• why? •

Subhan Allah, when someone close to you dies, it’s like time just stops. You remember them, you think about the last time you saw them, and the fact that you’ll never see them again. You also think about yourself, and where you’re headed, and what your situation would be if that had been you instead. Many of us convince ourselves that we left that “I’ll get religious when I’m older” attitude behind us once we started practicing, but our actions testify otherwise. Well, mine do at least.

A sister I love once shared this. I hope she doesn’t mind that I will post it here, but it’s weighing heavily on my mind:

Al-Hasan Al-Basri attended a funeral prayer. When they had buried the dead person he said to a man from the gathering: “Do you think that this dead person would wish to come back to the earth to increase his deeds from dhikr, good actions and istighfaar from his sins?” The man replied, “Yes.” So al-Hasan said, “Then why aren’t we like this dead person?”

[Taken from the book al-Hasan al-Basri by Ibn al Jawzee]

Rabb waffiqnaa limaa tuhibbu wa tardaa .. la hawla wa la quwwata ilaa billaah


7 Responses to “• why? •”

  1. Muwahidah Says:

    assalamu aleykum my dear sis

    subhanAllah i saw your thread but i thought ill talk to u when i can but jus saw this post of urs..

    na3am subhanAllah that is so true..you were just telling me about his surgery..

    rahimahullaahi rahmatan wasi3a

    hope to catch u on soon

    love u habeebti

  2. istiqaamah Says:

    wa alaykum as-salaam ukhti al-habibah

    love you too, wa jazaaki Allahu khairan for everything

    may Allaah never abandon you in your time of need, aameen

  3. Aish Al Akhirah Says:

    AMEEN to all the du’aas in the previous entry.
    may Allah SWT bestow His infinite Mercy upon your grandfather and grant him the highest of Heavens. ameen ya Rabbil `Alameen

    subhanAllah, the things which you said about your grandfather were so inspiring! may Allah SWT make your grandfather be amongst this gathering as he describes in Surah Zumar:

    And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened; and its keepers will say: “Peace be upon you! well have ye done! enter ye here, to dwell therein.”

    They will say: “Praise be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His Promise to us, and has given us (this) land in heritage: We can dwell in the Garden as we will: how excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!”

    And thou wilt see the angels surrounding the Throne (Divine) on all sides, singing Glory and Praise to their Lord. The Decision between them (at Judgment) will be in (perfect) justice, and the cry (on all sides) will be, “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!”

    BarakAllahu Feeki Ukhtee.

  4. Samaa' Says:

    you’ve always been so good with reminders mashaAllah – may Allah bless you and elevate your ranks ameen

    {When I left home, one of the things that I missed so much was your reminders =( }

  5. istiqaamah Says:

    aww jazaakillahu khairan habibti. walaahi i miss yours too. man come back home already! plllz :(

  6. istiqaamah Says:

    And Jazaakumullahu khairan again to all who commented and all who made duaa and all who spoke words of comfort. May Allah never abandon you in your times of need. Aameen. I’m blessed to have you all as sisters and brothers fillah.

  7. nemo Says:


    wa iyaaki min ahl aljazaa habibaty

    and I am blessed to have you as a sister

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