Salam Alaikum, it's true that the Prophet died because the affects of poison? (which seems to have many flaws) Or did our Prophet die because a natural cause?

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    For the people who doesn't want to or can watch the video (it could be deleted from YouTube), could you summarize what is said in the video and what you find disturbing about it.
    – Kilise
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 22:19
  • It basically that Prophet Muhammad (PBHU) was poisoned. I think that was their biggest argument.
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 23:02
  • If your question is asking if it's true that the prophet died because the affects of poison then please describe that in your question, so it is clear for everyone that might want to address the question
    – Kilise
    Commented Dec 7, 2017 at 7:23
  • Fundamentally changing a question after it's already been posted and answered is inappropriate and disrespectful of the time and effort people have spent on the original question. If you have a new question, post it as a new question.
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There's reliable ahadith that the Prophet was poisoned after the Battle of Khaybar:

Narrated Abu Huraira: When Khaibar was conquered, a (cooked) sheep containing poison, was given as a present to Allah's Apostle.
Sahih al-Bukhari 4249 (see also Sahih al-Bukhari 3169)

An important point here is the long time difference between when the Prophet was poisoned (in the year 628), and when the Prophet died (in the year 632).

Ordinarily, scholars (e.g. Islam Q&A, IslamWeb) conclude that Muhammad died from the poisoning, but his death was delayed by Allah until he completed his mission. One fatwa writes:

Ibn Masud (Allah be pleased with him) felt that the Prophet [peace be upon him] had died as a martyr, the delay in the poison’s effect being a prophetic miracle. Allah Most High thus preserved His beloved Messenger until his mission was completed, and then, to honor him, caused him to die a martyr. [al-Zurqani, Sharh Mawahib Laduniyya]
Abdullah Anik Misra, SeekersHub

This conclusion is supported by the hadith:

Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet in his ailment in which he died, used to say, "O 'Aisha! I still feel the pain caused by the food I ate at Khaibar, and at this time, I feel as if my aorta is being cut from that poison."
Sahih al-Bukhari 4428

In any case, it's not as straightforward as "he was poisoned to death".

There are alternative scholarly views:

In conclusion, it seems most likely that the Prophet (pbuh) died of natural causes and was not poisoned. And God knows best.
Sheikh Mansour Leghaei, Ask The Sheikh

He was poisoned by his two wives, Aisha and Hafsa, ...
Shaykh Yasser Al-Habib (YouTube)

This later view appears in Shia Islam:

Several prominent Shia accounts even report that she, along with Hafsa, brought about Muhammad’s death by giving him poison.
Shia view of Aisha, Wikipedia

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    I recommend not listening to Yasser Al-Habib. This guy hates Aisha so much!
    – Casanova
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 3:27
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    You should also add that it does not matter how the prophet died. He could have been martyred in battle but that would not make Islam any less true. 3:144
    – The Z
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 19:37
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    @Casanova — Yasser Al-Habib curses all companions, including 'A'isha. He is neither a source for Sunnis, nor for Shi'as (as he also cursed a number of marjis). He is out there on his own, with his views revered only by his group of followers, no one else.
    – III-AK-III
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 20:06
  • Yes you are right!
    – Casanova
    Commented Mar 10, 2018 at 20:34
  • @Rebecca If you knew Yasser Al-Habib misleading why persist to put it there (My edit was rejected because it's a major edit and I understand that. islam.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/52690)? Are you a sunni?
    – Adola
    Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 13:56

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