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We will Die

November 1, 2008


Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon.

I received very sad news today that the younger sister of my very good friend passed away suddenly at the age of 23.

We ask Allah azza wa jal to let her death on the blessed day of jumu’ah be a sign of her good end. May Allah ta’ala forgive her, have mercy upon her, grant her firmness in the questioning, make her grave a spacious garden, enter her into Firdaws Al ‘Alaa without reckoning or punishment and to make her amongst those believers who are relieved by death. May Allah ta’ala grant her family patience, grant them istiqaamah upon His deen, increase them in taqwa, and may He send His salawaat upon them and make them among those whom He loves and unite them with their daughter and sister in Jannatul Firdaws, Ameen.

I ask anyone who reads this to please make duaa for her and her family, the least we can do for our family to raise our hands to Allah for them. Please also make duaa for all of the Muslims who have passed away. The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said The prayer of Muslim for his Muslim brother in his absence will be answered. As long as he prays for the good of his brother, there is an angel assigned near his head who says: Ameen, and may the same be for you.“‘ [Muslim] Your duaa for our deceased brothers and sisters WILL be answered.

Please take her death as a reminder…A reminder that we can die in our youth, and only Allah knows of our situation when our souls will be taken. Soon we will be in our graves with only our deeds to accompany us.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2008 3:39 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon

  2. Victorious permalink
    November 2, 2008 11:59 am

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon

  3. November 3, 2008 5:33 am

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raajioon

    I beautiful poem comes to mind:

    “Take taqwa as your provision, for you do not know
    When the night darkens, will you live until fajr?

    For how many of a youth laughs by morning and evening
    And his shrouds have been weaved, and he does not know.

    And how many of young ones are expected to live long
    But their bodies are made to enter the darkness of the grave.

    And how many of a bride have they beautified for her husband
    And their souls have been seized on the night of decree.

    And how many of a healthy one dies without an illness
    And how many of an ill one has lived for a good time

    So whoever lives for a thousand and more
    They must one day, make their way to their grave”

  4. Erum permalink
    November 9, 2008 11:53 am

    Assalamu alaikum Amatullah,

    JazakiAllahu khair for this posting! The loss of my sister has been very sad for us all – however, like you said, we have to take a lesson from it. You already beautifully pointed the lesson and my mom also keeps reminding us that we will all end up in our graves with nothing but our shrouds and our deeds. So let this be a reminder that we have to work hard to accumulate good, sincere deeds.

  5. November 9, 2008 2:55 pm

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah Erum,

    wa iyyaki ukhti. May Allah ta’ala make us among those who are reminded when the signs come to us, Ameen.

    May Allah ta’ala make your sister among His auliyaa, who receive no sadness or experience any grief. Ameen.

  6. November 10, 2008 7:21 am


    Sister Erum, i too pray that Allah shrouds your sister in His infinite mercy. May Allah make her grave a garden from amongst the gardens of paradise. May Allah forgive her and raise her amongst the righteous people on the day of judgement. Those who are given their book of deeds in their right hands and for whom the account is made easy. Ameen

    May Allah grant you and your family a beautiful patience during this testing time and grant you all the best of rewards. Allahumma Ameen.

  7. November 11, 2008 1:27 am

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon.

    May Allah ta’ala have mercy upon the sister, forgive her, accept her deeds and enter her into Al Firdaus.

    May Allah Allah ta’ala grant her a spacious grave, and greet her with angels with white faces giving the glad tidings of Paradise.

    May Allah ta’ala allow others to benefit from the good she has left behind, and make it a means for sadaqah jariyyah.

    Allahumma Ameen.

    And sister Erum, I pray that Allah ta’ala bestows sabr upon your family during this time of hardship. Ameen. And barakAllahu feeki for your reminder. Indeed death can come at any time, any hour. We seem to live with this certainty that we shall live to see another day, when that day is not guaranteed to us. Indeed, the only thing guaranteed in this life, is our own demise. May we be of those who ponder often over the destroyer of pleasures [death] and may it be a means for us to sincerely turn back to Allah ‘aza wa jall in ‘ibadah. Ameen.

    Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

  8. Erum permalink
    November 12, 2008 4:46 pm

    Ameen to all of the duas! JazakumAllahu khair for all of the duas – i really appreciate it!

    This situation has really taught me that we are all in need of each other’s duas. This life and all that befalls us, good or bad, is nothing but a test, so we should pray for each other that we are able to handle each test appropriately.

    I ask Allah to grant me the ability to support my brothers and sisters in their times of need the way they have supported me and my family, ameen!

  9. November 12, 2008 6:28 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    I attended the funeral of this sister (who is one of my close friend’s sisters) and the thing that really struck me was the fact that my friend was my age and already, he was experiencing deaths around him. It made me realize that one day, we will be seeing our beloved ones that are around us slowly dying. I was also awed by the manner my friend was taken this because you could see that he accepted what happened as a test of Allah (swt) and was just doing his part.

    May Allah (swt) help us to go through these trials in an easy manner also. May the family of the deceased be granted Jannah for going through these struggles patiently and may we all be united together in Jannah. Ameen…


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