How the poison affected the Messenger

Q 1: There are some people who doubt that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) died (Part No. 26; Page No. 37) from poisoning or as the result of eating poison that was served to him by a Jewish woman, is this true? Please tell me about the death of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

A: It has been authentically confirmed by the scholars who studied the Prophet’s life, his affairs, and his Sirah (biography) that he ate from a lamb that had been poisoned by a Jewish woman from Khaybar. The foreleg of the lamb spoke and informed the Prophet (peace be upon him) that it was poisoned, so he stopped eating it. During his terminal illness, he (peace be upon him) used to say, “O `Aishah! I still feel the pain from the food that I ate in Khaybar, and this time I feel that my aorta is being severed from that poison.” (Related by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih) This certainly eliminates any possibility of doubting the effect that this poison had on his body (peace be upon him), after being authentically reported in the "Sahih (Book of Authentic Hadith)" and other resources.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!