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16 June 2019 CE | 13 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Supplicating for Deceased

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah (radhi Allahu anhu) said: "When An-Najashi died, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, 'Pray for forgiveness for him.'" [Jami at-Tirmidhi - sahih hadith]

We learn from this hadith that on being informed of a Muslim’s death one should supplicate for his/her forgiveness. When we pray for another’s forgiveness we hope that Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) will forgive us as well.

We should also say, "We belong to Allah and to Him we return/ inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon." This is a reminder to us that we all have to die one day and return to our Creator. Keeping this in mind will allow us to lead a successful life; a life spent trying to earn the pleasure of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). This wordly life is the one in which we plant the seeds: its harvest we are to consume in the form of Jannat or Jahannum.

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