Jummah Khutbah: Death in the Qur’an

23 May 2023

Friday sermon: Death in the Qur’an



Last Friday, our Sheikh spoke about the wounds that bleed in our nation's body, how our sanctities have become disrespected, for example what has been continuously happening in Masjid Al-Aqsa, and how our wealth is no longer in our hands

Our blood is spilled everywhere, in Gaza, Kashmir, Sudan and Burma, as though the blood of the Muslim has become the cheapest blood on earth!

This made me reflect on the hadith of the Messenger of Allah PBUH:

“The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish. Someone asked: Will that be because of our small numbers at that time? He replied: No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and put wahn into your hearts. Someone asked: What is wahn. Messenger of Allah PBUH: He replied: Love of the world and dislike of death.”

Love of the dunya is the cause of every sin!

What makes the weakness in the hearts?

There is a saying: Care for Dunya humiliated the necks of men.

People live in poverty for fear of poverty and live in humiliation for fear of humiliation.

Love of the world, and worshipping the dunya is a disease of the heart.

Allah SWT has not sent down a disease except that He has sent down a cure for it.

So, what is the treatment for this disease?

The Messenger of Allah, PBUH, told us two things: “the Qur’an, and the remembrance of death.”

And the Messenger of Allah PBUH also said: “Increase the remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures (death).”

This is what calms down the heart from the fury of the world:

“So that you neither grieve over what you have missed nor boast over what He has granted you.” [Hadid 57:23]

Remembrance of death makes you aware of the reality of this world and the value of this world, and makes us reflect on the value of the hereafter,

So that the immediate does not precede the hereafter, and the mortal does not come before the immortal.

My dear brothers and sisters let us see how the how the Qur'an talks about death?

Death is mentioned in the Qur'an 165 times.

Death can have many meanings. In the language, the word death means stillness. For example when it is said: the wind died, it means that the wind calmed down.

As mentioned by Al-Qurtubi, Al-Suyuti and others, they define death: It is the departure of the soul from the body, the change of state, and the transition from one house to another.

In the Qur’an, it is mentioned in another way besides this meaning.

Allah SWT says:

“And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom?” [Al-An’am: 6:122]

“O believers! Respond to Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” [Al-Anfal 8:24]

The dead mentioned here is the one whose connection to Allah is cut off, and the living is the one who is connected to Allah. The unbeliever is dead, even if he walks on his feet, and the believer is the living.

There is a saying that: People are of two types, dead in their lives, and others alive in the belly of the earth. So, what does this mean?

How many people left us centuries ago and yet are still alive among us, with their knowledge and the effects of their deeds?

How many times do we say: Imam Malik said, Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said, Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned....

Some people are still living among us but are of no benefit to others.

The Qur'an dealt with death in all its stages.

What is the condition of the believers when they die, and what is the condition of the unbelievers, hypocrites and sinful people at the time of death?

Allah SWT says about the believers:

“The ones whom the angels take in death, [being] good and pure; [the angels] will say, "Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise for what you used to do.” [An-Nahl 16:32]

“Indeed, those who have said, "Our Lord is Allāh" and then remained on a right course - the angels will descend upon them, [saying], "Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised.” [Al-Fussilat 41:30]

“then ˹they will be told,˺ “Greetings to you from the people of the right.” [Al-Waqiah 56:91]

We pray to Allah SWT to be from those people mentioned above.

What about the unbelievers:

“If you ˹O Prophet˺ could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death while the angels are stretching out their hands ˹saying˺, “Give up your souls! Today you will be rewarded with the torment of disgrace for telling lies about Allah and for being arrogant towards His revelations!” [Al-An’am 6:93]

“And if you could but see when the angels take the souls of those who disbelieved...They are striking their faces and their backs…” [Al-Anfal 8:50]

The Qur'an also mentions that there is a minor death and a major death.

Allah SWT says:

“Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep. Then He keeps those for which He has decreed death and releases the others for a specified term. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” [Az-Zumar 39:42]

Sleep is a minor death, in which our souls are in the hands of Allah SWT, if He wills He will take them, and if He wills He will send them back.

That is why one of the supplications of the Prophet, PBUH, when going to sleep – and it is a beautiful supplication to learn – is:

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.

Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen

In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.

Al-Bukhari 11:126

He PBUH would also say:

للّهُـمَّ أَسْـلَمْتُ نَفْـسي إِلَـيْكَ، وَفَوَّضْـتُ أَمْـري إِلَـيْكَ، وَوَجَّـهْتُ وَجْـهي إِلَـيْكَ، وَأَلْـجَـاْتُ ظَهـري إِلَـيْكَ، رَغْبَـةً وَرَهْـبَةً إِلَـيْكَ، لا مَلْجَـأَ وَلا مَنْـجـا مِنْـكَ إِلاّ إِلَـيْكَ، آمَنْـتُ بِكِتـابِكَ الّـذي أَنْزَلْـتَ وَبِنَبِـيِّـكَ الّـذي أَرْسَلْـت

Allāhumma aslamtu nafsī ilayk, wa fawwaḍtu amrī ilayk, wa wajjahtu wajhī ilayk, wa alja'tu ẓahrī ilayk, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilayk, lā malja'a wa la manjā minka illā ilayk, āmantu bikitābika ‘l-ladhī anzalt, wa bi-nabiyyika ‘l-ladhī arsalt.

O Allah, I submit myself to You, entrust my affairs to You, turn my face to You, and lay myself down depending upon You, hoping in You and fearing You. There is no refuge, and no escape, except to You. I believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) that You revealed, and the Prophet whom You sent.

People need to be reminded of death, because it is as if they were fleeing from death. Allah SWT says:

Say, "Indeed, the death from which you flee - indeed, it will meet you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you about what you used to do." [Al-Jumu’ah 62:8]

Every soul shall taste death - This meaning is mentioned in four places in the Qur’an.

“Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.” [Al-Anbiya 21:35]

“Every soul will taste death. And you will only receive your full reward on the Day of Judgment. Whoever is spared from the Fire and is admitted into Paradise will ˹indeed˺ triumph, whereas the life of this world is no more than the delusion of enjoyment.” [Al-Imran 3:185]

“Every soul will taste death, then to Us you will ˹all˺ be returned.” [Al-Ankabut 29:57]

“All that is on earth will perish.” [Ar-Rahman 55:26]

“Everything is perishable except His Face.” [Al-Qasas 28:88]

It is necessary to prepare for death, because you do not know when death will come to you, and this is another fact that the Qur’an clarified. Allah SWT says:

“Indeed, Allāh [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Aware.” [Luqman 31:34]

You do not know what condition you will be in when death comes to you.

“Lest a soul should say, "Oh [how great is] my regret over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers." [Az-Zumar 39:56]

“And spend [in the way of Allāh] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, "My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be of the righteous." [Al-Munafiqoon 63:10]

I will relate to you the story of the great Amr bin Al-Aas when he was on his death bed as mentioned by Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyah in his book Kitab ar-Ruh:

Narrated Ibn Shumas Al-Mahri:

We went to ‘Amr bin Al-‘As, and he was about to die. He wept for a long time and turned his face towards the wall.

His son said, “O father! Did the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, give you the tidings of this? Didn’t you spread Islam into Egypt? Didn’t you fight for the sake of Allah? ”

He turned his face (towards the audience) and said:

“The best thing which we can count upon is the testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Verily I have passed through three phases.

(The first one) on which I found myself an averse to no one else more than I was averse to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and there was no other desire stronger in me than that I should overpower him and kill him. Had I died in this state, I would have been definitely one of the denizens of Fire.

When Allah instilled the love of Islam in my heart, I came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, ‘Stretch out your right hand so that I may pledge allegiance to you.’ He stretched out his right hand, but I withdrew my hand. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘What has happened to you, O ‘Amr ?’

I replied ‘I intend to lay down some conditions.’

He asked, ‘What conditions do you intend to put forward?’

I said, ‘I should be granted pardon.’

He said, ‘Are you aware that Islam wipes out all the previous (misdeeds)? Verily, migration wipes out all the (previous) misdeeds. Verily, the pilgrimage wipes out all the (previous) misdeeds.’

And then no one was more dear to me than the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and none was more sublime in my eyes, than him. Never could I pluck courage to catch a full glimpse of his face due to its splendour. So if I am asked to describe his features, I cannot do that for I have not eyed him fully.

Had I died in this state I had every reason to hope that I would have been among the dwellers of Paradise. Then we were responsible for certain things (in the light of which) I am unable to know what is in store for me. When I die, let neither female mourner nor fire accompany me. When you bury me, fill my grave well with earth, then stand around it for the time within which a camel is slaughtered and its meat is distributed so that I may enjoy with your company and ascertain what answer I can give to the messengers (angels) of Allah.”

My brothers and sisters, know that however you live it is a short life, and this Dunya However it get great it is despicable, so hold yourselves accountable before you are held accountable, and weigh your deeds before they are weighed against you.

Carry yourselves on obedience before you are carried on the shoulders of those carrying you to your final resting place. And cry for yourselves before others cry for you.

Repent to Allah SWT.

The second sermon:

What prompted me to the hadith I mentioned today is that in this mosque we have lived through some very sad days, and are continuing to live through them. A few days ago we bid farewell to a young man who in the prime of his life.

We also have a young man who is dear to our hearts from the people of the mosque. He was keen in attending the Fajr prayer, a lover of the mosque and a lover of the Qur’an. I always remember where he sat in the mosque. [Sheikh points to the location with is hand]

He was polite, always cheerful, honest and shy. Whenever I remember him, I remember the hadith of the Messenger of Allah PBUH, “The heart is filled with a truthful tongue” and “Everything is easy, soft, easy.” As we all know our dear young brother is between life and death. Keep him in your dua.

Whoever does not learn from death, no sermon will work for him!

Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said: Whoever wants a friend, Allah suffices him, and whoever wants a companion, the Qur’an suffices him, and whoever wants riches, contentment is enough for him, and whoever wants a preacher, death suffices him, and whoever does not suffice this, there is no good in him, and Hell is enough for him.

Enough with death as a preacher, my dear brothers and sisters.

And the Messenger of Allah PBUH, measured the value of a man in the extent to which he mentioned death.

Saad bin Sahl Al-Saadi tells us that a man from the companions of the Prophet died, so the companions of the Messenger began to praise him and mention his worship, and the Messenger of Allah remained silent, and when they were silent, he said: “Did he mentions death a lot?” They said: No. He said: Was he giving up much of what he desired? They said: No. He said: “Your companion has not attained much of what you go to.”

The Messenger of Allah did not ask about prayer, charity, or fasting, but he asked about the most important thing, which was: he mentioned death first, and then everything after it…

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: “I was with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and a man from among the Ansar came to him and greeted the Prophet (ﷺ) with Salam. Then he said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which of the believers is best?’ He said: ‘He who has the best manners among them.’ He said: ‘Which of them is wisest?’ He said: ‘The one who remembers death the most and is best in preparing for it. Those are the wisest.’”

The great companion Abdullah bin Masoud said to his companions: You are more fasting, more praying, and more diligent than the companions of the Messenger of Allah PBUH, and they were better than you.

They said: Why, Aba Abdul Rahman..??

He said: They used to abstain from this world and desire the Hereafter.

My brothers and sisters, the occupants of the graves are imprisoned in their graves, regretting what they neglected in this world. And the people of the world are imprisoned in their lusts, fighting over what the people of the graves regret. Those in the grave cannot come back, and those imprisoned by their desires, will not get the message.

Ends with Dua.


خطبة الجمعة : (الموت في القرآن)



أما بعد،

تحدث شيخنا في الجمعة الماضية عن الجراح التي تنزف في جسد الأمة

وكيف أن مقدساتنا أصبحت مستباحة كما في المسجد الأقصى

وثرواتنا أصبحت ليست بأيدينا

ودماؤنا تسيل في كل مكان ، في غزة وفي كشمير وفي السودان وفي بورما ، حتى أصبح دم المسلم هو أرخص دم على وجه الأرض !!!

فتذكرت حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :

يُوشِكُ الأُمَمُ أَنْ تَدَاعَى عَلَيْكُمْ كَمَا تَدَاعَى الأَكَلَةُ إِلَى قَصْعَتِهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ قَائِلٌ وَمِنْ قِلَّةٍ نَحْنُ يَوْمَئِذٍ قَالَ ‏"‏ بَلْ أَنْتُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ كَثِيرٌ وَلَكِنَّكُمْ غُثَاءٌ كَغُثَاءِ السَّيْلِ وَلَيَنْزِعَنَّ اللَّهُ مِنْ صُدُورِ عَدُوِّكُمُ الْمَهَابَةَ مِنْكُمْ وَلَيَقْذِفَنَّ اللَّهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمُ الْوَهَنَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ قَائِلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا الْوَهَنُ قَالَ ‏"‏ حُبُّ الدُّنْيَا وَكَرَاهِيَةُ الْمَوْتِ ‏"

حب الدنيا رأس كل خطيئة

مالذي جعل الوهن في القلوب ؟ مالذي جعل القلوب ضعيفة ؟ وكما قالوا : أذل الحرص أعناق الرجال

والناس يعيشون في فقر خوفا من الفقر ويعيشون في ذل خوفا من الذل

حب الدنيا ، بل قل عبادة الدنيا

وهذا مرض إذا تمكن من القلب أتى عليه

ولكن ما أنزل الله داءاً إلا وأنزل له دواء

فما علاج هذا المرض ؟

كما أخبرنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، أمرين : القرآن ، وذكر الموت

ورسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : أكثروا من ذكر هاذم اللذات (الموت)

فهذا الذي يهديء من سعار الدنيا (لكيلا تأسوا على ما فاتكم ولا تفرحوا بما آتاكم)

ذكر الموت يعرفك حقيقة الدنيا ، يعرفك قيمة الدنيا ، فلا تقدم العاجلة على الآخرة ولا تؤثر الفانية على الباقية

ولكن كيف تناول القرآن الموت ؟

ذكر الموت في القرآن 165 مرة

والموت في اللغة بمعنى السكون ، يقال : ماتت الريح أي سكنت الريح

وفي الإصطلاح كما ذكر القرطبي والسيوطي وغيرهم : هي مفارقة الروح للبدن وتبدل الحال والإنتقال من دار إلى دار

وفي القرآن ذكر بجانب هذا المعنى بمعنىً آخر ....

يقول الله عز وجل : (أومن كان ميتا فأحييناه وجعلنا له نورا يمشي به في الناس كمن مثله في الظلمات ليس بخارج منها)

(يأيها الذين آمنوا استجيبوا لله وللرسول إذا دعاكم لما يحييكم)

فالميت هنا هو من انقطعت صلته بالله والحي هو من كان متصلا بالله

فالكافر هو الميت ولو كان يمشي على رجليه والمؤمن هو الحي

بل قالوا : الناس صنفان موتى في حياتهم وآخرين ببطن الأرض أحياء

فكم من أناس فارقونا منذ قرون وما زالوا أحياءاً بيننا ، بعلومهم وأعمالهم وآثارهم

كم من المرات نقول : قال الإمام مالك ، قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية ، ذكر ابن القيم ....

وهكذا ، وكم من أناس أحياء أموات

ليس من مات فاستراح بميت إنما الميت ميت الأحياء

إنما الميت من يعيش كئيبا كاسفا باله قليل الرجاء

تناول القرآن الموت في جميع مراحله

كيف يكون حال المؤمنين عند موتهم ، وكيف يكون حال الكافرين والمنافقين والفساق

أما المؤمنين :( تتوفاهم الملائكة طيبين يقولون سلام عليكم ادخلوا الجنة بما كنتم تعملون)

(تتنزل عليهم الملائكة ألا تخافوا ولا تحزنوا وأبشروا بالجنة التي كنتم توعدون)

(فأما إن كان من أصحاب اليمين فسلام لك من أصحاب اليمين)

وندعو الله أن نكون من هؤلاء

وأما إن كان والعياذ بالله من الضالين المكذبين، إن كان من الظالمين

(ولو ترى إذ الظالمون في غمرات الموت والملائكة باسطوا أيديهم أخرجوا أنفسكم اليوم تجزون عذاب الهون بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ غَيْرَ الْحَقِّ وَكُنتُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِهِ تَسْتَكْبِرُونَ)

(ولو ترى إذ يتوفى الذين كفروا الملائكة يضربون وجوههم وأدبارهم)

ذكر القرآن أن هناك موتة صغرى وموتة كبرى

(الله يتوفى الأنفس حين موتها والتي لم تمت في منامها فيمسك التي قضى عليها الموت ويرسل الأخرى إلى أجل مسمى)

فالنوم وفاة صغرى ، تكون فيه أرواحنا بيد الله عز وجل إن شاء أمسكها وإن شاء أرسلها

لذلك كان من دعاء النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عند النوم – وهو دعاء جميل لنتعلمه – كان يقول :

إن أمسكتَ نفسي فارحمها، وإن أرسلتَها فاحفظها بما تحفظ به عبادك الصَّالحين

وكان يقول أيضا : اللَّهُمَّ أَسْلَمْتُ نفِسي إِلَيكَ، وَفَوَّضتُ أَمري إِلَيْكَ، وَأَلَجَأْتُ ظَهرِي إِلَيْكَ، رغبةً ورهْبَةً إِلَيْكَ، لامَلجأَ ولا مَنجى مِنْكَ إِلاَّ إِليكَ، آمنتُ بِكِتَابِكَ الذِي أَنزَلْت، وَبِنَبِيِّكَ الذِي أَرسَلتَ

الناس في حاجة إلى أن يذكروا بالموت

وكأنهم يهربون من الموت (قل إن الموت الذي تفرون منه فإنه ملاقيكم ثم تردون إلى عالم الغيب والشهادة)

(كل نفس ذائقة الموت ) هذا المعنى ورد في أربعة مواضع من القرآن

(كل نفس ذائقة الموت ثم إلينا ترجعون)

(كل نفس ذائقة الموت ونبلوكم بالشر والخير فتنة وإلينا ترجعون)

(كل من عليها فان)

(كل شيء هالك إلا وجهه)

فلا بد من الإستعداد لأنك لا تدري متى يأتيك الموت ، وهذه حقيقة أخرى جلاها القرآن (فلا تدري نفس ماذا تكسب غدا ولا تدري نفس بأي أرض تموت )

فأنت لا تدري على أي حال تكون حين يأتيك الموت

(أن تقول نفس يا حسرتى على ما فرطت في جنب الله وإن كنت لمن الساخرين)

(من قبل أن يأتي أحدكم الموت فيقول رب لولا أخرتني إلى أجل قريب فأصدق وأكن من الصالحين)

لما حانت منية سيدنا عمرو بن العاص

حوَّل وجهه إلى الحائط ليبكي بكاءً مرًّا مريرًا، فيقول ابنه محسنًا ظنه: أنت من أصحاب رسول الله - صلَّى الله عليه وسلم - أما فتحت مصر؟! أما جاهدتَ في سبيل الله؟! فيقول: يا بني، لقد عشتُ مراحل ثلاثًا، لقد كنت أحرص الناس على قتْل رسول الله - صلَّى الله عليه وسلم - فيا ويلتاه لو مت في ذلك الوقت! ثم هداني الله فكان رسول الله - صلَّى الله عليه وسلم - أحب الناس إليّ، والله ما كنت أستطيع أملأ عينيّ من وجهه حياءً منه، والله لو سألتموني أن أصفه الآن ما استطعتُ، والله ما كنتُ أملأ عينيّ منه إجلالاً له، فيا ليتني مت في ذلك الوقت؛ لأنال دعاء النبي - صلَّى الله عليه وسلم - وصلاته عليّ.

يقول: ثم تخلَّفْتُ بعد رسول الله - صلَّى الله عليه وسلم - فلعبتْ بنا الدُّنيا ظهرًا لبطن، فما أدري أيُؤْمَر بي إلى الجنة أو إلى النار؟ لكن عندي كلمة أحاج لنفسي بها عند الله هي: لا إله إلا الله محمدٌ رسول الله، ثم قبض على لا إله إلا الله؛ ﴿ يُثَبِّتُ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا بِالْقَوْلِ الثَّابِتِ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآَخِرَةِ وَيُضِلُّ اللَّهُ الظَّالِمِينَ وَيَفْعَلُ اللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ ﴾ [إبراهيم: 27].

عباد الله ، اعلموا أن الدنيا مهما طالت فهي قصيرة ، ومهما عظمت فهي حقيرة ، فحاسبوا أنفسكم قبل أن تحاسبوا ، وزنوا أعمالكم قبل أن توزن عليكم

وكما قالوا إحملوا أنفسكم على الطاعات قبل أن تحملوا على الأكتاف

وابكوا أنفسكم قبل أن يبكى عليكم

أخي في الله ، عش ما شئت فإنك ميت، وأحبب من شئت فإنك مفارقه، واعمل ما شئت فإنك مجزي

البر لا يبلى والذنب لا ينسى والديان لا يموت ، اعمل ما شئت كما تدين تدان ، توبوا إلى الله.

الخطبة الثانية:

الحمد لله ...

ثم أما بعد،

إنه مما دعاني إلى هذا الحديث اليوم ، أننا في هذا المسجد عشنا أياما حزينة ، فمنذ أيام ودعنا شابا صغيرا في مقتبل العمر

ولنا أيضا شاب حبيب إلى قلوبنا من أبناء المسجد ، كان حريصا على صلاة الفجر ، محبا للمسجد ومحبا للقرآن ، أذكر مكان جلسته دائما في المسجد

خلوقا ، بشوشا ، صادق الحياء ، كلما أذكره أذكر حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (مخموم القلب صدوق اللسان ) و( كل هين لين سهل)

وكما نعلم جميعا فهو بين الحياة والموت

ومن لم يتعظ من الموت فلن تفلح معه أي موعظة

يقول سيدنا علي رضي الله عنه: من أراد صاحبا فالله يكفيه، ومن أراد مؤنسا فالقرآن يكفيه، ومن أراد غنىً فالقناعة تكفيه، ومن أراد واعظا فالموت يكفيه ، ومن لم يكفه هذا فلا خير فيه والنار تكفيه

فكفى بالموت واعظا أحبتي في الله

ورسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم جعل حقيقة وقيمة الرجل في مدى ذكره للموت ،

يروي لنا سيد سعد بن سهل الساعدي مات رجل من أصحاب النبي فجعل أصحاب الرسول يثنون عليه ويذكرون من عبادته، ورسول الله ساكت، فلما سكتوا قال: «هل كان يكثر ذكر الموت»؟ قالوا: لا. قال: «فهل كان يدع كثيرًا مما يشتهي؟» قالوا: لا. قال: «ما بلغ صاحبكم كثيرًا مما تذهبون إليه» 1.

ما سأل رسول الله عن صلاة ولا صدقة ولا صيام، إنما سأل عن الأهم فالمهم: ذكر الموت أولاً ثم بعده كل شيء.. كل شيء.

ولما سئل الرسول عن أكيس الناس ؟ أعقل الناس ؟

ففي الحديث يقول ابن عمر: «أتيت النبي عاشر عشرة، فقام رجل من الأنصار فقال: يا نبي الله من أكيس الناس؟ قال: «أكثرهم ذكرًا للموت وأكثرهم استعدادًا للموت، أولئك الأكياس، ذهبوا بشرف الدنيا وكرامة الآخرة

وسيدنا عبد الله بن مسعود قال يحدث أصحابه: أنتم أكثر صياما وأكثر صلاة وأكثر اجتهادا من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم وهم كانوا خيرا منكم.

قالوا: لم يا أبا عبدالرحمن..؟؟

قال: هم كانوا أزهد في الدنيا وأرغب في الآخرة.

عباد الله ، أصحاب القبور محبوسون في قبورهم نادمون على ما فرطوا في هذه الدنيا

وأصحاب الدنيا محبوسون في شهواتهم يتقاتلون على ما أصحاب القبور نادمون

فلا هؤلاء يرجعون ولا هؤلاء يعتبرون