LIFE AND DEATH
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O Mankind! Fear not Death, but fear Allah! He gives you Life and assigns you Death — then brings you back to Life! He is the One Who created you. There is no God except Him — the Absolute. Fear and reverence Him alone, for to Him is your Ultimate Return. It is your Destiny!
When Allah placed Adam, He said: “I am Allah, your Creator! I have made you as you are, and have made you come forth to this land. Sigh not, neither be moved — strengthen your heart and be not afraid. Every day I have determined for you. I will not have you be ignorant.” ….. Allah brought forth from his loins all the souls of the Children of Adam, and said: “I am your Lord, Who cherishes and sustains you!” ….. and every soul bore witness! He did this, so that on the Day of Judgment, you cannot say: “Of this we were unaware!” ….. Yet many have turned their unity asunder — forgetting that!
Allah created all things in Pairs; Truth and Falsehood, Right and Wrong, Day and Night, Paradise and Hell, and Life and Death! He has even created you in pairs — Man and Woman. Many look at these as opposites. Yet none of this has He created without an Inner Truth and Purpose — bear this in mind!
Allah has sent, Us Angels, to converse with you, that you might behold His Glory! He has said: “If you will Repent and harden not your hearts, then I will have Mercy upon you! Whoever repents shall have a claim on My Mercy, and shall enter into My Rest. And whoever hardens their hearts shall not enter into My Rest, but into Everlasting Destruction of their Souls!” ….. And now seeing that you know these things — harden not your hearts!
This Life, and this world in which you now live is Temporal — temporary! Allah has determined its’ phases, that He might behold how you act! He Alone is All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Knowing, and is the Best of Planners! Verily, it is from Allah you came, and to Him you must return. Consider this Life and this world as a transit stop in your journey back to Him!
Death comes upon all Mankind! This death that We speak of is the Temporal Death, and this Life and world is a phase and a place given unto Man in which he might Repent! This life is a transitory state — a time to prepare for an Endless State! It was appointed to Man that they must die, and that they must come into Judgment!
All must Return and shall be Judged! He will then make you understand all that in which you differed. And all that you did in Life. Allah is never Unjust! He is Most Merciful! This, is laid down by the Will of the Almighty — in order that you may bear witness to the Truth! Turn not your eyes towards the worldly benefits granted to those who Deny the Truth. To be carnally-minded is Spiritual Death, and to be spiritually-minded is Life Eternal. You are free to act and choose for yourselves — to choose the way of Everlasting Death or the way to Everlasting Life!
Know that no one Lives or Dies, except by Allah’s Command! And that in this matter you have no Power of Decision — the Decision rests with Allah Alone! For all People a term is set, and when the end of their term approaches — no one can lengthen or lessen his Days! Allah appointed you this Life, in order to test you thereby. And in order that you may be called to account for what you have done. Hence remain conscious of Allah, and know that unto Him you shall be returned!
Forget not, for Allah Sees all that you do! Do not follow errant views — forsaking the Truth that has come to you. Those bent on forsaking the Truth never use their sense of reason, and regard other powers as their Lord’s equal — thus they are confused. Stay away from them and all their false gods. A great number of men have they ensnared — the Fire shall be their abode!
Allah lets go astray who wills, and guides aright those who will! This is indeed a hard test for all, except those who are Rightly Guided. Woe to those who die, and remain in their sins — transgressing against Allah, and yielding to the enticings of Satan. The Fire will be their appointed place in the Life to come!
Arouse your souls and awaken your Spirit Conscience from the slumber of Spiritual Death — which is the second Death, so that you might Surrender yourselves to Allah! Remember, when your term appointed by Allah does come — it cannot be put back! Therefore Pray both day and night, and in between — asking Allah to forgive you your present and past sins, and give you respite before that Day known to Him Alone! All must Return, and shall be judged, and He shall reward all those who attained Faith!
Allah, the All-Seeing, will surely not lose sight of your Faith! They who care no more than for the enjoyment of this Life, are at War with Allah, and will be consigned to the suffering of Hell — Disgraced, and Disowned! This Life is only a time limit — beyond which there will be no redemption. It might already have drawn close to you! The knowledge of it rests with Allah Alone. Prepare yourselves — Pray and Repent! Why do you delay? If you do it not, then Know — that you are at War with Allah!