Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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Manda Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa rahmatullah
wa wa Illa Allah volly mean? What a shadow Allah Illa Illa illa Allah wa Lena will appear in a shadow Anam hamedan Abdullah Abu Rasul Allah, he asked Allah salatu
salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome our brothers and sisters in Islam, to this series of talks on the journey through the hereafter. Last time we talk, the most important question that we should all ask ourselves in this life and that is the value of this world in the scale of the hereafter. Today, Allah will be tackling the question of our appointment that we all have with the angel of death.
The difference? Why is it that when someone starts talking about death, we say, Stop that talk, move over. Let's talk about something else. Let's talk about a holiday. Let's talk about something of enjoyment and pleasure. We're too young, we won't die.
People don't die that often people sometimes die, but mostly they live and they enjoy. What is it that when we start talking about death, or there's a book, or a tape, or a video that is played on the TV about death, we say, you know what, turn that away, turn that away, we get repulsed, and we change the channel and we have this look on our face. It's panela there's no need to talk about this now. No need to destroy the pleasure that we in no need to change the topic and make our situation into a
time of displeasure. Let's enjoy our time. Why is it that we dislike talking about death. So panela the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had a very amazing state, they used to say the real reason why we dislike talking about death, whereas for example, the companions love talking about death. So the real reason why people like ourselves and this time, we dislike talking about death, the nakoma Martin Jr. Come up to Morocco, because you have built this life. You have built your homes, you fortify yourself with wealth, you have gathered and hoarded wealth, and all the pleasures of this life. So you built this life for yourself, as if you're not going to go away from this life
and you're going to remain in here forever. And you've pillaged and raped and destroyed your hereafter. You have nothing left for you hereafter and as a result, you don't want to talk about talk about death because you don't want to talk about the Hereafter, which you have destroyed. Our we have those people who have built this life whereas destroyed our hereafter. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in that authentic hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, he said, a classroom in Victorville had him and let that or people constantly remind yourself frequently remind yourself of the destroyer of pleasures, the destroyer of pleasures, and that is nothing but death. That incident
that will happen to you that appointment that every one of us has with the angel of death that will be the end to all our pleasures, so used to tell us all the time remember, that moment of death, the destroyer of pleasures, and he also used to say this authentic hadith in Sahih Muslim Sahih Muslim he used to say continuity to come I used to forbid you mean zR COBOL from visiting graves for Zulu ha so now I permit you. So go and visit them for inner how you that que como la hora. For verily it reminds you of the hereafter. And it is because of this Hadith, and to follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we are here today in the gardens of peace, a Muslim
Cemetery in Europe.
Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on the people of this graveyard. We will one day be visiting and be with them once again. Now, my beloved friend since it is from the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when visiting graves and sitting next to graves to actually take one's footwear off, I will inshallah take my shoes off and then I will sit next to the grave inshallah.
Subhana Allah, Allah have mercy upon the inhabitant of this grave. Look at the size of this grave brothers and sisters, Islam, it's barely half a meter long.
Perhaps panela, a young boy or young girl is buried under underneath his grave? When do you think the angel that visited him
and have a look at those graves, perhaps a metre long and then getting longer and wider as we go on?
Perhaps a boy or a girl, five years old, seven years old, 10 years old 1215 perhaps they're the ones that are buried there, when you think the Angel of Death visited them?
And then have a look at those graves.
about one and a half meters, about two meters.
So panela When did the Angel of Death visit them? There is not
a single person, young or old, male or female, except that the angel of death has visited them already or will do so in the very near future.
My beloved friends, do you think you can escape death? Have the people of this graveyard escaped death? Do you think that you can escape that appointment with the Angel of Death sapan Allah, if anyone could have escaped it, the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam would escaped but Subhana Allah, even he had to pass away.
We find Allah subhanho wa Taala telling lasuna lasuna low on SLM in the Quran,
and telling him again and again. In the coming you tune in Houma you tune verily your Mohammed Salim you will die and they will die. You will die your Rasulullah even though you are the most beloved to Allah subhana wa Taala and also all those people, those who think that they're close to Allah, and those who think that they are far away from Allah, those who are close to Allah and those who are close to Allah, they will all pass away. Allah subhana wa tada reminds us in the Quran and he says I no matter Kunal where wherever you are, you drink Kool mote, mote death will catch up with you.
This will catch up with you, wallow content, Guru Ji Masha, even if you were in a high 45 Castle in a lofty high 45 Castle, and you're closing all the doors to prevent the Angel of Death coming to you will love the angel of death will find you wherever you are.
Allah subhanho wa Taala also reminds us and tells us cool say ah Mohammed says lm in Al moto levita Phil Rona Minho. Verily the death that you're running, running away from, for no malarkey come, that it will offer surety of a surety it will catch up to you of a surety it will catch up to you
coolness in the cattle mouth. Every soul shall indeed taste death and then we will all be brought up to Allah subhana wa Tada.
people when they talk about death, they have this illusion of this peaceful death. That Mashallah, you know, people pass away peacefully, or that somehow death is peaceful.
So Pamela, I'm a medic, I'm a doctor in training. And I have seen people die. And I see them every week, people dying there in the emergency wards in the intensive care units. And Subhanallah I have never seen a peaceful death. I have never seen a death that is actually peaceful.
And indeed, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala always from the last moments of death and the agony and the horror of death.
Look at these graves.
If the inhabits inhabitants of this of these graves
could speak to us they would have told us tales of how they died. Tales of the horror are the moments of death, Tales of the horror when their breath was running out. Yes, Allah. Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala
would have even given us all lust or send them a peaceful death if death was indeed something peaceful, yet even Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to seek refuge in Allah from the last moments of his life and also on his deathbed. Have a look at this incident of resources on his deathbed.
I share with you a low under reports. The one Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was passing away. And this was in an authentic hadith in Bukhari when Rasulullah Sicilian was on the last day of his life. And he had a really high temperature and he was lying down with his head back on, I showed your level and has lap at that point of the solar system asked for some water. So they brought him some water in a bucket. Then he would put his hands in the water, and he would wipe his face with it, he would put his hands in the water, and then again wipe his face and used to say la ilaha illa Allah, there is no God but Allah. In Allen Mottola Sakura, will la he death has so much pains and trials.
While la he death has so much pains and trials. This is Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, the most beloved to Allah subhana wa Tada. This is the man who is telling us My beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, telling us that indeed death has his trials and the horrors and agony. So do not be delusive, do not be in this mind of all the state of thought that Subhan Allah, Allah subhana wa tada is going to give you a peaceful death and it is going to be so easy You will die and pass away and you will not go through the difficulty
of I have a husband, NASA, Amanda Walla Walla afternoon, have people thought that they will say we believe in Allah and that they will not be tested. Allah subhanho wa Taala will truly test us. And the first of the tests is the moment of death. That moment when the breath is running out. When you would give your whole life you would give everything, all your wealth, anything that you possess, yes, Allah, you'd give it for that last breath. Once upon a law, your breath runs out, and your eyesight goes away. And you see another creation waiting for you. And at that moment, Pamela,
Elmo alamode that is when the death has truly come. This is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, in a little Moti lava Murat in a little motel, a soccer rod in that authentic hadith incited MIDI tsunami that used to say, truly, truly death has its horrors. Truly, death has his agony. And remember, anytime you think that you're going to have a peaceful death, think about also lesson asylum. If anyone could have escaped the agony of death, then indeed it would have been Rasulullah, solemn, and even himself, he went through the most difficult time at the time of dying.
When we talk about the camarat, the sakara of mouth when we talk about the horror, the trial, tribulations of death, what are we really talking about? We're talking about three things. Firstly, we're talking about this tremendous regret, that you feel at the time of passing away. When you live flashes all in front of you. When you think of all the millions of deeds that you did, the millions, the millions of sins that you did, and the countless seconds and minutes and hours and days and months that you spent not worshipping Allah and the countless times people told you to fear Allah and you just overlooked it. So Allah, this is the first thing you feel the time of death, this
tremendous regret, and will love hate this regret is enough for a person to rectify himself. Allah says in the Quran, what can insano lnf see basura well, karma era, rarely mankind is a witness over himself is ever a witness over himself. You know what you did, you know how you are, you are a witness of yourself, while old karma do even if you give 1000 excuses, even if you have an excuse for not praying, even if you give yourself an excuse for not fasting, even if you're giving yourself an excuse for sinning, even then your soul in your heart, you know, whether you're wrong or not. And this is the regret that people will feel at the time of death. The second thing that will they will
feel, is the horror, the horror of this realization that Hamlet is about to pass away, and all the things that he has heard about about death is about to happen right now. The third thing that will happen, and that people perhaps don't think about is the trial of the shaitan and people think Subhana Allah you know what, at the time of death, I'm going to say la ilaha illa and they start preparing from now c'est la la la la la la la. So they're preparing an answer for the time when shaytan will will test you or they started to prepare for when they will be in the grave and then the angels will ask them, they think that you know inshallah, time will come of their death and they
will be able to say la ilaha illAllah and then die upon that and as a result antigen
But suppiler Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told us that the shaytan will test us at the time of death. In fact, in a authentic narration, in the soudan of Abdullah, even avid,
even humble, the son of Imam, humble in his book called sooner in his book, he reports the incident of the death of Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah. And he says that when I went to my father, and he was on the deathbed, and he was about to pass away, I kept on telling my father, all my father's c'est la ilaha illa, LA, se la la la la se la ilaha illa Allah, at that time, listen to this, at that time, even Ahmed Rahim Allah, He said, No, he turned his head. He said, No, this is Imam ashmit. He's saying no, he's not his head. Say No. And so Abdullah, the the son, he writes in his book, I became terrified. I became terrified. My father worshipped Allah throughout his life. And on his deathbed,
he was saying no. And so I said, No, in my Father, please c'est la ilaha illAllah. And he continued and said, No, no, no. And he started to notice it. And he told him again, please c'est la la la, until he continued on telling him and shaking him until, you know, I said, Yes, yes. Hold on my son, let me tell you exactly what happened. And so he will have to go to a Mullah. He told
his son, what was going on. He said, shaitan came to me, and said just before he died, and this is an authentic narration from your Mohammed shaytan came to me. And he said, say I am your God, say I am your God, he tried to test me until the last minute he kept on telling me say that I am your God, I am the one who that you worship, I am the one who is your true friend. And at that point, I kept on saying law law to the shutdown, not to you, and this is an important point. We will be tested by the shutdown at the time of death. At the time for death, the shutdown will come and he will test us. And so patent law This is one of the Ramallah, this is one of the tests at the time of death
look, someone as righteous and pious as him I'm happy that I could not escape the test of the shaitan Do you think you can at that point in time when you're about to pass away? And and shaytan comes in puts doubt in your mind? Do you believe in this God? Do you believe in this prophet SAW Selim, etc, etc. When he tests you? Do you think that you will have the courage and the taqwa and the man to be able to say la ilaha illAllah? At that point, my friends, if you do not say it now, how do you think you can say at the time of your death? Where do you think you will pass away? Do you think you will pass away in a hospital? Do you think you'll pass away when you're driving your
car and listening to that music and you're on the phone with your family about the holiday that you're about to go back home and pack your bags for and suddenly, as it would happen? You have a huge car crash and you pass away? Where do you think you will pass away? Imagine for a second and I
being being the doctrine training. I'll tell you how it usually happens. Imagine when you are on that bed and the in the hospital. And suddenly the heartrate monitor stops working. Suddenly, it registers that your heart has stopped beating. And suddenly, a sound starts coming up. And all the bells and whistles in the hospital go wild. And all the doctors start running towards your bed. And so one of them starts giving you resuscitation. The other one does CPR the other one. He grabs all of these contraptions and tries to to revive your heart and you are in this horror, you know people are trying to help you are in this horror. Imagine Allah has told us about his time. And he tells us
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and then when he will go to his grave and his leg will mold into the other leg meaning that grave will crush him. At that point in Arabic I oma is in massage. That is the day when he will all rise up and go back to your Lord
Is this how you think your death will be? Or do you think my beloved brothers and sisters Islam, do you think your death will be of a peaceful type? When you're lying perhaps on the lap of your husband or your spouse or your brother or sister, whoever it may be when you're lying on his on his or her lap, what do you think will happen to you? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us color, either Bella Cotta, Rocky rocky lemon rock, they will not be able to save you. If you're asking for help on that day they will not be able to save you. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in a beloved Quran, color Isabella cattle Coco, take the advice or when the soul when they reach the throat, what unto hanaa
is in terms of loan and all your people and the person who has taken you on his lap is looking and looking he doesn't even realize what unto Hina even 10 01 acaba LA and our angels are close by our angels are close by one la la que la to bassoon, however you cannot see them falola in quantum hi Rama Dini, and if it were to be true that you are not obliged by law to follow this religion, per Girona in question to solve the pain, return it back to this hot return it back to this hot if indeed, if indeed you are truthful. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the volume in the ones who are transgressors and he says, follow Torah, Torah either volley moon, if you wait to see
the volley mean feel homological mode when they're about to pass away while Mullah eager to basa to ID him and the angels are put forward. Their hands are collegial and full circle. Come out. Come out. Take your souls out Aloma to Jonah who today you will be given the terrible punishment.
Yamato zona de una de makuta colonna, Allah Hebei vital Huck, welcome to man it says that we're on today you will be given that terrible punishment because of what used to say but Allah subhanho wa Taala that which was what was not true, and that used to be disbelieving in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
My beloved friends, Allah subhanho wa Taala did not create a so that we could just playfully enjoy and just spend our time in frivolous teas and, and, and countless pastimes and pleasures and tractions without worshipping Him. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran for huseby tomb Anima Hakuna Matata Elena lateral john, have you ever thought all mankind that we have created you playfully ingest and that you will not return back to us Subhana Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will truly take us back and let death always be a reminder in the back of our minds and the front and the front of our minds, telling us always to remember the day in which we will have to visit Allah and
be with Allah subhanho wa Taala return back to Allah subhana wa Taala our beloved friends I came across a a beautiful TV program once I was seeing on TV and I saw a quadriplegic and he was saying that he regrets three things that he could not do. Whilst he still had his time. The three things he regrets The first thing he regrets, my friend, was that he said that I wish I could bend my back in prayer. Because Halloween, Allah had given him the ability he did not do so. So he wishes that he could bend his back in prayer now that is quadriplegic. Everything below his neck is paralyzed. He says I wish I could do that. And the second thing he regrets My beloved friends is that he wishes he
could turn a page of the Quran, a page of the Quran now he says it's like moving a mountain to him. Yes and then and the last thing wishes is I wish I could hug my mother. I wish I could have my mother, my beloved friends before Allah takes it authority and power away from you before it takes the power away from you from worshipping Allah prostrating or bowing to him from turning the page of the Quran from a good to family members and creation. Turn back to him. Do them now before your death comes to you in Sharla in the next episode, we'll be taking our next title inshallah and that is the first night in the grave until then Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.