Seeking a Good Ending | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

Eagerness upon Seeking the Means which Lead to a Good End

وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

… and die not except in a state of Islaam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allāh. [3:102]

This is a command from Allāh the Perfect and Most High, that the believer should not die except as a Muslim, clinging to his religion.

And is someone able to control the fact that he dies as a Muslim, or is this in the Hands of Allāh the Perfect and Most High? This is in the Hands of Allāh the Perfect and Most High.

However the meaning of His saying:

وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ 

… and die not except in a state of Islaam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allāh. [3:102]

is: be firmly established upon eemaan and islaam, and whoever is firmly established upon īmān and upon islām, then he has taken the means which cause Allāh the Exalted and Most High to grant him a good end, because he who lives upon a certain way dies upon it.

So in this there is encouragement for the person to hold onto his religion and to have patience upon it so that death does not overcome him whilst he is upon sin such that he has an evil end. And whoever lives upon a certain way then his end is in accordance with that.

So whoever lives upon obedience to and love of Allāh and His Messenger then he has indeed taken the means which cause him to have a good end.

And as for he who commits sins and transgression then he has indeed taken the means which cause him to have an evil end – so the person should beware of this.

📝From:

Wujūb-ut-tathabbut min al-akhbār wa iḥtiraam il-‘ulamā [The Obligation of Verifying the Reports and Honouring the Scholars] by Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān حفظه الله.

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