Are you Ready to Die?. Death and 4 Simple Tips to Prepare for it

The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) stood at the edge of a grave and cried and he then said: “O my brothers! For this (death), prepare yourselves.” (Ibn Majah) A man asked the Messenger: “Who is the most wise of people O Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “The one who remembers death most often and the one who is well-prepared to meet it; these are the wise; honorable in this life and dignified in the Hereafter.” [Ibn Majah,Tabarani] Do good deeds before it’s too late Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) said, “Hasten to do good deeds before you are overtaken by one of the seven afflictions.” Then (giving

ENDLESS GREED AND DESIRE

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “ If the son of Aadam has two valleys of wealth, he will desire a third valley (of wealth), and nothing will fill the belly of the son of Aadam besides sand (of the grave), and Allah Ta‘ala forgives those who repent to him. ” (Saheeh Muslim #2415) On account of his carnal nature, man is ambitious and greedy. The more he has, the more he wants. If we have three pairs of shoes, we will still pine for the fourth. If the latest phone is released, we will not be satisfied until we upgrade by acquiring it. If

Virtues of Reciting Surah Mulk

Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “A surah of the Qur’an with thirty aayahs kept interceding for its reciter until he was forgiven! It is Tabaarakalladhee bi-yadihil-mulk.”[1] It is supported by a similar hadeeth of Anas whose isnaad was authenticated by Ibn Hajar and others. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said about Surah al-Mulk: “It is the averter (of the punishment of the grave).”[2] ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: “It is the rescuer from the punishment of the grave.”[3] The correct implementation of these scholars advise involves: – reciting the surah slowly and correctly to the best of one’s ability; – understanding its meanings; – believing in whatever it contains;

Just Before She Died

Sister Rehab el Buri passed away on Sunday 6th of March 2011 at the age of 26. She died due to cancer after fighting a courageous battle against it. A section is pasted below from her blog to reflect upon and is really worth the two minute read: It took me about three days to accept my death. On the first day, as you read, my mind was in chaos. On the second day, I was numb. And on the third day, my husband and mother began talking sense to me, and I finally came to some important realizations: 1. We are all going to die. The people who took

Lailatul Qadr

Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: “ Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” [Quran 97:1-5] Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: He who observed the fasts of Ramadan with faith and seeking reward (from Allah), all his previous sins would be forgiven, and he who observed prayer on Lailat-ul- Qadr with faith and seeking reward (from Allah),