When he was about to breathe his last, he said repeatedly “Lo! Be careful of prayer and of those whom you possess or have under your charge.” He continued to repeat these words until they became inaudible but it appeared that he was trying to express them.
(Baihaqi and Ahmad, Ibn Kathir, Vol. IV, p.473)
‘Ali says that he heard the Prophet of Allah peace be and blessings upon him commending the Muslims to be careful of prayer and
poor‐due and to be generous to their slaves and subordinates.
‘Aisha relates that while she has started reciting the last two Soorahs of the Qur’an over the Prophet peace be and blessings upon him, he lifted
up his eyes and said, “With the Exalted Companion! With the Exalted Companion!” Just at that moment ‘Abdurahman b. Abu Bakr entered the room with a green toothstick in his hand.
The Prophet peace be and blessings upon him looked at in a way
that she thought he wanted it. She chewed it a little to make it soft and pliable, and gave it to him. He rubbed his teeth with it as he used to rub before and tried to hand it over to her but it fell down from his hands.
She further says that a cup of water was kept near him.
He dipped his hand in it and then wiped his face, saying, “There is no God but Allah. Verily, there are pangs of death.’ Then he lifted up his forefinger and said, “With the Exalted Companion” until his soul took departed and his forefinger dropped on one side into the water.
ʹAisha said that when the Prophet peace be and blessings upon him was about to leave them behind, he had his head on her thigh. He fainted in a split second and then regaining consciousness, looked up
towards the ceiling, saying all the while, “Verily, with the Exalted Companion!” And with these words on his lips, the Prophet peace be and blessings upon him of Allah was yielding his last breath.