Thursday, November 3, 2011

The passing of Brother Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank and his Wife - رحمهما الله تعالى

“And certainly, We will test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to as-Saabireen (to the patient), those who when afflicted with a museebah (calamity) they say: "Truly! To Allaah we belong and truly to Him we shall return."  They are the ones on whom are the Salawaat from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the ones who are rightly guided.”  

[al-Baqarah (2):155-157]

Ibn ‘Abbaas said:  “Allaah states that the mu’min, if he submits the affair to Allaah, and returns and withdraws at the time of the calamity, He writes for him 3 characteristics from goodness – (mentioned in this aayah)- :  as-salaah from Allaah, and ar-Rahmah, and attaining the path of hudaa (guidance).”  [1]

The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( وإِنّما الأَعمال بالخَواتِيم ))
"Verily the actions are judged in accordance with those his life is sealed with"

[1]  At-Tabaree