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  1. Is death something you fear of. Before I feared of death and getting killed in an accident. But when I deeply think about it,. I don't fear death at all. If I die then I die and I have taken it in. What are your views of death? And do you fear it. Do you do stuff sometimes to avoid stuff. Maybe for example not riding a roller coaster because you fear of falling of and dying or do you ride it and know with the possibility of dying. (I pick the second one) The only part of death I fear is if I die before my mum dies and knowing how much she will grief.
  2. Death and the Self Shaun Nichols , Nina Strohminger , Arun Rai , Jay Garfield First published: 22 January 2018 It is an old philosophical idea that if the future self is literally different from the current self, one should be less concerned with the death of the future self (Parfit, 1984). This paper examines the relation between attitudes about death and the self among Hindus, Westerners, and three Buddhist populations (Lay Tibetan, Lay Bhutanese, and monastic Tibetans). Compared with other groups, monastic Tibetans gave particularly strong denials of the continuity of self, across several measures. We predicted that the denial of self would be associated with a lower fear of death and greater generosity toward others. To our surprise, we found the opposite. Monastic Tibetan Buddhists showed significantly greater fear of death than any other group. The monastics were also less generous than any other group about the prospect of giving up a slightly longer life in order to extend the life of another. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/cogs.12590
  3. Shaykh Hamid Waqar delves into the jurisprudential discussion regarding death and whether brain death constitutes death. He points out differences amongst the maraja on this issue. Very interesting read: Brain Death; Dead or not Dead - that is the question
  4. How do you console your friend who lost their mother? true islamically we say may Allah grant you sabr. what are other means of making a person feel better ?
  5. Salam Alaikum, I was wondering if anyone knows of an equivalent hadith about death on certain days of the week in Shia of Ahlulbayt sources? Also is this hadith (and other similar ones) considered strong/ weak in chain of narration etc.? I would be most grateful for an answer / direction... This is the hadith : 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 Thanks
  6. Please read surah fateha for all the departed souls
  7. Zavon

    Why we shouldn't skip prayers!

    I know many of us (believers) have been through this, and I personally experienced my boat sinking and I know it is tough getting it back up. But if you won't understand why you have to get back up then you're definitely going to drown. My point of bringing this topic up is not to scare you away by telling you about the torment of hellfire or the agony in the grave, surely I'll do that by the end of our short exchange, but before everything else I want you to know what benefits and positive change prayers can bring to your life! BENEFITS OF PRAYING There are actually a lot; me and you could go on and on about how practicing Islam can benefit you and the people around you, but this once, let me just mention a few of those that I experienced first-hand. Health Prayer can be a source of exercise for most people. It keeps check on your physical fitness. All the obligatory acts in prayers benefit greatly to ones health. For example, going to ruku and sajda and tash'had saves one from back pain and knee-joints pain. Prayer also wards off many illnesses. Down to Earth When you go down in sujood, it gives you a feeling of how small and insignificant you are in front of all the blessings and creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. He made so much, and still blesses you and showers upon you from good. Prayer kills your ego and brings you closer to Allah and the reality. Focusing on how you're alone in this world, and how only Allah is your supporter and benefactor even in the time of adversity. Strengthens the heart and the belief Prayer gives you the strength that you are lacking when facing adversity. It becomes a driving force when met with a lot of short-comings. It strengthens ones resolve to keep moving forward and facing new challenges while knowing that Allah never burdens a soul more than what it can bear. Closeness to Allah When we recite the verses sent down to us Humans by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, we naturally feel close to Him. His words are the reflection upon our own-selves. When we make dua to Him and kneel down to Him, it shows that we are ready to give in our desires for pleasing Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. And that: He is the only "one" we can turn to in the time of adversity... There's nobody else, is there? Countenance and Spiritual Pleasantness Did you know that prayers make your face and spirit brighter? Who wouldn't want their face glowing with happiness and zeal. This not only allows others to look at you in good light but also brings a smile to their faces (especially your family). And it takes off a lot of tension from their shoulders (for some reason). Keeps you away from sins and keeps sins away form you Now this is note-worthy, because both sound just about the same. So where lies the difference? The difference is that there in you will come a sense of responsibility and a sense of accountability once you start praying. You will become more aware of your performance near Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, and you'd want to please him more and more. Who wouldn't want beautiful reward from Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى?And alternatively, Allah will keep you away from sins with his authority over you if he finds your actions pleasing. And no doubt, he is the most merciful and the most benevolent. Along with oft-forgiving. Gets rid of laziness and grooms punctuality Most of the time we are extremely lazy when it comes to our responsibilities and obligations. But once we start being punctual in prayers habitually, we (Insha'Allah) will become more aware of the limited time we have and the utilization of it. Prayer somewhat grooms the instinct of time within you. When you start praying five times a day, you'll begin to realize if you're spending the remaining time the right way. You will have thoughts like: Am I fulfilling my religious obligations correctly? Is Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى going to be pleased enough with the current me? Have I been listening to every words my parents say? Have I done the job that I must in time? Sense of Accountability I know I am kinda repeating myself here, but I couldn't just skip this point. Because this one is very significant when it comes to prayers. In our daily life, if we skip a prayer, do you know how many things go wrong then? How many times we attempt sins and bad acts? Have you ever reflected upon them?Prayer gives you a chance of reflection. And in the future it keeps you intact and in-check that you don't fall astray to bad acts from Satan. Keeps you pure and clean Before going to prayer, you remember, that you have to be Tahir (pure from any impurity). Thus this single remembrance can keep you more than enough clean and pure. Also, performing ablution three-to-five or more so times a day, protects you from Satan and his devilish whispers. Takes away nightmares and bad dreams I am sure many of us had nightmares or dreams that were bad, something you wish you'd never seen. But if you sleep after doing a wudu, and with faith that Allah and His angels will protect you from such dreams (that come from Satan), you'll be protected. WHAT DOES THE QURAN SAY ABOUT PRAYERS? I hope this thread will open your eyes to the importance of prayers and will bring you closer to Allah. If I made a mistake somewhere in the text, then it is solely from me. Forgive me, as I am only human. P.s. Thanks to my brothers and sisters here, they gave me confidence enough to post my material here. lol. I have some serious confidence issues. :P Anyways, thanks to everybody for reading and supporting! Jazak Allah Khair. Hope it will be helpful to at least a single soul!
  8. Assalam o alaikum. My grandfather, who I was extremely close to, passed away in 2014 while abroad. When I was a child, he'd always give me notebooks, calendars and pens that he received from work. Here's something that's been bugging me for four long years, and I know it sounds crazy, which is why I decided to ask. A few days after he passed away, I was in his study (I used to be the only one allowed to touch his things :')), going through his notebooks sentimentally. I took one of those notebooks - one that he'd made a few lists in on the first few pages - and started using it to write letters to him about how I felt and stuff. One day, I left it in the living room and went to sleep. I don't remember if this was the same day I started writing or a few days later, but the next morning when I opened the notebook to write in it again, there was a sticky note on the inside cover that said "for Mahnoor" (that's my name) in his handwriting. I'm positive it wasn't there before. And he wouldn't give me a notebook he had already used. So i was wondering, is it possible he actually put that note there after he died? I swear to Allah, I'm not making this up. Can the passed away interact with this world's objects like that? Or was I mistaken because I was so emotional at the time? Thank you for your time. I'm sorry this was such a long question.
  9. Ron_Burgundy

    Death

    Is it wrong if i pray for my death? I am tired of my life and I don't want to live anymore.
  10. What can religious people do that atheists can't, like whats the point of it
  11. 5araName

    What is the meaning of my dream?

    Assalamu alaikum I dreamed that a lady who was dressed in White took me to a man. Both the lady and the man were looking kinda sad. Then the man looked at me and said that i am from ahlul shuhadaa. That is it. I do want to point out that my uncle and his wife and their son Haidar (my cousin) Were in their car next to a terrorist attack (done by isis) and then my uncle and his wife died but Haidar survived. You have probably heard about the story of Haidar and everything that happend to him when he lost his parents. But Does anyone know what my dream means?
  12. SalaM, There IS life after DEATH: Scientists reveal shock findings from groundbreaking study: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/science/670781/There-IS-life-after-DEATH-Scientists-reveal-shock-findings-from-groundbreaking-study/amp Quantum Physics proves there is an afterlife : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2503370/Quantum-physics-proves-IS-afterlife-claims-scientist.html Quantum Physics proves that death is an illusion: http://in5d.com/quantum-physics-proves-that-death-is-an-illusion/
  13. Recently we have had a family member pass on. I have started to notice that flies will appear and linger around me for some reason. Well it is always only one fly, and prior to my family member passing on this would not happen, however since it has become very noticeable - and in different environments on different days (ex. at work, at the gym). For the jokers out there, I would note that I shower and change my clothes regularly at least once a day. This may just be coincidence but does anyone know if there would be any significance to this kind of stuff happening? If so, does anyone know of any references in ahadith or literature? I've been hearing things that lead me to believe there is some significance but I don't want to buy into rumours without having a basis for looking into them further. I thank you in advance for your time Was salaam
  14. This is an anonymous topic. The member who wants to see this discussion will not be replying here in the topic. Please make no questions toward the member. If you don't understand the topic, please do not reply. Thanks. Assalamu Alaykum. How do people cope with the loss of a family relative? How can they handle it, and what experiences did they have? Are they still affected after a long time? In Islam, is weeping over memories for the loss of someone allowed? Etc.
  15. So there is a question that has come to my mind. A womans husband recently died, about 2 months before his death he was a really good muslim. Before those 2 months he was not. Another case if where a girl died at a young age and she was an average muslim, but about 6 months later she died, and during those months she was so religious and barely did any sin. A young man in England was a bad boy. He was always at nightclubs. He would party and dance and drink. Then THREE WEEKS (yes three weeks) he became the humble and caring person and always offered salat on time. After that he died. Obviously, nobody know when they are going to die. So my question is, If you start being super religious all of a sudden does that mean you are going to die soon?
  16. Gaius I. Caesar

    Have I seen the End?

    Plato says the dead have seen the end of war, The silent ones are numerous like the stars For every time I sleep, a soul does not return For every time I awake, a family shall then mourn I wonder then, if do I and others give to our returns, thought Or do we, astaghfirillah, make it an afterthought?
  17. Abid Zaidi

    Death

    Asalam-alaikum brothers and sisters, My grandmother recently passed away and it has been quite hard on me and my family. However, I have seen her in my dreams multiple times. Does seeing her signify anything? Or the settings I see her in? Or even the colors she's wearing (white and green)? Please help me get some closure. Jazak'Allah khair Thank you -Abid
  18. Assalaamulayekum, For Poisoning of Imam Hassan(as) his wife is responsible under the Influence of Muawiyah. And for Imam Hussain (as), Yazid (la) is responsible for his Killing. If our sunni brother say Shia are only responsible, let them remind that our prophet has prophesied that his nation will slay his son (ie Imam Hussain(as)). It would simply mean that Shia are the only part of his Ummah and sunni doesn't come under his nation. If they include themselves also, it means then shia and sunni shares equal responsibility in killing of Imam Hussain(as), as prophet said his nation would kill him. Basically they are trapped. Nevertheless both person are condemned by our Aimmah (as) in our authentic hadeeth : : ابن محبوب، عن عبد الله بن سنان قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله (عليه السلام) يقول ثلاث هن فخر المؤمن وزينه في الدنيا والآخرة: الصلاة في آخر الليل ويأسه مما في أيدي الناس وولايته الامام من آل محمد (صلى الله عليه وآله) قال: وثلاثة هم شرار الخلق ابتلى بهم خيار الخلق: أبو سفيان أحدهم قاتل رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) وعاداه ومعاوية قاتل عليا (عليه السلام) وعاداه ويزيد بن معاوية لعنه الله قاتل الحسين بن علي (عليهما السلام) وعاداه حتى قتله Ibn Mahboob from Abdullah bin Sanan who said that I heard Imam Abu Abdullah (عليه السلام) saying: There are there things of pride for momin, and (they are) beautification for him in this world and the world here after, Salat in last part of night; Disappointment which he gets at the hands of people; Wilayat of Imam from Aal-e-Mohammad. He said: and there are three amongst the worst of creation who hurt the best of creation, Abu Sufian, who fought Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله) and was his enemy; Muawiyah who fought Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and was his enemy; Yazid curse of Allah be on him, who fought Imam Hussein (عليه السلام) and was his enemy till he killed him. Source: Al-Kafi by Kulayni, Vol 8, Pg 234, H 311 Grading: Allamah Majlisi:"Hasan" (Mirat ul Uqool 26/178) Sheikh Hadi al-Najafi: "Saheeh Sanad" (Mausu'ah Ahadith Ahlulbayt 5/306) Wa aleykumsalaam
  19. Wise Muslim

    This forum is dead.

    I remember when I used to post here there was so much spirit in the forum. It was a pleasure to come online and engage in dialogue and discussion with others. There were always activities going on central to the Islamic months.. For instance, in Ramadan there would be videos of selected speakers uploaded and daily contests.. It just seems so stale and dry, as if a tornado ran through it and sucked the life out.. Perhaps its the layout. I don't prefer this Facebook integrated format. It's sad to see this once powerful site go blank.
  20. Salam Alaykoom. - Death has been my biggest fear in life, i'm scared of loosing a loved one someday like my parents, & i'm afraid of dying myself, but i always wish death upon myself first, before my parents. Thinking about death or hearing someone that have passed away, gives my life no meaning, i just keep thinking like what's the point of this, or the point of doing all those Dunya things ( Life things ) Dunya entertainments, when my time of death could be here at any time, i get thoughts in my head, that i should just sit & cry my whole life & just worship Allah nonstop until the time of my death, so i don't do any life entertainment things, because i find them useless, but yet, i cant stop my self from not having fun, like laughing, taking pictures, going out & having fun & that all will lead you to thinking like you're living here for ever. How can i help myself in this situation, either ways isn't good, if i chose to not do anything & just worship, or i don't know what's the proper word to use, but like cry, & pray, & ask for forgiveness from Allah non stop is not something someone can do their WHOLE life, or still chose to love life & do all those fun entertaining things, which will keep me away from Allah ( i feel like ), so i'm just stuck here, needing help. Or what if i die & end up in Hell fire, Jahanam. Because i'm not yet that one perfect Muslimah Allah loves, shaaytan, always makes me feel worthless, & makes me feel like i'm a bad Muslimah. Any Advice would be appreciated, i'm struggling so much.
  21. Salam, I heard that at a time of severe illness of a sahabi (s.a.), Imam Ali (s.a.) visited him. He (Imam s.a) told him that he (Imam s.a.) will be there, three times, for every believer, 1. at time of death, 2. in grave and 3. in barzakh, so no need to worry about it, or afraid of it. (Please note that it doesn't mean that not to worry about their deeds, just mean that not to worry/afraid of change of environment and also to have biggest wish come true of meeting with Ameer ul Momineen s.a., and best to have him (s.a) as companion.) Can anyone please tell me the source of above story and its authentication, I will be grateful to you. Thank you.
  22. liightseekeer

    How Did Rasuallah Die?

    Sallam, I was doing research and literally hundreds of answer. How did the Holy Prophet of Islam die? If he was poisoned, who did it, and is there sources or traditions which state this. (Shia traditions of course) If a natural death, what are the sources for that as well. May Allah bless you all for taking the time to educate the ones whom have question like myself. JAK.
  23. السلام علیکم جمعیا I am muslim but one questoin engross me ! why muslim's kill the apostat , you believe it really ? for example if a jew covert to islam and jews kill is it acceptable ? this is against freedom of expression ! this hokm is base of killing many peaple in iraq , syria and parachinar ! the takfiris by this hokm kill many peaple ! can you express me with thank (sorry for my weak English :D )
  24. That you're going to die very soon? (with these points) - you're not more than the age of 25 - you've family responsibilities although you're not married - you do religious stuff but god has not pardoned you and death is the punishment soon coming towards you Now What to do?
  25. Hamdulillah

    Death

    This is an interesting piece written about death. If you found it beneficial then please share it so that others may benefit from it too. Thank you http://ohtranquilsoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/death.html
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