The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife - English Translation Of ‘Dhikr al-Mawt wa-ma Ba'dahu'Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
If a person had no other distress or anguish before them except death, this would be sufficient to disturb their livelihood. Death is the reality of every soul and it is the destroyer of all pleasures. How strange is it indeed that a human is so immersed in worldly life; it’s delights, glitter, glamour, fame and power that they are heedless of a truth which is about to strike at any time, with no return.
Death is a tremendous reality however, in today’s modern era, there is lack of contemplation on it, or it is remembered with a heedless heart. It is for this reason the remembrance of death is important and preparing for it is an utmost need. Like the one who wants to travel to the edge of a dangerous desert or travels by sea or air, only thinking about the journey and how to reach with safety and security.
Hamid al-Qaysari used to say: “All of us were certain of death, yet we were not prepared for it. All of us were certain of Paradise, yet we had not performed any actions for it. All of us were certain of the Hellfire, yet we were not in fear of it. So why are you joyous? What are you waiting for? Death! It is the first visitor from Allah which brings either good or evil. O believers, travel to your Lord in a beautiful way.”
This work, an English Translation Of ‘Dhikr al-Mawt wa-ma Ba'dahu' by Imam Ibn Qudamah , will awaken every soul, shaking off the slumber of idleness, firing the spirit up to prepare for the inevitable journey which needs striving and good works in order to reach salvation. This work covers many issues related to the Hereafter, taking the reader on a journey starting from remembering death, having long hopes in the worldly life and learning from the deaths of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) and his companions. This work explores the true nature of death, Hellfire, the description of Paradise, virtues of loving the Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) and ending with never losing hope in the mercy of Allah. It is a small but powerful work which gives a comprehensive overview of the Afterlife; sure to stimulate a positive change in the reader.
Title: The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife - English Translation Of ‘Dhikr al-Mawt wa-ma Ba'dahu'
Author: Imam Ibn Qudamah
Publisher: Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
Size: 15 cm x 21 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2018
Weight: 0.10 kg
Imam Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi [d. 620 AH] was a leading scholar and an ascetic known for his piety and vast knowledge. He is renowned for authoring major authoritative treatises of Hanbali jurisprudence and doctrine. He was the Imam of the Hanabilah and the Muslim community at large, unparalleled in Islamic jurisprudence.
Imam Ibn Kathir said of him, ".... there was not found in his era nor before it by a long span of time, anyone possessing more understanding of the religion than him