We all go through spiritual highs and lows and at times, we get to see something which reignites that little flame of iman burns a little brighter and our heart grow a little more warm. Recently, I come across one video which is already circling on social media. Watching this video make me emotional.
Here is the link:
I searched the internet to find out about the man in the video and came across this article about him in Arabic. Took the help of the Chrome’s page translating capabilities to read it. Turns out the name of the preacher is Mahmoud Abdel-Latif Abdel-Baqi Abu Khattab and he had been living in Kuwait for 50 years.
Just imagine dying while doing something good. :’) But to achieve this, we must be doing good throughout our life. The good that I am referring to, doesn’t necessarily means giving an Islamic lecture. It can be anything. It can be personal worship e.g. praying or it can be something which involves doing good for the people e.g. volunteering in an orphanage.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah Almighty intends goodness for a servant, he sweetens him.” It was said, “What is his sweetness?” The Prophet said, “Allah Almighty opens the door of righteous deeds for him before his death and receives his soul in that state.”Musnad Aḥmad 17330
In another hadith Prophet (peace be upon him) gives the guarantee of paradise to the one who recites laa ilaha ill-Allah before dying.
Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “If a person’s last words are Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Paradise will be guaranteed for him.”Ahmad, 21529; Abu Dawood, 3116
This video of the shykh preaching and then reciting shahadah before dying serves as a reminder to all of us to do more and more good deeds so that our end may comes in that state instead of while disobeying the Lord.
- The Daily Reminder. (2020 January 11). Sheikh Dies While Giving Dawah After Reciting The Shahadah – Beautiful Ending. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8vuAIXYceE
- Editorial Team. (2020 January 10). لا إله إلا الله آخر حديثه.. وفاة داعية أثناء كلمته في خطبة شاب بالكويت. Tawassul Newspaper. Retrieved from https://mobile.twasul.info/1479550/%D9%84%D8%A7-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%87-%D8%A5%D9%84%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%87-%D8%A2%D8%AE%D8%B1-%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AB-%D9%88%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A9-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A3%D8%AB%D9%86/amp/