, and then burying him. May Allāh shower his mercy upon him and accept him as one of his righteous martyrs.

All four of his sons entered upon our martyred father, including Osama Morsi – who is still detained over sham accusations – as well as his brother al-Sayyid Morsi and his wife. With us were a large number of representatives of the military coup. Upon entering, we found our father’s face very different to what we were used to. He looked extremely frustrated and uneasy. We prevented the personnel representing the coup to enter his wash room. After having locked the door, we glanced at the martyr president again who just appeared to be frowning and agitated, now looking serene and composed.

We began by making duʿā’ for him and kissed him farewell. His face came to life with visible light and a palpable smile. We were all entirely perplexed at what we saw. His face was completely different to when the criminals from the military junta were with us! This was not a miracle, but some of our Lord’s glad signs gifted to us.

As soon as we finished shrouding his body, the Fajr adhān resonated. We took this as another divine gift. For we bear witness to the fact that our father never left the Fajr Ṣalāh, in the masjid. Even during his incarceration, he would raise the adhān himself and pray it on time.

As the adhān went on, our father’s face was looking more rejoiced, getting brighter and brighter. We felt Allāh’s tranquillity and mercy descending upon us. This appeared to us, the family of the martyr president, a sign and gift. It was one that we unanimously interpreted as a result of the president’s rejection of oppression and injustice with his heart, tongue, face, and soul. When he was with the criminals, he never leant them the face of satisfaction, but upon returning to his family, his perpetual satisfaction and happiness was also restored.

The sound of the adhān reminded us of our father’s attachment to the Fajr Ṣalāh, a reflection of his attachment to his Lord, Allāh was reassuring us through our father’s face. This was in order to give us strength and reassurance.

We did not allow any of the criminals to carry his purified body. Instead, he was carried to the masjid by his four sons. We prayed Fajr and did not permit any of the criminals of the regime to pray over him. We asked Allāh to accept him and to make him one of the martyrs.

We carried him to the car and lowered him into his grace, in the direct proximity of his beloved guides of the Muslim Brotherhood and its notables in the city of Nasr. His grave was right next to his beloved colleague, the mujāhid and martyr, Mohammed Mahdi Akef, (who also died in custody). By Allāh we saw his body exactly as it was when he died (September 2017). It had not changed in the slightest. [2] It was but comfort provided to us upon comfort.

When we last visited our father in September 2018, the first thing he asked about was about Ustādh Akef. We informed him that he had returned to his Lord so our father replied: ‘innā lillāhi wa’innā ilayhi rājiʿūn (to Allāh we belong and to Him we shall return). I will meet him at our Prophet’s spring by Allāh’s permission.’

Mohamed Akef was father and role model for the President (raḥimahu Allāhu). Allāh gathered them in their lives upon the truth and in their graves, friends and righteous martyrs, as we suspect of them, and Allāh knows best.

We lowered our father into his grave and uncovered his face. His face beamed like a full moon, as he rests between the martyrs and warriors of old. We ask Allāh to gather them all in the hereafter in his eternal Paradise with their beloved exemplary, Allāh’s selected, Prophet Muhammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). We ask Allāh to lift the adversities, oppression and calamities facing our ummah and to guide us all to the truth.

Innā lillāhi wa’innā ilayhi rājiʿūn.

‘You are good alive and you are good dead Mr President.’”

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[2] In Egypt, many family graves are communal rooms rather than the conventional graves many Muslims are familiar with

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  1. May Allah have mercy on all those who are fighting for justice. Dr. Morsi made ultimate sacrifice. He was a shaheed who will never die and would remain a symbol of resistance. I pray for his family.

  2. I used to think such weird stuffs only happens with sufis but I was wrong.

  3. Everyone loved Dr. Morsi even his opposite most of them says he is a kind man.
    Me myself I had a good dream for him that he will at the end day judge and witness with a group other people and still he is firm to do things correctly.
    Allah mercy over him and meet soon

  4. Alhamdulillah. May Allah Ajjawajal grant our brother and leader, Muhammad Mursi (ra) the company of the Suhada and our beloved Rasoolullah (s).
    He is surely from those that will drink from the Hawz e Kawthar. InshAllah. Ameen
    Innah lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajeoun.

  5. Abubakar Balarabe

    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in jannatul firdaus till the day w meet and part no more.

  6. Enthusiastic and thought-provoking saga…..ALLAH may bless martyr Muhammad Morsi with heaven

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