How will you die?

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Assalamu Alaikum Sisters,
 
I am sure you have heard the news by now of our dear brother Faraj Alsaadi who died suddenly in a motorcycle accident on August 16th 2010 at 9.30 a.m. after leading hundreds of his brothers and sisters outside the US embassy in support of our sister Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
 
Wallahi, it brings tears to the eyes to read his story. He was imprisoned here in the UK and later released with NO charges whatsoever. He has only been free a short while enjoying his time with his wife and 3 children. He has worked tirelessly for families of brothers in prison and to seek justice for our sister Aafia who has been raped, tortured and illegally imprisoned by the US.
 
Please read his story: http://www.justiceforaafia.org/articles/press-releases/600-in-memory-of-faraj-hassan-alsaadi
And here is a video of his body (it is no wonder that he is smiling – he died whilst fasting in the month of Ramadan, having led taraweeh and qiyam the night before – a sure sign of husn al khatimah – a good ending). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TahXNV9vZ1E&feature=player_embedded
 
I have spoken to two sisters who have visited his wife and children and they say that they are completely shocked and distraught. Please make dua for them. They are here alone in the UK with no family aside from brother Faraj’s brother.
 
It does make us think about our own ending. How will it be? Will we be smiling when the angel of death takes away our soul? Will we be in a state of wudu, or another state of ibadah? Or will we be calling out for a family member, singing the latest nasheed or craving for the thing that we actually worshipped instead of Allah! Allahu mustan. Wallahi sisters, we need to take note of this story and start changing our lives aiming for a lofty position in jannah. As brother Faraj said as he addressed the brothers and sisters outside the US embassy the night before he died “We don’t know when our time will be”. Little did he know that a few hours later will be his time. When will be our time?!
 
Wsm
Umm Raiyaan

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