Thursday, April 26, 2007

Message for Friday - Death is a reminder

G'd says in the Qur'an (67:2):
It is HE who created death and life as trial for you to see who is best in deeds.
أَنَّ نَبِيّ اللَّه صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُول : إِنَّ اللَّه أَذَلَّ ابْن آدَم بِالْمَوْتِ
The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, "Surely G'd humbles the Children of Adam with death."
Death is one of the Signs of G'd that helps humans remember the reality that this life is a temporary condition. Death of close friends and family, for a conscious human, is an attitude adjuster and a movitator to improve one's relationships with G'd and HIS creation.
الناس نيام فإذا ماتوا انتبهوا
The Prophet (SAAS) said, "Mankind is sleeping, and when they die then they awaken."
Most people go through this life seeking the attainment of material and physical bliss without factoring in the real life that is to come in the Hereafter. For those poor souls that ignore the sign of death while their living, they will have a rude awakening beginning in the grave.
For those who heed the sign and act in accordance to its lesson, they are alive in this life and will attain success in the Hereafter.
So remember death before death overtakes you.
And surely G'd knows best.

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