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Seek Forgiveness at All Times, Especially as You Become Older or Encounter Ill Health – Shaykh al-Fawzaan

Regarding seeking forgiveness, Shaykh Fawzan in explanation of the final verse of soorah an-Nasr said,

“It is better to complete ones lifespan with seeking and supplicating for forgiveness, because people, whether they are upon righteousness, uprightness and performance of righteous actions; then indeed they still have shortcomings regarding the right of Allah, so they should seek forgiveness. Subsequently it takes precedence and is obligatory for the sinful servant to seek and supplicate for forgiveness from Allah.

There is great virtue in seeking forgiveness and seeking of forgiveness is legislated to be done when completing righteous actions; when your life is approaching its end; when getting up from a gathering (1) and when completing the prayer.

On the authority of Thawbaan (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: When he had finished his prayer, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to ask for forgiveness three times and say: “Allaahumma anta al-salaam wa minka al-salaam, tabaarakta yaa dhaa’l-jalaali wa’l-ikraam (O Allaah, You are al-Salaam (the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies) and from You is all peace, blessed are You, Possessor of Majesty and Honour).” (2)

Likewise he completes his life with asking for forgiveness, just (as he does at the end of each obligatory prayer) because seeking of forgiveness is sought after (at then end of an action, or one’s life).

Maa Tayyasara wa Tahassala min Duroos al-Quraan fee Hizb al-Mufassal pg. 527 with additional benefits from the recorded lesson.

(1)Sunan at-Tirmidhi 3433, Authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaani
(2) Muslim 135

‘Whomsoever performs ghusl for a (deceased) Muslim and conceals (his affairs), he will be forgiven 40 times…” hadeeth & Commentary Sh. Albani

The messenger of Allāh (sallallāhu alaihi wa salam) said,

‘Whomsoever performs ghusl for a (deceased) Muslim and conceals (his affairs), he will be forgiven 40 times…”

To attain this reward there are two conditions

1. That he conceal the dead person, i.e. he does not talk or disclose that which he has seen from disliked/unpleasant affairs (related to the deceased).

2. That he hopes and desires by way of washing the dead Muslim, the Face of Allāh, not seeking a reward or thanks or anything from the affairs of the worldly life.

Ahkhaam Al-Janaaiz Shaykh Albaani pg 69.

Hadeeth is Saheeh upon the conditions of Muslim


Who Should Be Your Companion? Golden Advice of Sufyan Ath-Thawree

Advice of Sufyan Al-Thawree (rahimahullah) to Alee ibn Al-Hasan As-Sulamee:

Your companion should be the one who prevents you from being preoccupied with things of the worldly life that will divert you from Allaah, and one who makes you desire and work for the Hereafter.

Beware of accompanying people who make the dunyah their goal, those who are engrossed in speaking about the worldly life; indeed they will corrupt your religion and your heart.

Remember death much, and seek a lot of forgiveness from what has passed of your sins, and ask Allah for safety for what remains of your life.

Hilyatul Awliyaa Vol. 7 Pg. 82

Can We Say “A Particular Dead Person Has Been Forgiven” or “Granted Mercy” – Permanent Committee Of Scholars

Question: Is it permissible for a person to say about a dead person, “Fulaan [i.e. such and such] is Marhoom [i.e. he has been forgiven or bestowed with mercy] or my father is Marhoom [i.e. he has been forgiven or bestowed with mercy]?”

Answer: The statement Al-Marhoom [i.e. the one forgiven or bestowed with mercy] is not permissible to be uttered about a dead person, rather it is to be said: ‘’Rahimahullaah [may Allaah have mercy upon him]- because the first statement [i.e. al-Marhoom] is information given by the speaker whilst he is not aware of the true state of affairs [of the dead person], rather Allaah is the [only] One who knows about it.

[Fataawaa Al-lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 9/141]

Reflect About Your Death and This Ramadhan – Al Allaamah Ahmad an Najmee

Al Allaamah Ahmad an Najmee (rahimahullah):

O slave of Allaah, may Allaah have mercy upon you; Observe the fasting of the month of Ramadhaan and standing in its night prayer. Take benefit from this opportunity, it may be that you will not get it again, as perhaps death may snatch you before the next Ramadhaan reaches you again.

Source: Istiqbaal Shahri Ramadhan:pg 28


Causes of decrease in Eemaan – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – Rahimahullaah – said:

Among the causes of decrease in imaan is ignorance concerning Allah The Most High. (Ignorance) of His names and attributes, as well as inattention and disregard towards contemplating over His universal and legislative laws. For indeed that is what results in (either) sickness of the heart or it’s death, due to doubts and desires overwhelming it (i.e. the heart). Likewise perpetrating sins decreases one’s imaan, in accordance to the type of sin commited, the degree of the sin, laxity concerning it, as well as the strength or weakness of the factors that invite one to it.

فتح رب البرية بتلخيص الحموية / ص105

Translated by Abu Arwah Ali bin Mushtaq Mir

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