If a person died in Masjid haram shareef during the month of ramadaan.
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If a person died in Masjid haram shareef during the month of ramadaan and in the state of
FASTING and it was on monday. what is the significance of such death.
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Death in makkah Ramadan
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verse 145:
145 Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave; the term being fixed as by writing (as Decreed and Pre-Ordained by Allah).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqman verse 34:
34 Verily the Knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (Alone). It is He Who sends down rain and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: nor does anyone know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).
Man has absolutely nothing to do with the determination of ones time or place of death; the exact time and place where one will meet with ones appointment of death is Decreed and Determined by Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds. In light of the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran, the place or time one dies has absolutely nothing to do with how one is treated in ones life in the Hereafter!
Allah Subhanah has clearly, time and time again, Declared in His Glorious Quran that the things that will determine whether one deserves Allahs Mercy and Forgiveness and thus Paradise, or one deserves His Wrath and Anger and thus Hell Fire, is entirely dependant on the two things which each individual chooses to do of his own free will:
- ones state of belief
- ones deeds
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 40-42:
40 To those who reject Our Signs and treat them with arrogance no opening will there be of the Gates of Heaven, nor will they enter the Garden until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle! (ie. impossible!!): such is Our reward for those in sin.
41 For them there is Hell as a couch (below), and folds and folds of covering (of the same) above: such is Our requital of those who do wrong.
42 But those who believe and do righteous good deeds, no burden do We place on any soul but that which it can bear, they will be companions of the Garden; therein to dwell (for ever).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 47 Surah Muhammad verse 12:
12 Verily Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous good deeds to Gardens beneath which rivers flow; while those who reject Allah will enjoy (this world) and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode (in the Hereafter).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 57:
57 But those who believe and do righteous good deeds, We shall soon admit to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, their eternal home: therein shall they have companions pure and holy: We shall admit them to shades, cool and ever deepening.
In light of the guidance of the Glorious Quran, it is an absolutely baseless, unfounded, and false belief that every person that dies in the Holy Month of Ramadan, or dies in the Holy Precincts of the Sacred Mosque, or dies in a state of fasting, or dies on a specific day of the week will not be held accountable for his deeds, or that all his sins will be forgiven, or that he will go directly to Paradise! The time and place of ones death has absolutely nothing to do with ones entry into Paradise or Hell; in light of the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran the only two things that will determine whether one receives Allahs Mercy or His Wrath; ie. ones state of belief and ones deeds.
Many amongst the pagan Quraish who disbelieved in the Prophet (saws) and his mission met with their appointment of death in the Holy Precincts of Makkah; and several amongst the hypocrites might have died while in the state of fasting in the blessed month of Ramadan.Allah is our witness brother, the time or the place of their death will never save them from the Impending Anger and Wrath of the Lord Most Majestic!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 145:
145 The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 39:
39 But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall be companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 80:
80 Whether thou (O Prophet (saws)) ask for their (the hypocrites) forgiveness or not (their sin of hypocrisy is absolutely unforgivable!): if thou (O Prophet (saws)) were to ask seventy times for their forgiveness, Allah will not forgive them! That is because they have rejected Allah and His Messenger; and Allah guides not those who are perversely rebellious.
If one dies in the state of belief and was a doer of good righteous deeds in accordance with the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws)..absolutely regardless of when or where he happens to meet with his Decreed appointment of death, The Lord Most Gracious has promised in His Glorious Quran that such a person will be enveloped in the Mercy and Grace of the Lord Most Merciful; but if one (Allah forbid) were to die in the state of disbelief or hypocrisy, absolutely regardless of when or where such a person were to meet with his appointment of death, the torching Fire of Hell will be his eternal and everlasting abode.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,