Saturday, October 29, 2011

Being Patient Over The Death of Loved One's

(Surat Al–Mulk Ch:67 V:2)
الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ

“ [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving”

 (Surah Baqrah Ch:2 V:155)
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient”

Death of Beloved Ones 
If one suffers death of someone whom he dearly loved, then he should remember that our children, spouses, parents, friends, and other family members are but trusts from Allah (s.w.t). A wife is a trust to her husband while her husband is a trust to her. A child is a trust to his/her parents while the parents are a trust to the child. As these trusts provide us with comfort and support, Allah (s.w.t) tests us to see how we deal with them and how we take care of these trusts. He reserves the right to take back these trusts, and He does so when the term He sets for a trust expires. The Prophet (peace be upon him) consoled his daughter when her baby was sick as saying:

“Whatever Allah takes away or gives, belongs to Him, and everything has a fixed term (in this world)”.
(Sahih Al-Bukhari & Sahih Al-Muslim)
Therefore, one should not show despair or displeasure at Allah (swt) but remain calm and patient even at the death of his or her dearest one. 

It’s natural to go down in the dumps over a death of your loved one, however we need to have control over ourselves, Islam tells us that we muslims should never lose faith in Allah (s.w.t). If there is a difficult moment in life then instead of weeping over it all our life we should turn our attention towards Allah (s.w.t) and start praying more than before, Surely Allah (s.w.t) will give us the strength to overcome our sadness. We muslims start crying over almost every loss that we have to face,  we should always remember that this world belongs to Allah (s.w.t) and whatever happens it’s as per Allah’s will and whatever Our Lord has decided for us it’s for our own good we just need to have a strong faith. This world is merely a test for us.

True believers have nothing to fear in the valley of death; they have nothing to fear in the grave; they have nothing to fear in the world beyond.

(Sahih Al-Bukhari)
Volume 7, Book 70, Number 545:
Narrated by Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira
The Prophet said, "No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."

(Sahih Al-Bukhari)
Volume 7, Book 70, Number 550:

Narrated by 'Abdullah:
I visited the Prophet during his ailments and he was suffering from a high fever. I said, "You have a high fever. Is it because you will have a double reward for it?" He said, "Yes, for no Muslim is afflicted with any harm but that Allah will remove his sins as the leaves of a tree fall down."

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