Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
22. Good company faithful death
Man is influenced by the company that surrounds him. If a sesame seed is placed in the petals of a rose, it acquires the rosy colour and fragrance. Similarly, by the blessings of the Madanī environment of Dawat-e-Islami and the company of the devotees of Rasūl, even a worthless stone turns into a precious sparkling diamond by the mercy of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Noble Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم and departs from this world in such a glorious way that others develop a desire to emulate and aspire for a similar death instead of remaining alive. Hence, a person from Tando Allah Yar (Sindh, Pakistan) joined Dawat-e-Islami and began to offer Ṣalāĥ five times a day with the blessing of the company of devotees of Rasūl. In Ramadan, he attended the 10-day Sunnaĥ Inspiring I’tikāf organized by Dawat-e-Islami and memorized some Quranic Sūraĥs, Du’ās and Sunnaĥs. He also made the intention of growing a fist-length beard, wearing a green turban, attending the weekly Sunnaĥ-Inspiring Ijtimā’ and travelling with Madanī Qāfilaĥs. In short, a Madanī transformation took place in his life. He sincerely repented of his past sins and strived to live according to Sunnaĥ.
One day, unfortunately his clothes caught fire, burning almost eighty percent of his body. Even in this critical condition, he was constantly reciting Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī and making Żikr instead of complaining. He was also reciting the Du’ās and Sūraĥs he had memorised during the I’tikāf in the company of the devotees of Rasūl. He kept reciting Du’ās and Quranic Sūraĥs for almost 48 hours and, at dawn, during the Ażān of Fajr Ṣalāĥ, he passed away reciting the Kalimaĥ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوۡلُ اللّٰهِط.
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!