Channel: Zoubir Bouchikhi
Sheikh Zoubir Bouchikhi talks about death, funerals and how Muslims should deal with it – part 5/6
Ah, okay, I will answer that this way, I will answer the question, the punishment of the body, the punishment of the soul does not require the presence of the body, like cremation if you cremate a person, and the body goes all the way into dust, and you take the dust, to China, to India, to Algeria, to Kosovo to America,
you think Allah cannot bring that first he has the ability to collect that in one place, and then bring the sword Second, the the, the point of punishment of the soul does not require the presence of the body, because the body will also disintegrate after a while, the body will just go into the flesh will be eaten by worms and the balls will become weak. And we can even destroy them later on. And this and that. So the punishment here is not by also physical. It's mainly spiritual. And this is the view of a mammal has it, like a person in his bed, seeing animals eating him, seeing fire, eating him, seeing himself drowning, seeing somebody cutting him into pieces, it's not your body
that's being cut, it's your soul that is being punished the same thing. In your dream, you may see yourself in a pleasure enjoying something and your body is just there. But it's your soul that has been swimming in Langkawi or whatever.
Because it's the respect to the body is the respect as Muslims, otherwise we just throw the bodies but as Muslims, we respect the body because Allah has created that. So it's a respect to the creation of Allah. It's a body that by the way, it's even animals. Even animals we should not throw them anywhere.
A pet Do you just throw the body of a bat? No, you bury it? Yeah.
how to bury.
Dig as deep as you can. That's one number one
in order to stop any animals, or beasts, or whatever to come and
take that body out, and maybe harm the body. But the harm is no more like when a person is alive. If animals eat my body after I die, it's not like when they eat me now our life I will feel the pain but then you don't but they respect to the body. That's all
Subhanallah number three, do you know that the prophets of Allah send them
or they're the burial of non Muslims and he did not leave the battlefield.
non Muslims left their bodies, their brothers left and fleed the battlefield the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as he buried the Muslims he buried the nones
look at the human rights to even that people that the West keep talking about today.
Did you see how yesterday they were carrying the bodies of Honduran? Honduran prisoners who died in the prison Did you see who has a Jazeera?
They were carrying them as if you're carrying a sack of potato
throwing their heads on the because they don't know even if they died? Even if they were criminals. In Islam we respect the body.
We respect it because Allah created it.
Maybe Allah saw it was Salim said, a pharaoh. What army coup was he know what for know what for? No, and his name was Sarah Sophia cabrinha. He said, dig and deepen the grave and bury nicely and you can bury two and three in one grave. Two and Three in One grave. He said
Fatah Lu men naka de Mia Rasul Allah, the Sahaba said, O Messenger of Allah, Who should we put first is a good question. If I if I can put three people in one grave, who I should put first, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the mo acara home per annum, put the one who memorize more and more. First. You see in Islam, how we go see how Islam in Islam, I don't expect you because you are Tanzania or that or I don't care about that. You have more power and then me, I put you here because Allah said so who is the best among us?
With the Muslims who is the best among us?
The one who memorizes for me and teach it to people.
Do you know that that's the best
That's the best one among all of us as soon as I said the one who learns the forehand and teach it to people
if we go by these criteria now of course we respect the time three and the Tato and the SIR and I don't know who we respect them because they're human beings but not because you you have more knowledge and taciti are here I put you double in my head.
But you have no knowledge of the poor and all you know is I don't know what you want me to look at you as if you never go to the toilet.
Is this clear? But please stop. Stop respecting people because of they have the money or they don't respect people for the knowledge they carry. And you'll be happy because that's our last criteria not people's criteria.
Number three, and you will have the filter bar. What is a cover? Meaning when we put a person in the in the grave, we put him on his right shoulder.
Meaning we don't put him on his back look when you put somebody don't put him like this. You put him like this meaning his right is like almost slipping on his right.
Well how you can do that by moving him and putting a few stones behind his back or her back then they be like this.
Is this clear on the right hand towards the table or the face towards the table? Not the feet towards the face towards the Qibla
This is called lead.
It is a Sunnah that after we bury the person. Before we put the
after we put stones before we put the dirt on him or her is to take few health now.
Catch of stone three three of them. And you say Bismillah
Bismillah Bismillah. To throw 123
and to remember the area, Minghella naccho wafi handle a docam woman Hannah, Tara Tanaka which means from its from earth we created you and to it we will return you now you are returning and from it we will call you back is true. From it we created you what what you carry in your body in my body what do we carry?
We carry the earth the elements we carry water What do you find water we find it an earth What do you find the magnesium and iron in all of us? All of us are made of this
magnesium when when they check your blood What do they find?
Sugar where do you find it are all that it's in you. So from it we created you and to it we will return you to the grave. And from it we will call you one more time. This is what the unsaid and the last question wants us to remember when we throw that out of respect.
Putting flour putting water all that is not so now it's not part of the tradition of Rasulullah Salim at good burial of any loved one is when we put him or her
after we put the stones so that the dirt doesn't come on their faces. We take each one of us best by take three of those
clay Bismillah Bismillah Bismillah and ask Allah to forgive him one after one one that's what I was doing in America or in America we follow sooner. We teach people per annum as soon as possible. And no flour and of course some people come later on and start putting flour and this and that.
That's not the center financial Islamic Center. We all love our loved ones you think I don't love my father and a mother but I will never put two if they die before me. I would never put flour for them.
Not because I cannot afford or I don't love them. I love them to death. But I don't want to do something that Rasulullah Sasson didn't do
number four and two more points and we open questions and answers Sharla is
when we put the the person inside the grave for the woman. We must cover her
meaning whoever holds her we said her husband had children have son for his husband and son goes inside we give them the body.
We give the body so they touch the body. They put the wife and the mother. They put her on her right hand shoulder. For us we cannot see the body we cannot see even when it's scab, we cannot we supposed to cover
piece of cloth. We cover the all of them. Everybody who is inside the grave too.
Dude, you cannot do that it's a woman you cannot look at
we are breaking so many laws and still alive is so merciful to us. I'm worried I'm worried how many laws we have been breaking for centuries now. And I still have them feeding us and because remember we claim to be Muslims we call ourselves Muslims, non Muslims if they break our laws, laws, they are not Muslims. He will hold them there for us. No, you belong to a company and you're breaking the laws of the company.
No. So we belong to religion. We get to learn the deen hamdulillah we are learning so when it comes to a woman please brothers and sisters remember this? People cannot see her body even when she's covered even when she's covered we cannot
we have to feel alive enough not to look at the body. because later on it started you Oh, she was so thin, thin poor lady. She was fat. She was huge. He was she no she was tall. That's not our business men. Men should not look at women and women should not look at men anyways.
Let's last but not least brothers and sisters and is still far asking a lot forgiveness to the dead one. At the moment after we bury him or her actually we should be busy making dua to that person less talking about the dunya less talking about the family less talking about he's gone
and as soon as we put him or her the angels come in. So they need that moment a lot of us a lot a lot least they pass because everything that comes after that our first hour in the grave
is going to be based on that interview. If they make it in the interview, it's going to be inshallah straight good life after that. If they fail in that interview, and then what are we doing? We are talking we supposed to make your love forgive him. Maybe just because of you. You are good to Allah and you ask Allah to forgive that personalized
support please brothers and sisters if we love somebody, let's make insha Allah
Do I have the profits awesome said is that purely ethical? As soon as he buried the Muslim he said to the Sahaba make is that fair to your brother? He is being asked he's being questioned and ask Allah to make him steadfast
as soon as you put me tomorrow in my grave start making for me because I'm being questioned
I need to be steadfast I may know the questions but
scared or panic or something like that
after you bury it's better to level it's
not to leave anything like this
The sooner is to level it. What do we do?
No to so nice to level it, level it with the earth and then put a stone just to know that this is the head of science so that's all
we should ask building come to Algeria come to Egypt go go to sea graveyard nothing here so far so good.
Here here in Malaysia still wrong what you're doing to your grave is wrong is like building with marble. What is this? marble? Why you didn't build it for me when I was alive? At least
fixed my my kitchen
now I'm dead you put on me marble.
Oh, to show that I love my work people would say about me stingy? The Prophet said level it are you Muslim or not?
The question is, are we Muslims or not? If we are Muslims, then we have to follow.
We cannot be Muslims the way we want. We have to be Muslims the way Allah wants. And the law says follow me and follow my prophet. Then I follow if I need to know that's another thing but now I came to know from now on, no flowers. No sisters coming to the grave until it's done. No, no water. No this building of Annika build please. How much is that? 2000. Again, give it to the poor and say look at an orphanage and say Allah with the reward that we take from this donation forgive our father and mother. Then Allah will
you put on me? marble further than what? I'm dead I'm gone to Allah azza wa jal just so that we remember you. Okay put stone. Remember bill stone.
I stop here brothers and sisters. And we continue next week in sha Allah. But one thing we should emphasize upon is do not sit on the graves. Do not sit on the grave, let alone standing on the grave.
If you do it Rasulullah Salim said then you have put your your your foot on on fire so when you see a graveyard don't never step on it intentionally by mistake or you didn't know and somebody told you that's fine but to go and say no no I have to stand here to make
this panel in Islam we don't even stand on somebody
look at the respect of language as to that people we cannot tell us
it's okay if you don't know once you don't know it's fine but if you know you know if you
remember SR I only when you know