Death and its Remembrance

November, 2015

  • 28 November

    The Hairdresser of the daughter of Fir’awn

    Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “On the night of Mi’raaj, I perceived a beautiful fragrance. I said: O Jibreel, where is this beautiful fragrance coming from? He said: This is the fragrance of the hairdresser of the daughter of Fir’awn and her children. …

  • 22 November

    Sayyidah Aasiyah (Rahmatullahi Alayha) and the Persecution of Firawn

    Sayyidah Aasiyah (Rahmatullahi Alayha) was the wife of Fir’awn who had brought Imaan on Hadhrat Moosa (Alayhis Salaam). Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Fir’awn had pegged both her hands and feet into the ground with nails and left her in the scorching heat. He had not yet completed …

  • 15 November

    Being Favoured by Allah Ta’ala at the Time of Death

    When the hour of death drew near for Ibne Idrees (Rahmatullahi Alaih), his daughter began to weep. He said, “Do not cry my child, I have completed four thousand khatams of the Holy Qur'an in this house.” Hasan Ibne Hayye (Rahmatullahi Alaih) says, “I was with my brother, Ali (Rahmatullahi Alaih) …

  • 7 November

    Habib Ajami (Rahmatullahi Alaih) on his Deathbed

    It is mentioned regarding Sheikh Habib Ajami (Rahmatullahi Alaih) who is one of the renowned spiritual leaders, that he looked gravely concerned at the time of his death. Someone said to him, “It is strange that a pious person like yourself should feel so afraid at the hour of death. …

October, 2015

  • 31 October

    A Cure for Hard-heartedness

    Once a woman came to Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) and complained to her of her own hard-heartedness, whereupon Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) advised her to soften her heart through remembering death in abundance. The woman did as she was advised and after a few days she returned and expressed her …

  • 24 October

    Constantly Remembering Death

    Ibrahim Taimi (Rahmatullah alaih) says; “Two things have caused me to turn away from sensual pleasures of the world; death and the fear of reckoning before Allah Ta'ala.”  Hadhrat Ka'b (Radhiallahu Anhu) says: “He who realizes what death signifies will find that, by comparison, all the sufferings of this world …

  • 17 October

    The Habit of Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

    A Hadith says: "When two third of the night passed, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “O people, remember Allah! Remember Allah! The quake of Doomsday will soon occur! The time for the blowing of the Trumpet (Soor) is drawing near! And everybody's hour of death, along with its pangs and …

  • 11 October

    Hadhrat Salmaan (Radhiyallahu Anhu) on his death-bed

    When Hadhrat Salmaan (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was at the point of death, he began to weep and cry. Someone said to him, “Why do you cry? After death you will meet Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) left this world in the condition that he was pleased with you.” …

  • 3 October

    Hadhrat Ibrahim (Alaihis salaam) and the angel of death

    It is reported that once Hadhrat Ibrahim Alaihis salaam asked the angel of death, Hadhrat Izraeel Alaihis salaam to show him the form he takes while extracting the souls of the evil and wicked servants. The angel told him that he would not be able to bear the sight, but …

September, 2015

  • 12 September

    Being Honoured after Death due to Writing Durood

    Sufyaan bin Uyaynah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) narrates from Khalf (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) saying: “I had a friend with whom I used to study Ahaadith. He passed away. I once saw him in a dream moving around in a new pair of green clothes. I said to him, “We used to study Ahaadith …