Whoever ponders this as it deserves will find himself in a state of apprehension for the son of Adam will face great terrors during his life such as death, the grave, the barzakh, the Standing; the Bridge and the Balance, and the greatest of all: standing before Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, and the Fire. He will fear losing his faith at the last minute and being condemned for eternity in the Fire. The true believer will never feel secure from all these matters,
None deems himself secure from Allah's scheme save folk that perish. [Quran, 7:99]
All of these matters should prevent the son of Adam from resting and relaxing. A person was seen in a dream saying,
How can the eye sleep in peace and serenity?
Yet in which of the Two Abodes will it dwell?
- There is no guarantee.
One of those on his death bed, a devout worshipper, was asked about his state to which he said,
None who enters the grave knows what lies awaiting
Save Allah, the One who to the graves is leading.
In this respect one of them said,
By Allah, were man to know for what he was created,
He would not be remiss nor would he sleep.
He was created for such a thing that be assured
Were hearts to see it neither stray would they nor sleep:
Death, then to the grave, then to be resurrected:
Rebuke dire and terrors appalling, (in this beweep!)
For the Day of Gathering have men exerted,
Praying and fasting in trepidation deep!
But we, when prohibited or commanded,
Are like the People of the Cave: awake yet asleep!
All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Peace and blessings be upon our Master, Muhammad, his family and all his Companions.
The Great Principle
Al-hamdulillah is the Imbursement of every Favour
Elucidation of the Meaning of Favours
Both Paradise & Deeds are from the Grace of Allah
Misery and Felicity Occur through His Justice and Mercy
Allah's Blessings can Never be Truly Repaid
One of the Greatest Blessings is Gratitude
Acknowledging the Grace of Allah
The Most Beloved Deeds to Allah
The Meaning of "Saddidu wa Qaribu"
A Noble Principle
The Ease of this Religion
The Meaning of "the beginning of the day", "the end of the day," & "a portion of the latter part of the night"
The Meaning of Moderation
Travelling the Path of Allah, Mighty and Magnificent
Deeds are by their Conclusion
The Excellence of Drawing Close to Allah
The Types of Reaching Allah
Islam, Iman, Ihsan
The Periods of Morning and Evening
Those who Hold to the World and those who Hold on to the Hereafter
The Unexpected Confrontation
The Types of Actions that will be as Scattered Dust
Sadness in the World & Misery in the Hereafter