Adhaab al-Qabr

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Adhaab al-Qabr (Punishment Of The Grave)   According to the Aqaid (beliefs) of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah`, Adhaabul Qabr (punishment in the grave) is Haqq (true and established). (Sharhul Aqaid) It (punishment of the grave) is proven from the Qur'an and Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala discusses the punishment given to Fir'awn. He says, 'The fire is given to them in the morning and evening and on the Day of Judgment.' The fire before the Day of … [Read more...]

Sickness – a Mercy from Allah

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by Moulana Shu'ayb Ahmad Jeebhai Introduction Sickness and other difficulties that we undergo in this worldly life should not only be seen as a misfortune or as an expression of the displeasure of Allah Ta'ala. For those servants of Allah who enjoy a very special relationship with Him, it is a means of great blessing and a mercy. Is … [Read more...]

Orders for Deceased (From Dying to burial

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Dying Time (Sakarat) Signs of Dying 1. When the breath begins stopping and starts breathing faster and faster. 2. When the legs become loose and cannot lift up. 3. When the Nose becomes transverse. 4. When there are gaps in the Earlobes i.e. they become hollow. 5. When there is sweat (perspiration) on the forehead. 6. When the above signs appear … [Read more...]

Remembering Death

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To take out the love of the world from our hearts and prepare for the aakhirah, we should take the advice of Nabi-e-Karim (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) seriously. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said: "Remember very often the cutter-off of all pleasures, that is death." There is no escape from death and it is certain to come, so, by us constantly thinking of death, it will easily enable us to prepare for death and … [Read more...]

The Soul’s Journey After Death

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abridgement of ibn al-Qayyim's Kitaab al-Ruh They will ask you about the spirit. Say, "The spirit is at the behest of your Lord. You have been given only a little knowledge" (al-Isra 85) 'The living go on and the dead do not.'... Allah! What an extraordinary expression and what an even stranger position to take. When somebody dies, our sorrow and tears, our weeping and mourning soon cease. We say to ourselves, The living go on and the … [Read more...]

On the Passing Away of a Dear One

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The holy Prophet Muhammad [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is reported to have said that the best behaviour on the passing of a family member is for one to practice Sabr (patience with Allah's will) and to hope for Allah's reward, both in this world and in the life after death. Even when he heard of the serious illness of his own grandchild, the holy Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] sent the following message … [Read more...]