We belong to Allah and to him we will return.
Subhanallah, my Father’s brother has returned to Allah.
I was fortunate to visit him moments before his departure to the Hereafter.
As I stood at his bedside, I noticed that the work of the Angel of death had begun as he looked strangely towards different places in the room, which were perfectly normal to us. He’s crossing of the divide was in full motion, his full departure imminent, and the world of the unseen became ultimately seen to him, in stages, as we are taught in the hadeeths of Baraa’ bin ‘Aazib and Abdullah bin Abbaas (May Allah be pleased with them both).
Such is life my dear brothers and sisters. Death is an inevitable reality and strikes in moments. It doesn’t wait for us to pay our bills or sign our contracts or finish our meetings.
It strikes with ultimate precision and phenomenal timing, teaching us constantly that its not about’ when’ one will die, but’ how’ one will die.
As family, I remind my fellow family members of how my uncle was blessed to live a full life, alhamdulillah, being blessed to pass the age of 85 with full cognitive ability and mobility.
May Allah Almighty shower upon his children, grand-children, siblings, family & friends a beautiful patience at this difficult time.
May Allah have mercy upon him, forgive his sins and make his grave a garden from paradise. May Allah raise him with the family of alQur’an, grant him shade underneath his throne, and enter him into alFirdaus safely.
May Allah grant cure to our sick and shower his mercy to our deceased.
May Allah preserve us in His obedience, and grant us a good ending when our time to return to Him arrives. Ameen.