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...]

Barzakh – life in the grave

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Barzakh is the stage between the worldly life and Qiyaamah. A person enters into this temporary stage from the time the soul leaves the body, to the time of resurrection. Allah says: “ (In falsehood they will be) until, when death comes to one of them he says “oh my Lord send me back (to life), in order that I may work righteousness in the things I neglected” by no means! It is but a word he utters and before them is a partition (Barzakh) … [Read more...]