As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

Diantara puak munafikin jumlah yang tidak menyertai gerakan keTabuk boleh dikatakan banyak juga. Bukan sahaja mereka gagal menyahut seruan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. malah mereka cuba mempengaruhi orang-orang lain supaya berbuat demikian.

Kata mereka: "Janganlah berpergian dalam keadaan panas" (SURAH AT-TAUBAH ayat 81)

Allah s.w.t. menjawab: "API NERAKA LEBIH PANAS LAGI"

You came to me_sami Yusuf

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

You came to me in that hour of need
When I was so lost, so lonely
You came to me, took my breath away
Showed me the right way, the way to lead
You filled my heart with love, showed me the light above
Now all I want is to be with you
You are my one true love, taught me to never judge
Now all I want is to be with you
allahuma salay alla sayiddina mustafa
ala habibika nabika mustafa
You came to me in a time of despair
I called on you, you were there
Without you what would my life mean
To not know the unseen?, the worlds between
For you I’d sacrifice, for you I’d give my life
Any thing just to be with you
I feel so lost at times by all the hurt and lies
Now all I want is to be with you
allahuma salay alla sayiddina mustafa
ala habibika nabika mustafa
Showed me right from wrong
Told me to be strong
Need you more than ever ya rasulallah
You came to me in that hour of need
Need you more than ever ya rasulallah
You filled my heart with love, showed me the light above
Now all want is to be with you
You are my one true love, taught me to never judge
Now all I want is to be with you
allahuma salay alla sayiddina mustafa
ala habibika nabika mustafa

Cinta dalam Diam...

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

Cintailah ia dalam diam, dari kejauhan, dengan kesederhanaan dan keikhlasan ... :D
Ketika cinta kini hadir tidaklah untuk Yang Maha Mengetahui saat sececah rasa, izinkanlah hati bertanya untuk siapa ia muncul dengan tiba-tiba ... mungkinkah dengan redha-Nya atau hanya mengundang murka-Nya ...

The Etiquettes Of Marriage And Wedding

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

By: Sheikh Muhammad Naasirudden al-Albaani

The Author's Introduction

All praise is due to Allah, the One who said in the clear verses of His Book:

"And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among
yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put
love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are Signs for those
who reflect".[al-Room 30:21]

The Status of Women in Islam

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by Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz

The status of the Muslim woman in Islam is a very noble and lofty one, and her effect is very great in the life of every Muslim. Indeed, the Muslim woman is the initial teacher in the building of a righteous society, providing she follows the guidance from the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Since adherence to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah distances every Muslim - male or female- from being misguided in any matter...

The secret of her importance lies in the tremendous burden and responsibility that is placed upon her, and the difficulties that she has to shoulder - responsibilities and difficulties some of which not even a man bears. This is why from the most important obligations upon a person is to show gratitude to the mother, and kindness and good companionship with her. And in this matter, she is to be given precedence over and above the father...

Kelebihan Pahala Umat Rasullullah

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Ka'bul Ahbar berkata bahawa: "saya telah membaca kitab yang diturunkan oleh Allah S.W.T. kepada Nabi Musa A.S., yang mana Allah S.W.T. berfirman yang bermaksud: "Wahai Musa, dua rakaat yang disembahyangkan pada waktu
subuh oleh Muhammad dan umatnya Aku mengampungkan bagi mereka (yang mengerjakan solat subuh) semua apa-apa yang terjadi pada malam dan siang hari, dia tetap di bawah lindunganKu."

Firman Allah S.W.T.: "Wahai Musa, solat Zohor empat rakaat yang dilakukan oleh Muhammad dan Umatnya, Aku akan beri kepada mereka pengampunan pada rakaat pertama, Aku beratkan timbangan mereka pada rakaat kedua, rakaat ketiga Aku kerahkan para malaikatKu bertasbih dan membacakan istighfar(memohon ampun) bagi mereka dan pada rakaat keempat Aku bukakan untuk mereka pintu-pintu langit sehingga para bidadari dapat
mengintai mereka."

Firman Allah S.W.T.: "Wahai Musa, empat rakaat solat Asar yang dilakukan oleh Muhammad dan umatnya, maka semua para malaikat di langit dan di bumi meminta ampun untuk mereka, maka sesiapa yang telah diminta ampun
oleh malaikat, tidaklah Aku siksa mereka itu."

Firman Allah S.W.T.: "Wahai Musa, solat Maghrib tiga rakaat yang dikerjakan oleh Muhammad dan umatnya, iaitu ketika matahari terbenam, maka Aku bukakan untuk mereka pintu-pintu langit, dan setiap sesuatu yang mereka minta pasti akan Aku berikan."

Firman Allah S.W.T.: "Wahai Musa, solat Isya' empat rakaat yang dikerjakan oleh Muhammad dan umatnya ketika terbenam mega-mega merah, solat itu adalah lebih baik dari dunia dan seisinya dan juga mereka terlepas dari dosa-dosa.

Nasihat Anak Kecil Kepada Orang Tua

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Dalam sebuah riwayat menyatakan bahawa ada seorang lelaki tua sedang berjalan-jalan di tepi sungai. Semasa dia berjalan-jalan dia terpandang seorang anak kecil sedang menangis sambil mengambil wudhuk.

Apabila orang tua itu melihat si anak kecil menangis, maka diapun bertanya: "Wahai anak kecil, kenapa kamu menangis?"

Anak kecil itu berkata: "Wahai pakcik, saya telah membaca Al-Quran sehingga sampai ke ayat yang berbunyi "Yaa ayyuhal ladziina aananuu quu anfusakum" yang bermaksud "Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, jagalah olehmu akan dirimu". saya menangis sebab saya takut akan dimasukkan ke dalam neraka."

Orang tua itu berkata: "Wahai anak, janganlah kamu takut sesungguhnya kamu terpelihara dan tidak akan dimasukkan ke dalam neraka."

Anak kecil itu berkata: "Wahai pakcik, pakcik adalah orang yang berakal, tidakkah pakcik lihat kalau orang menyalakan api maka yang pertama sekali mereka akanmeletakkan ranting-ranting kayu yang kecil dahulu kemudian baru mereka meletakkan kayu yang besar. Jadi tentulah saya yang kecil ini dahulu akan dibakar sebelum dibakar orang dewasa."

Orang tua itu berkata sambil menangis: "Sesungguhnya anak kecil ini lebih takut kepada neraka daripada orang dewasa, maka bagaimana keadaan kamu nanti."

Diriwayatkan orang tua tersebut adalah Hassan AlBasri.

Intermixing Between the Sexes

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

All perfect praise is due to Allaah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allaah exalt his mention, as well as that of his family and all his companions.

Intermixing between the sexes, in the specific sense, applies to when marriageable men and women sit together, it may or may not include them looking at each other and conversing. What is the Islaamic ruling regarding such intermixing?

Is intermixing, as defined above, prohibited or permissible? In order to answer this question, let us ask the following question: Is intermixing between a woman and a man the same as that between a man and another man?

The answer is certainly no; nobody ever said that the two are the same, as intermixing between men is permissible, in principle, while it is prohibited, in principle, between people of the opposite sex.

The following are real life stories of incidents that resulted from this prohibited intermixing:

· A woman began to develop feelings for her husband’s friend and started hating her husband, which eventually led her to divorcing him.

· A man began telephoning his friend's wife in an attempt to convince her to have an illicit sexual relationship with him. When she reacted furiously, his reply was to say: “Why do you not talk in the same manner to your husband? He is having exactly this type of relationship with the wife of so and so.”

· A married woman worked for a married man. He fell in love with her and exerted all efforts in order to have an illicit sexual relationship with her; he also hoped that the woman's husband would divorce her so that she could be his.

Before intermixing became prevalent, a western man asked a Muslim: “Why don’t your women mix with (marriageable) men?” The Muslim replied: “Because they do not wish to become pregnant from other than their husbands.”

Words from the west regarding intermixing:

A female British writer wrote: “It is a disgrace that our country makes its girls an example of immorality and indecency by allowing them to intermix with men.”

Another female British writer wrote: “The more intermixing occurs, the more illegitimate children we will have. Statistics in our country have consistently proved that the rate of pregnancies out of wedlock is increasing as a result of men intermixing with women. Teaching women to stay away from men and enlightening them of the evil consequences of this intermixing will have a very positive effect in reducing the numbers of such pregnancies.”

H. Stanberry, who was a western reporter who spent a few weeks in an Arab capital said of her experience there: "The Arab community is healthy and perfect; it adheres to its traditions and restricts the intermixing of its young men and women, within reasonable limits. This community is quite different from the European and American communities; it has manners that it has inherited that sets limits for young women, and it also necessitates respect of parents. Moreover, it forbids the licentiousness that has destroyed American and European communities and families. They (i.e., the Arabs) forbid intermixing between men and women, limit the freedom of their young women, and go back to the age of Hijaab, and this is far superior to the licentiousness and shamelessness of the American and European communities."

Scandals of intermixing

The following are shocking facts and statistics that were the case twenty-five years ago in the United States. If that was the case then, how would it be now?

· 70-90% of working women committed adultery with colleagues or managers.

· Half of those who were asked in a survey stated that they have had sexual relationships with their bosses, whether willingly or otherwise.

· Many male university professors had sexual relationships with their female students, and likewise, many female professors had such relationships with their male students; this is in addition to such relationships that took place between the students themselves.

· 50-70% of married men and 32% of married women had extra marital affairs.

· 90% of married women were not virgins at the time of their marriage.

· More than half a million husbands practiced wife-swapping on a regular basis.

· 50% of youths had sex before the age of fifteen.

· One in every eight women was raped at least once after the age of puberty, which made a total of almost a million women.

· One and a half million babies are aborted every year.

Evil consequences of intermixing:

Intermixing between the sexes in the west has done nothing except enflame people’s lusts and desires, which has resulted in indecency becoming prevalent; this is a refutation and a rebuttal of those who claim that intermixing reduces people’s lusts, helps them to better manage their desires, releases the sexual tension and suppression that they undergo, and guards them against suppression and psychological complexes.

Contrary to this claim, the similitude of intermixing is like that of a thirsty person who drinks sea water to quench his thirst, which does nothing except to add to his craving. It is evident in those countries that have set no limits regarding intermixing or how exposed their women can dress that none of what was claimed has materialised, in fact, it has only added to people’s lusts rather than controlling or regulating them. People in those lands have become wild, just like the thirsty man who drinks sea water only to become progressively thirstier.

The psychological complexes and diseases that they claimed were a result of depriving people from intermixing or by veiling women were actually fuelled by intermixing; moreover, homosexuality has also become prevalent in their lands. These two matters are a direct result of intermixing.

No sane person would suggest that it is possible to throw a person in the middle of the sea and demand from him not to get his clothes wet, nor would he request a person who was thrown in the middle of a huge fire to avoid being burnt; likewise, no sane person can believe that allowing women and men to intermix can preserve people’s chastity.

Therefore, the Muslims who call for such intermixing are, in reality, holding in their hands a lethal instrument by which they will destroy their families and the Muslim community at large, under the pretext of being 'modern' and 'civilised.'

The Islaamic ruling on intermixing:

This is a forbidden matter in Islaam because it arouses lusts and desires and leads to immorality and sin. There are many texts from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah proving this. The following are some of them:

Allaah says:

وَإِذَا سَأَلتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعاً فَاسأَلُوهُنَّ مِن وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ ذَلِكُم أَطهَرُ لِقُلُوبِهكُم وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ

which means: “…And when you ask [the wives of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts…” [Al-Ahzaab: 53]

Additionally, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam prohibited intermixing, even in the mosque, by separating the rows of the men from those of the women.

The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam would remain sitting in the same position that he prayed in, with his back to the congregation, in order to give enough time for the women to leave the mosque, according to a narration of Umm Salamah, may Allaah be pleased with her [Al-Bukhaari]

Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Let this door (i.e., one of the doors of his mosque) be exclusively for women.” Naafi’, may Allaah have mercy upon him, who was the servant of Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, never again entered the mosque from that door after hearing this statement. [Abu Daawood]

The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, according to the narration of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him: “The best rows (in prayer) for men are those furthest to the front, and the worst of them are those furthest to the back; and the best rows (in prayer) for women are those furthest to the back, and the worst of them are those closest to the men’s (rows).” [Muslim] This encouragement is to prevent intermixing in a location where ill-thoughts are unlikely to cross the minds of people. If this is the preventive measure used in the mosque, then it is surely much more applicable outside the mosque.

Abu Usayd, may Allaah be pleased with him, was once coming from the mosque when he heard the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam addressing women due to him seeing that the men and women were walking very close to each other after having exited from the mosque: “Stay back! You should not walk in the middle of the street, rather, walk to one of its sides.” Abu Usayd, may Allaah be pleased with him, added: “Thereafter, the women would walk so close to the walls on the side of that street that their garments would scrape against it.” [Abu Daawood]

We know that this sin has become prevalent nowadays but the following should be noted:

· We do not approve of it, nor willingly do it, especially during Islaamic lectures and gatherings.

· We must try to avoid it as much as possible and take all measures to reduce it, like designating separate entrances for men and women.

· We must fear Allaah and lower our gaze.


The following is an advice from Imaam ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, to all Muslims, may Allaah enable them to perform acts of obedience and refrain from sin and religious innovations.

A Warning Against Intermixing:

As-Salaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh.

It is an obligation upon me to extend advice to my fellow Muslims and remind them of a matter that nobody should remain silent about, and one which we should indeed warn sternly against, namely the intermixing between men and women. This is something that is practiced by certain ignorant people who see no problem in doing so, with the excuse that it is something that their fathers and forefathers would do, and that they do not intend anything evil by doing it.

We, therefore, witness Muslim women sitting with marriageable men like their brothers-in-law, cousins, and so forth without even adhering to the Hijaab.

It is a well known fact that a woman is obliged to cover herself, including her face, in the presence of (marriageable) men, as there are evidences from the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the consensus of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, which proves this to be an obligation. Allaah says:

وَقُل لِّلمُؤمِنَاتِ يَغضُضنَ مِن أَبصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحفَظنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلا يُبدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنهَا وَليضَرِبنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ

which means: “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not display their adornment except that which [ordinarily] appears thereof and to draw their head covers over their chests…” [An-Noor: 31]

Allaah also says:

وَإِذَا سَأَلتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعاً فَاسأَلُوهُنَّ مِن وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ ذَلِكُم أَطهَرُ لِقُلُوبِهكُم وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ

which means: “…And when you ask [the wives of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts…”” [Al-Ahzaab: 53]

And also:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لأَزوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ المُؤمِنِينَ يُدنِينَ عَلَيهِنَّ مِن جَلابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدنَى أَن يُعرَفنَ فَلا يُؤذَينَ وَكَانَ اللهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً

which means: “O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their Jilbaab [i.e. the outer garment that is defined as a cloak covering the head and reaching to the ground, thereby covering the woman's entire body] That is more suitable that they will be known [as chaste believing women] and not be abused. And ever is Allaah Forgiving and Merciful.” [Al-Ahzaab: 59] Umm Salamah, may Allaah be pleased with her, said: “When this verse was revealed the women of the Ansaar (i.e. residents of Madeenah) came out wearing black garments.”

The above verses form clear evidence that the woman’s head, hair, neck, breast and face are part of what she must cover in front of all marriageable men. When the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam commanded that women attend the ‘Eed Khutbah, some of them said: “O Messenger of Allaah! Some of us do not have a Jilbaab.” He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Let them borrow (one) from their sisters (in faith).” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim] This proves that a woman may not come out of her home except when wearing a Jilbaab. This also proves that chastity and adhering to Hijaab was the common practice of the female Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, who were the best generation ever and the most honourable with Allaah; they possessed the finest manners, were the most perfect in faith, and the best in performing righteous deeds. Indeed, they set a righteous example for others to follow.

‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, said: “When men would pass us by whilst we were in the state of Ihraam (i.e. during Hajj) we would draw down our veils over our faces.” This is evidence that covering the face is mandatory, despite the woman being commanded to uncover her face whilst in the state of Ihraam.

Failing to adhere to the Hijaab and uncovering the face leads to many evil consequences, such as instigating desires, causing bashfulness to vanish, and the seduction of men.

Additionally, a woman may not sit in seclusion with a marriageable man or intermix with him.

When the woman considers that she is equal to a man in the way he dresses and what he uncovers of his body, then this will certainly lead to great corruption and trials.

Once, the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam came out from the mosque after prayer and saw that the men and women had begun to intermix on the street, so he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said to the women: “Stay back! You should not walk in the middle of the street, rather, walk to one of its sides.” Thereafter, the women would walk so close to the wall on the side of that street that their garments would scrape against it.

Thus, a woman may not be in seclusion with men, shake hands with them or even look at them. Allaah says:

وَقُل لِلمُؤمِناتِ يَغضُضنَ مِن أَبصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحفَظنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلا يُبدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنهَا وَليَضرِبنَ بِخُمرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلا يُبدِينَّ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَو آبَائِهِنَّ أَو آبَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَو أَبنَائِهِنَّ أَو أَبنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَو إِخوَانِهِنَّ أَو بَنيِ إخوَانِهِنَّ أَو بنِي أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَو نِسَائِهِنَّ أَو مَا مَلَكَت أَيمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِينَ غَيرِ أُولِي الإِربَةِ مِنَ الرِجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفلِ الَّذينَ لَم يَظهَرُواْ عَلَى عَورَاتِ النِّسَاءِ وَلا يَضرِبنَ بِأَرجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعلَمَ مَا يُخفِينّ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ وَتُوبُواْ إِلى اللهِ جَمِيعاً أَيُهَ المُؤمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُم تُفلِحُونَ

which means: “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not display their adornment except that which [ordinarily] appears thereof and to draw their head covers over their chests and not display their adornment [i.e. beauty] except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess [i.e. slaves], or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allaah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.” [An-Noor: 31]

As regards to the brothers and cousins of the husband, they are marriageable men with whom the woman may not be in seclusion. `Uqbah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Never (enter a place) in which women are (uncovered, simply to mix with them in seclusion).” A man from the Ansaar said: ‘What about the in-laws from the husband's side (i.e., his brothers and cousins)?’ He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, replied: “The brother of a woman's husband is death (for her).” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim] Such in-laws can usually enter the man’s house without arousing suspicion, but they are not included in the Mahram (non-marriageable) category, and thus temptation is more likely to happen when they are in seclusion. The woman may not come out adorned in front of such men, even if they happen to be the most pious and trustworthy of people, because Allaah has limited and restricted the permissibility of her exposing her beauty to the people mentioned in the above verse, and such in-laws are not included in it.

The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Never should a man be with a woman, except in the presence of a Mahram (i.e., her non-marriageable man).” A Mahram is a man whom she may never marry under any condition, either due to a blood-relationship (such as her brother, father and so on) or due to her breastfeeding from the same woman as that man, or due to marriage (like her father in-law).

This prohibition is to prevent Satan spreading immorality and arousing lusts and thus instigating fornication and adultery. `Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “It is never that a man sits in seclusion with a (marriageable) woman except that Satan is the third (who is) present.” [Ahmad]

Those who have such practices as part of their culture and traditions must struggle and exert all efforts to eradicate these evils in order to preserve people’s chastity and honour. This must be a collective effort and people must therefore join hands to forbid this evil, as an implication of the command of Allaah. People must repent to Allaah from this practice and should strive to support the truth, regardless of what others say or how they mock them, because a Muslim is commanded to adhere to the commandments of Allaah and willingly fulfil them in hope of the reward that Allaah has prepared for those who adhere to them, and in fear of His severe punishment which He will give to anyone who fails to do so, regardless of who he is.

Finally, one may not shun the Islaamic commandments for the sake of customs, traditions, or his desires, because it is only Islaam that commands people to that which is best, and to the noblest of morals.

Description of Paradise

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

Ibn al-Qayyim said, in regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:

"And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.

And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.

And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.

And if you ask about its buildings, then they are made of bricks of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its trees, then it does not contain a single tree except that its trunk is made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its fruits, then they are softer than butter and sweeter than honey.

And if you ask about its leaves, then they are softer than the softest cloth.

And if you ask about its rivers, then there are rivers of milk who's taste does not change, and rivers of wine that is delicious to those who drink it, and rivers of honey that is pure, and rivers of water that is fresh.

And if you ask about their food, then it is fruits from whatever they will choose, and the meat of whatever birds they desire.

And if you ask about their drink, then it is Tasneem, ginger, and Kaafoor.

And if you ask about their drinking cups, then they are crystal-clear and made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its shade, then a fast rider would ride in the shade of one of its trees for a hundred years and not escape it.

And if you ask about its vastness, then the lowest of its people would have within his kingdom and walls and palaces and gardens the distance that would be travelled in a thousand years.

And if you ask about its tents and encampments, then one tent is like a concealed pearl that is sixty miles long.

And if you ask about its towers, then they are rooms above rooms in buildings that have rivers running underneath them.

And if you ask about how far it reaches into the sky, then look at the shining star that is visible, as well as those that are far in the heavens that the eyesight cannot possibly reach.

And if you ask about the clothing of its inhabitants, then they are of silk and gold.

And if you ask about its beds, then its blankets are of the finest silk laid out in the highest of its levels.

And if you ask about the faces of its inhabitants and their beauty, then they are like the image of the Moon.

And if you ask about their age, then they are young ones of 33 years in the image of Adam, the father of humanity.

And if you ask about what they will be hearing, then it is the singing of their wives from among the Hoor al-'Ayn, and better than that are the voices of the Angels and the Prophets, and better than that is the Speech of the Lord of the Worlds.

And if you ask about their servants, then they are young boys of everlasting youth who resemble scattered pearls.

And if you ask about their brides and wives, then they are young and full-breasted and have had the liquid of youth flow through their limbs; the Sun runs along the beauty of her face if she shows it, light shines from between her teeth if she smiles; if you meet her love, then say whatever you want regarding the joining of two lights; he sees his face in the roundness of her cheek as if he is looking into a polished mirror, and he sees the brightness from behind her muscles and bones; if she were to be unleashed upon the World, she would fill what is between the Heavens and the Earth with a beautiful wind, and the mouths of the creation would glorifiy, praise, and exclaim greatness, and everything between the East and the West would be adorned for her, and every eye would be shut from everthing but her, and the light of the Sun would be outshone just as the light of the Sun outshines the light of the stars, and everyone on the face of the Earth would believe in the Ever-Living, the One who Sustains and Protects all the exists.

And the covering on her head is better than the World and all that is in it, and she does not increase with age except in beauty; free from an umbilical cord, childbirth and menses, and pure of mucous, saliva, urine and other filthy things; her youth never fades, her clothing is never worn out, no garment can be created that matches her beauty, and no one who is with her can ever become bored; her attention is restricted to her husband, so she desires none but him, just as his attention is restricted to her so she is the sole object of his desire, and he is with her in utmost safety and security, as none has touched her before of either humans or Jinn.

And if you ask about the Day of Increase (in reward) and the visit of the all-Mighty, all-Wise, and the sight of His Face - free from any resemblance or likeness to anything - as you see the Sun in the middle of the day and the full Moon on a cloudless night, then listen on the day that the caller will call: 'O People of Paradise! Your Lord - Blessed and Exalted - requests you to visit Him, so come to visit Him!' So they will say: 'We hear and obey!'

Until, when they finally reach the wide valley where they will all meet - and none of them will turn down the request of the caller - the Lord - Blessed and Exalted - will order His Chair to be brought there. Then, pulpits of light will emerge, as well as pulpits of pearls, gemstone, gold, and silver. The lowest of them in rank will sit on sheets of musk, and will not see what those who are on the chairs above them are given. When they are comfortable where they are sitting and are secure in their places, and the caller calls: 'O People of Paradise! You have an appointment with Allaah in which He wishes to reward you!' So they will say: 'And what is that reward? Has He not already made our faces bright, made our scales heavy, entered us into Paradise, and pushed us away from the Fire?'

And when they are like that, all of a sudden a light shines that encompasses all of Paradise. So, they raise their heads, and, behold: the Compeller - Exalted is He, and Holy are His Names - has come to them from above them and majestified them and said: 'O People of Paradise! Peace be upon you!' So, this greeting will not be responded to with anything better than: 'O Allaah! You are Peace, and from You is Peace! Blessed are You, O possessor of Majesty and Honor!' So the Lord - Blessed and Exalted - will laugh to them and say: 'O People of Paradise! Where are those who used to obey Me without having ever seen Me? This is the Day of Increase!'

So, they will all give the same response: 'We are pleased, so be pleased with us!' So, He will say: 'O People of Paradise! If I were not pleased with you, I would not have made you inhabitants of My Paradise! So, ask of Me!' So, they will all give the same response: 'Show us your Face so that we may look at it!' So, the Lord - Mighty and Majestic - will remove his covering and will majestify them and will cover them with His Light, which, if Allaah - the Exalted - had not Willed not to burn them, would have burned them.

And there will not remain a single person in this gathering except that his Lord - the Exalted - will speak to him and say: 'Do you remember the day that you did this and that?' and He will remind him of some of his bad deeds in the Worldy life, so he will say: 'O Lord! Will you not forgive me?' So, He will say: 'Of course! You have not reached this position of yours (in Paradise) except by my forgiveness.'

So, how sweet is this speech to the ears, and how cooled are the righteous eyes by the glance at His Noble Face in the Afterlife...

{Some faces that Day will be shining and radiant, l ooking at their Lord...} (al-Qiyaamah:22-3)

[from the amazing and beautiful book Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn al-Qayyim, pg. 193]

Kisah Kewafatan Nabi

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah...... Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim...

Diriwayatkan bahawa surah AI-Maa-idah ayat 3 diturunkan pada sesudah waktu asar iaitu pada hari Jumaat di padang Arafah pada musim haji penghabisan [Wada*].

Pada masa itu Rasulullah s.a.w. berada di Arafah di atas unta. Ketika ayat ini turun Rasulullah s.a.w. tidak begitu jelas penerimaannya untuk mengingati isi dan makna yang terkandung dalam ayat tersebut. Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. bersandar pada unta beliau, dan unta beliau pun duduk perlahan-lahan.

Setelah itu turun malaikat Jibril a.s. dan berkata:
"Wahai Muhammad, sesungguhnya pada hari ini telah disempurnakan urusan agamamu, maka terputuslah apa yang diperintahkan oleh Allah s.w.t.dan demikian juga apa yang terlarang olehnya. Oleh itu kamu kumpulkan para sahabatmu dan beritahu kepada mereka bahawa hari ini adalah hari terakhir aku bertemu dengan kamu."

Sebaik sahaja Malaikat Jibril a.s. pergi maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berangkat ke Mekah dan terus pergi ke Madinah. Setelah Rasulullah s.a.w. mengumpulkan para sahabat beliau, maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun menceritakan apa yang telah diberitahu oleh malaikat Jibril a.s.. Apabila para sahabat mendengar hal yang demikian maka mereka pun gembira sambil berkata: "Agama kita telah sempurna. Agama kila telah sempuma."

Apabila Abu Bakar r.a. mendengar keterangan Rasulullah s.a.w. itu, maka ia tidak dapat menahan kesedihannya maka ia pun kembali ke rumah lalu mengunci pintu dan menangis sekuat-kuatnya. Abu Bakar ra. menangis dari pagi hingga ke malam.

Kisah tentang Abu Bakar r.a. menangis telah sampai kepada para sahabat yang lain, maka berkumpullah para sahabat di hadapan rumah Abu Bakar r.a. dan mereka berkata: "Wahai Abu Bakar, apakah yang telah membuat kamu menangis sehingga begini sekali keadaanmu? Sepatutnya kamu berasa gembira sebab agama kita telah sempuma." Mendengarkan pertanyaan dari para sahabat maka Abu Bakar r.a. pun berkata: "Wahai para sahabatku, kamu semua tidak tahu tentang musibah yang menimpa kamu, tidakkah kamu tahu bahawa apabila sesualu perkara itu telah sempuma maka akan kelihatanlah akan kekurangannya. Dengan turunnya ayat tersebut bahawa ianya menunjukkan perpisahan kila dengan Rasulullah s.a.w. Hasan dan Husin menjadi yatim dan para isteri nabi menjadi janda."

Selelah mereka mendengar penjelasan dari Abu Bakar r.a. maka sedarlah mereka akan kebenaran kata-kata Abu Bakar r.a., lalu mereka menangis dengan sekuat-kuatnya. Tangisan mereka telah didengar oleh para sahabat yang lain, maka mereka pun terus beritahu Rasulullah s.a.w. tentang apa yang mereka lihat itu. Berkata salah seorang dari para sahabat: "Ya Rasulullah s.a.w., kami baru bailk dari rumah Abu Bakar r.a. dan kami mendapati banyak orang menangis dengan suara yang kuat di hadapan rumah beliau." Apabila Rasulullah s.a.w. mendengar keterangan dari para sahabat, maka berubahlah muka Rasulullah s.a.w. dan dengan bergegas beliau menuju ke rumah Abu Bakar r.a..

Sebaik sahaja Rasulullah s.a.w. sampai di rumah Abu Bakar r.a. maka Rasulullah s.a.w. melihat kesemua mereka yang menangis dan bertanya: "Wahai para sahabatku, kenapakah kamu semua menangis?." Kemudian Ali r.a. berkata: "Ya Rasulullah s.a.w., Abu Bakar r.a. mengatakan dengan turunnya ayat ini membawa tanda bahawa waktu wafatmu telah dekat. Adakah ini benar ya Rasulullah?." Lalu Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Semua yang dikata oleh Abu Bakar r.a. adalah benar, dan sesungguhnya masa untuk aku meninggalkan kamu semua telah hampir dekat."

Sebaik sahaja Abu Bakar r.a. mendengar pengakuan Rasulullah s.a.w., maka ia pun menangis sekuat tenaganya sehingga ia jatuh pengsan, sementara Ali r.a. pula mengeletar seluruh tubuhnya. Dan para sahabat yang lain menangis dengan sekuat-kuat yang mereka mampu. Sehingga gunung-gunung, batu-batu, semua malaikat yang dilangit, cacing-cacing dan semua binatang baik yang di darat mahu-pun yang di laut turut menangis.

Kemudian Rasulullullah s.a.w. bersalam dengan para sahabat satu demi satu dan berwasiat kepada mereka. Kisah Rasulullah s.a.w. mengalami hidup selepas turunnya ayat tersebut, ada yang mengatakan 81 hari, ada pula yang mengatakan beliau hidup sehingga 50 hari selepas turunnya ayat tersebut, ada pula yang mengatakan beliau hidup selama 35 hari dari ayat tersebut diturunkan dan ada pula yang mengatakan 21 hari.

Pada saat sudah dekat ajal Rasulullah s.a.w., beliau menyuruh Bilal azan untuk mengerjakan solat, lalu berkumpul para Muhajirin dan Anshar di masjid Rasulullah s.a.w.. Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. menunaikan solat dua raka'at bersama semua yang hadir. Setelah selesai mengerjakan solat beliau bangun dan naik ke atas mimbar dan berkata: "Alharndulillah, wahai para muslimin, sesungguhnya saya adalah seorang nabi yang diutus dan mengajak orang kepada jalan Allah dengan izinnya. Dan saya ini adalah sebagai saudara kandung kamu, yang kasih sayang pada kamu semua seperti seorang ayah. Oleh itu kalau ada sesiapa yang mempunyai hak untuk menuntut, maka hendaklah ia bangun dan membalasi saya sebelum saya dituntut di hari kiamat."

Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata demikian sebanyak 3 kali kemudian bangunlah seorang lelaki yang bernama 'Ukasyah bin Muhshan dan berkata: "Demi ayahku dan ibuku ya Rasulullah s.a.w., kalau anda tidak mengumumkan kepada kami berkali-kali sudah tentu saya tidak mahu mengernukakan hal ini." Lalu 'Ukasyah berkata lagi: "Sesungguhnya dalam Perang Badar saya bersamamu ya Rasulullah, pada masa itu saya mengikuti unta anda dari belakang, setelah dekat saya pun turun menghampiri anda dengan tujuan supaya saya dapat mencium paha anda, tetapi anda telah mengambil tongkat dan memukul unta anda untuk berjalan cepat, yang mana pada masa itu saya pun anda pukul pada tulang rusuk saya. Oleh itu saya hendak tahu sama ada anda sengaja memukul saya atau hendak memukul unta tersebut."

Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Wahai 'Ukasyah, Rasulullah s.a.w. sengaja memukul kamu." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata kepada Bilal r.a.: "Wahai Bilal, kamu pergi ke rumah Fatimah dan ambilkan tongkat aku ke mari." Bilal keluar dari masjid menuju ke rumah Fatimah sambil meletakkan tangannya di alas kepala dengan berkata: "Rasulullah telah menyediakan dirinya untuk dibalas [diqishash]."

Setelah Bilal sampai di rumah Fatimah maka Bilal pun memberi salam dan mengetuk pintu. Kemudian Fatimah r.a. menyahut dengan berkata: "Siapakah di pintu?." Lalu Bilal r.a. berkata: "Saya Bilal, saya telah diperintahkan oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. unluk mengambil tongkat beliau."Kemudian Fatimah r.a. berkata: "Wahai Bilal, untuk apa ayahku minta tongkatnya." Berkata Bilal r.a.: "Wahai Fatimah, Rasulullah s.a.w. telah menyediakan dirinya untuk diqishash." Bertanya Fatimah. r.a. lagi: "Wahai Bilal, siapakah manusia yang sampai hatinya untuk menqishash Rasulullah s.a.w.?."Bilal r.a. tidak menjawab perlanyaan Falimah r.a., sebaik sahaja Fatimah r.a. memberikan tongkat tersebut, maka Bilal pun membawa tongkat itu kepada Rasulullah s.a.w.

Setelah Rasulullah s.a.w. menerima tongkat tersebut dari Bilal r.a. maka beliau pun menyerahkan kepada 'Ukasyah. Melihatkan hal yang demikian maka Abu Bakar r.a. dan Umar r.a. tampil ke hadapan sambil berkata: "Wahai 'Ukasyah, janganlah kamu qishash baginda s.a.w. tetapi kamu qishashlah kami berdua." Apabila Rasulullah s.a.w. mendengar kata-kata Abu Bakar r.a. dan Umar r.a. maka dengan segera beliau berkata: "Wahai Abu Bakar, Umar, duduklah kamu berdua sesungguhnya Allah s.w.t. telah menetapkan tempatnya untuk kamu berdua." Kemudian Ali r.a. bangun, lalu berkata: "Wahai "Ukasyah! Aku adalah orang yang sentiasa berada di samping Rasulullah s.a.w. oleh itu kamu pukullah aku dan janganlah kamu menqishash Rasulullah s.a.w." Lalu Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Wahai Ali, duduklah kamu sesungguhnya Allah s.w.t. telah menetapkan tempatmu dan mengetahui isi hatimu."

Setelah itu Hasan dan Husin bangun dengan berkata: "Wahai 'Ukasyah, bukankah kamu tidak tahu bahawa kami ini adalah cucu Rasulullah s.a.w., kalau kamu menqishash kami sama dengan kamu menqishash Rasulullah s.a.w." Mendengar kata-kata cucunya Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berkata: "Wahai buah hatiku, duduklah kamu berdua." Berkata Rasulullah s.a.w. "Wahai 'Ukasyah pukullah saya kalau kamu hendak memukul." Kemudian 'Ukasyah berkata: "Ya Rasulullah s.a.w., anda telah memukul saya sewaktu saya tidak memakai baju." Maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun membuka baju, sebaik sahaja Rasulullah s.a.w. membuka baju maka menangislah semua yang hadir.

Sebaik sahaja 'Ukasyah melihat tubuh badan Rasulullah s.a.w. maka ia pun mencium beliau dan berkata; "Saya tebus anda dengan jiwa saya, ya Rasulullah s.a.w. siapakah yang sanggup memukul anda. Saya melakukan begini adalah sebab saya hendak menyentuh badan anda yang dimuliakan oleh Allah s.w.t dengan badan saya. Dan Allah s.w.t. menjaga saya dari neraka dengan kehormatanmu." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Dengarlah kamu sekalian, sekiranya kamu hendak melihat ahli syurga, inilah orangnya."

Kemudian semua para jemaah bersalam-salaman atas kegem-biraan mereka terhadap peristiwa yang sangat genting itu. Setelah itu para jemaah pun berkata: "Wahai 'Ukasyah, inilah keuntungan yang paling besar bagimu, engkau telah memperolehi darjat yang tinggi dan bertemankan Rasulullah s.a.w. di dalam syurga."Apabila ajal Rasulullah s.a.w. makin hampir maka beliau pun memanggil para sahabat ke rumah Siti Aisyah r.a. dan beliau berkata: "Selamat datang kamu semua semoga Allah s.w.t. mengasihi kamu semua, saya berwasiat kepada kamu semua agar kamu semua bertaqwa kepada Allah s.w.t. dan mentaati segala perintahnya. Sesungguhnya hari perpisahan antara saya dengan kamu semua hampir dekat, dan dekat pula saat kembalinya seorang hamba kepada Allah s.w.t dan menempatkannya di syurga. Kalau telah sampai ajalku maka hendaklah Ali yang memandikanku, Fadhl bin Abas hendaklah mcnuangkan air dan Usamah bin Zaid hendaklah menolong keduanya. Setelah itu kamu kapanilah aku dengan pakaianku sendiri apabila kamu semua menghendaki, atau kapanilah aku dengan kain yaman yang putih. Apabila kamu memandikan aku, maka hendaklah kamu letakkan aku di atas balai tempat tidurku dalam rumahku ini. Setelah itu kamu semua keluarlah sebentar mening-galkan aku. Pertama yang akan menshalatkan aku ialah Allah s.w.t., kemudian yang akan menshalat aku ialah Jibril a.s., kemudian diikuti oleh malaikat Israfil, malaikat Mikail, dan yang akhir
sekali malaikat lzrail berserta dengan semua para pembantunya. Setelah itu baru kamu semua masuk beramai-rarnai bershalat ke atasku."

Sebaik sahaja para sahabat mendengar ucapan yang sungguh menyayat hati itu maka mereka pun menangis dengan nada yang keras dan berkata: "Ya Rasulullah s.a.w. anda adalah seorang Rasul yang diutus kepada kami dan untuk semua, yang mana selama ini anda memberi kekuatan dalam penernuan kami dan sebagai penguasa yang menguruskan perkara kami. Apabila anda sudah tiada nanti kepada siapakah yang akan kami tanya setiap persoalan yang timbul nanti?."Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Dengarlah para saha-batku, aku tinggalkan kepada kamu semua jalan yang benar dan jalan yang terang, dan telah aku tinggalkan kepada kamu semua dua penasihat yang satu daripadanya pandai bicara dan yang satu lagi diam sahaja. Yang pandai bicara itu ialah AI-Quran dan yang diam itu ialah maut. Apabila ada sesuatu persoalan yang rumit di antara kamu, maka hendaklah kamu semua kembali kepada AI-Quran dan Hadis-ku dan sekiranya hati kamu itu berkeras maka lembutkan dia dengan mengambil pengajaran dari mati."

Setelah Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata demikian, maka sakit Rasulullah s.a.w. bermula. Dalam bulan safar Rasulullah s.a.w. sakit selama 18 hari dan sering diziaiahi oleh para sahabat. Dalam sebuah kitab diterangkan bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. diutus pada hari Isnin dan wafat pada hari Isnin. Pada hari Isnin penyakit Rasulullah s.a.w. bertambah berat, setelah Bilal r.a. selesaikan azan subuh, maka Bilal r.a. pun pergi ke rumah Rasulullah s.a.w.. Sesampainya Bilal r.a. di rumah Rasulullah s.a.w. maka Bilal r.a. pun memberi salam: "Assalaarnualaika ya rasulullah." Lalu dijawab oleh Fatimah r.a.: "Rasulullah s.a.w. masih sibuk dengan urusan beliau." Setelah Bilal r.a. mendengar penjelasan dari Fatimah r.a. maka Bilal r.a. pun kembali ke masjid tanpa memahami kata-kata Fatimah r.a. itu.

Apabila waktu subuh hampir hendak lupus, lalu Bilal pergi sekali lagi ke rumah Rasulullah s.a.w. dan memberi salam seperti permulaan tadi, kali ini salam Bilal r.a. telah di dengar oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. dan baginda berkata; "Masuklah wahai bilal, sesungguhnya penyakitku ini semakin berat, oleh itu kamu suruhlah Abu Bakar mengimarnkan solat subuh berjemaah dengan mereka yang hadir." Setelah mendengar kata-kata Rasulullah s.a.w. maka Bilal r.a. pun berjalan menuju ke masjid sambil meletakkan tangan di atas kepala dengan berkata: "Aduh musibah." Sebaik sahaja Bilal r.a. sarnpai di masjid maka Bilal r.a. pun memberitahu Abu Bakar tentang apa yang telah Rasulullah s.a.w. katakan kepadanya.

Abu Bakar r.a. tidak dapat menahan dirinya apabila ia melihat mimbar kosong maka dengan suara yang keras Abu Bakar r.a. menangis sehingga ia jatuh pengsan. Melihatkan peristiwa ini maka riuh rendah dalam masjid, sehingga Rasulullah s.a.w. bertanya kepada Fatimah r.a.; "Wahai Fatimah apakah yang telah berlaku?." Maka Fatimah r.a. pun berkata: "Kekecohan kaum muslimin, sebab anda tidak pergi ke masjid." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. memanggil Ali r.a. dan Fadhl bin Abas, lalu Rasulullah s.a.w. bersandar kepada kedua mereka dan terus pergi ke masjid. Setelah Rasulullah s.a.w. sampai di masjid maka beliau pun bersolat subuh bersama dengan para jemaah.

Setelah selesai solat subuh maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berkata: "Wahai kaum muslimin, kamu semua sentiasa dalam pertolongan dan pemeliharaan Allah, oleh itu hendaklah kamu semua bertaqwa kcpada Allah s.w.t. dan mengerjakan segala perintahnya. Sesungguhnya aku akan meninggalkan dunia ini dan kamu semua, dan hari ini adalah hari pertama aku di akhirat dan hari terakhir aku di dunia."

Setelah berkala demikian maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun pulang ke rumah beliau. Kemudian Allah s.w.t. mewahyukan kepada malaikat lzrail: "Wahai lzrail, pergilah kamu kepada kekasihku dengan sebaik-baik rupa, dan apabila kamu hendak mencabut rohnya maka hendaklah kamu melakukan dengan cara yang paling lembut sekali. Apabila kamu pergi ke rumahnya maka minta izinlah lerlebih dahulu, kalau ia izinkan kamu masuk, maka masukiah kamu ke rumahnya dan kalau ia tidak izinkan kamu masuk maka hendaklah kamu kembali padaku."

Sebaik sahaja malaikat lzrail mendapat perintah dari Allah s.w.t. maka malaikal lzrail pun turun dengan menyerupai orang Arab Badwi. Setelah malaikat lzrail sampai di hadapan rumah Rasulullah s.a.w. maka ia pun memberi salam: "Assalaamu alaikum yaa ahia baitin nubuwwati wa ma danir risaalati a adkhulu?" [Mudah-mudahan keselamatan tetap untuk kamu semua sekalian, wahai penghuni rumah nabi dan sumber risaalah, bolehkan saya masuk?" Apabila Fatimah mendengar orang memberi salam maka ia-pun berkata; "Wahai hamba Allah, Rasulullah s.a.w. sedang sibuk sebab sakitnya yang semakin berat."

Kemudian malaikat lzrail berkata lagi seperti dipermulaannya, dan kali ini seruan malaikat itu telah didengar oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. dan Rasulullah s.a.w. bertanya kepada Falimah r.a.: "Wahai Fatimah, siapakah di depan pintu itu." Maka Fatimah r.a. pun berkata: "Ya Rasulullah, ada seorang Arab badwi memanggil mu, dan aku telah katakan kepadanya bahawa anda sedang sibuk sebab sakit, sebaliknya dia memandang saya dengan tajam sehingga saya merasa mcnggigil badan saya." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata; "Wahai Fatimah, tahu-kah kamu siapakah orang itu?." Jawab Fatimah; "Tidak ayah." Dia adalah malaikat lzrail, malaikat yang akan memutuskan segala macam nafsu syahwat yang memisahkan perkumpulan-perkumpulan dan yang memusnahkan semua rumah serta meramaikan kubur." Fatimah r.a. tidak dapat menahan air matanya lagi setelah mengetahui bahawa saat perpisahan dengan ayahandanya akan berakhir, dia menangis sepuas-puasnya.

Apabila Rasulullah s.a.w. mendengar tangisan Falimah r.a. maka beliau pun berkata: "Janganlah kamu menangis wahai Fatimah, engkaulah orang yang pertama dalam keluargaku akan bertemu dengan aku." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. pun menjemput malaikat lzrail masuk. Maka malaikat lzrail pun masuk dengan mengucap: "Assalamuaalaikum ya Rasulullah." Lalu Rasulullah s.a.w. menjawab: "Wa alaikas saalamu, wahai lzrail engkau datang menziarahi aku atau untuk mencabut rohku?" Maka berkata malaikat lzrail: "Kedatangan saya adalah untuk menziarahimu dan untuk mencabut rohmu, itupun kalau kamu izinkan, kalau kamu tidak izinkan maka aku akan kembali." Berkata Rasulullah s.a.w.: "Wahai lzrail, di manakah kamu tinggalkan Jibril?" Berkata lzrail: "Saya tinggalkan Jibril di langit dunia, semua para malaikat sedang memuliakan dia."

Tidak beberapa saat kemudian Jibril a.s. pun turun dan duduk dekat kepala Rasulullah s.a.w. Apabila Rasulullah s.a.w. melihat kedatangan Jibril a.s. maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berkata: "Wahai Jibril, tahukah kamu bahawa ajalku sudah dekat" Berkata Jibril a.s.: "Ya aku memang tahu." Rasulullah s.a.w. bertanya lagi: "Wahai Jibril, beritahu kepadaku kemuliaan yang menggembirakan aku disisi Allah s.w.t." Berkata Jibril a.s.: "Sesungguhnya semua pintu langit telah dibuka, para malaikat bersusun rapi menanti rohmu dilangit. Kesemua pintu-pintu syurga telah dibuka, dan kesemua para bidadari sudah berhias menanti kehadiran rohmu."

Berkala Rasulullah s.a.w.: "Alhamdulillah, sekarang kamu katakan pula tentang umatku di hari kiamat nanti." Berkata Jibril a.s.: "Allah s.w.t. telah berfirman yang ber-maksud: "Sesungguhnya aku telah melarang semua para nabi masuk ke dalam syurga sebelum engkau masuk terlebih dahulu, dan aku juga melarang semua umat memasuki syurga sebelum umatmu memasuki syurga." Berkata Rasulullah s.a.w.: "Sekarang aku telah puas hati dan telah hilang rasa susahku." Kemudian Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Wahai lzrail, dekatlah kamu kepadaku."

Selelah itu Malaikat lzrail pun memulakan tugasnya, apabila roh nya sampai pada pusat, maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berkata: "Wahai Jibril, alangkah dahsyatnya rasa mati." Jibril a.s. mengalihkan pandangan dari Rasulullah s.a.w. apabila mendengar kata-kata beliau itu. Melihatkan telatah Jibril a.s. itu maka Rasulullah s.a.w. pun berkata: "Wahai Jibril, apakah kamu tidak suka melihat wajahku?" Jibril a.s. berkata: "Wahai kekasih Allah, siapakah orang yang sanggup melihat wajahmu dikala kamu dalam sakaratul maut?"

Anas bin Malik r.a. berkata: "Apabila roh Rasulullah s.a.w. telah sampai di dada beliau telah bersabda: "Aku wasiatkan kepada kamu agar kamu semua menjaga shalat dan apa-apa yang telah diperintahkan ke atasmu." Ali r.a. berkata: "Sesungguhnya Rasulullah s.a.w. ketika menjelang saat-saat terakhir, telah mengerakkan kedua bibir beliau sebanyak dua kali, dan saya meletakkan telinga, saya dengan Rasulullah s.a.w. berkata: "Umatku, umatku." Telah bersabda Rasulullah s.a.w. bahawa: "Malaikat Jibril a.s. telah berkata kepadaku; "Wahai Muhammad, sesungguhnya Allah s.w.t. telah menciptakan sebuah laut di belakang gunung Qaf, dan di laut itu terdapat ikan yang selalu membaca selawat untukmu, kalau sesiapa yang mengambil seekor ikan dari laut tcrsebut maka akan lumpuhlah kedua belah tangannya dan ikan tersebut akan menjadi batu."