To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.” (Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)

 

Al-Fudhayl ibn Iyyadh (May Allah have mercy on him) said to a man, “How many (years) have come upon you?”

He replied, “Sixty years.”

He said, “Therefore, for sixty years you have been going to your Lord and you are about to reach (Him).”

So the man said, “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return!”

So Al-Fudhayl asked, “Do you know the meaning of that (statement)? You are saying, I belong to Allah as a servant and I am going to return to Him. So whoever knows that he belongs to Allah as a servant and that he will return to him, then he should know that he will be stopped. And whoever knows that he will be stopped, then he should know that he will be questioned. And whoever knows that he will be questioned, then let him prepare an answer for the question.”

 

[Jami al-Ulum wal-Hikam of Ibn Rajab]

2 Responses to To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

  1. Sami says:

    A very thoughtful post it shines light to all man kind especially in their time of need due to a loss or a relative or a family member ….

    We all should know that we All Belong To Allah and to him we shall return, but unfortunately lots of us make that mistake instead of grieving through prayers and ask Allah to forgive the sins of our dearly departed, we opt to mourn them with tears which we all know just brings more hardship on our Dearly Departed.

    I pray to Allah, to save us all from sins, injustice and ill health and keep us on the straight path, and improve our affairs and purify us for the hereafter, Ameen !!!

    Sellam to all from

    Bosnia

  2. bisharo says:

    What a beutefull story

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