بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ثُمَّ أَمَاتَهُ فَأَقْبَرَهُ
“Then He causes his death and provides a grave for him.”
[Al-Qur’an – Surat `Abasa (He Frowned): 21]
I WONDER – What will it be like to lie in my cradle called the Grave?
Will my grave be so narrow that my ribs are crushed together?
Or will there be a shining light from Jannah (Paradise) forever to stay?
Will there be my Qur’an warding off the Angels Munkar and Nakeer (the Angels who question in the grave)?
Or will there be the deadly bugs eating my body till my bones decay?
Will there be the prayers of my children whom I had taught the word of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)?
Will they be the Sadqah-e-Jahriah (ongoing charity) because I taught them how to pray?
Or will there be memories of those whom I have hurt and have done zulm (injustice) upon?
Are they now rejoicing because I have finally gone away?
Death has finally come to relieve me from the torments of the prison of the world.
This was the end for my soul had to depart. And for this there was no delay.
How will be my grave? Oh! How do I close my eyes and imagine it?
Will I be comfortable in my bed, I wonder how will I lay?
When my end is the soil, and I am buried so deep into the earth,
Do I not wonder how I can walk so arrogantly on the earth today?
This world is nothing but a temporary housing and I am but a traveler,
The final abode will be Heaven or Hell – That will be the permanent stay!
Oh Allah! – save me from the torments of the grave and the Hellfire.
Make me one whose face is shining radiantly, so happy and so gay.
وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُّسْفِرَةٌ
“[Some] faces, that Day, will be bright –
Laughing, rejoicing at good news.”
[Al-Qur’an – Surat `Abasa (He Frowned): 38 & 39]