19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Ibraheem’s Death

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) had his son Ibraheem in his lap when the child was about to depart this earthly life. On seeing this piteous sight tears started trickling down from the eyes of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and he said: ‘O Ibraheem, we grieve over your separation, but our tongue shall utter only that which conforms to the Will of Allah.’” [Muslim]

It is natural to show grief on suffering pain or some mishap. However, we should be careful to observe that even under the stress of extreme grief our tongues do not utter unsuitable remarks, nor that we forsake the virtues of patience and contentment with the Will of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

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