The Final Destination
This week, we have lost a dear member of Jannat Al Quran’s Family; sister Asmaa Abdel-Aziz who passed away on the 23rd of March 2019!
May Allah gives her a high level in paradise.
Most of the times we forget the truth that one day we are going to leave this life. We are going to leave everything behind us.
How many years have you lived so far?
And how many years are you going to live more?
All of these years are nothing compared to our standing in the day of Resurrection! So, death is not seen as the termination of life, rather the continuation of life in another form. Death is the final destination of worldly life, but it is just the beginning of another eternal life. Allah has mentioned what the person will say at the day of judgment … “He will say, “Oh, I wish I had sent ahead [some good] for my life.” Quran 89:24
So, What have you prepared for your life? I mean the eternal life.
How can someone prepare for something that he doesn’t know!! You have to open your eyes to see the truth. To read and reflect upon the Holy Quran.
The Quran answers your questions about life, death and why we are here and where we are going after death!! The Quran guides us to the straight path. The issue of death is mentioned in several Ayahs the Quran. Death is inevitable. No matter how many people try to escape death, it will reach everyone. “And the intoxication of death will bring the truth; that is what you were trying to avoid”. Quran 50:19.
Some people deny resurrection and afterlife, and thus challenge Allah. The Quran challenges them by saying that why those people then do not put back the soul which has reached the throat (of the dying person) and is about to escape the body.
“Then why do you not (intervene) when (the soul of a dying person) reaches the throat? (83) And you at the moment are looking on, (84) But We (i.e. Our angels who take the soul) are nearer to him than you, but you see not, (Tafsir At-Tabarî) (85) Then why do you not, if you are exempt from the reckoning and recompense (punishment) (86) Bring back the soul (to its body), if you are truthful? (87)“ Quran 56:83-87.
It also says that when death approaches the sinners and disbelievers, and they sense the upcoming chastisement, they pray to God to go back to life to do some good deeds; but this will never be granted to them. “For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord, send me back That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind.” No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected.” Quran 23:99 &100.
The most frequently quoted verses of the Quran about death are: “Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.” Quran 3:183
Another verse relates this issue: “[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving” Quran 67:2
Don’t think that you have that much time to find the truth, to know who you are, to turn back to Allah, to do good deeds…. Nobody knows when he/she is going to die and where!! This life is too short and death comes suddenly!
Finally, please keep our sister Asmaa in your Du’aa. She was one of our great teachers who had been working so hard with full commitment.
May Allah grant Asmaa Abdel Aziz a high Maqam in Jannah and may she receive the intercession of the Prophet (SAW). May Allah make her grave wide and full of light. May Allah forgive her sins and have mercy upon her.
Written by Shaykh Hazem Hamed