Posts Tagged ‘Death’

Last Ramadan

My wife says that this could be her last Ramadan.  I protest saying it could be, but it could also be mine, and it could be anyone else’s, and that no one is guaranteed anything, anyway.   This is half-hearted and she knows it.  We do indeed all know that we are going to die […]

Ramadān and Mortality

Ramadān Reinforcement: Part I | Part II A poet wrote that death was like arrows; it may miss you and hit someone else. But one day, it will capture you. Nothing humbles us as much as our own mortality. It is one of the most effective ways to lasso a soul gone wild, a soul intoxicated by […]

Every Soul Shall Taste It

Names of Allah Series:  Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV | Part XXVI | Part XXVII | Part XXVIII | Part XXIX | Part XXX | Part XXXI   “The eyes surely tear, and the heart is surely in pain, but […]

Will you turn away?

No. It just couldn’t be. Rage, disbelief and anguish flooded through his veins. ‘He’s dead!’ he heard someone say. No. That was impossible. “DON’T YOU DARE SAY IT,” he raged, “IT’S A LIE! IF ANYONE DARES TO SAY HE DIED, I WILL CUT OFF HIS HEAD” He was serious. Breathing heavily, he took his sword […]

“Every Soul Shall Taste Death”

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Complete Your Last Will and Testament By Aneesah Nadir Happy 1434/2013!  What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Is it to lose weight, eat healthy, spend less, read more Qur’an, pray on time?  Is it to get organized? Is this the year to complete your Last Will and Testament? Did you know […]

Before it’s too late

By Anonymous I had begun to think of this room as the ‘Yellow room’. Subconsciously we give things names. It had become a second home to us in a move nobody wanted to make. We would arrive early in the morning and find a vacant spot by the window seats and sit down, contemplating why […]

When Things Are Lost

By Hena Din “O Allah! Grant me Your love, and the love of a person whom my loving him will be of benefit to me near You. O Allah! Whatever You have granted me from what I love, make it a means of strength for me to use in the way You love. O Allah! […]

Grieving a Loss: Will I Ever Get Over It?

Originally posted in September 2011 I woke up to a text message from a friend. “I’m really sorry for texting you early on a weekend, but I need to ask you. How can you forget someone who caused a tragedy in your life? I’ve done many things to forget him, but until today I can’t […]

Dealing with Loss

By Abida Aura Mustafa Whether through death, loss, or disagreement, when we lose someone or something dear to us, we become overwhelmed by the pangs of grief; the pain of loss feels overbearing as though it would never end. Having to face the consequences of detachment can be a traumatic experience. All we can think […]

The Day of Judgement

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen Part: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII Death is a reality that hits every man and woman, even the animals. The world and all its contents are temporary, and they all have a fixed time. Yet, Allah subhana wa ta`ala (Glorified is He) says in the Qur’an in Surah at-Takathur ”Competition […]

Where the Day of Judgement Begins

by Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen Part: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII In the previous article, we put together the various names Allah uses for the Day of Judgement. Insha’Allah (God willing), we will be moving on today. However, moving on is not necessarily moving forward. What we will do is step back a bit and look […]

Losing a Loved One

By Anonymous Death should be a daily reminder for us all. We do not know if today will be our last day in this world. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) said, “Every soul shall taste death.” Everyone’s time of death is written and only Allah (swt) alone knows when we will take our […]

We Buried a Man Today: a Reflection on Death

I wrote this in the car on my way back home from the burial of a righteous soul. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (swt) have mercy on him and his family. Ameen. —– We buried a man today. And here I am now on my way home in the caravan of the living. For now. […]

Death

By Hamdi Farah Death does not scare me, What makes me tremble with fear, and fills me with pain and anxiety, Is what waits for me in the next life of eternity. Have I really done enough? Have I fulfilled my purpose of life? Was I a good and obedient slave? Or will my punishment […]

Ramadan Reminder

There was one Ramadan a few years ago which I know I will never forget. It was my second Ramadan in a university setting and I loved the way it brought the Muslim student community closer: communal iftars, the increased number of people coming to pray their daily prayers, the heightened sense of togetherness and […]

Surviving Anger: The Asama Ayyad Story

By Rabi’a Mirhadian I was along for the ride so to speak.  My friend called me and said, “I have to go to see the family of this boy that was killed in Richmond, can you go with me?” I suppose even among Muslims there is strength in numbers, both of us being black, so […]

Tuesdays with Morrie

An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’’s Greatest Lesson With an Islamic Twist When my father was in the hospital earlier this year, a friend of mine gave him a book titled Tuesdays with Morrie as a gift. I immediately wanted to grab it and read it but thought I would wait until the […]

20,000 Dead in Unnatural Disaster Yesterday

If you attend a large mosque in America maybe two thousand people come to Friday prayer. 20,000 are dead. The unbelievable thing is that all those deaths were preventable. All of them. Sometimes just one person’s death can cause an entire war (remember Archduke Franz Ferdinand?) Other times, millions of people can die and we […]

If We Remembered Our Akhirah

By Nadya Aweinat If we remembered our Akhirah, would our lives be the same? Would our interactions change? Would we wallow in our pain? If we remembered our Akhirah, Would the petty things matter? Would our focus be scattered? Would formalities flatter? If we remembered our Akhirah, would we sit around bored? Would we for […]

Why They Hate Us (II): How many Muslims has the U.S. killed in the past 30 years?

By Stephen M. Walt Tom Friedman had an especially fatuous column in Sunday’s New York Times, which is saying something given his well-established capacity for smug self-assurance. According to Friedman, the big challenge we face in the Arab and Islamic world is “the Narrative” — his patronizing term for Muslim views about America’s supposedly negative role in […]