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« on: March 15, 2021, 08:47:32 pm »

 

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This happens with many unfortunate folks, right?    The commonest take even among many Muslims is "new year's resolution."   So, what might be the fate of such a person?   We were discussing this issue on our virtual weekly meeting the other day.   Someone asked that since intentions are important in the Sight of Allah, will this person be rewarded in the Hereafter for his future decision and good deeds (which he was unable to carry out in this dunya because of sudden death)?


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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 08:54:34 pm »



Wa'Salam.  Thoughtful question, Sister Ruhi.    It depends on the level of that person's honesty and sincerity when they make the resolve, and that is known to Allah only.   Many people make these kind of pledges and promises.  But how many do really carry them out?   Not many, as we often see, ha? 
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 08:59:43 pm »



Walaykom Salam.   It's true that some of our past deeds continue to affect our record after death.

"We record that which they send before (them), and their footprints."  Noble Quran 36:12.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 09:01:49 pm »



Yeah, very true brother .. but she's asking about deeds not yet performed, only the intentions they made and then the person passed away. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 09:29:39 pm »



O I see.  Yes, as I now read more carefully, that's clearly defined.    Sorry for the oversight.    As Sister Heba said, depends on every individual's intention.   If the intention was sincere, it's possible The Almighty may grant them the fruits of their good intentions, even if they weren't carried out because of unexpected death.  But this cannot be confirmed by us.  Only Allah knows that person's real objective and strength of their determination.  After all, as far as the reward of Allah is concerned, the basic principle is that it can be acquired by those who work for it.  "And that man has only that for which he makes effort,"  (53:39).   Otherwise it won't be fair for the hard workers who have transformed their good intent into good deeds.   So, even if a person is granted blessings for their good intentions without being able to act on them because of death, the blessings may likely be lesser than if that person had carried them out practically.  This is my opinion.  Only Allah knows best.  

Also, there's another very important point that needs to be mentioned.  A person who really harbors serious intentions to turn their lives around for the better and for the sake of Allah, will never set a future time to start performing their good deeds.  This isn't a theatrical show.  It's about working for our permanent future in the Hereafter.  It's very serious matter.   Once a person sincerely grasps the Truth and begins to realize how vital it is, they will never want to wait or delay even by a minute to start their new approach to life.  They will want to start immediately to earn maximum blessings;  they will know time is limited in this world and the duration of life is uncertain, that they can be called by Allah any time.   I don't mean to judge, but to say that "I will change tomorrow or next week or next month" etc. is itself a sign of insincerity ... like playing games with your iman (Astaghfar'Allah).   

So, in my opinion, the good intentions of a believer which they couldn't carry out because of sudden death is more likely to be accepted than those who make dramas out of their lives with future resolves and promises for belief and good deeds .... or even in the case of a person claiming to be a believer but their deeds are unworthy.

Hope I've made my meaning clear.


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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 09:45:16 pm »





Also, there's another very important point that needs to be mentioned.  A person who really harbors serious intentions to turn their lives around for the better and for the sake of Allah, will never set a future time to start performing their good deeds.  This isn't a theatrical show.  It's about working for our permanent future in the Hereafter.  It's very serious matter.   Once a person sincerely grasps the Truth and begins to realize how vital it is, they will never want to wait or delay even by a minute to start their new approach to life.  They will want to start immediately to earn maximum blessings;  they will know time is limited in this world and the duration of life is uncertain, that they can be called by Allah any time.   I don't mean to judge, but to say that "I will change tomorrow or next week or next month" etc. is itself a sign of insincerity ... like playing games with your iman (Astaghfar'Allah).   

So, in my opinion, the good intentions of a believer which they couldn't carry out because of sudden death is more likely to be accepted than those who make dramas out of their lives with future resolves and promises for belief and good deeds .... or even in the case of a person claiming to be a believer but their deeds are unworthy.

Hope I've made my meaning clear.
 


Absolutely brother.  I understand you perfectly.   MashAllah, may Allah Almighty reward you for your very sensible perception.   Putting up a future time for coming or returning to guidance from misguidance is by itself not symbolic of sincerity.  If the person had truly understood the gravity of the matter, they would quit the darkness that engulfs them and rush to the light of guidance right away without wasting another moment.   That complacency (more often than not) that "I will change on such and such day or time" is symbolic of a laggard, not a sincere person.  Anyone who thinks I'm "judging," I sure am and I'm proud of it.  Judging is a very positive characteristic if utilized with honesty for an honest purpose.  Without careful judgment of a situation or your own life, the path of Truth will appear blurry, and that's what those on the side of misguidance peddle.

Thanks brother.


 
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 09:56:53 pm »




Lots a thanks brother and sister.   Your rational explication makes the issue so clear.  Alhumdulilah. 

Br. TS, I'll print your comment and read it at the next meeting when this topic is taken up again, Insh'Allah.   

And I'll follow the copyright etiquette 😉   I won't claim I wrote it, I'll say it's from my brother.
 
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 10:08:58 pm »



You are most welcome to present it, Sister Ruhi.   Thank you.


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that "copyright" stuff is least important to me.   My rationale is to share knowledge, not lock it up for copyright reasons.  It's the sharing of beneficial contents that matter, not the name of its author.    You can say you wrote it and I would be just as happy sister.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 10:14:22 pm »



Aw!  how nice of you dear brother.  But nah, I'll surely mention it's from you 😊
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2021, 07:27:37 pm »



Walaikum As-Salaam. 

Very interesting thread indeed, Subhan'Allah.   It reminds me vividly of a true story many years ago in my country of origin, concerning a family we knew.  They had three children, two daughters and a son who was the youngest.  Except the son, they were all people of strong Faith with plenty of love and fear of Allah. The 18-year-old son was a carefree youth; often days would pass by he wouldn't offer a single salah.  He was already into girlfriends, dating and smoking.  His parents and sisters knew of his shortcomings and weren't at all pleased with him.   They felt his set of teenage buddies weren't a good lot and their negative influence had ruined him.  One day he told his parents not to worry, that he just wanted to enjoy his teenage years and  would change on the day of his 20th birthday, leaving his teenage life behind him, once and for all.  To what extent he was serious is known to Allah Almighty alone.  According to his family he spoke light-heartedly.  Two months before his 20th birthday he was traveling in a car with two of his friends. He was on the driver's seat.  The speeding car skidded on a rainy day and pounded against a tall tree with a broad trunk.  The yet 19-year-old died instantly of massive head injuries.  The two friends survived with minor trauma. 
  
The incident was so tragic, don't know what to say.   The grief was doubled for his family for they knew the young man's soul wasn't at its cleanest when he left for his final journey.
  
Everyone needs the protection of Allah Almighty to save themselves from heedlessness.   One must never delay any good deed they want to perform for the benefit of their soul.  Indeed, tomorrow isn't guaranteed to any one.


     
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 07:39:48 pm »



😯😥

Really? 

The ones I feel truly sorry for are the parents and siblings.   How restlessly helpless one would feel to know that one of their own family members will likely get little or no maghfirah ....

Thanks for sharing sis .. what an overwhelming occurrence!


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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2021, 08:05:56 pm »


One of the most distressing stories I've ever known or heard .... 😟
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