More than a Community

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Today after second jummah we prayed janazah for a sister who just passed away 2 days ago (got hit by a motorcycle..) SubhanAllah, the many janazahs we pray at the mosque this one for some reason was one not to be forgotten. I think because it was in ramadan or the massive amount of people, but  I really don’t know.

The sister who had died was living here with no one! SubhanAllah she was so blessed to have 100’s of people or even more praying at her janazah (I was way in the back), she was fortunate it was a jummah prayer! This sister’s family all lived over seas, she was far away from them here, to study.

On the way home so many questions were going through my head. Maybe she was going away from home for some certain reason, maybe if she died there, not the same amount of people would have been there for the janazah. Maybe if she was there she would have not died in Ramadan. And my thoughts went on. But in the end all we can do is make duaa for her.

Verily, Allâh! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allâh is All­Knower, All­Aware (of things)

وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

[Luqman 34]

Allahu akbar! Would she have thought or even imagined to die in Canada. Maybe she came to get a degree and go back home. Allahu alam. We should never reside in one place or think we are ‘settled’. Remember you are a traveler, you will never rest until you step into jannah inshaAllah! Make each action with true sincerity and imagine it is your last. Wallahi this really affects our lives. Whatever you are doing- think: would I want to die like this and then be resurrected doing this? Lets keep that in mind everytime we do something.

The thing that really hit me though, was our community. Alhamduliah x234872! I keep thinking, most of us do not know this sister, her closest relative had to fly from a different province. But still, we had the masjid literally jam packed for the jannazah, I have never been to such. The amazing thing was the countless cars that followed her to the burial. Imagine, and none of us know her! (Also one van was blasting quran! it was awesome!)

This makes me thank Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala many times. Imagine living in a place where the community was bad. Where if you had no family (blood related) you had no one. Here its different. My family is my community. The people i see in the masjid are my family. One of the most important people I met in my life I met at the masjid! The masjid, the community is truly a blessing from Allah!

That may be a solution to our ummah. If all the people out there were supporting each other, just able to pray as simple as a janazah prayer for each other, wouldn’t our ummah be better?

Dominion

Inna Lilah wa inaa ilayhi laraji3oon. May Allah have mercy on her soul. Oh Allah make the best deeds our last! Ameen!

Read about her here! Amazing subhanAllah! The news reporter was there from the salah to the janazah! Please keep her in your duaa’s!

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