Remembrance of Allah

Dear brothers & sisters in Islam,
Assalaam alaykum,
To begin with, I would like to share this story after which all we shall learn a lesson.
There were two Muslim brothers in a Muslim country who witnessed a collision and wrote the following letter to a Shaikh describing the events that led to his return to Allah.

He recalls: “Seeing accidents and crash victims was a normal part of my day, but one incident was different.

My partner and I had parked on the shoulder of the highway and began to chat. In a random second, the scene shattered to the hideous sound of metal bodies becoming one. We threw our heads back to see what had happened: a head-on collision, the result of a vehicle slipping into the lane of the oncoming traffic.

You couldn't describe the carnage. Two young men sprawled in the first car, both in critical condition. We carried them gently away from the car and rested them on the ground.

Quickly we returned to assist the owner of the second car. He was dead. Back we went to the two young men lying side by side on the pavement.

My partner began dictating the Shahadah to them. Say: La ilaha illAllah (there is no god but Allah), La ilaha illAllah

... their tongues wouldn't acknowledge. They started humming the hypnotic lyrics of some song. I was terrified. My partner had experience however and he kept repeating his instruction (La ilaha illAllah).

I stood watching, no movement, eyes locked. Never in my life had I seen anything similar to what was going on before me. In fact, I've never actually seen someone die, and never in such a satanic way.

My partner continued to instruct them to say the Shahadah but there was no use. The hum of their song came to a slow silence, slowly. The first one stopped and then the other. Not a stir. Dead.

We carried them to our patrol car, my partner made no effort to speak. Not a whisper between us two as we carried the corpses to the nearest hospital.

Allah says in His Holy Qur’an (translation):
"Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers. " [Al Hadid 57:16]
So, brothers and sisters in Islam, this story is giving a very big lesson. It shows us how many people just remain in doing wrong deeds and forgot about Allah without remembering that this world is just a transitional period. None of us knows what time and at which place he is going to die.
The Almighty Allah says in His Holy Book (translation): “And no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, of good or evil, but God, exalted be He, knows this; and no soul knows in what land it will die, but God, exalted be He, knows this. Truly God is Knower, of all things, Aware, of the inward and outward aspects thereof”. [ Surat Luqman 31: 34 ]

Finally, I would like to remind you and I myself that we should keep doing good deeds as much as possible till the last day of our life here on earth in the right way that we are thought by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
BarakaAllah fiikum

By al-akh Nasor Mziba
English Teacher,
Bamrung Islam School, Kongra District, Phatthalung Province, Thailand

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