The Significance of Attahiyat in the Solat by Zainol Abideen



In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Dear Muslims,

Have you ever wondered about the sayings in the Attahiyat Awal and Attahiyat Akhir that we have to recite during our Solat?

I have been studying about this matter for quite some time and I reflect back to the Israk and Mikraj of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam from Kaabah, Baitullah in Makkah al Mukarramah to the Masjidil Al Aqsa in Baitulmaqdis.

We have all studied and learned from the Hadiths of our Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam about the manner by which the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam was taken by Jibreel Alaihis Salam, the Archangel of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala through the Heavens to Allah’s Presence.

The Night journey and the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam



Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the One Who exists without a place. To Him belong all the endowments and proper commendations.

May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam and members of his family and his Sahabah @ Companions and protect his ummah from what he fears for them.

May the Lord of the Heavens and Earth grant us the sincere intentions and guide us to the acceptable deeds.

Thereafter, Allah sent the prophets as a mercy to the slaves and supported them with miracles to indicate the truthfulness of their message.

Of all the prophets, our Prophet, Muhammad the Chosen One , was blessed with the most miracles. Al-Isra’ and al-Mi’raj are among the many miracles of Prophet Muhammad.

The miracle of Al-Isra’ is confirmed in the Qur’an. In Surat Al-Isra’, Ayah 1, Allah said:

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which means: [Praise be to Allah Who enabled His slave, Muhammad, to make the journey at night from Masjid al-Haram in Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, which is surrounded a blessed land.] This journey is also confirmed in the sahih hadith.

As such, there is scholarly consensus (ijma^) Prophet Muhammad journeyed in body and soul the night of al-Isra’ from Masjid al-Haram in Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. Moreover, these scholars indicated the person who denies al-Isra’ is a blasphemer for belying the explicit text of the Qur’an.

Before the Prophet took this night journey, the ceiling of the house in which he was staying was opened, and Jibril descended. He cut open the chest of Prophet Muhammad and washed that open area with Zamzam water. Then he emptied something from a container into the chest of the Prophet to increase his wisdom as well as the strength of his belief. This was done to prepare the Messenger of Allah for that which he had yet to see in the upper world from among the wonders of the creation of Allah.


After the Prophet performed the Evening Prayer (^Isha’), Jibril came to him with a white animal, slightly larger than a donkey yet smaller than a mule. This animal was the Buraq,–one of the animals of Paradise.

Jibril held the buraq by his ear and told the Prophet to mount it. When the buraq was mounted, the Prophet set forth.

The buraq is a very fast animal; the length of the buraq’s stride is the farthest distance it’s eye can see. The Prophet and Jibril arrived to a land with palm trees. Jibril told the Prophet to dismount and pray, so the Prophet dismounted the buraq and prayed two rak^as.

Jibril asked him, “Do you know where you prayed?” and the Prophet answered, “Allah knows best.” Jibril told him, “This is Yathrib; this is Taybah. “.” (These are two names for the city of al-Madinah.) Before the Prophet emigrated to al-Madinah, it was called Taybah and Yathrib. It earned the name al-Madinah after the Prophet emigrated to it.

The buraq continued with the Prophet and Jibril until they reached another place. Again Jibril told the Prophet to get down and pray. The Prophet dismounted there and prayed two rak’as. Jibril informed the Prophet of the name of that place; it was Tur Sina’.

Once again the buraq took off with the Prophet and Jibril. Once again it stopped, and the Prophet dismounted and prayed two rak^as. This was in Baytul Laham, where Prophet ^Isa (Jesus) was born. Then the buraq continued with the Messenger of Allah until they entered the city of Jerusalem. There the Prophet went to Masjid al-Aqsa [photo below].

Masjid Al Aqsa

Outside was a ring used by the Messengers of Allah to tie their animals. The Prophet tied his buraq to this ring.Ring at Masjidil Al Aqsa Prophet Muhammad tied Buraq

Then the Prophet entered the masjid where Allah assembled for him all the Prophets–from Adam to Isa.


Prophet Muhammad moved forward and led them all in prayer. This is an indication that the Prophet is higher in status than all the rest of Allah’s 124,000 Prophets and Messengers. Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam is the Sayyidul Mursalin. The Chief of all of Allah’s Messengers and Prophets.

1- On Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Masjid al-Haram to Masjid al-Aqsa, Allah enabled him to see some of His wondrous creations. Allah enabled the Prophet to see the world (dunya) like an old woman. However, this old woman was wearing a great deal of jewelry, and in this there is an indication signifying the reality of the world.

2- Allah enabled the Prophet to see Iblis. The Prophet saw something on the side of the road which did not dare to stand in his way or speak to him. What the Prophet saw was Iblis. Originally, Iblis was a believer and lived with the angels in Paradise.

When Allah ordered the angels to prostrate (sujud) to Prophet Adam, Iblis was ordered to prostrate to him as well. The angels prostrated to Adam in obedience to Allah, because angels do not disobey Allah. However, Iblis did not obey, and he objected to the order of Allah. He said, “You created me out of fire, and You created him out of clay. How do You order me to prostrate to him?” So this objection by Iblis to the order of Allah was the first blasphemy he committed.

3- On his journey, the Prophet smelled a very nice odor. He asked Jibril about this pleasant scent and Jibril informed him this good smell was coming from the grave of the woman whose duty used to be to comb Pharaoh’s daughter’s hair.

This woman was a good, pious believer. One day, as she was combing Pharaoh’s daughter’s hair, the comb fell from her hand. At this she said, “Bismillah.” Pharaoh’s daughter asked her, “Do you have a god other than my father?” The woman said, “Yes. My Lord and the Lord of your father is Allah.”

Pharaoh’s daughter told her father what had happened. Pharaoh demanded this woman blaspheme and leave Islam, but she refused. At that, Pharaoh threatened to kill her children. He brought a great pot of water and built a great fire under it.

When the water boiled, Pharaoh brought her children and started to drop them into that pot one after the other.

Throughout all this, the woman remained steadfast to Islam, even when Pharaoh reached her youngest child–a little boy still breast feeding–but she felt pity for him. At that, Allah enabled this child to speak.

He said to his mother, “O Mother, be patient. The torture of the Hereafter is far more severe than the torture of this life, and do not be reluctant, because you are right.”

At this the woman requested Pharaoh collect her bones and the bones of her children and bury them in the same grave.

Pharaoh promised her that–then dropped her into that boiling water. She died as a martyr. The good odor the Prophet smelled coming from her grave is an indication of her high status.

4- During his trip, the Prophet saw people who were planting and reaping in two days. Jibril told the Prophet, “These were the people who fight for the sake of Allah (mujahidun).

5- The Prophet also saw people whose lips and tongues were clipped with scissors made of fire. Jibril told the Prophet, “These are the speakers of sedition (fitna) who call people to misguidance.”

6- He also saw a bull which exited a very small outlet, then was trying in vain to return through that small outlet. Jibril told the Prophet, “This is the example of the bad word–once spoken, it cannot be returned.”

7- The Prophet saw people grazing like animals, with very little clothing on their private parts. Jibril told the Prophet, “These are the ones who refused to pay zakat. “.

8- The Prophet saw angels smashing some people’s heads with rocks. These heads would return to the shape they had been, and then the angels would smash their heads again–and so on. Jibril told the Prophet, “These are the ones whose heads felt too heavy to perform prayer–the ones who used to sleep without praying.”

9- On his journey the Prophet saw people who were competing to eat some rotten meat–ignoring meat that was sliced and unspoiled. Jibril told the Prophet, “These are people from your nation who leave out that which is permissible (halal), and consume that which is forbidden ((haram). “This reference was to the fornicators, that is, the ones who left out the permissible (marriage) and committed sins (fornication).

10- Also, the Prophet saw people who were drinking from the fluid coming from the bodies of the fornicators, (water mixed with blood). Jibril indicated to the Prophet these were the ones who were drinking the alcohol which is prohibited in this world.

11- The Prophet saw people scratching their faces and chests with brass finger nails. Jibril said, “These are the examples of those who commit gossip ((ghibah).


1- After the Prophet took this night journey from Masjid al-Haram to Masjid al-Aqsa, he ascended to the upper heavens. The Prophet ascended to the heaven on stairs, called al-mirqat, in which one step is made of gold and the next of silver, and so on. These stairs are veiled from us.

The Prophet ascended these stairs until he reached the first heaven. When the Prophet and Jibril arrived at the first heaven, Jibril requested the gate to be opened.

The angel assigned to that gate asked Jibril, “Who is with you?” Jibril answered, “It is Muhammad.”

The angel asked Jibril, “Was he dispatched? Is it time for him to ascend to the heaven?” Jibril said, “Yes.” So, the gate was opened for him, and Prophet Muhammad entered the first heaven.

There, Prophet Muhammad saw Prophet Adam. To Adam’s right, the Prophet saw some bodies, and to Adam’s left, other bodies.

If Adam would look to his right he would laugh, and if he would look to his left he would cry. Adam was seeing the souls of his descendants. Those on his right were his descendants who would die as believers and those on his left were his descendants who would die as non-believers.

Then the Prophet ascended to the second heaven. In this second heaven was where Prophet Muhammad saw Prophets Isa and Yahya. Isa and Yahya are cousins; their mothers were sisters. They welcomed the Prophet and made supplication (du’a) for him for good things.

The Prophet ascended to the third heaven, where he found Prophet Yusuf. Prophet Yusuf was extremely handsome. Allah bestowed half the beauty on Yusuf. Yusuf received the Prophet with a warm welcome and made supplication (du’a’) for him for good things.

Then the Prophet ascended to the fourth heaven, where he found Prophet Idris. Idris welcomed the Prophet and made supplication (du’a’) for him for good things.

In the fifth heaven, the Prophet encountered Harun, the brother of Prophet Musa.

In the sixth heaven, he encountered Prophet Musa. Each of these Prophets received Prophet Muhammad with a warm welcome and made supplication (du’a) for him for good things.

Then the Prophet ascended to the seventh heaven, and that is where our Messenger saw Prophet Ibrahim. Prophet Ibrahim is the best of the prophets after our prophet, Muhammad.

The Prophet saw Prophet Ibrahim with his back against al-Bayt al-Ma’mur.

To the inhabitants of the skies, al-Bayt al-Ma’mur is like the Ka’bah is to us, the inhabitants of the earth.

Every day 70,000 angels go there; then exit from it, and never return. The next day another 70,000 angels go, come out, and never return. This will continue until the Day of Judgment. In this, there is an indication as to the greatness of the numbers of the angels–their numbers are far more than the numbers of the humans and the jinns together.

In the seventh heaven, Prophet Muhammad saw Sidrat al-Muntaha–a very big tree of sidr. Each of the fruits of this tree is as large as a big jar. The leaves of this tree are similar to the ears of the elephants. Sidrat al-Muntahais an extremely beautiful tree. It is visited by butterflies made of gold. When these butterflies gather on this tree, its beauty is beyond description.

Then the Prophet ascended to what is beyond the seven skies; he entered Paradise. He saw examples of the inhabitants of Paradise and how their situation would be. He saw most of the inhabitants of Paradise are the poor people .

The Prophet saw other things on the night of his ascension. He saw Malik, the angel in charge of the Hellfire. Malik did not smile at the Prophet when he saw him, and the Prophet asked why. In answer to the Prophet’s question, Jibril said, “Malik did not smile since the day Allah created him. Had he smiled for anyone, he would have smiled for you.”

In Paradise, the Prophet saw some of the bounties Allah prepared for the inhabitants of Paradise. He saw the Hurul-Ain: females Allah created who are not humans or jinn. They are in Paradise and will be married to those men Allah willed them to marry.

The Prophet saw the wildan ul-mukhalladun: creations of Allah who are not human, jinn, or angels. They are a very beautiful creation of Allah whose appearance is like laid-out pearls.

They are servants of the inhabitants of Paradise. The least in status of the People of Paradise will have 10,000 wildan ul-mukhalladun to serve him. Each one of them would carry a tray of gold in one hand and a tray of silver in the other hand.

The Prophet saw the Throne (Arash), which is the ceiling of Paradise. The Throne is the largest creation of Allah in size; Allah did not create anything bigger in size than it.

The seven heavens and the earth in comparison to the Kursiyy, are like a ring thrown in a desert, and the Kursiyy in comparison to the Throne, is like a ring thrown in a desert.

The seven heavens and the earth in comparison to the Throne are like a seed of mustard compared to the ocean. Allah created the Throne as a sign of His Power and He did not create the Throne to sit on it.

Allah created the Throne to show His Power. It is carried by four angels, and on the Day of Judgment, it will be carried by eight.

The Prophet said he was permitted to speak about one of these angels who carry the Throne.

In describing this angel, the Prophet told us the distance between his ear lobe and shoulder is the distance a fast-flying bird would cover in 700 years.

Then the Prophet ascended beyond Paradise. He reached a place where he heard the creaking of the pens used by the angels who are copying from the Preserved Tablet.

It is at that location Prophet Muhammad heard the Kalam of Allah, which is an attribute of the Self of Allah. He heard the Kalam of Allah which does not resemble our speech–so it is not something that occurs bit after bit. It is not letter after letter or a word that comes after another word. Rather, it is an attribute of Allah which is eternal and everlasting. It does not resemble our attributes. The Kalam of Allah has neither silence nor interruptions. It is an attribute of Allah, and it does not resemble the attributes of the creation.

The Prophet understood several things from hearing this Kalam of Allah. He understood the obligation of the five Obligatory Prayers. At first, Allah obligated fifty prayers. When Prophet Muhammad encountered Musa, Musa told him to make supplication (du’a) to his Lord to ease the obligation of fifty (50) prayers, because his nation could not handle that.

Musa said, “I have experience with the people of Israel, and I know your nation cannot bear that.”

So the Prophet asked his Lord to lessen these prayers for his people. Five prayers were eliminated.

Once again, Musa told the Prophet to ask Allah to lessen the number of prayers. Allah did.

Nine times the Prophet made supplication to Allah to lessen these prayers–until these prayers were lessened to five Obligatory Prayers.

So Prophet Musa was a great benefit to us. Had we been obligated to pray fifty prayers a day, this would have been a difficult matter for us.

From the Kalam of Allah, the Prophet also understood that a good deed would be written for the person who intends to do a good deed, even if he did not do it.

Also, the good deed performed would be registered for he who performs it as at least ten good deeds–up to 700 good deeds. For some people, Allah would multiply the reward of their deeds more than that.

Additionally, if one performs a bad deed, it is registered for him as one bad deed; yet for he who inclines towards committing a bad deed and then refrains from committing it, a good deed would be registered for him.

Here one should note the difference between two matters.

If a thought crossed a person’s mind about doing something sinful, and this person wavered in this thinking, i.e., considered whether he should do it or not, then he refrained from doing this for the sake of Allah, this is written as a good deed.

However, if a person has the firm intention in his heart that he wants to commit a sin, it would be written for him as a sin, even if he does not do it.

The Prophet Returns to Makkah

After all these matters took place with the Prophet, he returned to the city of Makkah. Some scholars said the Prophet’s journey took about one-third of the night, i.e., his journey from Makkah to Jerusalem, then to the heavens and what is above them, and then back to Makkah.

The next day the Prophet told the people what happened to him the previous night.

The blasphemers belied the Prophet and mocked him, saying, “We need a month to get there and back, and you are claiming to have done all this in one night?”

They said to Abu Bakr, “Look at what your companion is saying. He says he went to Jerusalem and came back in one night.”

Abu Bakr told them, “If he said that, then he is truthful. I believe him concerning the news of the heavens–that an angel descends to him from the heavens. How could I not believe he went to Jerusalem and came back in a short period of time–when these are on earth?”

At that, the Companion, Abu Bakr, was called “as-Siddiq”–because of how strongly he believed all what the Prophet said.

The blasphemous people questioned the Prophet: “If you are truthful, then describe to us Masjid al-Aqsa and its surroundings.”

They asked this because they knew Prophet Muhammad had never been there before the previous night.

Allah enabled the Messenger to see Masjid al-Aqsa, and he described the masjid and its surroundings in exact detail.

Moreover, the Prophet said, “On my way back, I saw some of your shepherds grazing their animals in a particular location. They were searching for a camel they had lost.”

The Prophet continued by giving the description of the camel. When these shepherds came back, they told their people what happened to them–precisely as the Prophet had already told them.

These blasphemers admitted the Prophet’s description was exact.

Despite that, they were still stubborn and rejected the faith. They did not accept Islam.

Only those whom Allah willed to be guided, will be guided. The person whom Allah did not will to be guided, will not believe–regardless of how much explanation or how many proofs he is shown.

The person whom Allah willed to be guided, surely he will be a believer. Many people witnessed miracles and still did not believe.

Many people witnessed the miracle of the Prophet’s splitting of the moon. Those who refused to embrace Islam said, “This is magic. Muhammad played a magic trick on our eyes.”

They even asked the people of a faraway land who witnessed the moon split in two. Despite this, they still did not believe.

They said, “The magic of Muhammad is powerful; it even reached the faraway lands!”

This was their response to witnessing a miracle–instead of believing and becoming Muslims.

We ask Allah that we would all die as Muslims. We ask Allah to bestow on us the bounty of entering Paradise without torture.

And Allah knows best.


Now, all these while, no one has been speaking about the first thing that Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam did upon being in the Presence of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala in the Arash above Jannatul Firdaus, the 7th Heaven @ Paradise.

Upon witnessing the beauty and greatness of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, the very first words coming out of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, was ‘At-tahiyyatul-mubarakatus-salawatut-tayyibatu-Lillah’ meaning,’ All greetings that are blessed and all prayers that are good are due to Allah!

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala saluted His Beloved Prophet with,’ As-salamu ‘alaika ayyuhan Nabiyyu Wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!‘ meaning ‘ Peace be upon you, O Prophet and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah!’

The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam responded with , ‘As-salamu alayna wa ‘ala ibadillah his salihin’ meaning ‘ Peace be upon us, and upon all righteous servants of Allah!’ sharing the Blessings of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala with all righteous Muslims.

The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam then raised his forefinger and testified ‘ Ash hadu alla ilaha ill Allah!’ meaning ‘I bear witness that there is no god other than Allah!’

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala replied ,‘ Wa ash hadu anna Muhammad Rasul Allah!’ meaning ‘ I bear witness that (you) Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala then blesses the Prophet Muhammad with His Salawat ,’ Allahumma salli ala Muhammadiw wa ‘ala alihi Muhammad’ meaning ‘ Allah blesses Muhammad and the family of Muhammad!’

The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam responds by honoring the Prophet Ibrahim and his family members (the Prophet’s forefathers -going back to the Prophet Ismail Alaihis Salam who is the first born of Prophet Ibrahim with his second wife Siti Hajar) ‘Kama sallayta ‘ala Ibrahim wa ‘ala alihi ‘Ibrahim’ meaning ‘As You have bestowed Your Grace upon Ibrahim and upon his family!

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala blesses the Prophet Muhammad again with ‘ Wabarik ‘ala Muhammad Wa ‘ala alihi Muhammad!‘ meaning ‘ Blessings upon Muhammad and family of Muhammad’.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam then praises the Prophet Ibrahim and members of his family with ‘Kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahim Wa ‘ala alihi Ibrahim!‘ meaning ‘ As You have blessed Ibrahim and his family!’.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala blesses the Prophet Muhammad again with ‘ Wabarik ‘ala Muhammad Wa ‘ala alihi Muhammad!‘ meaning ‘ Blessings upon Muhammad and family of Muhammad’.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam caps it off with saluting Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala with ‘ Fil Alamina Innaka Hamidum Majid‘ meaning ‘ Truly in all the worlds, You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Most Glorious!’


That is the significance of our reciting the Attahiyyat as the closing part of our solat.

We are re-enacting the Ascension of our Nabiyyil Karim Muhammad al Mustafa Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam to the Seven Heavens and then being granted Permission by Allah to be in His Glorious Presence.

Try visualising the experience of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam meeting Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and imagine the impact of that meeting which we Muslims, billions of us repeat glorifying Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and His Messenger Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam during our each solat whether it’s the fardhu solat or the sunnat prayers.

The solat is not only a manifestation of the importance of our spiritual ascension to the Presence of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and in our understanding of our faith which is both a body and soul experience for us.

Insya Allah, I will share more about our faith as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala permits me.


I miss Lorong Kulit’s Flea Market!

When I was in Penang, I used to love browsing at the famous Lorong Kulit Flea Market held daily at the carpark of the City Stadium.

You can find all kinds of things on sale there. From household items, furniture, antiques, knicks and knacks to even computer parts being sold!!!

We used to joke that if you ever lost your shoes when left at the mosque entrance, chances are it will show up at the Lorong Kulit secondhand shoes section!

 'Thieves Market' is the title they give to the flea market there.

Another infamous one is the one at Rope Walk, just off Carnarvon Street.

That is really the haunt of the diehard drug addicts who will surprise you with their zeal and extreme measures plus hard work in stealing even wrought iron gates or any heavy duty stuff such as engines, motor parts or whatever they can hack, prise out or push and pull to the street to sell for a few bucks to satisfy their drug dependency!

One can find all kinds of things at the Rope Walk, too. Sometimes you would come across things you'd never imagine made available like an old record with your favourite song single on it, an old gramophone like the one you saw in one of P.Ramlee's black and white movies, parangs, keris'es, and other artifacts.

If you are visiting Penang, make sure you check out the Lorong Kulit and Rope Walk flea markets. You never know what you will find there ! Happy browsing!

Lorong Kulit Flea Market lorongkulit

Life is a merging of the Immortal Soul and the Fleshy Mortal Vassal

Life as we know it is actually a process where our Immortal Soul is merged into our Mortal remains as a living , breathing human being.

We are entrusted with powers of sight, smell, hearing, feeling by touch and spiritual senses and the most important of all, the faculty of reasoning and thought.

We are not created for idle sport but in reality we have been entrusted by God to take care of ourselves and this earthly dominion.

We are also expected to take care of the other beings and creatures on Earth and to preserve the Earth for future generations by not destroying the delicate balance of life that Allah the Almighty has created for the whole of mankind and  earthly creatures.

When we die, the soul is taken away from our mortal remains and it is the living soul that experiences all the pains and tribulations of the throes of pain during Sakaratul Maut!

Will share more in the next post.




Qullu nafsin za iqatul maut-Every living being will taste Death

A friend's janazah in the masjid pending prayers

"Qullu nafsin iza iqatul maut" meaning 'Everything that lives shall taste death!'
Al-Qur'an Surah Al-Imran Verse 185

Verily Death is a process that will come to every living being, every organism and every creation according to the Will of God!

Not a second faster or a second later than what has been ordained on it by Allah the Almighty.

A Hadith of the Blessed Messenger, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam explains in detail the process of the 'Ruuh' @ The Soul leaving the body!

"Huwa Qadru Tsalatsimi-Ati Dharbatin Biss Saiff!"

meaning 'The pain of Death is likened to the pain of being slashed with a sword 300 times!'

Hadith related by Imam Ibnu Abi Dunya.

For the Mukmin (those who are true believers) the 'Ruuh' is extracted in the gentlest manner by the Malaikatul Maut @ Angel of Death -Saiyidina Izra'il Alaihis salam greatly reducing the pain of their death to very slight sensations of pain.

To the Disbelievers @ Kaffirs, Hypocrites @ Munafiqs and the Musyriks, the Soul is ripped out with the greatest of force by the Angel of Death!

God knows best! We will all find out when our time is up, won't we?

Funeral prayers @ the Talqin being read

When a humanbeing is due to die and on his or her deathbed, their mouths will be sealed (spiritually) and 4 Malaikats @ Angels will come to him or her.

The 1st Malaikat @ Angel will greet them with the salam and proclaim ' I am the Malaikat @ Angel to whom has been entrusted your quota of sustenance @ Rezeki from the East to the West of this Earthly abode . Verily your sustenance has run out and I can't find anything more for you'.

The 2nd Malaikat @ Angel will come to them , give the salam and say' I am the Malaikat @ Angel to whom has been entrusted your quota of drink from water sources or others. I have searched from the East to the West of this Earthly abode and can find not a drop more for you. Verily your time has come, please be ready.'

Then comes the 3rd Malaikat @ Angel who greets them with the salam and then proclaims ' I am the one to whom has been entrusted your breaths. I have searched from East to the West of this Earthly abode and have found not a breath more left for you!'

Finally enters the 4th Malaikat @ Angel who upon greeting the person with the salam says ' I am the one to whom has been entrusted your time of death. Please be ready to return to your Lord within this hour!'

Then comes the 2 Malaikats @ Angels ascribed to each and everyone of us the Malaikats Kiramul Katibin @ Raqeeb and A'teed with our Records of Deeds from the right and the left of us.

The Malaikat of our right @ Raqeeb greets us : 'May peace be upon you. I am the one entrusted with your record of good deeds. Here is your record of good deeds, please take it.'

Then our records of good deeds comes out forth as a scroll of white sheet and we will be happy and pleased to receive it.

The Malaikat of our left @ A'teed then greets us with ' May peace be upon you! I am the one entrusted to record your every sins! Here they are . Please accept it!'

Then comes forth a black scroll full of our recorded sins and we would break out in cold sweat in fear and loathing.

Both Malaikats @ Angels then leave our deathbed leaving our records of deeds with us.

Enters then the Malaikatul Ma'ut @ The Angel of Death -Saiyidina Izra'il Alaihis salam. On our right will stand the Malaikat Rahmat @ the Angel of Mercy and on our left will stand the Malaikat Azab @ the Angel of Torture.

Mankind's final resting place on Earth

So , depending on our last acts and state of belief, our 'Ruuh' @ Soul will be treated accordingly. Some of us will have our souls taken out with a single pull , some will suffer , some will die in peace.

When our soul is already at our throats, the Malaikatul Maut will take our souls as per our fate is destined .

If we are among the blessed, the Malaikat Rahmat @ Angel of Mercy will call out to us. If we are among those who are accursed, then the Malaikat Azab @ Angel of Torture will call out our name!

The Malaikatul Maut then brings forth the soul to be presented to Allah, Lord Almighty , Master of all the Worlds.

If the soul is among those who are blessed, Allah SWT then commands ' Return the soul to it's home and let it witness its home after it's depart.'

The Angel then escorts the soul to its home and it sees for itself who is saddened by it's no longer being there and who isn't. The soul is not given the power of speech. So, it just watches silently.

The soul will then be brought back to it's remains in the grave to be interrogated by the Malaikats Mungkar and Naqir. The Interview of the Grave .

I will continue with this in the next posting.

Speaking my mind


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

This is my first posting with WordPress. Hope that those familiar with my train of thoughts will find it worth your while to read my sharing of my viewpoints.

My main concerns will be my faith and my nation. My desire to share with the world my point of views and what I think of certain issues.

There will be more coming soon. God bless us all. Amen.