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What Are The Signs Of A Good Death?

28 Oct

We all aware that death is as real as it
can get. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala
inform us in Surah al- Ankabut verse 59
(interpretation of the meaning)
Every soul will taste death.. 29:57
So how much have we prepared? ( I will
be writing another topic on it in sha
Allah) but it the mean time, let’s learn
about the signs of a good end.
There are many signs of a good end,
which the scholars (may Allaah have
mercy on them) have derived from the
texts which speak of that.
These signs include the following:
1 – Uttering the shaahadah
(testimony of faith) when dying,
because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “A
person whose last words are Laa ilaaha
ill-Allaah [there is no god but Allaah] will
enter Paradise.” Narrated by Abu
Dawood, 3116; classed as saheeh by al-
Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2673.
2 – Dying with sweat on the
forehead, because al-Buraydah ibn al-
Husayb (may Allaah be pleased with
him) said: I heard the Messenger of
Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) say, “The believer dies with
sweat on his forehead.” Narrated by
Ahmad, 22513; al-Tirmidhi, 980; al-
Nasaa’i, 1828. Classed as saheeh by al-
Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
3 – Dying on the night or day of
Friday, because the Messenger of
Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) said: “there is no Muslim
who dies on the day of Friday or the
night of Friday, but Allaah will protect
him from the trial (fitnah) of the grave.”
Narrated by Ahmad, 6546; al-Tirmidhi,
1074. al-Albaani said: When all its
isnaads are taken into consideration,
this hadeeth is hasan or saheeh.
4 – Dying for the sake of Allaah ,
because Allaah says (interpretation of
the meaning):
“Think not of those as dead who are
killed in the way of Allaah. Nay, they are
alive, with their Lord, and they have
provision.
They rejoice in what Allaah has
bestowed upon them of His Bounty and
rejoice for the sake of those who have
not yet joined them, but are left behind
(not yet martyred) that on them no fear
shall come, nor shall they grieve.
They rejoice in a grace and a bounty
from Allaah, and that Allaah will not
waste the reward of the believers”
[Aal ‘Imraan 3:169]
And the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever is
killed for the sake of Allaah is a martyr,
and whoever dies for the sake of Allaah
is a martyr.” Narrated by Muslim, 1915.
5 – Dying of the plague , because the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “The plague is
martyrdom for every Muslim.” Narrated
by al-Bukhaari, 2830; Muslim, 1916.
It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may
Allaah be pleased with her), the wife of
the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him), said: I asked the
Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) about
the plague, and he told me that it is a
punishment that Allaah sends upon
whomsoever He will, and that Allaah
has made it a mercy for the believers,
for there is no one who stays in his land
at the time of a plague, bearing that
with patience and seeking Allaah’s
reward, knowing that nothing will befall
him but that which Allaah has decreed
for him, but he will be given a reward
like that of a martyr.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3474.
6 – Dying of a stomach disease . The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “… and whoever dies
of a stomach disease is a martyr.”
Narrated by Muslim, 1915.
7 – Dying because of being crushed
by a falling wall or by drowning ,
because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The martyrs are five: the one who dies
of plague, the one who dies of a
stomach disease, the one who drowns,
the one who is crushed by a falling wall,
and the one who is martyred for the
sake of Allaah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari,
2829; Muslim, 1915.
8 – If a woman dies as a result of
childbirth, or when she is pregnant.
The evidence for that includes the
hadeeth narrated by Abu Dawood
(3111), according to which the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said, “A woman who dies with
child is a martyr.” al-Khattaabi said:
What this means is if she dies with a
child in her womb. ‘Awn al-Ma’bood.
And Imam Ahmad narrated (17341) that
‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit said: The
Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us
about the martyrs and mentioned
among them, “A woman who is killed
by the child in her womb attains
martyrdom, and her child will drag her
by his umbilical cord to Paradise.”
Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in
Kitaab al-Janaa’iz, p. 39.
9 – Death caused by burning,
pleurisy and tuberculosis . The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “Being killed for the
sake of Allaah is martyrdom; the plague
is martyrdom; drowning is martyrdom;
dying of a stomach disease is
martyrdom; and the woman who dies in
childbirth, her child will drag her by his
umbilical cord to Paradise.” (Abu’l-
Awaam, the custodian of Bayt al-Maqdis
added: and burning and tuberculosis).
Al-Albaani said: Hasan saheeh. Saheeh
al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1396.
10 – Dying to defend one’s religion,
one’s wealth or one’s life, because the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “Whoever is killed
defending his wealth is a martyr;
whoever is killed defending his religion
is a martyr; whoever is killed in self-
defence is a martyr.” Narrated by al-
Tirmidhi, 1421.
Al-Bukhaari (2480) and Muslim (141)
narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr (may
Allaah be pleased with him) said: I
heard the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever is
killed defending his wealth is a martyr.”
11 – Dying guarding the borders of
Islam for the sake of Allaah . Muslim
(1913) narrated that Salmaan al-Faarisi
(may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Guarding the borders of Islam for one
day and one night is better than fasting
and praying at night for a whole month,
and if he dies (whist performing this
duty), he will go on receiving the reward
for this great deed and his provision
(continually), and he will be spared the
questioning in the grave. ”
12 – One of the signs of a good end is
dying whilst doing a righteous deed ,
because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Whoever says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,
seeking the Countenance of Allaah
thereby, and that is the last of his
deeds, will enter Paradise. Whoever
gives charity and that is the last of his
deeds will enter Paradise.” Narrated by
Imam Ahmad, 22813; classed as saheeh
by al-Albani in Kitaab al-Janaa’iz, p. 43.
See Kitaab al-Janaa’iz by al-Albaani (may
Allaah have mercy on him), p. 34.
These are the good signs which point to
a good end, but despite that we cannot
be certain that a specific person is one
of the people of Paradise unless the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) testified that he will go to
Paradise, such as the four khaleefahs.
We ask Allaah to grant us a good end.

Source:https://islamqa.info/en/10903

Note: This does not mean that anyone
who does not die this way will not enter
paradise or anyone who dies this way
will enter jannah.

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