Reflection on the Death of My Father

Bismillah (In the name of God)

Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God)

Asalamualykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh (Peace, blessings and mercy be upon you all)

It has taken me a few weeks to return to my normal state after the loss of my father.  My family and I appreciate all the duas (prayers) and condolences offered for my father.  This is the nature of this dunya (world) that everyone has to leave some day.

My father”s main advice when asked to speak at gatherings or simply striking up conversations with others would be simple.  Dhikr (remembrance of God) is important.  Whether it’s reading the Qur’an or reciting tasbih or studying hadith, just do it.  All the time, anywhere and everywhere.  Unfortunately this is something that may sound simple but hard to do for many including myself.  With the obligations of work, school and the distractions of the dunya, many find it hard to spare time to engage in dhikr.  InshaAllah (God willing) let us all try to increase some form of dhikr in our daily lives.

May Allah forgive us all.  May Allah guide us all.  May Allah make it easy for us to remember Him.  May Allah accept our duas and grant us all jannah.  Ameen.

Ma’salaama (With peace),