How do you know if you’re ready for death? Mans greatest fear is death. I want to know that if I were to die right now what would my death be like? Would it be painful, would it be pleasurable, would it be sweet? Here is an answer: Your death will be exactly as your salat it to you right now. Why? Because when you pray salat what do you do? You go and meet Allah. When you die what happens? You go and meet Allah. If you dislike meeting Allah while you are in this world in the body why would you want to meet Allah when you leave the body? If salat is sweet to you right now your death would be sweet if you died right now. If you eagerly wait for salat, then when death comes to you, you will eagerly wait to be released from this cage and soar to new heights. If your salat is a burden on you right now, death will be a burden on you if you die right now. If salat is painful, death will be painful. Look at your salat, improve your salat, and you will improve your connection to Allah, because both of these are nothing but a meeting with Allah.
Khalil Jaffer (via nargessi)
Wow, this hit me hard, masyaAllah .
In her pain she thought how would she ever survive this test. Then she closed her eye’s and her heart cried, the physical pain was too much for her to bear and the mental anguish had caused her to despair. It was only the belief in her Lord which kept her sane. Inside she cried as they slowly caused her demise. Then she couldn’t take it anymore, she didn’t want to suffer like this. She was a dignified human being and thus with hope she looked up to the sky and called upon her Lord. She said; “Build for me near You a house in Paradise.” - [Qur’an; At-Tahreem, 11]And her du’a was heard, her cries were never rejected. Rather Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) was waiting for her call. As her pain was eased and solace touched her heart, she saw her house in Paradise and then her eyes closed. She was gone, parted from this world, ready for greatness in the Hereafter due to her sacrifice.She was the wife of an oppressor, but still her eman was strong - she didn’t use him as an excuse to refuse to comply. She lived in a community which pulled her in so many directions, but still due to her focus on Allah (subahanhu wa ta ‘ala) she always found her way home. Her name was Asiya (‘alayhassalaam), a Superstar in her own right. Now, what about us?
Imagine the regret you will feel within the grave for all those wasted hours listening to music, watching movies, and playing video games. People will wish to return to the Dunya just for 1 second in order to perform a good deed, yet here we are, wasting hour after hour.
Seriously, be careful with Hadiths. Like, really, really, really, really, really, really, careful with them.
Be wary of combining Hadiths to make rules. You might be making new rules.
Be wary of applying a Hadith to your situation when you don’t know the situation of that Hadith.
Like, Hadith science is no joke, so just be careful.