Tuesday 28 May 2019

Ramadan 2019/1440: Thought of the Day 21

“I fear separation from Allah. I fear that at the time of death, I may be rejected and it be announced, ‘you do no deserve to be in Our Presence’.” ~ Rabia Basri (Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya RA)

How many of us have such a deep and abiding love of Allah (SWT) that this is what we fear?  And how many of us keep the remembrance of death close enough to think about what will happen after we die?

I find myself making dua to Allah (SWT) in Ramadan for everything I need, for my families and for a good life, I have to remind myself that this is a productive time to think about death and what will happen next.  This is the perfect time to ask Allah (SWT) to give us the time to prepare for our death before we die, to die with iman (faith) and with the shahadah on our lips.  To be safe from the horrors of the grave and the hardships of the day of judgement and to be entered straight into Jannah insh'Allah.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Remember more often the destroyer of pleasures - death." (At-Tirmidhi)

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