When you lose a loved one…
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 14th of October 2016 at the Masjid-Ul-Hasan, Lower Bagatelle Road, Colombo 03 in Sri Lanka.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
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as always, I commenced the praising amongst Hannah Hannah, who is no doubt our Creator, nourish, protect, and sustain and I asked him the Lord of all worlds, the Exalted to shower his choices of blessings and salutations. upon our beloved Prophet, Mohammed, Salah long winding he was, he was sending him, his family members, his companions, and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of them.
When he respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of the poor. And that is to fear a loss of Hannah Montana, and to be conscious of
during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa. And may He make us from the victorious and successful ones, I mean,
to proceed during the course of last week,
I received very saddening news about three tragedies.
Tragedy number one, the passing away of a very senior scholar from overland, more specifically from the east, he has contributed a lot. He passed away in his 80s
tragedy number two, the passing away of a senior member of a family that is close to me.
He was diagnosed with gastritis.
But repeatedly, the doctors kept telling him that his heart was in a very good condition, and that he had no heart related issues. He was on his way to the doctor's, he suddenly collapses and passes away.
The third tragedy, the passing away of a very young individual who was in the prime of life, he was furthering his studies abroad, and he passed away in his 20s in the law, he was in your own to allow me belong and to Him, we all shall return.
I start off by praying that Allah subhanho wa Taala should forgive all three of them, should less the three of them should grant them high ranks in Paradise. And may He also grant the families of the diseased beautiful patients to go through this particular trial of losing their loved ones. I mean,
and just yesterday, one of the family one of the families of the aforementioned individuals that passed away, they reached out to me and I consoled them by sharing a hadith with them, the hadith of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam why I shared it with them. And as a matter of fact, I also posted it on my Facebook page this morning. And the heavy is I would like to share it with you all. It has been narrated by Abu burrata, the one who is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once said
that a wise Virgil said this is a hadith Buddhist, Buddhist he is basically the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala that have been reported to us by Mohammed Salah Lama and he was saying, We don't consider it to be a Koran, but rather it is from the heartbeat of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so allies, the regional states and this has been reported to us by our supervisor about wanting to sell them. I have Please listen to me attentively say beautiful Howdy. I have nothing to give my faithful servant except paradise. I have nothing to give my faithful servant accept paradise, if I cause his or her dear relative or friend to die and he or she
Let me repeat the beautiful words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for educational purposes. I have nothing. And this is Ally's original stating this our maker is stating this I want you all to internalize these words of Allah subhanho wa Taala I have nothing to give my faithful servant except paradise except Jenna except paradise. If I cause a lie saying this if I cause his or her dear relative or friend to die, and he or she remains patient. No sooner I shared this idea with them. The family started to tear and cry a lot.
Because honestly, it strikes such a beautiful and emotional chord within us just think of it. Allah subhanho wa Taala look at how merciful he is. He is taking something from us Yes, only to reward us only to reward us with paradise, only to reward us with gender. Look at how merciful he is. Yes, I know it is painful. It is so painful to feel the vacuum to lose a loved one.
But think of it this way. They have moved on to Allah subhanho wa Taala they have moved on to the mercy of Allah as a richer, they have gotten closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and they wouldn't want you to be sad. That is not the end. But rather it is the beginning of a new life, the eternal life of the hereafter. They have gotten closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala than you and I are much closer to Eliza, this is the beginning of a completely new chapter in their lives. So it is upon us. Yes, we are sad, we pray for them. But we shouldn't go into this state where we completely lose focus we become depressed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such situations because they
you hold on to patience, beautiful patients here, as Allah says in the Koran when talking about the loss of jacoba serrato salaam What did he say for Southern chenille patients is beautiful and that's why I keep reiterating beautiful patients because there are varying levels of patience which time does not permit for me to go into. But you hold on to this beautiful patients where you don't complain you don't grumble you don't whine. Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to reward your loved one obviously, and he is going to reward you with gender as well.
At the end of the day, you and I we are all headed down the same path. Once Mohammed Salah Manuel he when he was said,
he goes into the cemetery, Mahabharata. He goes into the graveyard. He goes in and he addresses the martyrs inside there who were buried in there. he greets them and this was generally the son of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and this is upon us as well. Whenever we go into a graveyard, we greet the inhabitants of the graves. We say Salaam Alaikum. Aditya, we greet them so Mohammed said Mr. Maliki when he was sent them, he begs but Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala should forgive them should forgive them of their sins should raise their ranks. He prays to them. And then he said a long while he said he was sending them.
He reflects it has been recorded, because he states Peace be upon you, all inhabitants of the graves. Peace be upon you, oh inhabitants of the graves. The morning that dawns upon you is more relieving. Okay. Then the morning that dawns upon the living, listen to the words the promise that I listen attentively. The morning that dawns upon you is no easy is more relieving upon you than the morning that dawns upon the living afflictions and trials are approaching like cloudy lumps of a dark night, the last of which follows the first the last block with the last one becoming more evil than the first one. The last dryer follows the first and the last one being more even more worse
than the first one. And then he Solomon while you send them caps off the address by stating, we are also coming to you. We are also coming to you, we the living are also coming to you.
So many respected elders and brothers and v2 are cracking down on the same time. This life is temporary and I'm coming to that reminder. But before that, I would like to pray for all the loved ones that you and I we have lost as well. How the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would pray for them. A lot of them have Fiddler on one hand one wire for him was one home. Well actually Muslim home will say the home was seen home you know what I mean?
Man you will sell she will borrow. He said among whining when he would pray for them Obama Fiddler Humala, forgive them for
what cream do sudama mala raise their ranks, we have seen a woman and her boy.
And Allah forgive their sins, cleanse them of their sins with hail, snow, water and ice. Now, you might wonder why the variations here, just imagine if you were to take a garment or clothing. And if you were to wash it with hail, if you were to wash it with snow, if you were to wash it with ice, and if you were to wash it with water, would any dirt remain on that garment, nothing would remain. And this is for emphasis or not cleanse them completely of their mistakes, forgive them And grant them a higher rank in paradise. I mean, and I pray that for all of our loved ones, the ones we have lost, I mean,
so having consoled the families of the deceased. Now I move on to the two reminders that I would like to share with you all. The first reminder being in regard to this temporary life and how few times this life is now go back to the bigger see whatever happens in our lives, be them good experiences or sad experiences, you need to be able to deduce lessons. Look at the three tragedies. The first tragedy was a senior scholar, like I said he passed away in his 80s. The second tragedy, he passed away in his 50s the third tragedy he passed away in his 20s sapan Allah, what do you understand from this, but we clearly understand is that none of us, none of us know when we are
going to move on to the next realm. None of us know when the Angel of Death is going to come and stand in front of us. You can be old, and yes, the Angel of Death may come to you, you can be just about to retire. And then the Angel of Death may come to you. You may be in the prime of your life, with many ambitions ahead of you. And yet the angel of death can come to you the question here now the million dollar question is, are you prepared to meet the angel of death? Are you prepared to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala? Because if you are not prepared to meet your maker, then you are doomed. May Allah azza wa jal protect us all. So this is a question that we need to keep asking
ourselves, we need to keep introspecting ourselves when we keep preparing ourselves for the next world. Each time we hear of such news, it needs to make us more focused, and it needs to help us to prioritize where we fixate our focus towards the hereafter. Look at the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that he said unto even Amaro the long line, even though Rama was obviously the son of Amara viola, one wonderful, nice annihilation and holds museum Companion of the Prophet Solomon, he holds him by his shoulder, and he tells him couldn't fit dunya and nakahara.
Be in this world or live in this world, like a stranger or a passer by or a traveler, say, for example, you're transiting in a particular country, you're not necessarily going to unpack, you're not necessarily going to purchase a house, you're not necessarily going to purchase a vehicle because it is transiting it's a temporary station, say you're moving from here to North Korea, perhaps and you're stopping in Canada for a little. So even if you're permanently moving over to North Korea. And if you're stopping by to rest in candy, you're not necessarily going to do or make any permanent decisions in candy because you know, everything is temporary. They're like, why is
this one the life is temporary, but think about it. Just introspect. In regard to your priorities, we're spending so much of time to secure mansions to secure expensive vehicles, none of which is how long as long as you have got your priorities straight. If you have fixated your focus towards the Hereafter, and you're working in regard to this worldly life as well, there is no harm in it because Allah says in the Quran was a bit of a FEMA attack along with Donald after all, what happens in a sea bottom in adonia, seek the eternal abode of the hereafter and do not forget your portion of this world. So I'm not necessarily saying that you need to wear tattered garments and walk around in the
streets thinking about the hereafter. That's not what the Koran states, you're supposed to work for this world in life as well. But make sure that you don't forget about the here after the life where you're going to live forever and ever and ever. Think about it. If you're putting so much of effort for this early life, you're going to spend at the very most 60 to 70 years, and how much of effort you need to be putting in regard to a life that you're going to live for an eternity forever and ever. 100,000 100,000 years, even much more. Infinity never ends. Eternity never ends. You're going to live forever and ever. And the only period you're going to get to invest in that life is this
world. Once you move on to the next round, you're not going to be given an opportunity to do anything for that world. And remember, the only size I repeat this often, the only size of regret of the dwellers of general will be that Oh, I should have said
Most of Hanover, I should have said one more and hamdulillah I should have said one more Allahu Akbar for if I had said one most of Han Allah, if I had said one more Alhamdulillah if I had said one more Allahu Akbar, if I had said one most of Han Allah, He will be humbled to hear some kind of La hit azeem, a tree would have been planted in my orchard, a garden would have been planted for me a mansion would have been built for me. This is the only regret that you will have in that world. So make sure that you do as much as possible in terms of securing a good life in the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to prioritize accordingly and do so I mean, the second reminder
is to cherish your loved ones. cherish your loved ones before it's too late.
If your parents are aligned with you right now, cherish them because because you could lose them any moment. It could be on your way back after the messy the home you could get a call saying that perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala First they are making dua, may Allah protect our parents, those of us you know, parents who are alive Melba grant them long and healthy lives. But the soft reality is just imagine if you were to get a call stating that your parent is being admitted into the hospital and his or her condition is serious. Think about your mental state, you would think Oh how I wish I spent more time with my mom how I wish I spent more time with my father. Oh, there were small issues
How I wish that patched up things with them. If things are sour with your parents, don't wait till it's too late. Right after the Sala take your phone, call them up. Apologize, say sorry and patch things up before it's too late. cherish your loved ones, cherish your spouse, cherish your children cherish all of them. Because at the end of the day, this is a temporary life and you might lose them any time or you might move away from this world. So once again, prioritize at times we get so carried away in this rat race where we are running behind materialistic possessions. We keep pacifying ourselves by saying I'm doing all of this for my family. I'm doing all of this for my
family wise, we never end up spending time with our family. That's the reality. We think to ourselves, oh, I'm running to the office. I'm traveling all over the world. I'm doing all of this to provide a good life for my family was our families are pining away for us. What's the point? What's the point of earning in millions and millions? If you my dear brother is not spending time with your family. If you're not spending time with your wife, if you're not spending time with your children, your children yearn for you. And when you come home in the evening, they come running to the clamor over you. They try to speak to you they try to do all of that and you chase them away. Why? Because
you're tired. you're stressed out, you go flop on the bed, you sleep next day morning, you're running again, it's a rat race, we're running behind this worldly life. So prioritize once again, spend more time with your family, spend quality time with them, and improve your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala because at the end of the day, that is what matters. You move away all these materialistic ways, and then you will understand. You will realize as to what really matters, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors of clear understanding for all of us, maybe forgive all of our sins. Many forgive the sins of all those who have passed away in the recent in the recent past
and then the last week, in the month before all of our loved ones many forgive their sins many except our good deeds. And just as how unitrust feeling dismissed it may unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he would sell them. With that I conclude I mean washed away and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen disciple mahalo