Where is the narration located regarding the Prophet sallalaahu alayhi wassalam uttering ‘Ya rabbi ummati ummati’ in tahajjud ?
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu’anhuma) reported that once Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) recited the verse in which Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) said: ‘O my Rabb, indeed they have misled many people, whoever followed me is from me…’
Thereafter he recited the verse in which Nabi ‘Isa (‘alayhis Salam) said: ‘If you punish them, then they are surely your bondsmen. And if You forgive them then You are indeed most Forgiving, most Merciful.’
Then Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) raised his hands, cried and said:
‘O Allah! my Ummat, my Ummat!’
When Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came, he was informed of the reason.
Allah Ta’ala said to Jibril (‘alayhis salam): ‘O Jibril! Go back to Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and tell him we shall please you, and not displease you regarding your Ummah.’
(Sahih Muslim, hadith: 498)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar