Death has Ruled You Out Against Others – Yet at Some Point it Shall Rule Others Out Against You

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following excerpts are two beneficial reminders of the importance of preparing oneself for the inevitability of death, along with a mention of the reality of the life of this world and … Continue reading

The Trials of Living and Dying Which the Muslim Seeks Refuge From in His Prayer

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   It is authentically established that the Prophet (sallaallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would say whilst in tashahud:   اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ وَمِنْ … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Jawzee: If it Were Said to the Inhabitants of the Graves: ‘Wish’ – They Would Wish for a Day From Ramadhaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Imaam Abul-Faraj ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) said:   O striver; this is the season of your diligence. O seeker; these are the times of your share (portion). Awaken O negligent one … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim On The Virtue of Leaving Behind Beneficial Knowledge After One Passes Away

  After citing numerous ahaadeeth regarding the excellence of knowledge and its benefits in both the life of this world as well as in the Hereafter; Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “For indeed; we have mentioned two hundred proofs regarding the excellence of knowledge and of its people in a … Continue reading