The Calamity Of The Prophet’s Death And Its Effects On The Muslim Nation

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Shaykh Hussain Al-Awaaishah
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The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa salam) said, “If one of you is afflicted with a calamity, then let him remember  his calamity by me (i.e., by my death); for indeed, it is the greatest of calamities.”

It becomes clear to us from this hadith that the death of the Prophet is the greatest disaster that has occurred or will occur to the Muslim nation. The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wa salam) requests that when we remember our calamities or afflictions, we should remember his death and his parting as well, a reflective process through which our other  disasters will become insignificant in comparison.

Whenever we lost any of our relatives or loved-ones, we are sure to have felt the pain of parting from him and the  anxiety of the farewell. The question now is this: Have we had any such feelings or sentiments when we contemplate  the death of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa salam).

What would happen if a man were to lose his entire family; his heart would ache and bleed while his tears would  pour forth profusely. He marries after a period, and after many years pass, one of his sons dies. What is his  sadness and pain if compared to the first calamity; is not the new affliction less painful in degree? And with that  perspective – i.e., by remembering the death of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa salam) – we should console ourselves whenever we are afflicted  with a hardship. Continue reading

The Grave (Punishment And Blessings)

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Husayn al-Awayishah
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Questions abound about what happens after death. In Western societies, in particular, there is a great deal of speculation on these matters. Muslims, however, have answers to these questions. Islam tells us what we can expect when we have finally make our exit from this world ; we are also given ample guidance as to how we may best prepare ourselves and earn the rewards of Paradise in the Hereafter . In this book, Husayn al-æAwayishah outlines the Islamic teaching on death and the grave . It is an essential reading for any Muslim who wants to know more about this topic from the authentic sources of Islam. Continue reading