Death Is Beautiful

Rabi-ul-Awal 02, 1433 A.H, Thursday, January 26, 2012

There was an interesting conversation between an Ustadz and the jama’ah (congregation) of his religious teaching consisting of senior women. The Ustadz asked his jama’ah“Do you Ma’ams want to enter paradise?”

All the women answered in unison, “Yeeess….”

The Ustadz asked again, “Don’t you Ma’ams want to die today?”

No one answered. Apparently, not even a person wished to die.

With a smile, the Ustadz said, “Then, how can we go to paradise, if we are never dead”. The Ustadz continued his question, “Do you Ma’ams want me to pray for your long life?” 

Enthusiastically, they all answered, “Yeeess….” 

The Ustadz asked again, “How long do you Ma’ams want to live? A hundred years? Two hundred or even a thousand years?

Even the 80-year old people are already looking awkward, not to mention those who are over a hundred years of age.” 


It turned out that the questions just now did not end there. The Ustadz still kept on asking, “Ma’ams, do you love Allah?”

The answer could be guessed. The senior women simultaneously answered yes.

The Ustadz then said, “Usually when a person falls in love, he/she always long to met with his/her lover, don’t you Ma’ams already long to meet with Allah?”

Silence. No one answered.

Most of us are horrified to talk about death. Forget about talking about it, we do not even dare to imagine it. It is because we are not prepared to face the events after death. Whereas, either prepared or not, we would certainly go through it. Ready or not ready, death will surely come to greet us. Rather than being evasive always, it is better that from now on we start to prepare ourselves to encounter death.

The best preparation is to always remember death. Convince ourselves that death is a door toward Allah. Death is the route to a beautiful place, paradise. By always remembering death, we will always strive to make every action that we do as a step toward the paradise that is full of bliss.

The essence of the human life is a journey back toward Allah. In this brief journey, there are those who return safely, but there are also those who are lost in hell. We are too preoccupied with the dunya (world) to the point that we feel that it is this dunyathat is the real life. We seem to forget that this life is only a transit to seek provisions home. The luster beauty of this dunyamake us sound asleep to tread on the path home.

Rasulullah once said that the smartest person is the one who always remember death. In other words, the smartest person is the one who has vision far into the future. By always remembering his vision and the purpose of his life, he will always be passionate in stepping ahead. The vision of a Muslim is not only limited to the life in this world but more than that, his vision is far away crossing the boundary of the life in this world. The vision of a Muslim is to return and meet with Allah. For him, the moments of death are the beautiful moments because he will soon meet with the beloved who has been sorely missed.

Sometimes we fear of dying because death will separate us with our loved ones. Parents, siblings, husband/wife, children, this shows that we love them more than Allah. If we truly love Allah, then death is like a loving invitation from Allah.

However, we should not ask to die. Dying in vain and without an apparent cause will instead distance us from Allah. The suicide death is a manifestation of the despair over Allah’s compassion. Wanting to die very soon due to the difficulties of the world signifies that we want to escape from the realities of life. A good death is to die in an attempt to be a mercy for the whole universe. Dying in an attempt to bring about the greatest ideals, namely the peace and well-being of the human race.

Finally, the ones who are saved are those who realize that all the wealth and power are the means to get back to Allah. Their bodies might be soaked in tears, drenched in sweats, working hard to subdue the world but their hearts remain only tied to the beloved, Allah SWT. The most important is, how we can work hard, think smart and have a sincere heart.

O Owner of the dunya! Teach us how to subdue the dunya, instead of us being subservient to the dunya. When the glitters of thedunya bedazzle our view, when the abundance of the world jewels thrill our hearts, remind us O Allah! Remind that Your pleasure and Your compassion are greater than the mere dunya which will be left behind for certain. Amin.

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

What is life?
They say its from ”B to D”-from ”Birth to Death”
But what’s between B nd D?
Its C -“choice”. Our life is a matter of choices, Choose Wisely!! :)

MUSLIMS: Remember the grave; Remember the grave; Remember the grave;

Please Please …Recite This…….Beautiful Message.

Dear Son & Daughter of Adam,
How are you? I guess you haven’t thought about me for a while have you? Maybe for a month or even a year? I think about you every single day.

I am full of darkness, so when you visit me bring the light of your Salaat.
I am a place full of fear, so bring with you the peace of Quran.
I am full of snakes and scorpions, so bring with you the Sunnah.
I am full of punishment so bring your charity and sadaqah.

Dear Son & Daughter of Adam, you will soon be visiting me. That is an absolute fact. Undeniable. I am waiting for you. Have you prepared?

Sincerely,
Your awaiting Grave
La Ilaha Illallah Mohammadur Rasool Allah

I’m not going to change my self for you, because just like me you were created too.
No-one is perfect, we all make errors we learn from them and move on.
Accept me for who I am and not for who you want me to be.
Because this is me, the way GOD created me.
Just like he created you.
You’re not superior than GOD, so why should I change my self for you???
GOD made me this way and loves me the way he created me.
AND if I decide to change, I’ll only do it for GOD the all mighty.

So don’t want for me to change, because death is more certain than me changing.

In this series, the Imam vividly portrays the different phases the human soul passes through during its lifetime up to its death as well as the process of judgment of souls and the resulting eternal life in Heaven or Hell in the Hereafter. In breathtaking style the listener hears of the events that occur just before death and the events that come after it. The Imam gives a clear description about life in the grave, the horrors of the last day, the major and minor signs leading to the last hour and the day of resurrection. The Imam crowns this eloquently narrated lecture with the process of accountability and recompense. On the Day of Judgment those who pass the test will be rewarded with Paradise and those who fail will be rewarded with Hellfire.


http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/01%20-%20Introduction%20-%20Death.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/02%20-%20Death%20(cont.).mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/03%20-%20Journey%20Of%20The%20Soul.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/04%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2001-07.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/05%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2008-18.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/06%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2019-38.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/08%20-%20Major%20Signs%201_%20Ad-Dajjal.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/09%20-%20Major%20Signs%201_%20Ad-Dajjal%20(cont.)%20and%20Isa%20A.S.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/10%20-%20Major%20Signs%203-10.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/11%20-%20The%20Resurrection.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/11%20-%20The%20Resurrection.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/12%20-%20The%20Non-Believers%20On%20The%20Day.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/13%20-%20Punishment%20For%20Sins%20-%20Righteous%20On%20The%20Day.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/14%20-%20Righteous%20On%20The%20Day%20(cont.).mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/15%20-%20Names%20And%20Rules%20Of%20The%20Hereafter.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/16%20-%20Accountability.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/17%20-%20Hellfire%20And%20Its%20Life.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/18%20-%20Some%20Actions%20That%20Lead%20To%20Hellfire.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/19%20-%20Ratio%20Of%20People%20In%20Hellfire%20Compared%20To%20Paradise.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/20%20-%20A%20Tour%20Of%20Paradise%20(cont.).mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/21%20-%20Socialization%20In%20Paradise.mp3
http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/22%20-%20The%20People%20Of%20Paradise.mp3

In this series, the Imam vividly portrays the different phases the human soul passes through during its lifetime up to its death as well as the process of judgment of souls and the resulting eternal life in Heaven or Hell in the Hereafter. In breathtaking style the listener hears of the events that occur just before death and the events that come after it. The Imam gives a clear description about life in the grave, the horrors of the last day, the major and minor signs leading to the last hour and the day of resurrection. The Imam crowns this eloquently narrated lecture with the process of accountability and recompense. On the Day of Judgment those who pass the test will be rewarded with Paradise and those who fail will be rewarded with Hellfire.

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  2. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/02%20-%20Death%20(cont.).mp3
  3. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/03%20-%20Journey%20Of%20The%20Soul.mp3
  4. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/04%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2001-07.mp3
  5. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/05%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2008-18.mp3
  6. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/06%20-%20Minor%20Signs%20Of%20The%20Day%2019-38.mp3
  7. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/08%20-%20Major%20Signs%201_%20Ad-Dajjal.mp3
  8. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/09%20-%20Major%20Signs%201_%20Ad-Dajjal%20(cont.)%20and%20Isa%20A.S.mp3
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  10. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/11%20-%20The%20Resurrection.mp3
  11. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/11%20-%20The%20Resurrection.mp3
  12. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/12%20-%20The%20Non-Believers%20On%20The%20Day.mp3
  13. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/13%20-%20Punishment%20For%20Sins%20-%20Righteous%20On%20The%20Day.mp3
  14. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/14%20-%20Righteous%20On%20The%20Day%20(cont.).mp3
  15. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/15%20-%20Names%20And%20Rules%20Of%20The%20Hereafter.mp3
  16. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/16%20-%20Accountability.mp3
  17. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/17%20-%20Hellfire%20And%20Its%20Life.mp3
  18. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/18%20-%20Some%20Actions%20That%20Lead%20To%20Hellfire.mp3
  19. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/19%20-%20Ratio%20Of%20People%20In%20Hellfire%20Compared%20To%20Paradise.mp3
  20. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/20%20-%20A%20Tour%20Of%20Paradise%20(cont.).mp3
  21. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/21%20-%20Socialization%20In%20Paradise.mp3
  22. http://www.kalamullah.com/Anwar%20Al-Awlaki/The%20Hearafter/22%20-%20The%20People%20Of%20Paradise.mp3