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Do the devils die?

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment

 

There is no doubt that the jinn, and the devils among them, do die. The following Quranic verse applies to them,

“Everyone that is therein will pass away; There remains but the countenance of your Lord of Might and Glory. Which is it, of the favors of your Lord, that you deny?

” (al-Rahmaan 26-28).

 

 

In Sahih al-Bukhari it is reported from Ibn Abbas that the Prophet used to say

“I seek refuge, by your Glory, the One, whom there is no other god but You, the One who does not die, and the jinn and mankind do die.”

 

Concerning the length of their lives, we do not know much except what Allah has said concerning the accursed Satan who has been given respite and life until the Day of Judgment. Allah says

“He said: Reprieve me till the day when they are raised (from the dead). He said: Lo! you are of those reprieved”

(AI-Asaaf 14-15).

 

 

Concerning other jinn or devils, we do not know their lifespans. But we do know that their lifespans are longer than that of the humans.

 

Further evidence that they do die is the report that Khaalid ibn Waleed killed the devil of al-Uza (a tree that the Arabs used to worship).

And a Companion killed a jinn that took the shape of a serpent.

 

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Ten advises from few Wise men

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

 

An Ascetic said,

It is incumbent upon the intelligent person when he repents to do ten things – seek forgiveness with the tongue; regret with the heart; abandon the sin with the body; resolve never to return to it (the act of disobedience); love of the Hereafter; hate the dunya; reduce speech; reduce food and drink so that he can devote himself to knowledge and worship; and reduce his sleep. Allah the Exalted says, ‘Little did they sleep at night, and in the early hours of dawn they did seek forgiveness.’”

 

 

 

Luqman said to his son,

Wisdom is in doing ten things – enlivening the dead heart, sitting with the needy, staying away from the gathering of kings, honouring the humble, freeing the slave, being hospitable to the stranger,  enriching the poor, and venerating the people of honour. These things are better than wealth, are a protection from fear, a weapon in war, a merchandise at the time of commerce, an intercessor when afflicted with terror, an indication that conviction has entered the heart, and a covering when no clothes can cover one [on the Day of Judgement].”

 

An ascetic said,

Ten characteristics are hated by Allah from ten [types of] people – miserliness from the rich, arrogance from the poor, greed from scholars, lack of shame from women, love of the dunya from the elderly, laziness from the youth, oppression from the rulers, cowardice from warriors, self-infatuation from ascetics, and ostentation from worshippers.”

 

Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi said:

“O you who entreats his Lord with all types of speech!
And who asks of Him residence in the Land of Speech
Who ceaselessly delays repentance year after year
I do not see you being just to your soul amongst all people
Had you filled your day with fasting, O heedless one!
And stayed awake all night in prayer
And diminished your water and food
You would have been fit to attain the honour of elevated rank
And given the ability to perform great feats by the Lord of creation
And secured the greatest pleasure of the Possessor of Majesty and
Generosity”

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al‘ Asqalani, page 40-41]

Everyday the earth calls out with 9 things- Anas Ibn Malik (radyAllahu`anhu)

August 19, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Anas Ibn Malik (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “Everyday the earth calls out with nine things, saying,

‘O son of Adam! You strive on my surface and your destination is my stomach;

you disobey [Allah] on my surface and you will be punished for it in my stomach;

you laugh on my surface and you will cry in my stomach;

you are happy on my surface and you will be sad in my stomach;

you gather wealth on my surface and you will regret gathering it in my stomach;

you are arrogant on my surface and you will be humiliated in my stomach;

you walk insolently on my surface and you will fall miserably into my stomach;

you walk in the light on my surface and you will be in the darkness in my stomach;

and you walk with crowds and large gatherings on my surface and you will be lonely in my stomach.”

 

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al‘ Asqalani, page 41-42]

 

 

Ten advises from a physician to cure the diseases of the heart

August 6, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “One day I was walking with a young pious man in the narrow streets of Basra and its markets until we reached a physician sitting on a chair and around him were many men, women, and children who had bottles of water in their hands. Each one of them was seeking a cure for his illness.

 

The young man moved closer to the physician and asked him, ‘O physician! Do you have a medicine that cleans away sins and cures the [spiritual] diseases of the heart?

He replied ‘Yes!’

 

The young man said, ‘Give it to me!”

 

The physician said,

Take ten things from me

take the roots of the tree of poverty with the roots of the tree of humility,

and pour in it the milk of repentance,

then place it in the mortar of acceptance [of whatever is predestined for one],

crush it with the pestle of contentment,

then place it in the pot of piety,

pour over it the water of shame,

then boil it with the fire of love,

then place it in the cup of gratitude

and cool it down with the fan of hope,

then drink it with the spoon of praise.

If you do all of this then it will cure you of every illness and trial in this world and in the Hereafter.’”

 

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al‘ Asqalani, page 42]

 

Ten advices from Five Scholars

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

 

It is said that a king gathered five scholars and ascetics and ordered each one to give a word of wisdom. Each one spoke and gave two pieces of wisdom and thus they became ten.

 

 

 

The first one said,

“Fearing the Creator is security and feeling safe [from His wrath] is disbelief; and feeling safe from another creature is freedom and fearing him is slavery.”

 

 

The second said,

“Hoping from Allah is richness that no poverty can harm, and loosing hope in Him is poverty that no wealth can alleviate.”

advice

 

 

The third said,

“Poverty in worldy possessions does not harm the one rich at heart (i.e. contented), and richness in worldy possessions does not benefit the one poor at heart (i.e. greedy).”

 

 

The fourth said,

“Generosity does not increase the richness of the heart except in richness, and poverty at heart (greed) does not increase with richness in material possessions except in poverty.”

 

 

The fifth said,

“Taking a little from goodness is better than leaving a lot from evil, and leaving all acts of evil is better than committing a few acts of goodness.”

 

 

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al‘ Asqalani, page 42-43]

 

“It is written in the Torah that he who……..” by Wahb ibn Munabbih (Rahimahullah)

July 19, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Wahb ibn Munabbih said, “It is written in the Torah,

He who prepares provisions [for the Hereafter] in this world will be safe from Allah’s punishment on the Day of Judgement;

he who leaves hatred will be praised on the Day of Judgement in front of the whole creation;

he who abandons love of leadership will be honoured on the Day of Judgement in front of the Omnipotent King;

he who abandons the excesses of the dunya will be blissful amongst the righteous ones [on the Day of Judgement];

he who abandons quarrelling in this world will be amongst the winners on the Day of Judgement;

he who abandons miserliness in this world will be mentioned in front of the whole of creation on the Day of Judgement;

he who abandons repose in this world will be happy on the Day of Judgement;

he who abandons the prohibited in this world will be in the company of the Prophets on the Day of Judgement;

he who abandons looking at that which has been prohibited in this world, Allah will delight his eyes on the Day of Judgement in Paradise;

he who abandons wealth and chooses poverty in this world, Allah will raise him on the Day of Judgement amongst the beloved and the Prophets of Allah;

he who assists others in fulfilling their needs, Allah will make him free from all needs in this world and in the next.

 

 

He who wishes to have good company instead of solitude in his grave should wake up in the darkness of the night and pray;

he who wishes to be in the shade of the Throne of the Merciful should become an ascetic;

he who wishes his bring to account to be easy should advise himself and his brothers;

he who wishes the angels to be his visitors should become Godconscious;

he who wishes to live in the delight of Paradise should remember Allah during the night and day;

he who wishes to enter Paradise without any bringing to account should repent to Allah with a sincere repentance;

he who wishes to be rich should become contented with what Allah the Exalted his allotted for him;

he who wishes to be a man of  understanding in the sight of Allah should have fear of Allah;

he who wishes to be wise should seek knowledge;

he who wishes to be safe from people should not mention anyone except with good and take a lesson from his own self and ponder over why and from what he was created;

he who wants dignity and  honor  in both the dunya and in the Hereafter should give preference to the Hereafter over the dunya;

he who wishes for al Firdaws (the highest rank in Paradise) and infinite happiness should not waste his life in the vices of the dunya;

he who wishes for Paradise in this world and the next should adopt the path of generosity, because the one who is generous is close to Paradise and far from Hell;

he who wishes his heart to be enlightened with the complete light should adopt the path of contemplation and of taking lessons [from life and creation];

he who wishes to have a body that patiently endures [hardships], a tongue that is in constant remembrance [of Allah], and a heart which is fearful [of Him] should adopt the path the path of seeking forgiveness for the believers – male and female, and for the Muslims – male and female.”

[Preparing For The Day Of Judgement By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al‘ Asqalani, page 46-47]

 

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