Trust in Allah

Subhanallah! Yesterday was a day i never planned for but Allah had planned for me years before i was born.

Started off like any other day, i was waiting for zuhr salat when my mum informed there's gonna be a janazah at one of my local masjids (not the one i usually attend). I thought, not many will be able to attend due to the daytime where most people are working etc. so i thought i must go and took my brother along with me.

After zuhr salat the announcement was made that there will be a janazah salat for the death of a 2 month old baby, innalillahi wa innah ilayhi raji'oon. Subhanallah, the brother continued, saying that this is the parents second child in the space of 15 months to pass away soon after entering the world. I couldn't imagine what the father was going through but the look on his face tore my heart.

After the janazat salah all the brothers went to look at the body of the child, i was patiently waiting when i heard a loud noise...amongst all the commotion i saw that the small coffin had dropped from the stand. Subhanallah! They took the coffin off the stand and paced it on the floor right next to me. I don't know if it was because of the situation but i couldn't help thinking *wow, Masha'Allah that is one of the most beautiful babies i've seen*. Looked like the babyvwas just resting, i couldn't help but smile while others cried.

Another announcement was made that the janazah will take place at 2pm in a local graveyard. I didn't think many would attend, so me and my brother went to see if we could find people to attend. Alhamdulillah my cousin just finished college so we picked him up and made our way to the graveyard.

In the car i was just telling my cousin about how on the day of judgement this child will intercede for us cause we attended his janazah. I carried on, saying lookk how Allah planned for us to attend this janazah, with you just coming from college and all. I was just saying it was destined for us to attend, at that moment i saw my other cousin walking just in front of us about to cross the road and we told him to hurry up and get in the car. " see how Allah plans, alhamdulillah"

This was the second time i had been to this graveyard cause we usually bury the local muslims at a different graveyard with an area specifically for muslims. While waiting for the body arrive i took a look at the graves around me, i couldn't imagine what these non muslims were going through under there. Allah knows best.

Now we had gathered around the empty grave, i was thinking *where will mine be, what has it prepared for me, what have i prepared for it*. The body arrived shortly after along with the father who looked calmer than before. A brother lowered himself into the empty grave, took the small body out the coffin wrapped in a singke white cloth and placed it in the fathers hands. Now this is a moment i won't forget. The father took the body of his son and held it close to his face and chest, crying uncontrollably not wanting to let go. The brothers aroun saw this and knee they had to step in, he didn't want to let go. The brothers comforted him while one of them took the body off his hands, they were saying "phir mulakat ho gi" (i think meaning, you'll meet again).

Once the body was in the grave and the mud was put on top the imam began to speak. He told us that this child will be the means of pleasure for the parents in the hereafter and insha Allah he will intercede for us on the day of judgement.

This whole account reminded me that only Allah is eternal and we'll all be returning to Him one day, so what have we prepared for this meeting? It also reminded me that whoever is destined for good will recieve what he deserves in the hereafter and that Allah is the best of planners.

May Allah have mercy on the parents of this child and on all of those who've outlived their children. Ameen

Remember that death is the destroyer of all pleasures, prepare for it.

May Allah guide us all. Ameen


inna lillahi wa innah ilayhi raaji'oon. Here i am, having completed an 18th year and here that little baby was, not even having the chance to complete 1. *Sad

talking abt graveyard. isnt there any muslims ones in south london? there's this huge one on edge of east london, called "garden of peace". and there's one just off the A406 i think. (in east end) and others.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

No muslims only graveyeards that i'm aware of around South london. Just this one place where've got a large area to ourselves but that plots got very little space left now. Plus getting buried is exoebsive these day, i can't afford to die yet.

Lets reunite the ummah under one flag LA ILAHA IL ALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULLAH

One of those things where you can't describe your emotions. 'Sad' isn't a good enough word.

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

Foysol89 wrote:
i can't afford to die yet.

priceless. where's the quote topic?

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

Ameen. SubhanAllah I feel so sorry for the parents. May Allah have mercy on them and I hope they can be patient for their own sake. Alhamdulillah there's only good for a Muslim no matter what befalls him. What is this about the baby interceding? I knw it will for the parents inshaaAllah. For attending his Jana ah u mean? And I never realized it cost money to be buried lol. I've never been to a Janazah so dnt knw how ur feeling, but inshaaAllah khair.

"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest"