Among the many things I have to prepare for my upcoming nuptials is the Khatam al-Quran ceremony, which is my mother’s family tradition for bride-to-bes. I can happily say that I am well on my way into the final 5 juz’ so yay for me!
Here’s something I received in my email that I thought would be nice to share with you peeps out there. Regardless of religion, in a way it sends the message that if you stay true to God, He will always be there to protect you. Right?
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A Beautiful Hadith
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: ‘When a man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.
When after the burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and Nakeer (names of two special Angels), come in the grave and try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith. But the handsome man says, ‘He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you are
appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise ‘.
Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says, ‘I am the Qur’an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Naker, you will have nogrief.’
When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from Al-Mala’ul A’laa (the angels in Heaven) silk bedding filled with musk.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: ‘On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur’an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.’
Please keep forwarding this ‘Hadith’ to all ….because Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:
‘Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse’.
May Allah bestow this favour on all of us.