Apr 29, 2009

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The Final Strech

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The End of Journey 

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish. And the face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honor will remain forever." (55:26-27)

"Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die." (39: 30)

"Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!" And if some good reaches them, they say, "This is from Allâh," but if some evil befalls them, they say, "This is from you (O Muhammad SAW)." Say: "All things are from Allâh," so what is wrong with these people that they fail to understand any word? (4:78)

Abu Huraira (ra) narrates that the Prophet (saw) said, "The life span of my followers is between sixty and seventy. Very few of them do exceed this age." (Tirmidhi)

The Prophet (saw) said: "Always remember the destroyer of pleasure." (Tirmidhi)

Causes of the Punishment of the Grave

  1. Shirk
  2. Hypocrisy
  3. Not protecting oneself from urine
  4. Gossip/backbiting
  5. Sleeping and missing obligatory prayers
  6. Lying
  7. Adultery
  8. Eating haram food
  9. Ignoring the Quran, etc, etc.

Salvation

  1. Tawheed
  2. Observing the Sunnah
  3. Pondering for a moment before going to sleep — Ohh ALLAH if I were to die what will be my status – will it be Jannah or Jahannam – what do I need to fix in my life?
  4. Crying out of fear of Allah

Signs of Good Death

  1. Reciting Shahadah
  2. Smile on face
  3. Sweat on forehead
  4. Dying of plague
  5. Dying of stomach disease

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"It is Allah that takes the souls (of men) at death: and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect." (39:42)

"O my people! Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter that is the home that will remain forever." (40: 39)

Say (to them): "Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allâh), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do." (62: 8)

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  1. NISHA FAKRUDEEN says:

    subhanallah….i never think all these will be a cause for punishment in grave…

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