Peace be to those who follow right guidance. Don’t ask about my sleep because I haven’t slept this night. I was chit-chatting and then this news came to me.
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.
…..”Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed to Him we will return.” [2:156]
The King of Saudi Arabia AKA King Abdullah has passed away on this blessed night of Friday. He has left behind himself a great amount of good deeds such as the expanding of Masjidal Haram in Makkah and his participation in providing care for the pilgrims have been in abundance. Through out his life he has taught us to be generous. If you have performed Hajj you would know what I am talking about. Wallah I have seen thousands of polices on duty during Eid-al Adha in Makkah and they were so dedicated to their job. All these are only possible if you are led by a righteous Muslim ruler. May Allaah have mercy on his soul and may Allaah grant him the highest level of Jannah. Ameen. In the last few days of his life he wasn’t in good health. He has been a great example to us and he has done a lot for the Muslim ummah. I haven’t fell that blessed to live in Riyadh until I heard how many of my dear sisters who want to move to Saudi Arabia to practice Islam openly and easily without any death threats.Surely, hee left us with his good deeds to benefit from.
On the other hand in this post we will also discuss on how to prevent ourselves from getting punished in the grave.Without further due lets see why dying on a Friday night is considered an achievement for the deceased.
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “there is no Muslim who dies on the day of Friday or the night of Friday, but Allaah will protect him from the trial (fitnah) of the grave.” Narrated by Ahmad, 6546; al-Tirmidhi, 1074. al-Albaani said: When all its isnaads are taken into consideration, this hadeeth is hasan or saheeh.
My Dada (paternal grandpa) and his brother both passed away on a Friday night and now King Abdullah. Such blessed souls. May Allaah grant them the highest level of Jannah.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A soorah from the Qur’aan containing thirty verses will intercede for a man so that he will be forgiven. It is the soorah Tabaarak Alathi bi yadihi’l-mulk [i.e., Soorat al-Mulk].”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2891; Abu Dawood, 1400; Ibn Maajah, 3786.
Al-Tirmidhi said, this is a hasan hadeeth. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/277, and by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah, 3053.
What is meant is that a person should read it every night, act in accordance with the rulings contained in it, and believe in the information mentioned in it.
Please go to these links for more information. Sources from where I collected my authentic hadiths are: