I received email from Amatullah (a regular here on Muslim Apple):
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. I wanted to let everyone know that my uncle who was in the hospital passed away this evening around maghrib time. All Praise and Thanks is due to Allah, Who has made us Muslims and caused him to die as one, and may He bless us to die as Muslims. Please keep him in your duaas, now that his akhirah has begun.
May Allah azza wa jal forgive him and all the deceased Muslims, may Allah ta’ala make their graves a garden from the gardens of Jannah, may He grant them firmness in the questioning and may He ta’ala grant them Jannatul Firdaws and save them from the fire. ameen
InshaAllah his janazah will be tomorrow after dhuhr at Dar Al-Hijrah masjid in Falls Church, VA. They pray dhuhr at 1:30 inshaAllah. For the brothers, inshaAllah they will move his body at 2 pm to the graveyard on Riggs road and New Hampshire (I believe it is George Washington Cemetary, Allahu ‘alam).
Rasul Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said that a believer is relieved (by death) from the troubles and hardships of the world and leaves for the Mercy of Allah. (Bukhari) May Allah ta’ala make him among these believers. Ameen
InshaAllah please take this as another reminder of the quick passing of this dunya, and the eternal life of the hereafter.
From the Storehouse:
Death from which you are fleeing
Jazakum Allahu khayran for coming Ify, may Allah ta’ala reward you manifold. ameen
Alhamdulillah, Who has blessed me with your friendship.
may Allah have mercy on him, protect him from the punishment of the barzakh, of the akhira, forgive him for the sins he’s committed, and grant your family sabr.
truly we all come from Allah and Him we will all return…
Your uncle and family will be in our prayers, insha’Allah.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi raji’oon
May Allah grant him peace, and ease the grief of his family and friends. Ameen. He and his family are in my prayers also.
Indeed, the reminder of death and seeing it up close is a humbling experience. Certainly, Amatullah, I have been blessed with your friendship.