“Say, ‘Laa ilaaha Illallaah …’’’ so he said … | Part Two

December 31, 2011 § 1 Comment


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Salaam ibn Sulaimaan al-Muzani

Hammaad ibn Zaid said, “I visited Salaam Abul-Mundhir while he was going through the agonies of death. So someone started to remind him to say, ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah.’ But he didn’t say it and that grieved me. Then the muadhin started to pronounce the call to prayer on the minarets of the Jaami’ Mosque, saying, ‘Ashhadu an Laa ilaaha illallaah!’ So Salaam said, ‘I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, nothing except what He wills takes place in the Heavens or the earth!’

Then he passed away, may Allaah have mercy on him.”
Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, p. 369.

Aamir ibn Abdullaah ibn az-Zubair

Az-Zubair said, “My uncle, Mus’ab said, ‘Aamir ibn Abdullaah az-Zubair heard the muadhin [making the call to prayer] whilst he was on his deathbed, and his house was close to the mosque. So he said, ‘Take me by my hand.’ So it was said to him, ‘You are ill.’ So he said, ‘I hear the Caller of Allaah [i.e., the muadhin] and I don’t respond?!’ So they took him by the hand and he entered [the mosque] while they were praying maghrib. He prayed a rak’ah with the Imaam and then passed away. May Allaah have mercy on him.’”
At-Tamheed, Ibn Abdul-Barr, (20/93).

Ibrahim ibn Haani

Abu Zakariyyaa ibn Ziyaad said, “I was present at the death of Ibrahim ibn Haani. He said, ‘I’m thirsty.’ So his son brought some water, so [Ibrahim ibn Haani] said, ‘Has the sun set?’ He replied, ‘No,’ so he refused the water and said, ‘For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work.’ [Saafaat 37:61] Then he passed away, may Allaah have mercy on him.”
Taarikh al-Islaam of adh-Dhahabi, 20/63.

Ismaa’il ibn Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ismaa’ili

He passed away half way through the month of Rabee’ul-Aakhir, on Friday night … so he passed away, as an honour for him from Allaah, during maghrib prayer whilst he was reciting, ‘It is You we worship and You we ask for help.’ [Faatihah 1:5]. May Allaah have mercy on him.
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of adh-Dhahabi, 17/88.

Humaid at-Taweel

He passed away while he was standing, praying, in 142ah.
Hilyatul-Awliyaa, 7/329.

Abu Bakr al-Naqqaash

Abul-Hussein ibn al-Fadl al-Qattaan said, “I was with Abu Bakr al-Naqqaash whilst he was on his deathbed, on a Tuesday with three nights remaining in the month of Shawwaal in the year 351ah. So he started to move his lips and [say something] which I did not understand. Then he called out at the top of his voice:

‘For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work!
‘For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work!’
‘For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work!’ [Saafaat 37:61]

Three times, then his soul left him.”
Taarikh Baghdaad of al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, 2/205.

Zurarah ibn Abi Awfaa

He was the head judge of Basrah and he passed away whilst he was in sajdah.
Tahdheeb al-Kamaal, 9/340.

Abdul-Aziz ibn Abu Haazim

He passed away while he was in sajdah in 180ah, and he was eighty-two years old.
Mashaahir Ulemaa al-Amsaar of Ibn Hibbaan, p. 142.

Umar ibn Aamir as-Sulami, al-Basri, al-Qaadi

Abu Zur’ah said, ‘He passed away whilst he was in sajdah.’
Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, 7/410.

Ya’qub ibn Ibrahim al-Bazzaaz

He passed away in the year 323ah on Friday night and was buried on Friday, and it was in sajdah that he passed away.
Taarikh Baghdaad of al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, 14/293.

Mujaahid ibn Jabr

From Fadl who said, ‘Mujaahid passed away whilst he was in sajdah.’
Athibaat indal-Mawt, p. 138.

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Jumu’ah al-Hanbali

Musa ibn Mamluk mentioned, and he was from the righteous, that he was present at the time of his death. So he [i.e., Ahmad ibn Muhammad] began to recite Surah Ra’d. When he got to, ‘Its fruit is lasting and its shade …’ [Ra’d 13:35] his soul left him.
Taarikh Baghdaad of al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, 14/293.

Abdullaah ibn al-Akram al-Misri al-Nu’maani

Some of our Shaikhs reported from Atiq al-Umari that he visited Abdullaah ibn al-Akram with a group of people on the night he passed away. So they said to him, ‘Won’t you say the shahaadah?’ So he said it and then said, ‘For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work!’ [Saafaat 37:61] and then he passed away.

And Ibn Sayyidin-Naas mentioned from someone who told him that at the time of his death he was saying both shahaadah’s and then he said, ‘I have succeeded by the Lord of the Ka’bah!’ and then he passed away.
Ad-Durur al-Kaaminah, 2/250.

Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Yunis as-Susi

He passed away in Muharram in the year 259ah on the Makkah road coming back after having performed Hajj. He passed away whilst he was in sajdah. And he was one hundred years old.
Mawlid al-Ulemaa wa wafayaatihim, of Rib’i, 2/570.

Muhammad ibn al-Hussain al-Mazrafi

He passed away whilst in sajdah on the first day of the year.
Al-Ibar fee Khabar min Ghair of adh-Dhahabi, 4/72.

Abdullaah ibn Ali al-Kaazruni

It is authentically reported from someone who was present at the time of his death that he heard him, while in the pangs of death, saying, ‘I don’t know you, O Devil!’ or, ‘You are the devil. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah.’ Then he passed away.
Ad-Daw al-Laami, of as-Sakhaawi, 5/34.

Musa ibn Ali ibn Musa az-Zarzaari

He passed away whilst in sajdah on the eleventh of Rajab in the year 730ah.
Ad-Durur al-Kaaminah, 4/739.

Musarrah ibn Muslim ibn Rabee’ah al-Hadrami

When he was on his deathbed, may Allaah have mercy on him, he started reciting the Quraan. So when he read the Saying of Allaah in Surah Taa Haa [the twentieth surah], ‘… and I hastened to You, my Lord, that You be pleased,’ [Taa Haa 20:84] he passed away.
Tarteeb al-Madaarik wa Taqrib al-Masaalik, of al-Qaadi Iyaad, 6/270.

Ali ibn Hasan as-Sairafi

This Shaikh passed away whilst he was praying witr. He recited, ‘Say, ‘He is Allaah, [who is] One!’ [al-Ikhlaas 112:1] then when he got to, ‘Nor is there to Him any equivalent,’ [al-Ikhlaas 112:4] he passed away.
Dhail Tarikh Baghdaad, 18/329.

Shu’aib ibn Hussain al-Andalusi

The last thing he said was, ‘Allaah is the Ever-Living!’ Then he passed away.
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of adh-Dhahabi, 21/219.
All taken from, Akhbaar Mawt as-Su’adaa of Abdur-Rahmaan al-Jumaizi.

Ibn Baaz’s Sincerity and the Number of Times He Performed Hajj

December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment


Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin ibn Hamad al-Abbaad al-Badr said about Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him:

“And I also remember that when he went to Qasim in 1385ah to get married there, I was with the Shaikhs who went along with him.  On the way there we were passing through a valley [and I recall it was one] which had trees and half way through the day a solar eclipse occurred.  So he led us in the eclipse prayer in that valley, may Allaah have mercy on him.”

“And I remember one year when I was at the Islamic University of Medinah I entered the Prophet’s Mosque with him after they had called the adhaan for the midday prayer, and I was next to him.

So he prayed four rak’ahs and I prayed two.

And it is known that the supererogatory prayers [Sunan ar-Raatibah] are ten in number and that praying twelve is more complete.  So when I gave salaam he turned towards me and said, “You only prayed two rak’ahs.”  I said, “Yes.”  So he said, “Praying twelve is more complete and greater in excellence.”

“… and he performed Hajj forty-seven times, may Allaah have mercy on him …”

Ash-Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz, Numudhij minar-Ra’iyyil-Awal, pp. 20-22.

It is You we worship and You we ask for help

December 28, 2011 § 2 Comments


Ibn al-Qayyim said, “How many times I would hear the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah sanctify his soul, saying, “You [Alone] do we worship …” [Faatihah 1:5] repels ostentation, and, “You [Alone] do we ask for help …” repels grandeur/pride [kibriyaa].”

Madaarijus-Saalikeen, vol. 1, p. 54.

A Busy Heart

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “When the heart becomes busy with falsehood no place for the truth remains in it just as when it becomes busy with the truth no place for falsehood remains in it.”

Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 5, p. 30.


Imaam Shaafi’i’s Sincerity

December 27, 2011 § Leave a comment


Al-Hasan ibn Abdul-Aziz al-Jarawi, al-Misri said, “Ash-Shaafi’i said, ‘I have never debated with anyone whilst wishing that he would make a mistake. And there is no knowledge in my heart except that I wish everyone had it and that it would not be attributed to me.’”

Aadaabush-Shaafi’i wa Manaaqibuh, p. 68.

Concentrate Firstly on the Heart

December 26, 2011 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It is fitting that a person always asks Allaah to purify his heart.  He should devote his attention to the actions of the heart.  The care a person gives to the actions of the heart must be more than the care he gives to the actions of the body–because everyone performs bodily actions, the believer and the hypocrite.”

Tafseer Surah al-Maa’idah, vol. 1, p. 410.


Attaining Two Rewards for Trying to Accomplish what You are Aiming For

December 25, 2011 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed those things which inhibit a person from attaining what he is aiming for are numerous.  But by seeking Allaah’s Aid, the Mighty and Majestic, and by expending [the required] effort he will achieve his goal.  And let it be known that every time the diversion is stronger then the one seeking [his goal] will be in a jihaad, and that every time the distraction is stronger but the person drives it away then through that he will receive two rewards: the reward for doing the [righteous] action and the reward for repelling the hindrance and for this reason the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said, “Ahead of you there are days of patience, when patience will be like grasping live coals, and the one who does good deeds will have the reward of fifty Companions,” because of the numerousness of the things that hinder.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 1, pp. 22-23.

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