Reasons for quietus without faith

Mansur ibn Ammar (rahimahullah) said: "I had a friend whom I loved for the sake of Allah. He trusted me. He always came to see me as a good day, and in the difficult days for me. Most of the time he spent in worship, committed tahajjud namaz, and cried from fear of Allah.

For some time I have not seen him. I asked those who knew him: "I haven't seen him too recently. Do you know where he is and what happened to him?" I said, "He is sick and weak".

I went to his friend and knocked on his door. The door was opened by his daughter. I went into the house. I saw my friend lying on the bed in the middle of the house. His face was black, his eyes were blue and his lips were swollen.

I approached him and said, "Oh, my brother, say "La ilaha Illyallah"". He opened his eyes and looked at me. Several times I asked him to say "La ilaha Illyallah". In the end, I told him: "If you do not say those words, then I will not wash you, wrapped you in a shroud, and make for you - janaza namaz".

He replied: "Mansur, my brother! These are great words, between me and these words is a barrier. "I said, "Denial of sins and appeal to worship is only possible with the help of Allah Almighty and the Great. Where committed by you namazs, days spent in fasting and nightly worship?"

He gave the following answer: "Oh, my brother! None of these actions was not for the sake of Allah. I have done all this for people to say, "How much this man spends time in worship". When I was alone, closing the door and curtains, I was immersed in sin, showing disobedience to my Lord".

(Ruhul-Bayan 2/84)


The first thing that becomes clear from this story is the following: If a person who constantly came to the mosque for namaz, suddenly ceased to appear, you need to find out what happened to him. If he is sick, you need to visit him, if he has any problems, it is necessary to assist in their decision, and if he died, it is necessary to take part in the funeral prayer. Behavior of Mansur ibn Ammar clearly demonstrate this. Not seeing a while his brother in the faith, he began to ask about him others and learned that he is sick, went to see him. It is the duty of Muslims to each other. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and the righteous caliphs did so. After the prayer the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) turned to the Jamaat, and if he did not see any of the Sahaba, then asked others about where he is.

Suggestion dying to say "La ilaha Illyallah" is sunnah. It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Remind your dying on the pronunciation of words "La ilaha Illyallah". As: "Anyone whose last words will be the words "La ilaha Illyallah" enter Paradise. 

Talkin is a repetition of the words "La ilaha Illyallah" beside the dying. However, we must remember that the dying should not be forced to say the words.

Every action, one should perform just for the sake of Allah, and refusing to do anything, should also abandon for the sake of Allah.


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