كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ
“Every soul will taste death…” (Surah Ale ‘Imran, Verse 185)
How prepared are you to die today? How much do you have to ask forgiveness for yet? How often do you remember death? It is the right of death to be remembered frequently, so it can purify our souls and bring us closer to Him.
We all have a clock ticking away; however, we have no knowledge of when the battery will run out. We need to prepare ourself daily for our death, our grave and our hereafter.
إِنَّ أُمَّتِي يُدْعَوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ غُرًّا مُحَجَّلِينَ مِنْ آثَارِ الْوُضُوءِ، فَمَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يُطِيلَ غُرَّتَهُ فَلْيَفْعَلْ
“Indeed my followers will be called on the day of judgement ‘Gurral muhajjaleen’ from the traces of ablution, so whoever is capable from amongst you, of increasing his radiance, then he should.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Staying in the state of wudhu at all times, reaps many benefits and rewards. One of which is mentioned in the hadith above, that we will be more radiant and thus, more easily identifiable by the Prophet (SAW) on the day of judgement. It has also been mentioned, that whosoever makes ablution before he goes to sleep, if he passes away in his sleep, he will attain the status of a martyr. Wudhu is also a means of your minor sins being forgiven, as mentioned in many ahadeeth.
اَللهُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّءِ الْاَسْقَامِ
“Oh Allah, I ask you for your protection from leprosy, insanity and ill health”.
Take some time out today and do something special for your spouse. Something that will increase the love between you. This is part of Ibadah. And for those without spouses, pray for yourself and your future spouse; for love, understanding, piety and Allah’s mercy and barakah.
Written by Umm Amaarah, mother of two, qualified solicitor and an Alimiyyah student.