Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala confirmed our death in the Qur’an by saying “Every soul shall taste death” (Surah Al Imran 3:185).
When you die don't worry...Don't be concerned over your decaying body.. Because the Muslims will take care of what is required..
1 - Strip you off your clothes 2 - Wash you 3 - Shroud you 4 - Take you out of your home... 5 - ... to your new place of stay (the grave)
6 - Many will come to bid farewell at your funeral - infact many will cancel work for the sake of your burial, even though most of them didn't think about advising you even once whilst you were alive..
7- Your belongings will be gotten rid of: your keys your books your bags your shoes your clothes
If your inheritors are wise, they will give it to charity and make intention that its on your behalf so that it may benefit you (in your record of good deeds)
And be assured..
That this dunya will not grieve over you Nor will the world
And the economy will continue..
Your job, someone else will take your position
Your wealth will go to your inheritors
Whereas you will remain to be questioned about every minor and major deed.
There will be 3 types of grievers over you:
1- The people who knew you only at face value will say 'poor man'
2- Your friends will grieve for hours or days but then return to laughter
3- The deep grief at your household will last for a week, two weeks, a month, 2-months or even a year?
And thereafter they will add you to their memories
And so on...
Your story amidst the people ended
And your story with the reality begins...
And that is the life after death Indeed, these things left you 1- Beauty 2- Wealth 3- Health 4- Children 5- The mansions and places 6- The spouse..
And your real life has started
And the question here is
What have you prepared for your grave and hereafter
This reality needs to be thought over
Take care of.. 1- The Fardh obligations (e.g. prayer..) 2- Voluntary good deeds 3- Secret charity 4- Righteous deeds 5- Tahajjud - Night prayer
MY ACCOUNT - YOUR ACCOUNT
Imagine that you are standing on the Day of Judgment being held accountable for your deeds, and you're not guaranteed your entry to Jannah( Paradise)
Suddenly you find that you have mountains of Hasanat (rewards) in your record
Do you know from where these mountains of rewards came from?
Because in the Dunya you kept saying : ”SubhanAllaah wa bihamdihi SubhanAllaahi 'l ‘Adhim”
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: "Two words are light on the tongue, weigh heavily in the balance, they are loved by Ar-Rahman, (The Most Merciful One):
SubhanAllaahi wa biHamdihi, Subhan-Allaahi 'l-`adheem (Glory be to Allaah, and Praise, Glory be to Allaah, the Supreme)"
(Bukhari & Muslim)
My dear sisters and brothers in Islam you must Always remember that we do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
"You must value those who advise you and call you towards goodness, they are the ones pushing you towards Jannah."
UNIFORMS OF THE KUFFAAR - MOULANA MASEEHULLAH RAHMATULLAH ALAYH - PART 3
Yes... Yes... Yes... That much concession I have allowed. How much? When somebody comes to you, for example, a non-Muslim ruler or high-ranking official, then you may adopt those worldly customary civilities and courtesies appropriate to the occasion.
If, instead of a high-ranking official, an ordinary clerk were to come to you, then your hospitality and civility will be tailored to his level. It is apparent that one will take into account the status of the individual when being courteous.
I have granted permission for this. But I have not granted permission for you to change your dressing, form and appearance. My Habib Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has passed on the message to you:
Show hospitality to people according to their status.
That much permission I have granted. But I have not said that, out of consideration for them, you should copy their dressing, make your facial features and appearance like theirs.
Do you understand?
To be courteous is actually a manifestation of Islamic good character
In it is also the principle of dafae-zarar - warding off harm.
Therefore, to ward off harm, and to display Islamic good conduct and the dignity of Islam, be courteous towards them.
"This much I have not forbidden you.
But why have you changed your appearance?
Why are you dressing like them?
Why do you eat in the manner they do?
They are in the habit of standing and urinating. You have also started doing
They have adopted the habit of roaming from one food-laden table to another,
strolling and eating, standing and eating. You too have started aping them and
have started eating in this fashion.
What answer do you have?
An excellent course of studies you have undertaken!
So, you have not been barred completely from Jannat. Jannat, from whence you originally came, you will still attain. But, not as yet! No, not as yet!
UNIFORMS OF THE KUFFAAR - MOULANA MASEEHULLAH RAHMATULLAH ALAYH - PART 2
Are these acts (imitating the kuffaar) not bringing displeasure? What type of muhabbat (love) do you profess?
Look at it this way: You have a friend who professes to have muhabbat for you. You also have an enemy. Now, your friend, who professes to have affection for you, deliberately wears the clothes that your enemy wears. Will you be pleased? Will you tolerate it?
No, you will not be pleased, and you will not tolerate your friends action. So, how do you expect Allah Taala to be pleased?
That person, that Muslim, who believes in Me, has adopted the dress of others! Will there not be cause for Him to show displeasure? Definitely He will be displeased.
This persons religion has not changed. However, in his heart which should have expressed Islamic values at the practical level, that amount of change has occurred! Therefore, displeasure!
Coming back to your friend: He says, Brother, I have muhabbat for you.
Your response is, "That I do not deny. But, is this the quality of your muhabbat that you have donned the clothes of my enemy? Just how much displeasure are you not causing me? Just stop to think for a while!
In the same way Allah Taala is saying, 0 Muslim! I have specified for you an Islamic uniform, that, when you leave your home, you be recognised as a Muslim! From top to bottom, you should be identified as a Muslim!
The dread and fear that should have been in you, for Me, you have replaced with fear of My enemies? So much so, that you have changed your dressing and appearance? Is this how much you fear them? Whereas My khauf (fear) should have been greater than everything else!
UNIFORMS OF THE KUFFAAR - MOULANA MASEEHULLAH RAHMATULLAH ALAYH - PART 1
Allah Taala time and again states: "0 ye who believe in Me! Fear me!”
Do not commit such acts which are contrary to belief in Me! Do not follow the ways of other nations. Your affairs and dealings should not be like theirs. Your habits should not be like theirs. Your apparel, your speech and conversation, your sitting and standing, your moving about and travelling, your gazing and looking, your homelife, your appearance, your styles and modes, should not be like theirs. You are Muslim!
What we are discussing is mushabahat - imitation.
What can one do? But at times, in order to make you understand, one has to make use of an English word. The word is uniform. All of you know what it means. It is the special style, mode or dress belonging to a specific group.
The police force forms one specific government department. The armed force also forms a specific department in the government. Now, are their respective outfits the same? The answer is no.
Take the different ranks within each group: Are the outfits exactly the same for everybody, or are there differences to distinguish one rank from another?
Obviously, there are differences.
The same will apply to the other forces - the navy, the air force, etc.
Take the rank of captain in each force. The uniform and insignia of the captain will differ from other ranks in the same force, as well as from the same rank in the 'other forces. The captain in each force will thereby be identified as a captain belonging to his specific force.
If the captain in the police force were to wear the uniform and insignia of a captain in the defence force, he will be guilty of having committed an offence.
If, in his defence, he was to state, I have not adopted the uniform of another country. The uniform I am wearing is, after all, that of the same government, will he be let off? Of course not! He will still be found guilty of having committed an offence.
These examples are being used to make the little ones understand. May Allah Taala make it that we can understand!
The issue is quite clear and simple.
If a captain in the police force were to don the uniform of a captain in the army, and he were to present himself to one of his superiors, the Inspector-General for example, the conversation would go something like this:
I-G: And who are you?
Capt: Sir! I am one of the captains serving under you.
(The whole country’s police force is under the Inspector-General.)
I-G: But the uniform you are wearing is that of an army captain. What is the meaning of this impudence?
(Understandably, he is not only upset, but offended as well.)
I-G: How do you expect me to recognise you? By your uniform I would have taken you to be a captain in the defence force. Yet you state that you are one of my captains in the police force!
The captain will be duly charged and suspended from duties. A hearing will take place as to why he wore the uniform of a captain in the army. If it is found that he had sufficient justification, he would be re-instated. If no justification is found, he will be dismissed from his office.
Do you get the point? Just for slightly changing his clothes, charges have been laid. For a while, even if this period is very short, he has been said to be an offender, and has been suspended from duties. Is this not an ignominy, a disgrace, a slur on his character? His subsequent dismissal is another matter.
So, for this short while, is it not a situation of Fatamassukumunnaar - the Fire touching him? By committing an offence, and being an offender, is he not facing the possibility of dismissal?
This is why these matters have to be explained.
Now do you understand, children? Bach-cho... bacho! (Oh children save yourselves)
Guard yourselves from adopting the dealings and lifestyles - the mu'amulat and muasharat - of the non-Muslims: their clothing and dressing, their form and appearance, their ways of eating and drinking, etc.
Those who have niade zulm on themselves by not bringing iman on Allah Taala, do not make your appearance, your features, like theirs. It should not happen that the punishment that is going to befall them, befalls you!
Accepted that on the basis of iman and believing in Us, We forgive you. However, for a few days, by virtue of the fact that you imitated their ways and modes, and thereby became offenders, We will suspend your entrance into Jannat. Not dismissed permanently. No. Dismissal is for the non-Muslims, the kuffar. But it could happen that you are suspended for a few days when you come in Our Presence, and permission to enter that home from which you had originally come, is not granted as yet.
In our worldly situation, if any noble and respectable person is suspended even for one day, how much shame will he not suffer because of his honour being besmirched.
And just think: one day in the Hereafter is equivalent to a thousand years in this world! This is stated in the Quran Shareef.
This is nothing to be amazed about. You must be aware that even here on earth there are certain countries where the sun does not set for six months - that one day will last six months. So, why be amazed that one day in the Hereafter can equal a thousand years here?
If an offender is given one day’s punishment in the Hereafter, it will be equivalent to one thousand years here.
However, this offender has not been banished to Jahannam forever. He is not being deprived of Jannat forever. His entrance to Jannat has been suspended for some time.
For this reason that the iman with which you have been sent, you have incorporated in it the appearance of another, a non-Muslim. His religion of shirk and kufr you have not adopted, but you have surely adopted his modes, his styles, his appearance - the features of mutineers and rebels.
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