Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FREE Lecture Event in Perth-WA - Death in Islam

The Young Muslims of Australia (YMA) is proud to present this FREE lecture 
by Ustadh Mahmud A. Kürkçü.

Topic: Death – The Breaker of Joys

Date: Sunday 26th June 2011

Time: 1 – 5 pm (includes Tea break and Salat break)

Venue: Agonis Hall, 2232 Albany Hwy, Gosnells (WA)

Cost: FREE

RSVP by 22nd June: 0404 750 194 or

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Qur'an

“Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Jannah, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).” (3:185)

“No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die…” (31:34)

“…when their term comes, neither can they delay nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).” (16:61)

"O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers. And spend (in charity) of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you, and he says: `My Rabb! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e., return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e., Zakat) of my wealth, and be among the righteous [i.e., perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) and other good deeds].' And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.'' (63:9-11)  

Assalamu ‘alaykum,
Just want to share my experience with a dying patient recently SubhanAllah. For your information Ustadh Mahmud is always on call by the Melbourne hospitals to visit and give counselling to sick and dying patients who have no families. Last Friday evening Ustadh asked me to visit a Muslim sister at the hospital who was in her late 40’s, was dying of cancer and had less than 24 hours to live. SubhanAllah, I visited her with Sumeyye. I gave my salams to her and held her hand and read surah yasin and other short surahs and I tried to make her read the kalimah shahadah and comforted her whilst asking her to repeat after me to ease the pain. She couldn’t talk much due to the immense pain she was in and she was on drugs so she was feeling groggy but managed to repeat after me and grabbed my hand tightly Alhamdullillah. I could imagine myself in her place. How will I die? Will it be a lonely place? Will I die in a state of iman? Will I have family and friends next to my deathbed? Will I have that fear of Malaikatul Maut taking my life in a bad state? Allah knows best.
I ended up missing the usual Friday night class because my mind was preoccupied with her. After praying Isha at 8pm and making dua for her, I managed to sleep early with the intention to visit her and bring some zam zam water for her after Madrasah the next day. I called the hospital in the morning and was told that she had been discharged and I should contact the family. I was feeling anxious, not sure whether she was still alive or dead. Alhamdullillah I managed to call a friend who apparently was there when I was just about to leave her, she told me that the sister had passed away, she refused the next intake of drugs and continued to recite the shahadah and her dhikrullah and died peacefully at 4am. She told me that the jenazah salaat would be held at a certain Mosque on the same day after Dhuhr salat. Alhamdullillah it was a quick burial and May Allah have Mercy on her soul InshaAllah.
This is something to ponder upon. Death is certain, we cant run away from it. The process of dying helps form our fears of death. What we see other people going through while they are dying prompts us to ask ourselves questions. Will there be a lot of pain? Will I be alone? What about my physical appearance? What will my spiritual state be like? InshaAllah I hope Ustadh can answer all the questions that you might have on the day of his lecture.
Remember this beautiful dua-
The Messenger of Allah SAW sought refuge (in Allah) from trials, so he said:
“O Allah! By Your knowledge of the unseen, and Your Power over the creation, keep me alive for as long as You know that life is better for me. And give me death when You have known that death is better for me. O Allah! And I ask You for Your fear in the unseen and the seen, and I ask You for the word of truth in pleasure and anger. And I ask You for resolution in poverty and in affluence. And I ask You for delights that do not end. And I ask You for the consolation for the eye which does not seize to continue. And I ask You for the pleasure after the decree. And I ask You for the coolness of the life after death, and I ask You for the pleasure of the look at Your Face, and the love for the meeting with You, without any damaging adversity, nor any trial with the possibility of going astray. O Allah! Beautify us with the beauty of Imaan and make us the guided leaders” (Saheeh Sunan an-Nisaa`i 1237)

1 comment:

  1. MashaAllah so true expereince . we indeed unware in which state we will die . i just wish for kalima shahada would be my last words , thank you for sharing .