Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 5th of September, 2014 at the Wellawatte Jumu’ah Masjid, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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All praise and thanks be to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala who is our Creator sustainer nourish, protector and cure. We ask Allah the Almighty to Chava his choicest of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of the AMA, oh Children of Adam, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of your present here, let us introspect ourselves let us examine ourselves, let us take ourselves into account and let us instill in our hearts
let us instill in our hearts the fear and the consciousness of our powerful maker, Allah as a virgin, if we wish to attain success in this world as well as the hereafter because our powerful maker states in the Nobel for an in
that indeed for the people of taqwa is Mufasa his victory is success success in this world as well as the here after May Allah subhanahu wa tada Allah make us all from the people of taqwa. But we need to bear in mind that while
achieving tough wall was trying to achieve the quad was trying to adopt Aqua in the process of adopting taqwa. We should never ever entertain or give in to thoughts of self righteousness, we should stay away from thoughts of self righteousness, where we feel so self righteous, that the minute we start coming to the masjid, the minute we start making it to the first row for the five Salawat we start looking down upon others, we start looking at others in a condescending manner. We start thinking of our friends, perhaps Oh, he didn't make it to the masjid he's noting away at home, we start looking down upon others this is wrong. And this is from the qualities of chiffon and this
brings about kibber This brings about arrogance. This brings about pride. May Allah subhanahu medalla save us all from those evil qualities, and may He the almighty self, save us all from becoming self righteous. And may God Almighty make us all from the people of tough one.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, the topic for today
a sermon is a topic that many of us shy away from. It is a topic that many of us don't like to discuss about. Nor is it a topic that or is it is a topic that many of us do not like to be reminded about, even though it is an inevitable reality that you and I, we all have to face someday, as Allah subhanho wa Taala states in the noble for iron,
that each and every soul shall taste death. Therefore, the topic for today is, I am the angel of death, I am the angel of death, because in sha Allah Allah we will be describing a few scenes in relation to death, and also the angel of death, otherwise known as Moloch will mount
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, the more we remember death, the more we think of death, the more it shatters the fake ways of pleasure, that this dunya this worldly life adorns herself with and this remembrance of death is in accordance with the words of our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he is reported to have said, and the Hadith is recorded in theory, x zero v cross v milada. x v rho v cross v. Miller that make excessive remembrance of the Terminator of pleasures. Make excessive remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures, the more you remember death. It destroys the pleasures of this fake worldly life, the more you visit the
graveyard. And that is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has encouraged us to visit the graveyards for no other reason, other than to contemplate and remember that to remember where we are headed to so that it shatters all the fake pleasures of dunya. Therefore death is known as the Terminator of pleasures, and the destroyer of pleasures.
For however much we hanker behind this dunya we run behind dounia day and night, we invest millions even though I'm not saying it's Haram. We amass millions we build mansions we buy expensive motor vehicles, all of which one day we are bound to leave behind. We may live in palaces, we may live in fortresses, castles, huge villas, but all of that we are going to leave all of that and head to the cupboard, which is the first stage on to Hera onto our eternal life which is the here after meal loss behind a more dynamic us all successful ones. My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, there is no escaping death, none of us none of us can escape death, death has been decreed for all
of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala wherever we try to run whatever we try to do, even if we fortify ourselves in solid, huge bunkers. molekule mouth will make it to us. Allah subhanho wa Taala states in the normal for an AMA
wherever you are, no matter wherever you be, you can be anywhere you can be in the most fortified of places wherever you are, you will no mouse will come death will come to you. At your appointed time, not a second before not a second after death will come to you. Welcome to fee boo Rajim macheda, even if you are in lofty towers, even if you are in lofty castles, even if you are in lofty and high fortresses, may Allah subhana wa Taala save us all.
Whatever we do in this dunya It is like a dream. It is like a dream. Just as how none of us can remember what happened in the wombs of our beloved mothers. We will not remember anything the minute molecule mouth comes and stands in front of us, even though we may have millions in
bank accounts, we may own properties real estate all over the world. We may own islands we may own expensive things when molecule mouth comes in front of you. All of that my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam will be like a fake dream. Just say you slept and you saw a dream, a dream, where you are the richest man in the world. You can enjoy the dream, you will be very happy in the dream. But the minute your alarm clock goes and you wake up, the bubble bursts and you're back to real life.
All of that is gone, or other enjoyment gone. Likewise, when molecule mouth comes in stands in front of you, all of us, we will regret. We will deeply regret Oh how I wished I'd use the time that I had for good purposes to secure beautiful investments that will reap great rewards for me in the permanent life of ophira Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the successful ones.
Hadith is in Muslim Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, Abu huraira de la one who narrates that our beloved master Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, and the narration goes along the lines of these words. Once molecule mouth, molecule mouth goes to Moosa alayhi salatu was salam, to take the soul of Musa alayhi salatu was salam, because even the MBR hemos salatu salam have to face death that has been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He goes to Musa alayhis Salatu, salam, and,
and arguement took place between Moosa Allahu Salatu was Salam and Mullah Kubo and argument took place between musala his salat wa salam and monokuma Morocco goes back to Allah subhana wa Taala and informs Allah behind that word Allah and certainly in our IBD in LA, you will know you have sent me Allah, oh my lord, to a slave of yours who does not wish to die, who does not want to die? Then Allah subhanho wa Taala informs molekule now go back to my slave along the lines of these words, go back to my slave and give him this particular option. Allah subhanahu wa taala gives Musa alayhi salatu salam and option molekule mouth comes back molekule mouth comes back to Musa alayhi salatu
was Salam and then introduces himself to Musa alayhi salatu was Salam yamasa Amala como and Allah azza wa jal has given you this particular option it is in Bukhari and Muslim.
What is the option, go find a bull, a bull, go find a bowl and place your palm on the back of that goal. For each strand of the hair that touches your palm, you get an extension of one year in your life.
You get an extension of one year in your life for each strand of hair that touches your palm to touch the back of a bowl for each strand of hair that touches your palm, you get one year extension of your life.
Musa alayhi salatu was Salam then asks molekule mouth so what after that?
What after that, say I touch 1000 strands of hair and I get 1000 years of life of x bar 1000 years extension? What after that what after that? 1000 years, molecule mouth replies I will inevitably come to take you.
I will come even after 1000 years I'm going to come again. Then. Then Musa alayhis salatu salam informs molekule mouth What is the use and take me now. Take me now because even if you live hypothetically even if you live for 1000 years, you have to die after that. You have to meet molecule mouth even after 1000 years. Inevitably he is going to come take our souls.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam molekule mouth is someone who is going to come unannounced, he is going to come unannounced none of us know when he will come. It could be when we are leaving the masjid. It could be when we are entering home. It could be whilst we are driving home Allahu Akbar. There will be one day for each and every one of us. At times we may be lying in the hospital bill hospital bed. At times we may be at home. At times we may be at work. At times we may be in the masjid. At times we may be in the vehicle driving
Work are driving home. We may be in an airplane we may be somewhere, we may be in our bedroom, we may be in our living room, we may be in the hall.
Suddenly, we will notice a stranger standing beside us, a person we have never seen in our lives, suddenly you will notice someone standing beside you.
And then you will ask that individual yamana. Who are you? You will ask that individual because you will be surprised. If I were to suddenly see someone standing beside me here. I'm going to be surprised I'm doing the sermon and I see someone standing here, I would ask him Who are you? And then he will say, I am the angel of
I am the angel of death. I have come at the appointed time to take your soul.
You will be driving in your vehicle. Suddenly you look this side there will be someone in the vehicle You will be shocked. You will ask him Who are you? I am the angel of death. I have come to take your soul. You may be sleeping suddenly you wake up and you see someone standing in front of you in your own bedroom.
Your wife perhaps, but then someone a stranger who you've never seen in your life? Who are you I am the angel of death. You may be in your office you may be writing a check. And then suddenly you see someone in front of you. Who are you I am the angel of death.
He is going to visit each and every one of us at our appointed times. Not a second before not a second later Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. And then my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, he will start to take our souls
he will start to take our souls out. We will first lose feeling at feelings at our legs because the soul will start leaving from our feet suddenly will feel our feet become heavy like lead. We won't be able to move our feet we will lose all feelings that our feet because our soul will start to leave from our feet. And then gradually it will go up and up and up until it reaches our collarbones until it reaches our collarbones at times via reclining on reclining on a bed in the hospital. At times we may have our loved ones next to us at times. At times you may have your wife next to you. At times you may have your mother or your father next to you. At times you will be
And when the soul reaches the collarbones
when the soul reaches the collarbones
when the soul reaches the collarbones and reaches this point, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam Vergara that point is known as a Vergara. At that point, you try out your Allah. Forgive me forgive my sins, your Toba will not be accepted. It is a condition of Toba that you have to make Toba before Vergara before your soul reaches that point of Aqua.
Now you witnessed Pelican mouth Your soul is leaving your body you know everything now everything has become a reality. You have woken up from the deep slumber you realize that this dunya is fake the pleasures of this dunya is fake. All of what you are running behind is this in this dunya everything is fake. And now you try out Yama Forgive me. Yeah, no, I make Toba. Your Toba will not be accepted. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us all to make Toba before God.
when the soul reaches the polar bones
said now who can kill him who can kill you? You can get the best doctor. The best doctor when molecule mouth comes in front of you and your soul reaches the collarbones can that doctor pull back your soul? What the man
who can kill you at that point.
And then my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, the soul shall leave up to it.
To our heads and they leave through our eyes, and our eyes will follow the soul as it goes. And that is why we see when a person passes away, his eyes are open and the eyeballs have gone up and that is why it is from the funeral rites, that you close the eyes of a person who passes away You're supposed to close his eyes.
Tell me who I am. You're supposed to close his eyes Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam don't think that it is so easy. Now the soul left the body sakurada is not a big deal. Let me give you a happy and authentic ID, where our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that when the narration goes along the lines of these words, that when a good soul is about to leave this world, a pious, a righteous soul, when he or she is about to leave this world, a group of angels come down to take the soul of that individual, a group of angels and at the head will be molecule mouth, molecule mouth will be at the head of the group, they will come to take the
soul of that individual, if it is a good soul, they will all come with their faces so happy and so bright. They will be brighter than the sun Allahu Akbar, they will come to take the soul of that individual molecule mouth will sit at the at the head of that individual and he will say oh good soul come out. Oh good soul come out. And it is at that point where we will witness Malik will note Omar bin Abdulaziz Rahim Allah when he was on his deathbed, he called for his relatives and family members to come and sit around him. Omar bin Abdullah Aziz, the legend, Rahim Allah and then he suddenly said, they were all around him. And then he says, This is narrated by even Abby dunia or
whatever Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah says, suddenly out of the blue, he says, You commanded me, but I failed you.
You commanded me, but I failed you. You commanded me but I failed you. He said he tries. And then he says, You forbade me, but I Isabelle you forbade me but I rebelled. You forbade me, but I rebel, La Ilaha Illa law, he attends the kalama. He declares that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah. And suddenly he starts to stare at something, he suddenly starts to stare at something the people around him ask him Yeah, meaning, you are staring at something very intently. What is it? Then he says, I have never set eyes on this individual. I can see the presence of someone who is neither man nor Jin. And then he passed away. And then he passed away. And that is molecule now.
Medical mouth will come and say to that good soul, oh, good soul come out. And my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. Do you know how that good soul we'll come out from that body just as how you have a water skin, a water skin, and just as how a drop of water flows out of it, or say you have a jug, a jug and you have a drop of water inside the jug. Just as how the drop of water flows out of the beak of the jug so beautifully, without any difficulty, a drop of water just trickles out of the jug, that good soul, that blessing soul, that righteous soul will come out of the body of that individual law. And my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, it doesn't end. The angels
who come who accompany molecule mouth would have brought a beautiful cloth, a perfumed cloth, they will grab that good soul and wrap the good soul in that cloth. The minute they wrap the good soul in that cloth, and a fragrance will emit a beautiful fragrance will emit from that cloth and from that soul,
they will wrap the soul in that cloth and all of them will gather around that righteous soul and carry the soul up to the heavens above. They will carry that soul up to the heavens, they will protect that soul, they will guard that soul and carry that blessed soul up to the heavens. And each time they pass a group of angels that group of angels will call out Who is this blessed soul because they will get that beautiful fragrance. They will see the light that illuminates from that soul. They will ask Who is this blessed soul? And then these angels will reply
He is the, he is the son of so and so. And they will use the best names that they can use for that individual Allahu Akbar, he they will reach the first heaven and the gates of genda will be open in the sense the gates of that heaven will be open and they will travel on to the second Heaven, third, Heaven, fourth, heaven and on and on until they reach a loss behind them over to Allah.
Allah azza wa jal will welcome that soul and say good things unto that soul and that soul will be returned back to where it will see its body the body being washed, the body being washed and then shrouded. If it is a good soul, it will say it will dry out quickly quickly take me bury me quickly rush my barrier, hasten my burial, Allahu Akbar. And once the body has been buried,
to a angels will now come to question that soul, the soul will be with the body at that point between the shroud and the body, these two angels they will come and they will question this righteous and bless his soul, Allahu Akbar,
they will ask the soul, a few questions man rock book, Morocco, Medina, who is your Lord? What is your religion? They will ask so many questions, and all of the questions will be answered promptly and beautifully by that righteous soul. And after all of the questions have been answered in another narration, it has been mentioned that a window, a window will be opened out to Johanna to jahannam, a window will be opened out to jahannam for the righteous soul, and it will be said to the righteous soul. If you had been an evil soul, this is where you would have been headed to Allahu Akbar, this is where you would be going. But on the other hand, you are a righteous soul, you are successful,
you are victorious. And that dough or that window of jahannam will be slammed shut, and a window to Jen now will be opened a law. The beautiful fragrances of Jenna will emit and he'll be able to gaze at that, at that beautiful scene and his grave will expand until an individual's eyes can see Allahu Akbar expands so much from all corners and he will be in eternal bliss and he will cry out yeah Allah. Let the Day of Judgment begin soon. let it begin soon. Let the Day of Judgment begin soon. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us all from those righteous ones. And may the almighty make us successful in this world as well as the hereafter. Marry respected elders and brothers in Islam. Now
what about an evil soul?
May Allah behind him with the Allah save us all? That same group of angels with medical mouth at the head, they will come with faces so black and so scary, so horrifying manipal mouth is not going to come smiling rather he will come so horrifying. That it will be an extremely disturbing sight to witness monocled mouth we'll come to that individual and say oh fowl soul, oh evil soul come out of your body.
And my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, the description given in that Heidi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said it will be like an iron rod stepped into a piece of wool. You know an iron rod with perhaps Tony edges stepped into a piece of wool when you put it out just just as how it pulls all of the strands of wool and come out. That is how the soul will come out from the body of an evil individual. Over the long run, who once asked a Sahabi once asked a Sahabi to describe Saqqara
the throes of death the pangs of death which each and every one of us, you and I we all have to go through Sakura. Even our beloved monster Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through Sakura the pangs of death. He used to wipe his face with water and say in the little notice occur or indeed death has got pangs of death throes of death painful pangs of death Allahu Akbar. That's a hobby radi Allahu describes tomorrow do one one. That Sakharov, the plucking of a soul of an individual will be like
a thorny branch, a branch with a lot of thorns being stabbed into an individual and each Thorn snags onto a nerve, each Thorn snags onto one way in or one
nerves. And just imagine if a strong man, if a strong man after all of the thorns have snagged on to different nerves and wanes, if a strong man were to pull that branch out from that body from that individual's body, just imagine the pain My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that is the pain of Saqqara May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all. That is the pain of Sakura, Allahu Akbar,
an evil soul will be taken out from the body in such a way that that body will go through so much of pain. And then the angels will not have a perfume, beautiful cloth with them to wrap. Rather they will have a very coarse piece of cloth, which will emit a stink a very bad odor, they will wrap the soul around that cloth, and they will take it up to the heavens. And when they pass by a group of a group of angels, those angels will cry out who is that false soul? Who is that evil soul? Who is that evil individual. And then these angels will reply using the worst of names, he is the son of so and so the son of so and so they will use the worst of names to describe that individual Allahu
Akbar. And then the minute that soul reaches the count of a loss of behind the hood, the IRA, Nothing good will be said to that individual and he will be returned to where he will witness the washing and the shrouding of his body, he will cry out, do not hasten my burial. Where are you taking me? Where are you taking me Allahu Akbar. And after the body has been buried, the soul will hear the receding footsteps of the family members of that individual you and I my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that tiny grave all of us will be put into that grave, tiny, so tiny, you can't even turn Allah kabara sand will be thrown on top of you. It is a house of worms, a house
of dust, a house of Earth, Allahu Akbar, where we are all going to decay. That's way out. That's where we are headed, mighty respected elders and brothers in Islam. Our family members, they love us so much. But inevitably, all of them our beloved spouses, our children, our family members, our business partners, our bows and friends, all of them will bury us and leave us all alone.
That soul will hear the receding footsteps of its family members and then the two angels will come to question that soul. They will also come very horrifying, he will not be able to answer the questions or dough to gender will be open for that soul and it will be said if you are only a righteous soul, that is where you would have been headed to Allahu Akbar. But you are not a righteous soul. You are an evil soul disaster is upon you, that window will be closed and then a window to jahannam will be opened out Allahu Akbar, and he will see the horrifying scenes of jahannam the horrifying scenes of jahannam it doesn't end there, the grave will not expand. Rather
it will constrict in such a way that his ribs will interlock like this and
his ribs will interlock with one another like this it will be so narrow. It is already a narrow pit that we are headed to if it becomes even narrow.
And then he will cry out Yala. Do not establish the final. Do not make the day of tiama aka he will cry out and keeping on he will keep on crying.
May Allah Subhana Medina save us all. My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam as I speak right now, according to crude statistics, according to crude statistics as I speak, for every single second, a human being is dying across the world for every single second for one minute 60 human beings are dying for one single minute as I speak now an individual is dying somewhere in the world. That is inevitable. It is going to hit all of us very soon and inevitable reality. Prepare for that. Prepare to meet molekule mouth prepare to meet our beloved maker. Prepare, don't let this dunya and the fake pleasures of this dunya fool you my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that is
our eternal life. Where we are going to live forever and ever and ever. That is where we are going to enjoy a dunia say gentle movement virgin natalka for this world is a prison for us. But a agenda for the non Muslims for the disbelievers for the Kufa. We we should live in this dunya like a traveler like a passer by. Let us secure great and beautiful investments that will reap great rewards in the US.
The only sign of regret of the dwellers of Jenga will be I should have spent the time they know that the time that I had or the the short periods of time that I had in the remembrance of Allah behind them or the Allah. Let us not waste time it has prepare for it as we prepare to meet Allah behind them what Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all of our sins, and mainly the almighty except our good deeds, and mainly the Almighty. Let us all face good death. And may He the almighty Unitas in the gardens of Jenna, just as how he united as here, this beautiful afternoon with our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen