Preparation for Maut and the Aakhirah


كُلُّ نَفْسٍۢ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ

Every Soul Will Taste Death ~ (Surah al`Imran :185)

Preparation for Maut and the Aakhirah


Preparation for the Everlasting Abode


قُلْ مَتَاعُ الدُّنْيَا قَلِيلٌ وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ وَلَا تُظْلَمُونَ فَتِيلًا

” Say, The enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is better for he who fears Allah . And injustice will not be done to you, [even] as much as a thread [inside a date seed].” ~ Surah An Nisaa 4:77

Preparation for the Everlasting Abode


A Life of Ghaflat ~ Heedlessness


A Ghaafil person is one who becomes heedless of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and the opposite of this person is a Zaakir (one who is constantly in the remembrance of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala).

Shukr, we are so fortunate that we are reminded about Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala all the time,  via : Musjids, Madressahs, Tabligh, Tazkiyah, Deeni Programmes, Taalim etc…

Imagine living a life of Ghaflat ?

The lives of people who have become neglectful of the remembrance of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, are filled with futile activities of Dunya (entertainment, leisure, music, restaurants, cinemas, shows, frivolous pursuits). They become unaware of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and rarely take HIS name.

A major cause of becoming heedless of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is our ungratefulness to HIM. We have forgotten who our Creator is and all what He has provided for us.

A heedless person has an entirely different outlook on life, in comparison to someone who is aware of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and His favours and generosity.

An Example of Ghaflat

Someone asked me : “What is meant by Ghaflat?”. So I explained by way of an example,… A person is standing on one specific spot and his cellphone suddenly rings. You will find that shortly after he answers his phone, he will no longer be standing on the same spot now, whilst talking on his cellphone.

Why?  . . .

His mind is totally consumed in that conversation and he becomes oblivious to where he is standing. Especially if it is an important matter. So he is talking to another person, and is deeply engrossed in the conversation, to such an extent that he becomes totally heedless of his surroundings. You will find him pacing up and down. He will never be standing on one spot. Even if he is seated in a chair, he becomes unmindful of his bodily actions and waves his hands about. His mind is somewhere else . . .

Or, when a person happens to be driving his car whilst talking on his mobile phone, he is distracted whilst driving and hence will begin driving slowly, unwittingly, due to his deep concentration in the phone call conversation, and no longer on the road. The driver behind him wonders if he is perhaps lost and looking for some place, but eventually realises that he is busy talking on his phone … The person on the phone has lost all concentration on driving and on  the road in front of him,  and has hence become heedless.

This is Ghaflat! ... When one is heedless about his surroundings and is totally engrossed in something else …

Likewise, a heedless person is distracted by Dunya and forgets the road towards Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

Another Example of Ghaflat

A person who is playing Chess (a strategy board game which is not permissible according to many Jurists). One of the probable reasons why it is forbidden, is that a person becomes totally consumed on every move that he is going to make. He has to give his undivided attention to the board. If there is a little bit of heedlessness whilst playing and his mind is diverted to something else other than the board, he may lose the game! He won’t know what move to make … 

Imagine a person who has “no Allah” in his life. When his efforts, intelligence, time and wealth are only focussed on the Dunya, and there is no Allah Ta’ala in his life ??

Instead, we need to become Ghaafil (Heedless) of the ‘Pleasures of Dunya’ to become true “Zaakir’s of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala”


What Preparations have we made for the ‘Tomorrow’ that Allah has drawn our attention towards, in the Qur’aan?


يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous ~ Surah Al Infitar 82:6


We have Two Tomorrows … one is the ‘Tomorrow of this World’ … and one is the ‘Tomorrow of the Hereafter’ (that world or abode that Allah invites us towards) … What Preparations have we made? … What Preparations have we made for the ‘Tomorrow’ that Allah has drawn our attention towards, in the Qur’aan?



The 3 Signs of ‘Sharhus Sadr’ ~ Opening of the Heart, to be able to Perceive, Understand and Accept the Truth


Hazrat Ibn Mas’ood (Radiallahu Anhu) narrates
that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) recited the following Aayat :


فَمَن يُرِدِ ٱللَّهُ أَن يَهْدِيَهُۥ يَشْرَحْ صَدْرَهُۥ لِلْإِسْلَٰمِ

Those whom Allah (in His plan) willeth to guide,- He openeth their breast to Islam ~ Surah Al-‘An`am 6:125
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) then said:
“When Noor enters the breast, it (the breast) expands.” Someone asked: “O Rasulullah! Is there a sign for this?” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Yes. He saves himself from this abode of deception (the world); he inclines towards the everlasting abode (AKHIRAH) and he makes preparations for the everlasting abode before the arrival of death. ‘ (Baihaqi)


The 3 Signs of Sharhus Sadr :

When Noor is thrust into a persons heart; his spiritual heart expands, to take in the Light of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`ala. Three signs indicate that a person is receiving such Noor and is being guided by Allah >

1. To detach oneself and remain aloof from this deceptive world…

Do not become beguiled by the love of this world and its short-lived promises.

2. To show a longing and a yearning for the perpetual abode of Aakhirat.

3. Preparing for Maut (death) before it comes…

The person who suppresses his desires and he prepares for the hereafter is intelligent and the person who disobeys Allah and follows his desires is a fool.