“O Allaah, I turn towards You this day…”


A righteous man said, “I once sat in the gathering of a preacher who spoke so well and with such eloquence that he moved everyone that was present into tears. Upon hearing the preacher mention the Hell-Fire and the punishment that Allaah (subhanahu wa taala) prepared for those who disobey Him, a young man who present let out a loud cry:

‘Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allaah. I have wasted my life, forgotten my death, and done little in terms of good deeds.’ He then faced the Qiblah and said, ‘O Allaah, I turn towards You this day (and this moment), repenting to you with a repentance that is not tainted by a desire for anyone other than You to see me worshiping You. So accept, in spite of my shortcomings. Forgive me and have mercy on me in my loneliness. My God, to You do I return with all my limbs, sincerely from my heart. Utter ruin will be my lot if you do not accept me.’

He then fell down unconscious. We tried to move him, but he wouldn’t budge he was dead. May Allaah have mercy on him.”¹

[Transcribed from:“Glimpses of the Lives of Righteous People”|Compiled by: Majdi Muhammad Ash-Shahawi on page 20|Darussalam]

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1 Al-Mawa’iz Wal-Majalis, page65

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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