Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,” Surah Al-Mulk – QN67:2, reminds us, that death in Islam is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of afterlife. Invariably, death is the separation of the soul from the body and its transfer from this world to the afterlife. Hence, let the ‘Kalimat Shahada’ which we learned in our youth give us comfort and strength in our state of vulnerability and infact in our dying moments.
In other words, dragged out of the shadows and held up to the light of Allah, death loses its sting and becomes a reminder for us to use the time we have wisely.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Death hurts, but it is not the end;
2) Once we acknowledge that we are headed toward it, we can stop expending the tremendous energy that it takes to deny our mortality and start living into our eternal destiny here and now; and
3) We can be intentional about investing in the things that God wants to be with Him at the end;
Teach you, instead of mourning as those who have no hope or do not know how many days they have left, to use every single day to get the truth about who He is and who you are in Him!
Pray with me: O Allah! Guide our hearts and tongue with the Kalimat Shahada. Help us to depart in a state of Islam when the time is ripe and grant all our departed Muslims Aljanah Firdous. Amin.
Good morning and have a Pleasant week.