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Friday, February 24, 2006

Death

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

In Morocco (Maghrib) there is a saying:
"Kay Qatil A'mmaut"

It literally means, death is what will get you. The prophet saliala hualay hiwassalam said that there is a cure for all diseasese except for death. Subhan'Allah every time I hear this hadeeth, it makes me shudder, the thought that we will all face death makes me humble myself and it makes you realise how Powerful and Great Allah subhana wa ta'ala is. We will all have our day when we will leave this world, when we will be buried 6 feet into the ground. Doesn't the thought of that make you feel scared? Subhan'Allah glory be to Allah, The One who grants us death and glory be to Allah the Ever-Living.

I don't know where this post is going, perhaps because everytime I start thinking about death it makes me realise what a layman I am and it makes me realise that preparation is what we need to be doing. Are we preparing enough for the hereafter? Are we striving in the path of Allah so that we may attain the highest station in Jannah? Will we die with the Shahadah on our lips? Will we die when Allah is most pleased with us?

The prophet salialahu alahi wassalam said "The most intelligent person is the one who often remembers death." and he also said "The remembrance of death defeats joy", these words hold great value and importance. The true meaning behind these words are that constant rememberance of death will help a muslim prepare for death and prepare for the questioning of the life he led in this world. The rememberance of death humbles a person and makes one turn to Allah more.

Whats even more scary is the fact that none of us know when our time to depart this world will come, only Allah, The Knower of All things knows the exact time of when we will depart, no one can escape death, it is inevitable. Also the fact that we are brought into the world with the first words we hear are the shahadah and when we die, the last words we should say is the shahadah, will this be so? Subhan'Allah it makes me one realise that death is not something we can escape from, no matter where we go in this world, death will always follow us.

We as muslims should be constantly preparing for our depature in this world, we have a duty to fulfil and we should do that duty to the best of our ability, whats more is, we do not know when our time will come when we will not be able to continue our work. This time is death and it is what we should always be preparing for. Please forgive me for this waffle post. I end this post with duaa that Allah takes us in the state of Imaan and takes us in the state where he is most pleased with us, may Allah take us in the state where we are able to say the shahadah. May He grant us the ability to prepare for the hereafter to the best of our preparation. AMEEN WA THUMA AMEEN.

Please remember me in your duaas and keep my sister Mujahidah an Nafs in your humble duaas, may Allah grant her complete shifaa. Ameen wa thuma ameen.
Wa alaykum salam warahmatullah