Book Name:Allah walon kay Rozay
The pieces of advice which have been mentioned in this blessed Hadees regarding the preparation for the journey of the Hereafter are so effective that Sayyiduna Abu Zar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ passed them to others in the same manner after he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ had heard it from the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
Provisions for a long journey
Sayyiduna Sufyan Sawri رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said that Sayyiduna Abu Zar Ghifari رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, whilst standing beside the Ka’bah, called out, ‘O people! I am Jundub Ghifari; come here to your well-wishing kind brother.’ When all the people gathered around him, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ asked them, ‘Tell me if any of you intend to go for a journey, will you not get provisions with you that will be useful for you and will take you to your destination?’ All humbly said, ‘Yes, why not.’ Then he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said (advising them to remain safe from the greed for the world and develop the greed for the Hereafter): ‘Certainly, the journey of the afterlife is much longer than the journey you have intended to undertake, so get those things for the journey that may benefit you.’ People asked about those things. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said: ‘Perform Hajj for great purposes; observe fast in very hot weather keeping in mind the long day of the Day of Judgement; offer Nawafil in the darkness of the night in order to be safe from the horror of the grave; keeping in mind the act of standing on that Big Day, say good things and refrain from bad things; give Sadaqah from your wealth in the hope of being safe from the difficulties of the Day of Judgement.
(Saffa-tus-Safwah, Juz: 1, vol. 1, pp. 301, Raqm 64)
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Dear Islamic brothers! We should get into the habit of offering at least some Nawafil in the night for the betterment of our Hereafter and protection from the darkness of the grave by acting upon these pieces of advice. We should always give Sadaqah and charity as per our financial ability. By observing Qufl-e-Madinah of the tongue, we should protect our tongue from speaking anything unnecessary and when needed, we should speak only good things. Furthermore, in order to seek protection from the scorching heat of the Day