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The End

The End الخاتِمَة

The End

الخاتِمَةِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لا يَزالُ المؤمنُ خائفا من سُوءِ العاقِبَةِ، لايَتَيقّنُ الوُصولَ إلى رِضْوانِ اللّه‏ِ حتّى يكونَ وَقتُ نَزْعِ رُوحِهِ وظُهورِ مَلَكِ المَوتِ لَهُ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘The believer is continuously fearful of a bad end [to his life] and remains uncertain of attaining the pleasure of Allah until the angel of death appears and takes his soul.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 366, no. 13]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ الرّجـُلَ لَيعْمَلُ الزَّمَنَ الطّويلَ بعَمَلِ أهْلِ الجَنّةِ ، ثُمّ يُخْتَمُ لَهُ بعَمَلِ أهْلِ النّارِ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily a man may carry out the actions of the people of Paradise for a long period of time, but end his life with the actions of the people of the Hellfire.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 545]

3ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لا علَيكُم أنْ تُعْجَبوا بأحَدٍ حتّى تَنْظُروا بما يُخْتَمُ لَهُ ، فإنَّ العامِلَ يَعْمَلُ زَمانا مِن عُمرِهِ أو بُرْهَةً مِن دَهْرِهِ بعَمَلٍ صالحٍ لو ماتَ علَيهِ دَخَلَ الجَنّةَ، ثُمَّ يَتَحَوّلُ فيَعْمَلُ عَمَلاً سَيّئا.

3– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Do not be amazed by [the good actions of] anyone until you see his end, for verily one may perform good actions for a period of his life that if he were to die during that time he would enter Paradise, but he subsequently changes and then commits evil actions.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 589]

What Brings About a Good Final Outcome

موجِباتُ حُسنِ العاقِبَةِ

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنْ أرَدْتَ أنْ يُؤْمِنَكَ اللّه‏ُ سُوءَ العاقِبَةِ فاعْلَمْ أنَّ ما تَأْتيهِ مِن خَيرٍ فبفَضْلِ اللّه‏ِ وتَوفيقِهِ ، وما تَأْتيهِ مِن سُوءٍ فبِإمْهالِ اللّه‏ِ و إنْظارِهِ ، إيّاكَ وحِلْمَهُ وعَفْوَهُ عَنكَ.

4– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘If you want Allah to protect you from an evil final outcome [to your life], then know that whatever good that comes is from Allah’s grace and divine succour, and whatever bad that comes, know that Allah has delayed it for you and you have already been given respite for it, so be aware of Allah’s clemency and pardon for you.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 392, no. 60]

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لبعضِ النّاسِ ـ : إنْ أرَدْتَ أنْ يُخْتَمَ بخَيرٍ عَمَلُكُ حتّى تُقْبَضَ وأنتَ في أفْضَلِ الأعْمالِ فعَظِّمْ للّه‏ِ حَقَّهُ أن تَبْذُلَ نَعْماءَهُ في مَعاصيهِ ، وأنْ تَغْتَرَّ بحِلْمِهِ عَنكَ ، وأكْرِمْ كُلَّ مَن وَجَدْتَهُ يُذْكَرُ مِنّا أو يَنْتَحِلُ مَوَدّتَنا.

5– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said to some people, ‘If you want a good final outcome to your actions and for your soul to be taken while you are in the best of actions then observe the rights of Allah, do not use His bounties to disobey Him, do not allow the fact that Allah is clement with you to delude you [into negligence], and respect and honour everyone whom we praise or those who embrace our love.’[‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha, v. 2, p. 4, no. 8]