Death and Hereafter #04
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Lambie, when mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam, just leaving cathedra and cathedra. For my mother, my brothers and sisters, we are looking at the issue of death and hereafter. And as I mentioned before, everyone myself knew that death is the only thing which is absolutely certain
about everything else in life, there is a level of probability, whether it is health, whether its wealth, its education, success in careers, success, success in marriages,
in politics, you name it, there is always a level of probability
may happen may not happen, to what extent it happens, and so on. But with death, there is absolute finality, and there is complete and total certainty. You don't have die you either alive or you're not alive. So when you are dead, you are dead.
When you are dead, you never come back to life. It's one way and this will happen. And it will happen to every single living creature on the earth. No matter how significant or insignificant no matter how powerful or powerless no matter anything, cool, new enough cinza equal to remote and last minute that I said, every living creature will taste death, not only human beings, every single living creature will taste death.
And therefore, no matter how long it lives, and some things even on this earth, there are some things which live very, very long.
Still, the bristlecone pine, for example, lives be the oldest sat specimen of the bristle score bristlecone pine is 5000 years old. And it's still living. So we don't know how long it's going to do. So there are things which live around them. But one day even that will die, everybody dies. So obviously, as far as we are concerned human beings, we consider ourselves to be intelligent,
then it is only natural for us. When we know that something is going to happen. There is no doubt about that.
And to make it more interesting, we don't know when it's going to happen, then it makes eminent sense. To put this on the top of our list of priorities, number one on the list of priorities should be to prepare for death.
Whichever way it comes along, he knows what is the way that he has written for us. But whatever he has written that will that will happen it will come to pass. And we should prepare for that because we know this is going to happen.
So I request, I remind myself a new let us try to do that. Let us try to try it. Let's try to experience a little bit of what does it feel
when I die? How would it be? Right? Obviously, there is no way of feeling this
in reality, but to the extent let's imagine. So imagine, I want you to close your eyes, I want you to if you want to go lie down somewhere, I don't just sit with your eyes Crusher. Imagine that you are lying on the platform or the table on which you are going to be given also. So you have died. This is your body. It's on this table. And there are people who are now bathing you.
Right? Put yourself in that situation think and imagine. How does that feel? Can you feel the water? Can you feel somebody lifting your hand and putting it from here? Taking it here, turning your head this way, this way?
You feel the water on your body? How does it feel? What does it feel like? And then they cover you in a cover
in the shroud
the rabbit on you. You have this cloth over your face, you can't see anything.
And then they bring you up
from wherever they bury you.
And who are the people around you.
Who's standing there?
Your husband, your wife, your children, parents, whose their
siblings, brothers, sisters, other friends. What is happening around you What are they doing? People are either standing there and just watching or are they are they chit chatting, talking? Somebody is phone ring somebody is talking on the phone, right? You're laying there dead. And this person is talking to someone else on the phone and talking about something maybe that person cracks a joke. He doesn't know what this guy is and this guy's laughing
Believe me, I've seen all this happening. So
I'm not exaggerating.
But imagine you are the way you are the person I am the person who's lying there and there's somebody chit chatting on the phone and joking and laughing
tells you how important you are right
but as what else is happening, maybe there is somebody there
maybe there is somebody there who is making dua
We hope so.
Then what happens?
That is it that they say okay now, we have to take the
we have to take who now, I have died, my body is here.
So, what will they say?
Let us take
Chevy Hour to the Jana to the to the to the masjid Melissa
when I say let us take the janitor to the masjid
let us take the body to the masjid
I remind myself when you that when we die, we like to think of you know when I die everything will be gone this shirt will be gone this glass will regarding this topic will we go on and so on. They will take away even your name is gone.
Even your name is gone.
I'm sure all of us have attended many journalists.
Did anyone in any journalism, no matter how much they loved the person who died?
Did they refer to that person by name? Or did they say janazah or body
bring the janitor here bring the janitor there, put it here put it there
we even lose our name.
So today if I'm in the world
and I'm doing something and I feel somebody disrespected me and somebody said should have said salam to me did not say salaam to me if I'm feeling very you know hurt and upset and angry about that. Let me remind myself
that a day will come when even my name will not be there
that is the reality. That is the actual reality.
So now they take me to the masjid
and they put the body to one side because the celebrity Janas is usually prayed after whatever first Salah and this is not a this is not from the soul you can praise out anytime but usually they will praise her after janazah after the first Salah because usually in a first Salah you will have more people so the more number of people who pray Jana Serato Jana Sarah has died. It's not Salah as in as in worship, there is no ruku there is a sudo there's no karma. It is dwama Farah, and I'm not gonna accept this do I inshallah so the more number of people who are there it is beneficial for the person who died. So then that's for that reason they bring the body to the house to the masjid for
these Salado Jazza soldiers can be prayed also in the enemy can be pray in the masjid or in the graveyard as as the case might be TV It can even be played in the home. But usual thing is to be paid in the budget because more number of people collect them.
by what is pay put to one side
and then the other is called the other one is called the hammer this car whichever salary it is, right? They will pray the Salah and then there will be an announcement to say after the fourth Salah there is a Serato janazah
and when the Salah is over and as soon as soon as salah is a persona whatever it is then they say bring the Janaza
name is gone name is gone no more mentioning of the name
bring the general ledger rather broad and put there and then the Imam will read lead the Serato janitor
or if there is a child or somebody else who's
close to the person who died they might do it
what we want to move on what would you be seeing there what will I be seeing there now? Ma'am seeing my body lying there in the in the in that
and people are lining up?
Or number of lines of rows
and the movie saying please
concentrate maybe somebody saying will say a few words about me what will they say?
What would you like to hear think about this ask yourself this question when somebody is we don't have a system of In Islam we don't have the eulogies and so on. In the in the Christian tradition they have
But I see in America most places, we seem to have adopted this custom of, you know, people making speeches.
So anyway, I'm not talking about whether it's a good customer or a bad customer. But the point is that if that is happening, what would you like to hear?
Ask yourself this question.
What do you want to be remembered for.
And then there's a lot of jazz spirit.
After that, they will carry
my worry to the cemetery.
to the graveyard.
The grave is dug, the grave is open, it's a hole in the ground.
It's not really a hole in the ground, it is the doorway to the honorable Bursa.
I'm actually going from one world into another world to the people standing there, it looks like a hole in the ground.
And they think they're putting me in the hole and
they will cover up the hole thrown mud on me and that's it. But I'm actually going from one state of being into another state of being that's why we call this Intercon Montasio Hana to move from one state into another state.
So, the pit is ready
and they will bring me my Janaza my body
and they will put the body there
into the pit
and then they will throw in the soil
and cover it up. I imagine imagine yourself
you are lying in this pit you cannot do anything. No control
thinking No means no resources, total and complete helplessness.
And then I have six feet of soil on top
so whether I'm in just just a clot Guffin
shroud or whether it's in a box or something in this country that's seems to be the norm.
I hope I can be varied only in a cloth inshallah.
If Allah wills This is possible
and the grave is filled up, sealed and the people go away
How do you feel?
Think about this.
Think about this, because this is going to happen. Every single thing which I mentioned to you, if you die as a muslim, which I hope all of us will die as Muslims. This is what will happen to you no matter which country you die, no matter who's there. Whether the people who were you are your own family are there strangers
This is how they will do it
then they're gone.
And I've lived there
in that pitch dark place.
What does it feel like?
And then they come?
When Kira Nikhil
the angels to question, Mantra book, who is your
Medina? What is your dean?
What do you say about the man who has said about you? So let's answer
the three questions of the grave concerning the Akita octopus, concerning the Creed, the beliefs systems.
So when you guys ask yourself, How do you feel?
Do this again, this lecture I'm just describing this for you to get the overall
method of it. But I want you to do this by yourself alone.
Go and literally lie down
and imagine and take yourself in your imagination to that entire journey. From the time you see the angels molecule mode,
to the time the soul is being extracted, we ask Allah Samantha to make this extraction of the soul. This is the most beautiful, the most painless, the most, the smoothest, the easiest thing that happens to us in
Serato mode we ask Allah Samantha to save us from the Socratic mode.
However, sister's death mode is called gamma to Sora.
It is called the small gamma.
And that is because it's the beginning of the Day of Judgment
For the person,
some Bedouins, some of the Badoo. Arab,
they came many of them, they would come to his Salah from time to time groups.
And they would say when is the hour?
When is the day of judgment?
And Amissah Salam would look at the youngest of them, most of them, you know, they would have some children to them. And we said as a number, you would look at the youngest of them and he would say,
if Allah gives a long life to this one,
then before he dies,
the day of judgment would have started for all the rest of you.
And that is because the Day of Judgment for the individual begins with his or her death
and loss rather than as ethical yet our faculty molecule Mattila zebu, Kala vivo, so mylar have begun to gel. Allah said, say, the angel of death, the multiple mode, who has been set over you will take your souls and then you shall be brought to Europe.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make that day, the most beautiful day of our lives. The day when we will meet Allah subhanho wa taala.
I remind you of myself, that the death of a moment is a day of happiness.
It is the happiest, the most beautiful day that they could ever have had.
Sure, there is a pain of parting for the people who are left behind.
But try to think of it from their perspective. That day they were waiting for.
They were asking Allah subhanaw taala please call me I want to meet you.
I did whatever I did in my life. I tried to do my best. Whatever I tried to worship, my vicar, my figure, my theological Koran, my fasting and our than my charity and so on is forward is to please Allah Swanson.
we don't wish for death as in I want to die No. But I want to meet all of
you ask Allah Subhana Allah to put this show
this desire to meet him in our hearts
and to meet him in a state when he's pleased with us. So when I believe or dies, when a Muslim dies, that day, is the happiest day of their lives.
Because they're leaving this world
and when they meet Allah Subhana Allah and Allah is pleased with them. And they will be in a situation which is far superior much, much, much better in a way which I cannot possibly describe.
No matter how well and how good they were in this life.
So that is the reason why we asked Allah subhanaw taala to give us that in the best possible way. Make the last of my days the best of my days in the last hour of the day meet Allah the best day of my life, inshallah.
I was right there. I said, we have a car by Rebecca, Lulu Jalali welcome. Allah subhanaw taala said, Who whatsoever is on the earth will perish Schoolnet pulmonaria fan? Well you have a Kawazu Rob because we generally wear the crown, whatsoever is on the earth will perish and face the countenance of your rub geladeira who full of Majesty and Honor will endure will abide will abide forever.
Allah says in surah Angkor Wat Colonus in the Summa Elaina told Yama everyone shall taste death, then unto us, you will be returned.
I will my brothers sisters, if anyone could be spared death. If anyone would be given eternal life, it would surely have been also Allah he's Allah Harrison. But Allah smart Allah said even to him in the gamma YUTAN are in the home my ketone. He said, Verily you Omar masala Salam will die. And Verily the two will die.
There is demand ourselves that nobody can die before their time, and nobody can live longer than their time.
Sometimes we use this term this terminology us think and talk. The benefit of knowledge is that we should speak with knowledge. Sometimes people say when somebody Oh, untimely death died too young.
There's no such thing. There's no such thing as an untimely death. Death will not come except at its appointed time.
find it very funny that we will
All these world leaders they go around with all kinds of security.
Nothing can save you when the time comes to die, you will die. No matter how many Corden's of security were around you, no matter what was there, when the time comes. If the time comes for you to die, you will die.
You could die in your bed, what's the security going to go into for you to diagnose sleep.
Nothing can save you from death when the time comes and nothing can kill you before the time comes.
Both of these things are equally true.
And Allah's water reservoir corral enough seal and Tamata Illa is in Illa kita bomb agenda,
and no person can ever die except by Allah subhanho wa Taala leave by his permission, and at an appointed time.
Death comes to individuals and to nations at an appointed time, neither to be hastened nor delayed. Allah subhanaw taala said really poorly Umatilla agile for either
a new home, lie or stuff you don't assign at all when I stopped the moon. Unless Vonda said in every nation has its appointed term. There was a time when people said the Sun never sets on the British Empire.
And today the British Empire is in a state where it looks like the sun never rises on it.
The same thing goes for every empire.
Muslims ruled the world for 700 plus years.
we are the
tail end of the world.
Genghis Khan and his family ruled the world for over 300 years, the largest land empire of any
in the history of mankind, no one ever had a bigger land empire than she gets her and his family here.
God not a trace
every empire at its
peak, every king every Emperor at his peak, considers himself to be model considers that that a buyer thinks that it is going to be there forever.
Nothing is forever.
Only Allah subhanaw taala is forever.
So Allah said every nation has its appointed term. And when their term is reached, neither can they delayed nor can they advance it even by a moment
unless rather is it Akula Amelie cool enough? Sindarin wala naffaa illa Masha Allah, the Kulu Medina gel, Elijah jello home for Leia stuff Iran Assata when I stopped the moon, say, well, oh, Mohamed Salah Salem, I have no power over any harm or profit to myself except what Allah will.
I cannot give myself means I cannot give you any benefit or any harm except what Allah Subhan Allah has decreed. And for every community or OMA or nation, there is a term appointed. And when their term is reached, meaning at that time they will die will finish. Neither can they delayed, nor can they advance it by an hour or even a moment.
I lost about that. I said, we're low you are below you. You are human law who and NASA resolved me him methodically. I mean that but you were lacking you. were lacking. You are here home Illa jelly Musa for Elijah Jerome, la Estacado, Masato when I started the war, in southern Allah, Samantha said, And if Allah were to see his mankind for their wrongdoing, he would not leave on the earth his single moving living creature, but he postpones them
it postpones the reckoning for an appointed time. And when that time comes, neither can they delayed nor can they advance it by an hour or even a moment
and then another Mandela said I Nevada whoa no, you're very cool. Whoa, whoa, whoa Kuntum V Guruji. Musa Yada lazur wherever you may be.
Wherever you may be, debt will overtake you. Even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high.
No Cardinals security will save you know fought will save you know wall will save you
know nothing will save you or me when it is our time to go
And nothing can harm us and nothing can kill us before that time is reached.
Unless rather tells us about some people of the bunnies, right? Who live their hopes to escape death.
And Allah said alum Tara Illa Levina Hara you in the area Himba home owner Hazara molti Dakar, Allahu Allahu Muto. So mahiya home in Allah Allah zoo father in Ireland as well. I kidnapped feminazi Dias Kuru and let's say did you did you Oh Mohamed Salah Salem not think of those who went forth from their homes and 1000s fearing death.
They left their home fearing death. Allah said to have to them move to Allah said die,
and then he restored them to life. And truly Allah subhanaw taala is full of bounty to mankind and most people do not thank most men thank not Almaviva or they allow Anna the daughter obviously Pharaoh Delano, the wife and Mr. Selim made though it said Allah give me pleasure by giving a long life to my husband Rasul Allah so salah, and my father was here, and my brother Maivia
Masuda said you are asking Allah with regard to fixed terms and counted days and ordained provisions that have already been divided. If you had asked Allah to save you from Jana, and to save you for the punishment of the grave, it would have been better for you.
She asked for long life when I was a seven for a father and Ebola unless right no no isms in that do i is useless, because you are asking Allah for something which is already decided, the period time period of life is decided which means also that your risk decided what you are supposed to get provisions are decided.
Instead of that he said as for saving from Jahannam and from the punishment of the grave. So those people who try to deny the punishment of the grave assault, then this is one of the Hadith. And there are many such
as well as Koran, which give us clear evidence that the grave is a place of benefit or punishment, we ask Allah to save us from the punishment of the grave. My brother and sisters our death, the exact time and place of it is fixed, it comes unannounced, suddenly, we don't have time to prepare for it.
And so it is essential to be prepared to face death at all times. In La Shala Allah, if Allah subhanaw taala those Allah wants to give time, he will give time and hope those who those who he wants to
warn in advance so that they can do something about it. You know, jellema, boo, Salah, sudo, whatever. But the norm is that it comes suddenly it comes without warning.
And the only way to ensure that we die in a state of Islam is to live in a state of Islam is to always be prepared to meet Allah Subhana. Allah serata said, do not die except in a state of Islam. liable, don't I love and Muslim?
How can I ensure that I do not die except in a state of Islam? By living in a state of Islam?
Maybe citizen that's why he said if you knew what I know you would love less than cry more.
In other places, Mr. Selim said, Remember often the destroyer of pleasure.
He said almost luck. He said death is true. If we remember death, often the waves of law, the waves of thought thoughtlessness, heedlessness and illusion that have covered our mind will be removed.
The question is, even though we are absolutely sure of death, what do we do to prepare for it?
And that is something that I
remind myself to do.
Now, we will talk more about this and what people different people do Gela in our next class, but for today, let us remember that Allah subhanaw taala gave us this
chance to remember him and
to remember him and to
always thank him for giving us this guidance, so that we understand and we
we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to do that which is pleasing to Him and save us from that which does not please
We ask Allah Subhan Allah
To make our lives we'll have Ferran baraka and to make our death a means of baraka for us, and to ease it and to save us from all the parents suffering that goes with sacrifice and to take us in a state when he's pleased with us. For Salahi Karima rally he was a member of