Preparing for a Good Death
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa
sallahu wa ala alihi wa alameen wa shadow Allah Illa Illa Allah hula, hula sharika wash, Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani my brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala created us and placed us on this earth. One thing for certain is we are going to leave this earth. We came recently, and very soon we are going to depart. There is no need to actually panic about the day we're going to be departing, but rather we're taught to prepare for the day we're going to meet with a lot. Yeah, I you
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been alone are you who believe develop the correct relationship with Allah and each one of you should prepare for what you are going to be producing or presenting tomorrow, what you are going to be giving to Allah subhanho wa Taala your book of good deeds, for Indeed, Allah is all knowing of your deeds, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us develop this beautiful relation. So I have known of people who had lived before my time who have died before I even came on to the earth. They were more powerful than I am. They had much more in terms of wealth, and so on, on Earth. But when I came to the earth, they were not here, we only heard about them, the likes of the Pharaoh, the likes of Abu
Jahan, the likes of so many others, even more recently Subhana Allah. Then when I came onto the earth, I found people already on Earth, they they were so many my parents, some of my siblings, etc. They were already here. And then I came to Panama. The same applies to every one of us. So Hannah law here. So I came. And when I came, I found people started leaving. So there were some who were old who were leaving, there were some who are young, who were leaving, there were some who left while in the wombs of their mothers and others left during childbirth or just after childbirth. That was something and it continues to happen. They're leaving every day we see them we witness them. And
then a day will come when I have to go, I have to go and you have to go. That is one thing that is absolutely certain. So what should I do? Should I panic to the degree that I become depressed and sad? And should I panic to the degree that I actually lose myself? No, my brothers and sisters, remember the one who created you calls himself the Most Merciful, the most forgiving, the most kind, the most compassionate, the most beneficence and so on Subhana Allah, He is the one who is amazing. He is your Lord, He made you in the first place. Just like there is a lot of anxiety prior to birth, especially for the mother. There is also a little bit of anxiety sometimes for those who don't know
where they're going to go once they die. But believers know for a fact we are going to a much better place an amazing place to Panama. The Almighty has asked us just to prepare for that day. How do we prepare for it? I want to spend a few moments speaking about preparation for death and death is something when Allah has ordained it. It is the most beautiful thing. Suicide is prohibited. You need to know that it is prohibited to kill ourselves. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, warns us of taking our own lives and even the Quran speaks about it. Listen to what Allah says. While atapattu fusa Kuhn in Amman, Hagen have been Kumara Hema, don't ever take your own lives.
Don't ever kill yourselves, indeed, your Lord or Allah is very merciful towards you. So no matter what difficulty you're going through, suicide is not an option. You wait until the day Allah decides to take you so Panama, not by your own doing not by the doings of your own hands. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while at to lukumi a de la De Luca don't cause your destruction
By the doings of your own hands, so hannula amazing verses of the Quran. So what should I do? As a human being, I need to know I must develop a relationship with he who made me in the first place. So whoever created the skies and the earth, whoever created the planets in the universe, whoever created the Milky Way, whoever created all the creatures, including myself, humankind, whoever created everything around me, he is the only one I am allowed to worship. That's what I believe. And that's what a Muslim in a Muslim believes. I cannot worship anyone in any way, shape or form. Besides he who made me what do I call him? I call him Allah, the worshipped one, he is the only one
who deserves worship. So he who made me Is he whom I'm going to return to when I go back, after my short stint on earth, and I say, short stint, because honestly, 70 years is nothing. And the bulk of us live for an average of 60 to 70 years. That's the statement of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as well, where he says, The average age of the members of my oma approximately 60 to 70 years. So my brothers and sisters for this short stint, surely I need to know, I was somewhere before I came here, and I'm going to go somewhere after I actually leave. So panela man is too sophisticated to just fizzle into thin air after his death, as some may believe. So we who believe in the maker,
and the worshipping of the maker alone, will develop the best possible relationship with that maker, not forgetting that he has other creatures besides us. Allah has angels who never disobey Him. And then on the other hand, Allah has the devil or shavon, Satan, who defies him, and we are in the middle. And Allah says that to us, we are neither Angel, nor are we devils, may Allah protect all of us. So an angel does not have the capacity to disobey Allah. And the devil defies Allah, but men, sins against the law, not out of defiance, but out of his own human weakness. And this is why it's important when you're doing something wrong, never do it out of defiance of Allah. By thinking,
well, Allah has prohibited this, I am going to do it and I want to see what happens to me a sulfuryl law that is dangerous, but rather, Allah has prohibited this, I consider it prohibited. But I made a mistake and I involved in it or engaged in it or partook of it. And I apologize, I seek forgiveness, I repent, I changed my ways my habits, that is a true believer, one who sins and seeks forgiveness. And this is why the prophets Allah seldom is reported to have said, and this hadith appears in so many books of Hadith. If you oh man did not sin and repent, I would have brought another who would actually then sin and repent, because Allah loves repentance in Allah, how you have been, what you
have been mutata hating. Allah loves those who keep seeking forgiveness, and those who are clean, clean in the way you talk, the way you eat, the way you drink, the way you do business, the way you carry yourself in your thoughts. Everything should be clean and at the same time, physical cleanliness as well. Allah wants us to be smart, clean. Allah wants us to lead a life of purity and goodness, so we can be content and he says, seek forgiveness. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says at Evo minute lumby command Lambada, the one who seeks forgiveness is equivalent to the one who has no sin at all. So this is something we need to consider my beloved brothers and sisters, keep
seeking forgiveness, to prepare for the day you're going to meet with Allah. I'm developing a relationship with him. I don't worship anyone besides him. I seek forgiveness for anything I may have done wrong, knowingly or unknowingly. istockphoto columella Alamo. I seek forgiveness even for those things, which I may not know. I cannot remember how many things I did that were wrong. The minuses, the major sins, the ones I did at night, the ones I did during the day. The ones I did in hiding the ones I did openly May Allah forgive me, and may He forgive all of us. Toba lemonwood effetti. He is still foreign Katia. Good news of a place in paradise for those in whose on whose
books a lot of repentance is found. So if in your book, a lot of repentance is found good news to you. Allah accepts repentance. Now shamans job is to make us lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Don't let that happen. When you seek forgiveness of Allah. Allah has forgiven you don't doubt that you're going to the Most Merciful, the most kind. You can hold him to that. You can tell him you
call yourself, man, Allah him Allah for Allah Subhana Allah here I am your slave. I seek Your mercy. You said you are the Most Merciful. I seek your kindness You said you are the most kind Subhana Allah and Allah says, Ghana, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, this is a promise of a law that you can hold him for. Which means you can ask him about it. You can say, Oh Allah, you said you will do this. Where is it and allows it's done. There is no way that Allah goes against his promise, in nama holla you live on me.
Allah never ever goes against what He has promised. If he has said something, it is correct, Subhana Allah, woman, that will mean Allah.
Who can there be more truthful than Allah in what they have said in what they have Subhan Allah declared, that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So have hope in the mercy of Allah, we have all done wrong in our lives, without exception from those who are on Earth right now. Nobody can ever say they have not sinned. La ilaha illa Allah, imagine Allah created Adam, the first of our species, and Allah told him, You can do anything you want, but don't do one thing. And that is exactly the thing he went to do. Imagine if I were to tell you, you can do what you want with don't wear this pair of shoes. And that's the only pair of shoes that you wanted to wear, and you ultimately finally wore
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Adam I knew what you were going to do. But these words that you said, are so beloved to me, that I have forgiven you. And now you can go on to the earth. So I love forgave Adam alayhis salam before he actually sent him onto the earth in order for us to learn the lesson that all mankind, you will know the rules, you will go against them not out of defiance of your Lord, but you will go against them because of your weakness, you will seek forgiveness and that is what I love. And that is what I want. So don't forget, you are just a human being. Those who forget they're human. They sometimes struggle with their mental health as well because they want to
be too perfect when you are not created perfect. Allah says holy
man was created very, very weak. Yes, perfection is for Allah. But man, no way. We have a brain that is not perfect. We have bodies that are not perfect. Yes. Allah says in the Quran.
Lakota Hala Cornell is an AVI Sangeeta Karim. We have created man in the best of postures. But he never ever said we made you absolutely flawless. No, there will be flaws because if Allah had created us here, flawless, there would be no point to create paradise that was then flawless. But we look forward to a flawless life. We look forward to something where we get what we want. For that reason in this world, Allah will never, ever give us any one of us. Every single thing we want, the way we wanted. Remember that so Life is full of challenges and tests one after the other. We pass some we fail some we seek forgiveness, we must continue. One thing that is dangerous is when you
have wronged another human being. You need to seek forgiveness from them in order to prepare for the day you're going to meet with Allah. So death is something that's going to come to me Alamo to Babu NASA. Hello.
I need to be happy about the day I'm going to finally meet with my maker. Wow, it's going to be amazing he who made me I can't wait to see him. But to prepare for that day you need to develop a good relationship with him. Make sure you haven't engaged in something known as shinnick Association of partners with him. Make sure you've tried your best to follow the message brought by the messengers May peace be upon them and then seek a lot of forgiveness. Seek a lot of forgiveness. Develop a beautiful heart, develop your character your conduct, let go learn to forgive others Allah will forgive you. When Allah sees that you have forgiven against all odds, he will forgive you in an
even greater way against all odds Subhana Allah and this is echoed in the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Abu Bakar acidic or the Allahu Allahu
Allah to him buena de la hola como la hoga for Rafi forgive and embrace would you not like Allah to forgive you? Indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. So my brothers and sisters, it is absolutely amazing when we look at the blessing of Allah.
Prepare for death by reading the Quran on a daily basis, even if it means a verse with its meaning. Prepare for death by improving yourself. Prepare for death by having hope in the mercy of Allah. When you seek forgiveness. Never allow shame by
To make you think that you know what, I'm not forgiven. That is one of the biggest traps that the devil has against us when he makes us think that the sin you've committed is too big to be forgiven and Allah is telling you ladapo Nakamura met in, in Ohio he knows no, no by Jeremy. Don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah will forgive every single sin, all of them, he says Jamie and every one of them, Allah will forgive them. So Allah knows you're just a human, Allah knows what you've done may just send minus and don't let it bog you down. The truth is you seek forgiveness and you smile at the mercy of Allah Who allowed you to seek forgiveness and who created something known
as repentance Subhana Allah, try your best to fulfill your prayers, five daily prayers in the best possible way you will be rewarded for it. It will help you the day you're going. Think about the good things you've done in life, especially towards what you may think is the end of your life, especially when you're ill when you're sick leave when you've been diagnosed with a terminal sickness, or sometimes if perhaps during these times, there is a virus that is spreading like wildfire, no one knows who is going to die. Next, think of your good deeds and smile. Think of your bad deeds and repent and at the same time seek the forgiveness of Allah and smile at the fact that
you have been forgiven by Allah and he's shown you a way out of these huge issues that you had in your life. You are pure The minute you seek the forgiveness of Allah don't doubt it. So during your last moments, have hope in Allah understand, I need to repeat the Shahada. What is the Shahada, a shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa shadow, Muhammad Rasulullah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides my makeup, Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the final messenger of Allah Subhana Allah. So when we bear this witness, we will definitely be from among those who this bearing of witness will be written next to the day they've died. If you get used to
saying this every day several times, then definitely the day your life is taken away. Allah Almighty will have within your book this declaration several times, and that will be brilliant news for you, man can Afro kalami him in a dunya La ilaha illAllah de la Jana, whoever has uttered that statement of tawheed as the last statement before they have passed on, Allah says for them his entry into paradise and that narration is correct and authentic. My brothers and sisters, repeat that statement. And at the same time, learn to improve yourself. If you've got outstanding things with Allah, some prayers you haven't fulfilled, make peace with Allah. Firstly, seek forgiveness.
Secondly, endeavor to fulfill what you've missed. For example, you haven't paid us as a car or charities, you've been unkind to the creatures of Allah, make peace with them. Remember, it's not worth my brothers and sisters, it is not worth holding grudges, because when you hold a grudge, it is only going to be a weight on your shoulders, you're going to struggle, this life is so so short. And it is very, very deceptive in the sense that people think they're going to be here for so long, not realizing, oh man, you're actually such a tiny creature of Allah, that even if you were to jump on an aircraft, and you were to go above human beings, a few 1000 feet above sea level, you wouldn't
see any human beings on earth. Subhana Allah. So remember how insignificant we are? How great Allah Jenna is the paradise has prepared for the worst from amongst us, is so big that it is 10 times the size of the world and whatever it has, that's what the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says. So I look at it this way. I'm either the worst, or I'm better than the worst. If I'm the worst, the minimum I'm going to get is 10 times more than the whole world and whatever it contains, so Han Allah, what an amazing Lord, when we see that we will be so intrigued and impressed, we won't even have a moment to look back to Panama. So my brothers and sisters remember something amazing. If I'm
not the worst, I'm getting much more than that. I'm getting better than that. And that is Allah. That is the blessing that Allah has bestowed us with. So don't think Allah has created us simply in order to punish you know, he has issued warnings and his punishment is real. But at the same time, he tells us to speak about his goodness, to remind each other to turn to him become better people you've committed a major sin. You know what you're still breathing. You seeking forgiveness from that major sin will wipe it out, no matter what major sin it was, it will wipe it out in the eyes of Allah, your pure again, people might judge you by your sin. Allah only judges you by your repentance
Subhana Allah. So imagine
The day you die, you've already set a stop of law to LA, I seek your forgiveness of Allah and I returned to you, I repent to you, do you really think that statement is going to be wasted? Not at all, it's going to be written next to your name. And when Allah sees the ending was so good and pure, he will ignore what happened before. In a football match. You don't look at the score at the beginning of the match, you could be losing, but right at the end when you're winning, so Panama, that is what counts when the whistle is blown, and you have one, even by one goal, you will definitely be successful. Similarly, Allah says what we will do for men, we will weigh their good
deeds and bad deeds for as long as they have more good deeds than bad deeds, we will ignore the bad deeds and let them entry into paradise. My brothers and sisters, how can we lose hope in the mercy of Allah? How can we not be looking forward to the day that we're going to be dying and meeting with Allah, you know, there is a little bit of uncertainty. You don't remember the moment you were born, but it was a few minutes and you are out into this world and you started breathing and you probably Subhana love entered into this world never knowing what to expect. The same is going to happen again. When we die, we're going to go into some unique, amazing, beautiful place that Allah has
prepared for us. fie harmala Walla,
Walla, Katara. Allah Kelby Basha in it there is that which No, no eyes have ever seen. No ears have ever heard, and no person has ever thought of it hasn't crossed to the mind or the heart of anyone. That's how beautiful Paradise is. I want to mention as I close today, my brothers and sisters never become depressed at the fact that you're going to die. Prepare for it and have hope in the mercy of Allah. Think of the good you've done. Think of the how loving Allah is, especially towards the end of your life. You need to know it's something amazing. If you've lost loved ones have hoping the mercy of Allah, they're gone to a good place you do good deeds, pray for them, seek forgiveness for
them, and Allah will grant them goodness. So before I end, the point I want to raise is recently I saw a picture, a photograph taken from Saturn, showing the earth as just a grain of sand. And this the comment made by someone was 7.6 billion people on this grain of sand. And each one of them thinks they're a big deal. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us remember, the haughtiness, the arrogance, the pride it means nothing a day will come when we are decomposed back into the soil that we were created from the dust that we were made from and our souls will float into the hereafter and we will have the best of lives the life of eternity with Allah Almighty with the messengers May
peace be upon him, I can't wait to meet Muhammad peace be upon him to meet Jesus May peace be upon him to speak to Moses May peace be upon him, all these prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala I can't wait to meet them to talk to them to be able to interact and ultimately to meet my maker to see him to look at him to talk to him. That will be one amazing de la ilaha illa Allah my brothers and sisters prepare for that day by doing good deeds and you have nothing to fear May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all acceptance in paradise. And may Allah gather us all in the beautiful Jana akula Kali hada was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah