Philosophy & Secrets Of Death

Bismillah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim. "Waal-naziati gharqa." (79:1)"Some of those are those who come and seize your soul softly without too much pain." Gently, as the Qur'an says, "Wa al-nashitati nashta."(79:2) So therefore, was there a contradiction? No. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala ultimately has the exact knowledge of when we are going to die? Someone says, well, how about on the clipboard of the Angel of Death, does it say exactly when we are going to die? He has an idea, but that idea is open to being erased.

In which concept? In the concept of Ba'dah when the Qur'an Surah 13 verse 39 says: "Bismillah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim. Yamhu Allahu maa yasha', wa yuthbit, wa 'indahu ummu al-Kitaab". (13:39). Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala erases what He wants, cements what He wants, writes what He wants. If Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala wants to erase the number which is written on the clipboard of the Angel of Death, that number which is written, for example, it says Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani dies at the age of eighty five, insha'Allah. It says that number next to my name, then that number could easily be erased. Someone says, but how?

The Qur'an said: "Yamhu Allahu maa yasha', wa yuthbit". (13:39) Allah erases what He wants and He is able to write what He wants anew, yes. "Wa 'indahu ummu al-Kitaab". (13:39). Ultimately, all knowledge is with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. But the knowledge that changes is the knowledge of the Angel of Death.

You see my brothers and sisters if I said the Angel of Death has the same knowledge of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala when it comes to when everyone dies, then I should be worshiping the Angel of Death as well. The Angel of Death's knowledge is upon what Allah decides to give him and what Allah decides to change as well.

Therefore, if Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala decides that on my number next to my name, Malak ul-Mawt it is written for him, Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani eighty five years of age. There are certain acts which confirm that number increased by up to thirty years. And then acts the next that can make that number decreased by twenty years. What do I mean?

Amongst the acts, for example, where your age can increase from what is written with the Angel of Death, Silat ul-Rahm. Silat ul-Rahm, enjoining our relations with our womb relatives. One of the biggest tests that any of us will face is having a difficult relative. How do we maintain relations with them? Some are obstinate, and some are arrogant. Some are difficult to deal with. Some only are using us and have a relationship with us for benefits. So you find that some of us, we want to cut off those relations with our relatives, cut them off up to you. But that age from what is certain may decrease.

Some of us, no, we say that maybe we will enjoin relations with our relatives. We will go and sit with them even in this Holy month of Ramadan. WhatsApp a relative you have not spoken to for ages, or send a message to a relative you feel has wronged you. Yes, they may have wronged me, but Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is telling me that amongst the benefits of Silat ul-Rahm is what? That the written portion for me is something which is delayed and an increase in my age occurs.

Yes, that increasing my age can occur by up to twenty years, even thirty years. I will never forget Imam Al-Kadhim, salawatul Allah wa assalamu alayh. Imam had a companion by the name of Shu'aib. He (A.S) said to him, Shu'aib, there is someone coming from Maghrib, from Morocco. His name is Ya'qoob. I want you to meet him by the Kaaba. Shu'aib said I went to the Kaaba and I was standing there and this person came towards me looking at me.

He said to me, You must be Shu'aib. He said to him how do you know? He said, In my dream I was told that I will be guided towards you. Shu'aib said then, very well, come with me. So they went , all of them together, to whom? They went to the Imam. He sat with the Imam. He said Shu'aib... He said to him: Ya'qoob on your way to Mecca, visiting the Kaaba, you and your brother had a quarrel and that quarrel is not one befitting of the lovers of Ahlul Bayt alayhum assalam, and of the lovers of God. I expected more from you.

He said, therefore, because of that death will come to one of you very soon. He said, Tell me more, oh Imam. Imam said to him, however, with you, because you patched up your relation, you patched up a relation with an aunt, that patching up of that relationship with your aunt means that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has decided to increase your life by 20 years from what was written. Someone says what Allah's ilm changed? Allah therefore did not know! No, no, Allah knows when this person is going to die.

The same way your Lord knew when He told: Abraham sacrifice your son. He knew all along that he did sacrifice the sheep eventually. Ibrahim thought it is the son. The same way your Lord knew that when Moses came to collect the alwaa. When he came to collect them Allah subhanahu wa Ta'ala knew very well that Moses thinks he is going to be here for thirty days. I know he going to be here for forty, but will increase it by ten after the thirty is over.

Likewise, Allah already knew that this Ya'qoob from Morocco will be somebody whose life will increase by up to 20 years. But he said the other one is going to pass away soon. The other one's age, by the way, may have been written originally on the clipboard of the Angel of Death much later, but because he broke relations with the family member....