Where do we stand?

angels subhanaka

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“Belonging to Allah, the Most High, are angels whose limbs shudder out of fear of Him. Not a single angel among them drops a tear from its eye except that it falls on another angel praying [beneath him]. Among them are angels that remain in prostration since Allah created the heavens and earth; they have yet to lift their heads, and will not lift them until the Day of Resurrection. And among them are angels bowing who have not raised their heads since Allah created the heavens and earth, and will not raise them until the Day of Resurrection. And once they raise their heads, they will look at the face of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, and say, ‘Glorified You are! We did not worship You as You deserve to be worshipped.‘”

Narrated by al-Marwazi in [Ta’dhim Qadr as-Salah]: 1/267 and Ibn Kathir said in his [Tafsir], “This chain is acceptable.”

عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ((إِنَّ لله تعالى: ملائكة ترعد فرائِصَهُمْ مِنْ خيفَتِهِ، ما منهم ملك تقطر منه دمعة من عينه إلاَّ وقعت على ملك يصلي، وإِنَّ منهم ملائكة سجوداً منذ خلقَ اللهُ السَّمواتِ والأَرْضِ لم يرفعوا رؤوسهمْ ولا يرفعونها إلى يوم القيامة، وإِنَّ منهم ملائكةً ركوعاً لم يرفعوا رؤوسهم منذُ خلقَ الله السَّمواتِ والأرض ولا يرفعونها إلى يوم القيامة، فإذا رفعوا رؤوسهم نظروا إلى وجه الله عز وجل فقالوا: سُبْحَانَكَ مَا عَبَدْنَاكَ حَقَّ عِبَادَتِكَ))
– رواه المروزي في تعظيم قدر الصلاة 1/267 وقال ابن كثير في تفسيره 8/272: وهذا إسناد لا بأس به

A True Story of Real Love and Devotion

“After performing Salat Al Maghrib, she put on her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding party, Then she heard the Adhan of ‘Ishaa and she realized that she broke her Wudu…she told her mother:
“Mother, I have to go to make wudu and pray ‘Ishaa”

Her mother was shocked: “Are you crazy?!! Guests are waiting for you, to see u! what about your make –up? It will be all washed away by water!!” then she added: ” I am your mother and I order you not to perform salah now! Wallahi if you make wudu now, I will be angry at you”

Her daughter replied : ”Wallahi I won’t go out from here till I perform my salah! Mother you must know that, ‘There is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator!’
Her mother said: ”What would our guests say about you when you’ll show up in ur wedding party without make-up?! You won’t be beautiful in their eyes! and They will make fun of you!”

The daughter asked with a smile: ”Are you worried because I won’t be beautiful in the eyes of created beings? What about my Creator?! I am worried because, if I miss my salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes!”

She started to make wudu, and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care…Then she began her salah and at the moment she bowed down to make sujud, she had no idea that it would be her last one!

Yes! She died while in sujood!

What a great ending for a Muslimah who insisted on obeying her Lord!! She put Him and His obedience first in her priorities, so He granted her the best ending that any Muslim would have! She wanted to be closer to Him, so He took her soul in the place where a Muslim is the closest to Him!

O Muslim sister, imagine if you are in her place! What will you do? What will you choose: pleasing creations or your Creator? 
O dear sister! Do you guarantee that you will live for the next minutes? Hours? Months?!!
No one knows when their hour will come? Or when will they meet angels of death? So are you ready for that moment?
O non hijabi sister! What do you choose : Pleasing yourself by non wearing Hijab or your Lord?
Are you ready to meet Him without Hijab?
And what about you, sister who are “in relationship” or “open relationship”, are you ready to meet your Lord today? Tomorrow?! What do you choose pleasures of this Dunya or pleasures of akhirah?!

May Allah guide us all to do what pleases Him and grant everyone who is reading these lines, a good ending, Ameen!

~A True Story – told by Shaykh “Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad”,it happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia).