Sudden Death

Bismillah Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem

A relative of mine returned to Allah on the 9th of Zulhijjah, day of A’rafah,

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Illayhi Rajiu’n

She died at the age of 61. She had no sickness whatsoever, at all. She was still working and was as healthy as can be.

Three days before her death however, she had chest pain. On the third day, she arranged to meet her sister at the doctor. She told her sister to register her first as she was about to arrive.  Then, she and her sister planned to go shopping.

On the way in the bus, she collapsed, got sent to the hospital and died there.

Lessons..

1) Health does not prevent death

2) She didn’t know she was going to die. We didn’t expect her to die, but she did.

3) We all will die some day..Maybe next year, day or even second.

4) She had planned to go shopping with her sister but by Allah’s decree, all that turned to dust and she’ll be facing Him and be accounted for all that she had done

Allah said “No (chance) will they then have, by will, to dispose (of their affairs), nor to return to their own people!”

36:50

and “and in no way does any self realize what it will earn tomorrow, and in no way does any self realize in whichever land it will die. Surely Allah is Ever-Knowing, Ever-Aware”

31:34

An interesting article: http://yassarnalquran.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/that-which-takes-happiness-away/#more-1456

5) Only and only Allah knows every single thing, the past, present, future and other things beyond our knowledge

Ps. Please make  dua for me, I am currently having my exams

Jazakumullah  Khayr

All the good here is from Allah, while all the discrepancies are from His weak slave..

Wassalaam

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  1. Inna lillah!

    And what a coincidence!

    Sister, my mom’s aunt too died on the day of Arafah, and I believe when she was trying to get onto the bus, she fell down and suffered a heart attack. She went to Hajj with her husband.

    And I think her age was around 60 too..

    By any chance was she from India?

    • Innalillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un..
      No she was born and raised in Singapore and I don’t think she went to India before:)
      When Allah takes the life of someone we know, He loves us as he wants us to remember Him and death and He wants to pull us out of the ocean of Dunya into the Ship of Eternal Salvation. He also wants to test our faith, whether we are patient or not.
      So, both you and I are chosen by Allah to feel the nearness of death and thus come closer to Allah:)
      Your comment sort of made me realise how frail and dependent we humans are towards our Creator.
      I mean, a person dies…okaaayy…but if another person miles away dies on the same day having the same illness as the first person who dies and is about the same age too…it shows the Power and Might of Allah upon us, His Slaves and that if He wants something to happen, He just says:”Kun(Happen)” and it will happen. With the One who Owns and Controls everything, anything is possible.
      Do you understand what I am saying?O.o
      By the way, my apologies for the late reply. I am kind of preoccupied with exams currently. Please make du’a for me for the best in this temporary Dunya and also in the Eternal Akhirah:)
      JazakAllah Khayr

      • No problem with the late response.
        I understand what you are saying, these things at least for me make me numb.
        Please carry on with your studies, the elders say our studies too are a form of daawah. Suggest that you study with the intention that you are studying for the sake of Allah and that you’ll inshaAllah use this ilm to propogate His deen – the blessings and help start rightaway. We lack knowledge and we tend to study for job – such small ambitions and therefore no barakah.
        Duas.

      • What you say has some Truth in it brother. Studying is a form of Da’wah, with the condition that we spread what we learn by acting on it. We are also commanded to learn by Allah in the first 5 verses of Surah Al-A’laq. So, learning could be said as a form of I’baadah. With knowledge of the creation, one moves closer to the Creator of all creation.
        May Allah help us benefit from our studies in this Dunya and moreover, the Akhirah.
        May He make us sincere in learning as It has been narrated on the authority of Sulaiman b. Yasar who said:
        I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: The first of men (whose case) will be decided on the Day of Judgment will be a man who died as a martyr……….Then will be brought forward a man who acquired knowledge and imparted it (to others) and recited the Qur’an. He will be brought And Allah will make him recount His blessings and he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his lifetime). Then will Allah ask: What did you do (to requite these blessings)? He will say: I acquired knowledge and disseminated it and recited the Qur’an seeking Thy pleasure. Allah will say: You have told a lie. You acquired knowledge so that you might be called” a scholar,” and you recited the Qur’an so that it might be said:” He is a Qari” and such has been said. Then orders will be passed against him and he shall be dragged with his face downward and cast into the Fire…………”
        You can get the full hadith here: http://sunnah.com/urn/246880

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