Sunday

Reminder: The Death of the Prophet's Son


When the Prophet's infant son Ibraheem was ill, our Sayyida Mariyah, radi Allahu 'anha, called for Allah's Messenger to come quickly.

When Allah's Messenger, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, arrived, baby Ibraheem was in his final breaths of life.

... now think for a moment, May Allah protect you and your family.  
Imagine your son's infant body in your arms cradle. 
His eyes bulging, gasping for breath, face turning blue. Dying. 
In your hands.

And there is nothing you can do...
 except surrender to Allah's Will, with full submission.

This is what Allah's Messenger, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, experienced.

Tears spilled down Allah's Messenger's cheeks. The Sahabah, our Sayyids, flanked the Prophet, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and they asked him about the tears. With the tears streaming down his cheeks, he said, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, "

The Eyes Tear
The Heart is in Pain
But (with my tongue) I will only say that which is pleasing to Allah
And we are indeed sad at your departure, O Ibraheem


Lesson: When someone experiences a death in the family, you have access to 4 body parts:
1. Eyes; 2. Heart; 3. Tongue; 4. Hands

It is permissible to cry with the eyes. 
>>So next time you see someone crying at the death of a loved one, you don't have to insist that they stop crying.

It is permissible to feel sadness in the heart. 
>>So next time you see someone sad at the death of a loved one, you don't have to 'reprimand' them.

But it is with the TONGUE and/or Hands that one either wins the mercy of Allah, or slips in to displeasing Allah. (With hands one must not slap their face, pull at their clothes or hair) 

If you've been through a calamity, you cannot bring back what was lost. 
But there is an infinite reward of PATIENCE that is awaiting your tongue's response.

My advice to you, dear brother and sister, is that there is nothing to gain by missing out 
on being patient during this difficult time. Be Patient, and Say the Most Pleasing Thing to Allah, "

Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon
"We are all Allah's property, and we will all surely return to Him."


137 comments:

  1. Whatever calamities we go through, it does not compare to what Rasulullah SalAllahu Alayhi WaSallam went through. How difficult it must have been for him, who was a Mercy to Mankind.

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  2. Anonymous2:50 AM

    Jazakallah khaer for the reminder.

    Amar, Melaka, Malaysia.

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  3. salaam. Good reminder. Jazakallaho khair

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  4. Anonymous2:52 AM

    Allahuakbar i really needed to hear these words even if it did bring a tear to my eye and a pain to my heart so that if it happens i will not be of those who are ungrateful or who forget to be patient inshallah.jazakallah khair.
    Ozlem, Australia

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  5. Anonymous2:54 AM

    Umm Ibraheem...UK.. Jzkallah khair brother for this beautiful reminder.Bought tears to my eyes. Just had a few deaths in the family so this alhumdolillah helps. May Allah rewards you for your efforts.

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  6. Anonymous2:54 AM

    selaam alaikum,

    I find the humanity in the message being conveyed just what Muslims need during these troubling times.

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  7. Anonymous2:59 AM

    Bradford Brother, UK - Qabeelah Mass

    Asalamu Alaikum,

    JZK, for another excellent article. My friend's mother passed away, Inshallah I will share this article with him.

    When you coming to Bradford?

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  8. Anonymous3:05 AM

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah
    Jazakallahu khayran. Keep it up Muh'd Shareef. May this very important reminder be included in your harvest of good deeds on the MOST important Day. Ameen
    Nigeria

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  9. Jazakallahu khaer,

    Alhamdulillah, I read some tadzkirah that made my tears go down.
    Alhamdulillah.
    All the praise for Allah.


    Glad to be a muslim,
    Japan.

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  10. Anonymous3:10 AM

    May Allah reward you for the reminder. Ameen

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  11. AssalamuAlaikum

    I read this passage from the seerah about a month ago, when my husband mentioned it to me after a miscarriage. It was the most comforting thing anyone had shared with me, and I think other parents in similar situations would benefit greatly from hearing about it as well. JazakAllahuKheiran.

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  12. Anonymous3:20 AM

    May Allah make us of those who are patient and of those who ponder and reflect upon the mountains of lessons available in the life of His Rasool (saw), Ameen.
    Sohret, Sydney Australia

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  13. Anonymous3:28 AM

    Sukran Jaleela...

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  14. "I wrote a reminder for myself ........" - this is a great way to start the message. Many times we forget ourselves and lecture to others.
    Kasim from Kenya

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  15. May Allah ta'alaa grant us all the understanding and wisdom of these words and expand our breast in patience.

    Rashidah

    USA

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  16. As salaam walaiykum wa rahmatullah,

    JazakAllahu khairan for sharing this with us. It is a good reminder, really. I sat here thinking about being in the Prophet's (Allah bless him and give him peace) place and I couldn't even completely understand the pain. I have never really lost anyone that close to me. And young Ibrahim was Rasulullah's, salAllahu alaiyhi wa sallam, child after so many years. The Believers were so happy about his birth. It makes me so sad thinking about it. But I hope that in my times of calamity, especially when losing someone, I will be as patient as the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. And may we all meet in Jannatul Firdaws.

    wassalaam,
    Sharmin, USA

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  17. Anonymous3:58 AM

    SubhanAllah!
    it is real comforting to know that the Rasool of Allah (saw), whom in his perfect creation by way of Allah - shed tears and felt pain in his heart at the death of his child. Even more reason to love this man and his Lord. May we strive to be more like him, those whom are always in rememberance of Allah at all times.

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  18. Anonymous4:07 AM

    JazaakAllah.
    The reminder corresponds to any calamity and has made me think about the way I dealt with a calamity recently. I need to be more patient and remember that Allah is testing me.

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  19. Anonymous4:11 AM

    Salaamu alaikum brother
    Very emotional. For a moment there I could see Allah Almighty's beloved feeling intense pain, which then became my pain. Muhammad (SAW) said something to the effect that "nobody can have perfect Imaan until they love me even more than they love themselves".
    Spread the LOVE!
    Afzal
    Cape Town
    South Africa

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  20. Anonymous4:15 AM

    Yasmin, London,
    This reminder is crucial for every single one of us, we all WILL return to our Creator. Patience at the time of a loved one's death is the key to help come over the loss, from personal experience losing many loved ones the patience comes from your Salah. Hold steadfast to your Prayers brothers and sisters........

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  21. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Assalamualaikum,

    Just had a few deaths in family last week, couldnot sleep last night. This reminder is a big help.

    Jazakallah Khair

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  22. Anonymous4:27 AM

    Aneela, Australia.
    Asalamu-alaikum brothers and sisters. As sad as the death of children may be it might be comforting for us to remember that they are all in a much better place than we are right now. They have died innocent and sinless which is something that the rest of us can only pray for. Allah is well within His right to take from us what He pleases and when He does He is surely just. When prophet Adam (a.s) lost his righteous son Habil Allah replaced him with another righteous son, Shaith (a.s) who was also a prophet. We may never understand why Allah does what he does. All we have is patience.

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  23. Anonymous4:28 AM

    May Allaah reward our brother, mo'alim and sheikh Muhammad Shareef. YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION. MR TECHNOLOGY :) I LOVE ALL THE MESSAGES, REMINDERS, NOTES ETC sent Sh. M and those affiliated with him.


    UK

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  24. Anonymous4:34 AM

    jazzak Allah khair... may Allah grant us all the patience we require to enter his Jenna!

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  25. Anonymous4:35 AM

    Salams Muhammad Alshareef! Can you please make a visit to Melbourne in Australia? We're in desperate need of more people down to earth and knowledgable like yourself. Your lectures have done so much for myself and other people. I have a wish that Melbourne could also benefit from your way of conveying the message.

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  26. Salam, thanks for sharing this. This is something new which I learn about when losing your loved ones. But I never cried or feel sad about the deaths of most of my parents' parents. But it's a meaningful lesson so that I know how to handle a situation like when a closed ones died. Think I should foward this to my family.

    Siti, Brunei

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  27. Anonymous4:40 AM

    jazakallah kheir for remainding me and others ths important issue, may allah bless you and your family.

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  28. Anonymous4:48 AM

    salam may allah reward you for this reminder, i also learn that the prophet's (s.a.w) son died when he was only an infant subhanallah. jazakalahu khairan.

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  29. Anonymous4:52 AM

    MASHALLAH, wonderful sharing...
    JAZAKALLAH KHAIR, for reminding the lesson of patience.

    Best Regards,
    Muhammad Haroon

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  30. Subhanallah
    Jazakallahukhair for sharing

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  31. Anonymous5:03 AM

    SubhanAllah! How lost we would be without this guidance. May Allah give us the strength and patience to behave in the ways most pleasing to him.
    Muslims are so very lucky to have this, much of my family is not muslim and I witness the anguish and confusion in the absence of clear guidance such as this.
    Thank you for the reminder brother. May Allah reward you and your family.

    H.Salahuddin, London

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  32. Anonymous5:05 AM

    Salaam aleikoem wr wb,

    I had a car accident 1,5 years ago, when I came back from my roots Marocco riding back to Holland. My Son Adam (5Years old) died with his grandmother (69). My wife was more than a year in a hospital recovering from the injuries and more than a half year in a wheelchair. My youngest son Zakaria(3,5) and I had little injuries. Zakaria misses his brother very much, its sometimes difficult to see him play alone. Elhamdullieh.I had the chance to pray for my son and wash him and pray for the mother of my wife. I had much sabr from my wife, Allah gave me the best wife of the world, Mascha Allah. She still has faith in me and in Allah after the test Allah gave to us. We had it very going on. I was creative and have a wonderfull job and my wife also has a wonderfull job. We were with both feet in this world. We have to thank Alah for everything he gave us. Our first son in Now in Paradise, now my second Son. We don’t have to worry about Adam ra any more. He’s in Paradise and I hope we will eventually meet after interceeding for us. May Allah give you all the Sabr you need, to go on and achieve the highest of goals in the Dunja and the hereafter.
    Forgive me for my English.
    Dutch And Arabic are my first languages.

    Aleikoem Sallaam wr wb,
    Abu Adam, Ibrahim
    Amsterdam, Holland
    www.iciu.nl
    www.moslimsinamsterdam.com

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  33. Mashallah, I like the word selection, such as:
    "Our Sayyida Mariyah" and "The Sahabah, our sayyids, flanked the prophet"

    This was quite a different topic then the usual ones..Mashallah

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  34. Anonymous5:19 AM

    aslm br - how fo u react to someone whose not gone (alhamdulillah) but is leading to a slow death by smoking drugs and wont accept it as wrong or not normal living or go with any kind of help - its hurtful to just watching a loved one in silence and live with it day after day :(

    dua and patience is weapon but still there are boduly harms that are silently inflicted on the smoker with every puff :((

    plzzzzzz advise

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  35. suleiman5:20 AM

    bismillah.
    Assalamu alaikum. JazkaAllahu khair brother Mouhammad for you reminder.My father passed awy in front of me 1979. every soul should taste death . my Allah give us patience.

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  36. I just lost my father and it was very thought-provoking indeed to read this..Its not easing to loose someone dear in your life but the harder the test the more the reward from Allah subhan wa talla with His will and His mercy!
    Jazakallah khair brother..May Allah reward you with Jannah and a high place in Jannah(amin)
    Fareeha US

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  37. Anonymous5:20 AM

    This is a wonderful reminder as I experienced a loss of the heart lately. I had thought that Allah blesses the mu'min with the ability to experience loss without pain, ie that they can just say, 'alhamdulillah, it is Allah's qadr' and move on, but this reminder has shown me that no one, no matter how close to Allah that they are, will be able to just move on without experiencing some heartache.

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  38. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Thanks for the reminder. May Allah SWT give us the ability to practice the lessons our beloved prophet (PBUH) taught us through his life. - Nayeema, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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  39. Anonymous5:32 AM

    SubhanAllah! May Allah (SAW) reward you greatly for this reminder. What a lesson! Allahu Akbar.

    Amina, USA

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  40. Jazakallahukhairan..

    such a beneficial reminder. TQ for sharing. I have asked my friens to check this post out..

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  41. Anonymous5:39 AM

    Um Abdullah, Bahrain

    SubhanaAllah may Allah give us all patience in the first instance that calamity strikes, our beloved Prophet is the best example to follow in all aspects of life!

    Br from Morroco, may Allah continue to give you and your wife sabr and just remember Adam will be there to welcome his parents and family into Jannah

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  42. May Allah reward you brother.

    Abdulgafaar, Nigeria

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  43. Anonymous5:50 AM

    For the people who study Islam. I had a book at home I bought years ago. And never read it till this happened to me. I have read it in a heartbeat. Its very important to read this book with someone wise. Its a difficult book. I loved the book for sure. Its At-Tazkirah Fii Ahwaal Al-Mauta Wa Umuuril-Akhirah,from Sheich el Islam. Shamsuddin Al-Qurtubi ra. There are numerous other great works on this subject.
    Aleikoem Sallaam wr wb,
    Abu Adam, Ibrahim
    Amsterdam, Holland
    www.iciu.nl
    www.moslimsinamsterdam.com

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  44. jazzaka Allah
    incha Allah lesson taken
    i will pass it on
    Musa.USA

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  45. JazakAllah Khair for such an important reminder.

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  46. Anonymous5:53 AM

    Amazing Reminder!! JazakAllah kher

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  47. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Narida - Canada

    Indeed advise to live by. May Allah bless all of us with patience. ameen!

    Muslim (918) narrated that Umm Salamah(may Allah be pleased with her) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah ( peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: "There is no Muslim who is stricken with a calamity and says what Allah has enjoined - "Verily to Allah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allah, reward me for my affliction and compensate me with something better" - but Allah will compensate him with something better.

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  48. Anonymous6:05 AM

    ...life is worth living only if we know the purpose... we have to help others who are lost..

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  49. Anonymous6:14 AM

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing this... Im currently 8months pregnant with my son alhamdulilah and the thought of what i would do if he was not born whole and healthy often crosses my mind... It was comforting to read this so if, subhanAllah, any calamity does strike me and my child i know how to act and how to try and be patient. All for Allah azawajal. Thank u very much, my salaams to all my dear brothers and sisters....
    Jenna, UK

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  50. Anonymous6:17 AM

    sister from Uk

    jazakumullahi khairan for that beautiful reminder...it reminds me of the time when i was almost a mother (had miscarriage) i could do nothing but helplessly submit to the will of Allah (and cry). but despite the physical and mental pain, i felt this sweetness as i prayed to Allah to give me sabr and forgivness. its amazing how following the sunnah of the prophet (saw) can turn a bitter experience into a beautiful one. May Allah keep us all on the straight path. amin.

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  51. Anonymous6:37 AM

    assalamualaikum,

    i could not believe the coincidence with which Allaah has placed this reminder to me and my family while we are grieving for our son loss, and alhamdulillah we could say inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon but cry...

    our son will be insh Allaah with ibrahim alayhi salam's company and will be waiting for his mom at jannah's doors.

    o Allaah make it easy on her and give us patience and let us do amal that are pleased to you. ameen.

    rabbana Aatina fidduniya hasanah, wa fil akhirati al firdows al 'ala waqina azab annaar. ameen.

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  52. I wrote a similar reminder on my blog under the title: Friday and a glimpse of Al-Qiyamah. I recorded my feelings when my son went missing in a terrorist attack on a masjid where he had gone for Jummah prayers. Allah gave me immense patience and peace in that calamity but I am often bewildered at this contradiction within myself that if I could be so calm and patient at that time then why do I lose my temper at little things? InshaAllah I am trying to control my reactions but there are times when I don't remember the ajar associated with patience and submission to Allah's will.
    In case someone is interested to read my article it can be found on the following link:
    www.theseekerspath.wordpress.com

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  53. Love you Shaykh Muhammad for the sake of Allah; you're the best (ولا أزكيك على الله), may Allah continuously bless you to keep on benefiting the Muslim Ummah آمين

    :)

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  54. Assalamuslaykum Brother Muhammad,

    I'm in tears

    Bro, a sincere advice - you should really stick to this method, than make silly cartoons, I know you wanna reach to the young and all, but Yoda!! A'oodhubillah.

    BarakAllahufeek

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  55. Ayesha USA
    Jazakum Allah khair brother for sharing this,

    This is such a heart warming reminder for all of us subhanullah. It definately pulled on my heartstrings. Inshallah, I feel this advice can be used not just to deal with death but also any difficulty we may experience in our lives that may seem too painful to bear.

    One crys and feels pain in the heart, but inshallah as long as we have faith in Allah's wisdom inshallah, we will not displease our Rab. may Allah forgive us if we have ever sliped and may He always help us have Sabrun Jamilah inshallah.

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  56. Anonymous7:04 AM

    Jazakullah Khair

    It it through difficulty that Allah (swt) draws one close to Him. May Allah (swt) give us the strength to endure all the hardship and calamity that He (swt) has decreed to befall us, Ameen.

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  57. AMINA Pakistan7:06 AM

    JazakAllah khair for this reminder of patience. May Allah (swt) give us all the strength and courage to face hardships with patience and perseverance. Ameen.

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  58. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Hajjah Dhameera USA
    I was not given must understanding when my mother passed. The some Muslims around me thought my sadness was a lack of trust in Allah swt. It just hurt and hurt. I ask for My Lord's forgiveness if my tongue and hands were displeasing. I just repeated "May Allah forgive her". I was told I could not ask for Allah's swt Mercy since she was not Muslim. That also hurt alot. Mashallah what a fine reminder.

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  59. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Subhanallah....I was just going through my own jottings on stillbirth this morning and then I found this. Allahu akbar. Jazakallah khair ya ustaadh.

    Juli
    USA

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  60. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Jazaka'Allah brother for sharing this with us..

    I lost my Dad when I was six years old, at that time, I missed my dad and it was really hard not seeing him again. But it was even worst when I lost my mother at the age of 11. I cried and screamed and even questioned Allah s.w.a, may Allah forgive me for doing that. But Alhamdulilah, when someone told the only think I could do for my parents was making duaa for them since when the person dies all their deeds are cut off are accept for three things.. pious child who makes duaa for their parents, sadaqatul jariah.. So till this day I remember my duaas in my parents and Insha'Allah plan to build a masjid on their behalf.

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  61. Samina (Poona)7:29 AM

    JazaakAllah Khair for sharing this dear brother.

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  62. Olivia7:52 AM

    Reading reminders like this makes me very thankful that I have not been tested with the loss of a child. My father died suddenly 2 years ago in his fifties, and while I miss him, I didn't feel as sad for myself felt sadness for my father's mother, who is still alive (having lost her son). I think losing a child must be the hardest, followed by a spouse, because part of you expects that they'll live alongside you or outlive you. May Allah protect us from such calamities. My heart goes out to the brother and his family who lost their 5 year old. I can only imagine.

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  63. BELA KHAN8:00 AM

    MAshallah...

    Thats indeed a great reminder

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  64. Anonymous8:03 AM

    As always, something in it for everyone!! You are truely an inspiration to me to fullfill my dreams. May Allah shower you with His choicest blessings. Ameen.

    Akeela, Bangalore

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  65. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Nasim - KSA

    So many innocent Muslims are being locked up in the West these days. If they have children, it is as if they have lost them, as well as all their worldy possessions and everything else.

    Thus, we should take a lesson from this incident in the Seerah and comfort and be there for these people as well as their families. As Allah says - you have an excellent example in the Messenger of Allah for he who believes in Allah and the last Day...

    Let's learn the lesson and know the formula:

    Knowledge - Faith - Action - Acceptance

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  66. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Zalaka USA
    JazakAllahu Khair for the reminder.....There are muslims who think we can never live up to the standards of the Rasool (saw)because he was a prophet and we are just ordinary people.
    But this incident as well as many others, show us he was just a human being like us who felt pain,sadness for his young son Ibrahim. He went through many tests in his life, he experienced many deaths in his family as well as close relatives, probably more than any one of us may experience in our lifetime. The difference between him an us is that he had absolute faith in Allah subhan wa t'aala and this is what carried him through the experiences. What a beautiful example of how we should be as Believers. It is not always easy...may Allah SWA grant us the patience to accept whatever He has in store for us. Say alhumdullilah during the good times and the bad too because "bad" experiences makes us stronger and ,inshah Allah , brings us closer to Allah, and this is somthing to be thankful for. I haven't had a child die but both my parents and 1 brother has died. May Allah SWA grant me and you,the patience to deal with the death of our children, if this is what He has written for us,ameen.

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  67. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Sana, USA

    Jazak'Allah for this reminder Ya'Sheikh!
    I beared the loss of my unborn child exactly a year ago today - Subhan'Allah for this reminder!

    It was a hard year to go through but Alhumdulillah I know my baby will be waiting for me in Jannah insha'Allah!

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  68. Anonymous8:24 AM

    jazakalAllahu khair for the reminder especially at this time for what most pple are going thru.
    mariam kenya

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  69. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    My brother died at the age of 16 from a very rare form of cancer (raheem Allah) in 1989. Alhamdullilah my family passed through a very difficult test, but you know my parents were not guided in the best manner. This took a toll on their parenting skills as my brother and I were kind of left in the dark. The effect was not as great on me as it was on my brother. I was 4 when my eldest brother died, but my other brother was 14. He is married and has children now but at night he still cries for his brother his best friend. I don't know.. it's very difficult to console a 35 year old man. I feel like he was never consoled properly and because of that he has developed a very fragile personality.

    May Allah guide us all. Jazakum Allahu Khayran for this reminder so that we can atleast guide others in the right manner.

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  70. Anonymous8:38 AM

    I can't stop crying after reading this post. It's such tragic losing a child. May Allah grant us all sabr. Ameen.

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  71. Anonymous8:40 AM

    azmo, u.s.
    Subhanallah, our beloved Rasulullah (saw) lost his father, mother, grandfather, beloved wife and uncle and most of his children at absolutely crucial times in his life. But, he (saw) never turned away from Allah (swt). Alhamdulillah for the best example for us.

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  72. UmAbdirahman8:41 AM

    Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Ikhwaani wa Akhwaati:

    "The Eyes Tear

    The Heart is in Pain

    But (with my tongue) I will only say that which is pleasing to Allah

    And we are indeed sad at your departure, O Ibraheem"

    Subhanallaah this is not the first time I'm reading this but regardless everytime I read it I get all teary,
    What a Beautifull reminder!
    Jazakallahu Khayran Jaza Akhee.

    U.S.A

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  73. Anonymous8:42 AM

    May Allah enable us to be of the ones that at the POINT when a calamity STRIKES that our tonugues utter those reassuring words: "From God we have come & to Him is our return"
    As the Qur'an says: 2:156-
    "Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":- THEY ARE THOSE ON WHOM DESCEND BLESSINGS FROM ALLAH & THEY ARE THE ONES WHO RECEIVE GUIDANCE.

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  74. Anonymous8:47 AM

    SubhanAllah =(,
    The messenger of Allah was TRULY the Best Man Ever, and there should be nothing stopping us to be like him, salalahualayhiwasalam.

    ~Jazakallah Khair for sharing.

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  75. Anisur Rahman9:31 AM

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,
    Assalamualaikum. I donot know how many of you really had this experience and had to go through what our prophet (PBUH) went through. I am 52 years old and my only child, 20 years old perfectly healthy son, who was studying to be a doctor, died 2 years back. In my lonely life, everyday is an ordeal. I live through the last days of my son's life almost everyday. It is very easy to read about something, to prepare for a calamity of this magnitude, but it is completely different to live through it. You really need the highest level of Iman to accept and to go on with life. May Allah protect you from what I had to go through. Please pray for me and my wife.
    Regards
    Anisur (Bangladesh)

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  76. Anonymous9:36 AM

    M, UK, I guess the best thing we can do is always pep talk ourselves and be ready to bare any trial from Allah, in the first moments...for that is when sabr is

    and remember that we will be tested, especially with what we love -do we truly love Allah above all?

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  77. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Assalamu Alaykum Brothers/sisters,
    I m quoting something out of context here, but just wanted to share a beautiful piece of knowledge with you all.

    Imaam al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated that Ibn Mas’ood al-Ansaari said: “the sun was eclipsed the day Ibraaheem the son of the Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died, and the people said, ‘The sun is eclipsed because of the death of Ibraaheem.’ The Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The sun and the moon are two signs from Allaah, and they do not become eclipsed for the death or the birth of anyone. If you see that, hasten to remember Allaah and to pray.’”

    Abid From India

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  78. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Assalamualaikum warah matullah ,,

    Alhamdullillah to receive this reminder, insyallah I'll remember it forever as a guidance during calamity , Thank you a lot & Appreciate the effort.

    Salam, Noridah Osman [Malaysia-N.S/USA-Idaho]

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  79. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Salam Aalaekun all,

    thanks for the reminder bro Mohammed, I think if everyone of us live our lifes rememberings Allahs message that "if morning comes upon you, live like you will not meet afternoon before death comes and if afternoon comes upon you then live as if you will not see night time"

    may Allah continue to bless you with all your reminders and lessons you are passing on to us all. jazakum lah.

    bro jubril afolami, USA

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  80. ASA Where and Who Narrated the DUA what Muhammad Al Shareef has quoted " please. JZK

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  81. Eyes bulging, gasping for breath, face turning blue, dying in your hands.

    Whatever hurts the Prophet (Saw) hurts me and it hurts me that i didnt even know this about my Prophet and I claim to love him.

    We dont even know 10% of the sufferings he had to endure. Not for our sins, but as a lesson for us as we follow our lives according to the Sunnah.

    I do whatever pleases Allah and I hate whatever Allah hates.

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  82. Candy Gunner/Canada

    Assalam Aalaykum
    thank you, I need to hear that, I have Aids, reading that, reminded me to be patient

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  83. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Subhanallah! this message came to me at the right moment. I am faced with a different type of calamity and I was feeling the pain of it (also, was thinking of crossing the boundary of patience). With the painful heart I opened your message and Allahu Akbar I can't express how much it means to me.

    Alhamdulillah, for giving me relief even in calamity.

    Jazzakallahu Khair.

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  84. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Allahu Akbar. after reading this message, in the pain and difficulity that i am going through now,its gives me a few moments to think about others than myself. To think that theres not one single person out there who isnt afflicted with a calamity. May Allah easE our pain and reassure us in the best manner that suits Him. Make dua for me please that i get through this test.

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  85. Prophet Mohammad's life is full of practical examples of how he dealt with different situations including such majorly tragic ones. Every single one is aguidance for humanity. God is kind to have sent such a massenger for our guidance and we should be very thankful every moment of our lives

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  86. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Jazak'llah khair for this reminder and much more. It sure brought tears to my eyes, imagining our dear Prophet go through the loss of his infant son, how much more the rest of his children who were deceased during his lifetime. I pray Allah protects us and our families, and also makes it easy on us to remember Allah during difficult times, ameen.

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  87. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Afaf
    Newyork/U.S.A

    Asslam U Aalaikum Wa Rehmatulahi Wa Brakatuhu!
    Thank you so much Brother for reminder,I knew that Prophet Saw Loved Ibrahim so much,and I can't imagine myself on His(SAW)place,He has so much patience,but I'm trying and followng His way Alhumdhulillah....
    I'm going thorough in a difficult situation but I'm very happy becuase of my Allah Who is doing this with me and He wants me to show him how much patience I have.How much I've trust on Him.And one thing I always remember that "This is the degree of Allah,whatever he wants,he does".and we supposed to be happy becuase He wouldn't do anything which would harm to us.
    I love you so much brother for the sake of Allah.
    May ALLAh give you place in Jannah Aameen Thum'a Aameen

    Jazakum Allah Khair

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  88. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Subhanallah... this is indeed very true..I grew up in London and was very unaware of how much the western culture had affected me. I used to be in ignorance and my faith was very weak. I always thought that when died, I was a Muslim by name and would enter heaven. But things allhamdillah changed my view of life when I, at the age of 16 lost my favourite uncle died. I remember knowing that it would happen. Tears coming down my face..but I didnt dare to uttter a word of why it happened as I asked allah for forgiveness. I came across this hadith and I remember feeling the way Muhammad SAW felt and the way he acted and realise what a small thing allah asked us for, from Muhammad till the end of the world- to submit ourselves to him and fully believe that la illah illa lah wa una muhammadan rasoulllah. I am grateful that allah made me realise the true path.
    Jazzakallahu khair You are doing a good job.
    Samia London

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  89. Salaams may Allah swt grant you all sabr and ease ameen. My mother died suddenly in my arms and I was in shock for a whole year and sad that she never saw a baby of mine..I have been married 17 years and want a child desperately and now my husband says he has a mistress. I am in denial and shock and I am praying. Its easier to accept death than living dead I think.please remember me in your prayers for now I am over 40. jazakallah

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  90. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Shaykh, could you please send out the arabic version of what Prophet Muhammad said at the death of his son.. ''they eyes tear, the heart is in in pain....''

    Jazzaakom Allaahu Khair for the beautiful reminder.

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  91. Anonymous11:58 AM

    i was just thinking, the companions flanked the prophet right away, and he was in such a state, that he had to have even more patience with them and explain to them kindly.

    wow.

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  92. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Asalaam Alaikum wr wb,
    Thank u so much for this reminder. My heart goes out to our dear Prophet SAW.... his life must have been full of pain...we should be grateful to Allah SWT to be part of his Ummah, Alhamdulilah.
    My heart also goes out to all the brother, sisters who have lost loved ones or who are going through difficult times, may Allah SWT reward you for your patience and reunite you with your loved ones in the best of Jannah. Ameen.

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  93. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Assalamu'alaykum,

    Jizak'Allahu Khairan to the writer of this article for this important lesson on patience.

    I was particularly happy masha'Allah to read the emphasis on being able to grieve/shed tears at the time of grief(without wailing or showing ingratitude) of a close loved one.

    Where I live, sometimes people are shamed/reprimanded for showing grief/tears during the grieving period of the death of a loved one. So I was particularly happy to read that, Al-hamdulillah.

    I please ask the sheikh to keep reminding the people of this. People need to grieve/shed tears and sometimes even show it to others so they can get the moral support that they need.

    Barak Allahu feek

    Umm Abdulrahman

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  94. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Jazakallah Brother! And there are others examples of patience Like the story of Taif when the Prophet SAW was stoned and hurted by the people of Taif and the Prophet was absolutely patient about it. I think that whenever in our life calamity strikes we should go to the Seerah of the Prophet SAW and i am 100% sure that we will get guidance from the life of our Beloved Prophet PBUH.

    Thanks for sharing once again,
    salam o alykom
    Sajid

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  95. Salaamu Alaikum!
    Thank you so much for posting this! It really helps us understand Prophet Mohammed sws a little bit more, allows us to understand his own personal struggles. May Allah swt keep us from having to go through those same struggles though, Ameen!

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  96. JazakAllah Khair for such beautiful reminder. It really helps to heal hearts.

    Mo'min
    Canada

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  97. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Masha'ALLAH,very educative
    Jazakumullah Kheir
    May ALLAH Bless you Ameeeeen

    Abu AbdulAziz

    UK

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  98. Anonymous1:48 PM

    wow, Mansha Allah! What a wonderful way of starting my day! Wallahi, it really rejuvenated my iman and reminds me of the love that i not only have for my Gracious Lord Subhanau Wa Ta'Cala, but also for the love that i have for my beloved Prophet Salallhu Alahi Wa Salaam. It just goes to show how so human he really is, that though many people known him as the personification of the Quran, many fail to realize just how humane he was at the end of the day. how he too was in need, sought out comfort and please from his wives, companionship from his companions, and Tawfiiq form the Lord of the Worlds! Subhanallah! Growing up, i always saw the Rasuul as some supper human kinda guy, but to know the kind of struggles he went though and the patience he had to overcome them makes me nourishes my love for him Salallahu Calahi Wa Salam in a much more profound way! Allahu Akhbar, for he truly was an amazingly wonderful example and Mercy upon mankind! Alhamdulillah, and Jazakullahu Kair.

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  99. Assalaamu Alaikum,

    Thanks for this touching, and wonderful selection. It really makes you feel the pain of just seeing your own child, the one you raised, your own flesh and blood, just pass away. Insha' Allah, if you have strong faith, you can remember that the child, is with Allah now. Allah Made it happen, perhaps to test or for some other reason. I'm not a parent yet, since I'm only 12 years old, but I hope I remeber this if, Insha' Allah, I do become a parent.


    Assalaamu Alaikum,

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  100. Anonymous2:06 PM

    We are all will experience painful events in our life, it is always a blessing from GOD nomatter how painful it is, we all need to remember GOD in all times good and bad so our first response to disaster will be Ina Lillah wa ina ilayhe rageoon, Allahom agerni fi mousibati wa alkhlofni khayran minha. May God give us all mercy and lead us to Jena in shaa Allah

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  101. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Jazakh Allahu Khairun - very useful information mashAllah. It puts death in perspective.

    UK

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  102. Anonymous2:27 PM

    As the mother of a stillborn baby girl, this meant so much to me - especially the advice that it is permissible for the heart to be sad and for the eyes to tear, as long as the tongue and hand are controlled. Alhamdullilah for Allah's boundless mercy. Umm Tariq, Melbourne, Australia

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  103. Umm Mustafa2:35 PM

    Assalamu alaikum,

    Jazakum Allah for the wonderfull reminder sheikh Mohammed. I had the opportunity to take the Seerah class with shiekh Mohammed last year when i was going through some hardship and subhanAllah the class helped very much because I learned what our beloved prophet salalahu alayhe wasalam went through.

    May Allah give patience to all the bothers/sisters who have lost loved ones and those going through hardship.

    May Allah bless and reward Sheikh Mohammed and his family for all their efforts.

    Jazakum Allahu khair

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  104. Yusra3:50 PM

    JazaAllah Kheir for this. Really touched my heart. It just eases me abit to think that whatever we go thru Prophet Muhammad SAW went thru as well. Sometimes in life we lose precious people that mean so much to us and you can't help but to want them back so badly. All we can say is Alhamdillah that we had them in our lives for that one time and keep them in our hearts forever. For indeed after every hardhsip comes ease and May Allah grant us much patience to endure anything that comes our way. Allah the most merciful the most gracious.

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  105. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Salaam Alaikum brothers and sisters. Alhamdulillah that we have such wonderful resources at our fingertips. Mr. Alshareef May Allah swt reward you and your team of workers for spreading the Truth. May Allah swt forgive us for our sins and have mercy on our weak souls. May he cement our feet onto the straight path so that we may live on it and die on it aswell. Inshallah Inshallah Ya Rab.

    Ameen Rabil Al-Ameen.

    G - Canada
    G -

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  106. Hamida5:31 PM

    Assalaam u alykum,

    as an expecting mom, i can only imagine what a pain it would have been for our prophet saw and Um ibrahim. just thinking about it, brings trears to my eyes. May Allah swt give us all sabber.

    wassalam.

    toronto, Canada

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  107. Anonymous6:55 PM

    from umm abdallah: uae:
    Jazakallah for the remindr.Just to add, the qualities of our beloved prophet(SAW)...Ayesha(RA)asked the ProphetSAW, every prophet is given a dua that he is granted; why didnt u ask that Ibrahim's life be spared? He(SAW) replied i have saved that dua to intercede for my ummah!! what sacrifice. SubhanAllah!

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  108. Jazak Allah Khair for this brother.
    I have endured the losses of my son and daughter in the past year. I have patiently endured both of my lossed and know that Allah SWT has his plans and that this is all part of my test which I will bear.
    Thank you for reminding me that even our belowed Prophet SAW endured the pain that I feel in my heart and that my children are in a better place learning from Prophet Ibrahim. I pray that we will meet again Ameen.

    Wa'salaam

    Fawzia from Mississaug Ontario Canada

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  109. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Subhan'Allah!....Jazakhallah Khairun for sharing:)

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  110. Anonymous7:27 PM

    assallamou 3alaykum ... my husband, may he rest in peace, died six months ago at a young age ... leaving me with two young children to take care of al7amduallah ... this was devestating and sad becuase he did not enjoy the birth and life of his new baby son ... and leaving his daugther who spend all her time with him ... only 3 and a half years old she wakes up crying from her sleep and asks about him and when will he come back ... thank you for this post ... it eases the pain ...

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  111. Sarah8:07 PM

    Salam
    Brother it is with great timelyness that ideas your post . I also have suffered loss like the prophet muhammad peace be upon him. It almost one year since my daughter, Yasmine age 6 was taken by Allah. It is suber and only suberin that has allowed md to survive this tremendous pain. Allah is all knowing and gave md the gift of such s beautiful girl if only so briefly to share time together on this earth. It is through the love of Allah creation of my daughter that I have found Islam. I took shahada last May and Allah supanallah has been guilding and protecting ever since before this I wanted to die I wanted to hurtyself and I was trapped in the agony of my loss. But Alhumdullah through prayer and Allah great gift I suber I have been able to endure. The loss of ones child is the greatest pain a han can suffer and to be able to bead it and mashallah grow from it can only occur with the help of Allah it is through the beautiful gift of my daughter and our love that Allah brought me to Islam alhumdulah so that now inshallah I can be with my daughter for something much longer than the life here on earth inshaallah . So you see Allah loves us so much that even through our suffering we gain alhumdullah. Prayer is the path to suber and whatever pain and obstacles one faces Allah is ever present and loving I know this firsthand. It is love for Allah that is the food of our existence for without this love we would be incapable to feel the beauty of the love we have for our children alhumdullah . Allah Akbere

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  112. Salam alekom brothers and sisters,

    This is Brenda from Vancouver, Canada. I am a new Muslim al7amdulellah. Thank you for this reminder as it helped to settle some unsettled emotions following the passing of my Father. I'll be showing this to my Mother as I'm sure it will definitely help to remind her as well about the bigger picture rather than remaining in a dark place for so long. May Allah send his grace and blessings to his Prophet pbuh and this ummah. jazakallah khayran

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  113. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Allaahumma salli wa sallim ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammadin/ O Allah, we ask for your peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad

    Two lessons I derived from this incident:

    1) Muhammad sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa salam sent as our Prophet: This incident makes me appreciate Allah’s mercy in sending us a human Messenger who experienced the same emotions and troubles as his people so that mankind could relate to him and follow him without excuse.

    2) Our degree of love for Allah is determined by how we respond to calamities: In the midst of suffering at the loss of his child, Rasul Allah sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa salam made da’wah from his situation to ensure that his ummah will worship Allah in the right way.

    Jazak Allahu khayr Sh. Muhammad.

    Ontario, Canada

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  114. AbdulQoyyum, USA
    Jazakum llah khaeran for the reminder. Innalillah wa inna ilaehi rojiun. Everybody shall taste death. So we need to be patient and say something pleasing when we lose our loved ones.

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  115. Mohammed11:43 PM

    Mohammed UAE

    Jazak Allah Khair.

    Prophet Mohammed SAW (Peace be upon him) is our measuring bar for all the UMMA and humanity till dooms day.

    Sleep is repose of death as well, we should often rather alway remember our death. This reminds us this world is a TEMPORARY WORLD.

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  116. Anonymous11:55 PM

    Jameelah - Australia / KSA

    As-Salaamu Alaykum to you all. Jazakum Allahu khairan for the reminder/s.
    Alhamdulillah I have been a Muslim 14 years, and in that time I have been calling my mother to the Straight Path, the Path of Peace, Islam, consistently. We had a troubled life with a violent father, and my childhood days were spent in fear that my mother would die at his hands. I prayed soo much to god for her freedom, and then one day at the age of 20 I finally grabbed her and my younger siblings and we escaped. I asked Allah, before I was a Muslim to grant her even one day in peace, one day without fear of a beating or violent rebuke. Alhamdulillah Allah took us to another city, in which I became Muslim. Now my mother, at 53, is in the last stage of cancer, perhaps her final days now. And still, my wish is for her to have peace, but it is a bigger wish this time. I wish her to have eternal peace in the HereAfter. Please pray for my mother. so very difficult to say good-bye. May Allah bless the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)for showing us the best example. Ameen.

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  117. Jazakallahkhair for this.

    My son Abdullah passed away Saturday night, delivered 4 months too early, and buried by his father's hands less than 24 hours later.

    I am truly happy for my baby. His soul was on Earth long enough just to hear his father's voice at his funeral and to answer a few questions posed by the angels. He is now being taken care of in Jannah by people better than us, in a place better that here, and is far happier than we could have made him.

    Inshallah, he will not suffer in his grave, nor on the Day of Judgement, and will walk into Jannah directly. Is there any greater success? What more could a mother possibly ask for?

    May Allah give Abu Abdullah eternal reward for putting his own grief aside and supporting me over the last few days. I love you both.

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  118. Assalam Alaikum

    Thanks for the reminder. My daughter at the age of 12 passed away 3 years back and I always feel comfort in thinking about the words that our beloved Rasool (May peace be upon him) said over the death of beloved Ibrahim. The death has brought me closer to Allah and learnt to put trust in Allah. This life is a fleeting life but the hereafter is eternal. So I pray to Allah on behalf of all those who have suffered such lossed to reunite their loved ones with them on the day of Judgement and to enter to to Jannah with their loved ones. Allah is so merciful that Allah loves those small children so much, It is Allah who put our love for the children in our hearts in the first place, With out this blessing we love our children and also each other. Allah has much greater love for his creation. And also I pray to Allah to bless those who have died and also those who have suffered such losses. May Allah ease this pain and suffering and give us a much better blessing in the hereafter. Amen

    Kul/Maldives

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  119. Anonymous3:55 AM

    JazakAllah khair for the necessary message. I think this message should reach everywhere because nowadays, when death befalls and if we dont cry out loud and use our tongue, they think something is wrong with us.

    Manaal, Australia

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  120. Anonymous6:58 AM

    I lost my baby a while back but the hurt still stirs tears in my heart. I had accepted Allah's will. My heart found solace in this reminder.
    Jazakh Allah khair
    Mona, Canada

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  121. Anonymous7:08 AM

    when Allahu Subhan Taala asked us 'His slaves' to become patient, we 'His slaves' often forget The Most Patient, Our Creator, The One and The Supreme.

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  122. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Aisha, USA
    Mashallah such a great reminder.

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  123. Anonymous11:39 AM

    May Allah bless you for sharing this information.
    Kabul, Afghanistan

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  124. Anonymous1:10 PM

    A beautiful reminder, Alhamdulilla!!!
    jzk for sharing

    Birmingham
    UK

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  125. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Jazakallah Khairan for sharing this sad but beautiful reminder. I always find it so difficult to read about the pain our beloved Prophet (PBUH) had to go through. I pray for all my brothers and sisters who read this blog that Allah (SWT) has mercy on us and that we die in the sate of al-islam inshallah.

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  126. Anonymous3:19 PM

    an article called "Mohammed's High Regard For Women"

    http://www.flex.com/`jai/satyamevajayate/playboy.html

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  127. Anonymous3:20 PM

    an article called "Mohammed's High Regard For Women"

    this is the proper link for it:

    http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/playboy.html

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  128. Aisha6:12 PM

    VERY WELL SAID... MASHALLAH!

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  129. SHAIK MOHAMMED ,JEDDAH
    Jazakallah khair for showing us the rigth path from sunnah of Prophet .

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  130. Abushaima11:56 AM

    Prophet Muhammad,Sallallahu alayhi Was salam, was sent as a mercy for mankind. Therefore we can also convey this message to non-muslims as an invitation and to muslims as a reminder.

    So remind ourselves of our responsibility invite them to Islam so they can really benefit from Allah's Mercy.

    Thanks and Salam to All.

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  131. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Zuhur, UK,
    it's funny just today I was reading about how the prophet (saw) reacted when Ibrahim was dieing in a hadith book, then again couple of hours later I find this link on my email & I see the same story I justed read couple hours ago! this really touch me & reminded me how our prophet went through alot of painful experinces, yet each time he used this experience to TEACH us a valuable lesson. Kazak'allah Khairan.

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  132. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Sobia , Canada

    Assalam o alykum .. after reading this the first thing that came into my mind was Subhan Allah how Allah through his messenger salallahu alehi wasalam taught the complete etiquettes of living this life so that we can prepare for the next life which is eternal and gain Allah,s bounties in both the worlds . Jazak Allahu kahiran kaseera for sharing with us .

    Asslaam o alykum

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  133. Maryam, USA/Egypt: allahumma urzuqna al-sabr 3inda al-sadma al-oola

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  134. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Aisha, UK

    Salaam. Alhamdulilah for seeing all the comments from from brothers and sisters all over the world, thank you brother Mohammad for bringing us together...Jazak Allah khair.

    Thank you brother for all the reminders and advice and the rest of it and the lingo you use is fascinating. My 10 year old enjoys reading most of the emails you send us, Jazak Allah and islam Channel that brings us your talks.

    Thank you for sharing this, I have lost people close to me, even though it hurts so much Alhamdulilah, Allah always gave me patience.

    There are times when i think inappropriately (wa naoodhu billah), my patience is constantly tested. I have a disabled child, Alhamdulilah Allah blessed me with patience to deal with most of the difficulties that come with this test, it took me a long time to come to terms with his disabilities (i was 19 when I had him) but my son(Zakaria) suffers from recurrent ear infections which must be really painful and because he cannot speak he cries in pain a lot but cannot tell me, and this hurts me more than anything else ( he has been through many operations). I get this feeling of uselessness. Until i remember the last verses of surat Albaqarah. Alhamdulilah for these verses they have a calming effect on both my son and myself. I recite them until my son falls asleep. (Thank you for the reminder that our beloved prophet went through a lot more pain than we ever will) I just wanted to remind you brothers and sisters of the translation of last verses of surat Albaqarah. I feel reciting them in Arabic is much more beautiful as we all know.
    285. . The Messenger (Muhammad PBUH ) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, "We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)."
    286. Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Suppor-ter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people."

    Please dont forget zakariya in your duas, May Allah cure his ear infections, and all the other pain i may not know about...ameen

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  135. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Jazakallah,May Allah guide us all to Follow Our Beloved Prophet's (SAW) footsteps.Indeed a beautiful example to the whole ummah
    slmz

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  136. Ambreen Irfan12:57 AM

    Assalamoalaekum brother,
    I had a stillborn baby boy after nine months, it's been 2years,but the memory of his face is still fresh in my mind!!!
    Being a muslim,Alhamdulillah,i know it was Allah's will and He did what He thought was right.....
    After your seminar "Mama, iam waiting for you in Jannah", I felt peace and Allah gave me 'sabr'. Alhamdulillah.
    May Allah give you higher 'Darajat' in this world and the world hereafter,Ameen
    JazakAllah Khair

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  137. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Jazakallah, for the reminder may Allah keep increasing our knowledge. Ameen

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