Reflections From the Grave

Muiz Bukhary

Channel: Muiz Bukhary

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27 Nov 2019

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

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Praise Allah, the Lord of all words, in whose hands is life and death. And we asked him to send his blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path they've gathered here, it's a sad moment. They've gathered here to witness and to participate in the funeral rites of someone senior from our community, a loved one, a family member, a friend relative, in the form of Uncle Nova, and we seize this opportunity to make a dua for him. And this should serve as a reminder for all of us, he has passed on to the next realm. And I want all of you to reflect and look around you. You see that all

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around you. And this is the absolute certainty. This is the inevitable reality this is where we are all headed. As Allah clearly says in the Quran, Quran I've seen the equatorial mount, every soul shall inevitably taste death. We're supposed to gather we're supposed to participate in funeral rites, yes to make dua for the person who has passed away to seek forgiveness on behalf of the one who has passed away. In the court of Allah. Yes. And also it is supposed to serve as a reminder, because we are caught up in this rat race of this worldly life of dunya. We're running behind dunya. But each time we come and participate in a funeral when we participate you in the funeral rites as

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we see the body being lowered into the grave. As we take handfuls of Earth and throw it into the grave. It is supposed to remind us it is supposed to help us recalibrate and put our priorities straight, that this worldly life is nothing but a test, a temporary and transitory stage that we are crossing. Allah says in the Quran, Allah the holla call mouth or will hire Leah Bill welcome Are you Komazawa am Allah, that he is the one who has created death. And he starts off by mentioning that he has created death and life why death first remind us that death is the inevitable reality for what purpose to test which one of us is best in deeds. In another place. Allah says in national notarial

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Mota, that we will definitely give life to the dead. So all the dead that you see around you, and eventually we too are going to be a part of them, we will all be given life by Allah. And Allah says when a tube uma called demo, our Asara home, that we have recorded all of what you have sent ahead. So the good deeds that you have sent ahead have been recorded by Allah, what I thought our home and your footsteps. Now this has been interpreted as your legacy what you leave behind. And this is something that we have to contemplate at this point, my dear brothers in Islam, what is the legacy that you are leaving behind? How do you want the people to remember you? Do you want them to

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remember you in a bad way, or in a good way in terms of your benefit towards community in terms of your benefit towards society, in terms of the goodness that you have left behind in the form of good deeds, good statements in the form of moving well, with other people helping others. This is truly what life is all about. So it's important that we remember our legacies, we recalibrate we prioritize, we put our priorities straight. And I would like to conclude with this final point in terms of what we're supposed to do on behalf of our loved ones who have passed away. We have a Sahabi who goes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Sadly, Vinoba Daraa the Allahu Anhu he

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asked the messenger Yeah, rasool Allah my mother has passed away. What can I do on behalf of my mother? Can I give charity on behalf of my mother, the prophets, Allah alayhi salam says yes, you can give charity on behalf of your mother. And then he goes on to ask Allah for Allah what is the best form of charity? Now you have to understand that the best form of charity is a continuous ongoing charity. And in that hadith, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam says establish a water solution on behalf of your mother. So scholars explain based on other Hadith as well, that you can read the Quran on behalf of those who have passed away starting off with the dua you should first

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make dua for those who have passed away. So it is important that we make dua for everyone who has passed away in this graveyard, and then you're supposed to seek forgiveness in their state on behalf of them. You can make hajj on behalf of them, you can make aamra on behalf of them. You can read the Quran on behalf of them. You can establish sadaqa jariya in the form of an orphanage in the form of an institution educational institution in the form of a hospital in the form of sponsoring students of the Quran. Because think of it for each letter that you read. You're getting 10 rewards if you establish a sadaqa jariya on behalf of your mother, your father, your grandfather

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Your grandmother for as long as that initiative runs for as long as that investment runs, their accounts will remain active insha Allah Allah for as long as water runs through that water solution for as long as birds drink for as long as human beings drink, that individual will benefit from that solution in sha Allah Allah. So therefore this is a very beautiful way of doing something on behalf of a loved one who has passed away. So inshallah let us make dua on behalf of the one who has passed away on behalf of all of the people who have passed away here. It has seek forgiveness in their stead, it has begged Allah Subhana Allah to forgive our sins and to forgive their sins as well. With

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that, I conclude I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us of our sins, that Allah forgive us of our sins as we stand here. We have participated in the funeral rites of the one who has passed away Allah, we're standing under the blazing sun and we make dua unto you Yeah, Allah, Allah forgive us of our sins. Yeah, Allah, Allah we know that this is the inevitable reality that we are headed to but Sherpa and misleads us Ya Allah help us to get our priorities straight. Yeah, Allah help us to constantly remind ourselves of the terminator of pleasures, which is death to Allah. You remind us so many times that Allah Kulu, Neff sinda ecotours mouth that every social inevitability tastes that

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but due to our forgetfulness, we keep forgetting your Allah. Allah help us to recalibrate our thoughts that Allah Allah help us to get our priorities straight. Yeah, Allah. Allah help us to look at this worldly life as it is supposed to be looked at a temporary and transitory stager Allah, Allah help us to focus on the hereafter Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah forgive the one who has passed away or Allah we have just lowered him into his gravia Allah, Allah make his grave a garden from the gardens of Paradise. Yeah, Allah illuminate his gravia Allah He went through sicknesses, trials and challenges here Allah make them a means of purifying him Yeah, Allah, Allah

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admit him into your beautiful and luminous garden of paradise. Yeah Allah Ya Allah elevate his rank here Allah Ya Allah help his children and grandchildren make dua for him. Yeah, Allah fill their hearts with patience to go through this loss and Pena Allah. Allah bless all of us with beautiful endings here Allah with beautiful endings here Allah, Allah accept our good deeds, Allah accept his good deeds, yeah, Allah accept him and elevate him to higher ranks of the shahada of the soil Mahonia Allah and likewise it Allah bless us to be united in the gardens of Jannah with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam May Allah bless the one who has passed away

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and that's all of us to be united in the gardens agenda with our beloved messenger sallallahu alayhi wa and he was telling me Allah and your Allah bless us all to drink from the cool how from the cool and purifying fountain through the glass at the hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, I mean what are you Anil hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa sallahu. Island Abidjan Omiya while he was off, but he will sell them. So behind Arabic Arabella is that Yama Yossi phone was Mona Island mousseline Al Hamdulillah.