Dua In the last moments of one’s life In Arabic
أللّهُـمَّ اغْفِـرْ لي وَارْحَمْـني وَأَلْحِقْـني بِالرَّفـيقِ الأّعْلـى
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Dua In the last moments of one’s life In English Transcription
Allaahum-maghfir lee warhamnee wa ‘alhiqnee bir-rafeeqil-‘a’laa
Dua In the last moments of one’s life In English
O Allah, forgive me and have mercy upon me and join me with the highest companions (in Paradise).
Al-Bukhari: 5674, At-Tirmidhi: 3496
What should a person do if he feels that his death is approaching?
Are there signs before a person’s death, be it a believer or an unbeliever? Are there specific times for these signs?
If it seems to him that his death is approaching, what should he do?
When should we pay attention to these signs if there is such a thing?
Is there a way to reduce the agonies of death?
What are the best acts of justice that one might advise to join?
Praise be to Allah.
Nobody knows exactly when he will die or in which country he will die. Allah, exalted, says (interpretation of meaning):
“In truth, Allah! With him (alone) is the knowledge of the hour, he sends the rain, and knows what is in the bellies. Nobody knows what he will earn tomorrow and no one knows in which country he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing and All-Knowing.
” [Luqmaan 31:34]
See also the answers to questions no. 100451 and 180876
There is no specific sign allowing a person to know that his death and the end of his life are approaching. It is through Allah’s mercy to His slaves, because if a person knew when she was going to die and if she knew that repentance expiated the sins that preceded it, he might be able to indulge in sins and commit bad deeds. actions and promise himself that an hour before his death, he will repent and give up his sin. But such a person does not deserve to be a slave of Allah; he is rather a slave to his caprices and desires.
This is in contrast to reality, because no one knows when he will die, so the wise man strives to make up for what he has missed and hastens to do by repenting and doing good deeds because he does not know not when his life will pass. will end and he will remain in this state until Allah takes his soul. Such a person deserves to be a righteous slave who loves to obey Allah and hates disobeying him.
However, there may be signs that the end of the person’s life is approaching, for example, if they have a serious illness that is almost never recovered. It is the same if it reaches an extreme age or if it is a victim of a serious accident, as well as other problems which can arise by divine decree.
In the answer to question No. 184737, we mentioned the signs that indicate that a person is just at the moment of his death and the signs that indicate a bad end. Fourth: If a person feels that his or her death is approaching due to a serious illness or similar illness, then he or she must rush to right the situation by repenting to Allah, repairing the wrongs done to people, asking them to forgive them , hastening to do it. righteous deeds, being serious and focused on turning to Allah and obeying him, and seeking forgiveness and forgiveness from Him by His grace, in addition to thinking positively about Allah, may He be glorified and trust in His abundant grace and mercy and faith that he will never let down a slave who thinks positively about him. Muslim (2877) related that Jaabir said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), saying, three days before his death: “None of you should die except to think positively of Allah.
“. He must also do many things that expiate and erase sins, such as praying for forgiveness, maintaining wudoo ‘, praying, Hajj and’ Umrah, etc.
The agonies of death are the last ordeal a person encounters before meeting Allah, and they are the last thing by which Allah expiates the sins of His slave. We ask Allah to facilitate these agonies and help us bear them.
Al-Bukhaari (4449) recounted from’Aa’ishah that during the illness of which he died, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) began to put his hand in the water and wiping his face, saying: “Laa ilaaha ill-Allah (there is no god but Allah), death is an agony.” Then he raised his hand and began to say “With the best companions …” until he dies and his hand falls.
At-Tirmidhi (978) told’Aa’ishah what she said: I saw the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) while he was dying. There was a container of water beside him, and he put his hand in the container, then wiped his face with water, then said: “O Allah, help me to bear the agonies of the death.
” Classified as hasan by al-Haafiz in al-Fath (11/362); ranked as daef by al-Albaani in Da’ef at Tirmidhi.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:
Have the agonies of death reduced the burden of sin? Does the illness that precedes death do the same?
He has answered: Everything that happens to a person suffering from illness, difficulty, worry or distress, even a thorn that stings it, is an atonement for their sins. Then, if he is patient and seeking a reward, in addition to the expiation of sin, he will be rewarded for the patience with which he has faced the calamity that has struck him. There is no difference in this respect between what happens at the time of death and what happens before.
End of the quote by Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb (24/2)
In addition to the trials and anxieties of death, what the believer receives from the good news and being made firm at the time of death is one of the things that will make him more comfortable and will want him later. to meet Allah.
Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The dying person can only be one of two things: either a relief for him or a relief for others. In either case, things can be very difficult for him at the time of his death or can be alleviated for him. In the first case, it is he who is confronted with the agonies of death and it has nothing to do with the fact that he is pious or malicious; on the contrary, if he were one of the pious, that would reward him, if not that would expatiate him accordingly, then he would be relieved of the troubles of this world, of which he is the last. ‘Umar ibn’ Abd al-Āzeez said: I would not want the agonies of death to be reduced to me, it is the last thing by which sin can be expiated for the believer. Yet, at the same time, what the believer receives from the good news and the happy angels to meet him and who accompany him, as well as his joy of meeting his Lord, make it easier for him to bear whatever he can face. from the pain of death, until it becomes as though he feels nothing of it.
End of the quote by Fath al-Baari (11/365)
See also answer to question no. 135314
We know of no way to reduce the agonies of death, except that the individual should turn to his Lord on this subject and invoke him in times of difficulty and ease. Perhaps we will do what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did when he plunged his hands into the water, then wiped his face with them and asked Allah for help. to help cope with the suffering of death mentioned above.
However, some early generations considered this ordeal as a mercy, quoted above in “Umar ibn” Abd al-Azezez. Abdullah ibn Ahmad related in Zawaa’id az-Zuhd (p388) that Ibraaheem an-Nakha’i had stated: This was what they considered a necessity for the patient to undergo certain tests at the time of his death. And it was reported from Mansoor that Ibraahem loved the grave agony of death.
We do not know anyone who is saved from this ordeal outside the martyrdom. Imam Ahmad (7953), at-Tirmidhi (1668 – and he classified it as Saheh), an-Nasaa’i (3161) and Ibn Maajah (2802) told Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) granted to Allah). on him) says: “The martyr does not feel any more when he is killed than one of you feels if he is pinched.
” Classified as saheeh by al-Albaani in the Sahih at Tirmidhi and elsewhere. Al-Mannaawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
What this means is that Allah, exalted, makes death easier for him and suffices him for his agony and his distress; In fact, the martyr can take pleasure in giving himself voluntarily for the sake of Allah, as Khubayb al-Ansaari said (in verse):
I do not care if I am killed as a Muslim; it does not matter how I can be killed.
End of the quote by Fayd al-Qadeer (4/182)
Righteous deeds are all playful acts, encouraged and recommended by the legislator, and some of them are superior to others. Among the best acts of justice by which a person can approach his Lord and that the Muslim is constantly asked to do are: remember Allah a lot, read the Qur’an, honor his parents, maintain kinship, complete Hajj and Umrah, offer voluntary prayers at night, give charity in secret, have a good attitude, spread salaam salutation, feed people, speak with truth, enjoin what is good and forbid what is bad Love good for people, refrain from harming them, cooperate with righteousness and piety, reconcile people with other good deeds.
For more information, please refer to the answer to question no. 26242
We advise the questioner to think of death and its trials as a way of encouraging him to fear Allah and to do good works, because if a person fears Allah and does good, Allah will facilitate all his difficulties and relieve him.
of each distress and difficulties.
For more information, please refer to the answer to question no. 8829 And Allah knows better.