Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioun

"Verily, unto God do we belong and, verily, unto Him we shall return."

This is something ive been pondering of late.
This is a phrase that muslims tend to receite upon the passing of someone. It originates from the Quran, Surah Bakrah 155-156:

"And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Verily! To Allah we belong and verily, to Him we shall return."

Losing someone dear to us can cause us to become overwhelmed by grief. Facing the reality of detachment can be quite traumatic. In difficult times we are often taught to turn to Him and yet when the tears are flowing and emotion overwhelming it can become difficult to see the light. Infact we may end up doing the exact opposite and moving away from Him.

However nothing can overshadow the underlining truth of 'Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioun'. Behind these words there is a powerful truth that most people dont want to accept. It encompases the very essence of our existance. It answers where we came from and also where we are headed.

Accept it, and it has the power to eradicate feelings of regrets, pangs of loneliness and uncertainty. As well as answering ‘Why did that have to happen?’ and prevent you from drowning in misery. By understanding that Allah (swt) is the One, the only One to Whom we belong, we should be able to move on from painful moments in our life. There should be no space for bitterness or anger when one truly comprehends the deep truthfulness of this phrase, and we should be able to forgive those who have intentionally or unintentionally wronged us.

All fortune and misfortune is at the will of Allah (swt) and just as quickly as misfortune can fall upon us, so just as quickly it can disappear.



I'm glad I read this. 


unintentionally wronged us

that had quite an unexpected effect on me. hmm..

also, surah as-sharh "inna ma'a 'usri usra" (juzz 'amma.)

and ive never felt the true pain of losing someone CLSOE to me through death yet. i've imagined it. and i can understand tears and sadness.

i would be deeply confused at my crying, or why im hurting, when I KnOWw, i KNOW that this person is inshaaAllah going to be okay and that we all belong to Allah and to Him we will return. so why am i crying? why am i sad? questions that would probably stay fuzzy but will enable one to keep their sadness and grief in check?

what i know though, is that this phrase can be used whenever calamity strikes. in whatever shape or form. and ive used it for such occasions (not as often as i should have) but it has helped whenever I did. alhamdulillah.

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

I just said it so many times, whilst trying to find something. Was about to give up...but one does not give up when one is relying on the One! ( :P)
So I started saying it again asked mum to make dua, not sure if she did but quickly after I found it Biggrin

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