Letter Of Love From A Mujahid To His Wife: Janaza Of Shuhada's Do Not Rot

14 June 2011

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

To my future wife, who would conceive my children and educate them with tawheed and akhlaq as exemplified by Rasulullah SAW and his successors who remain upright upon the path of tawheed and jihad. I am writing you this letter so that you will not get disappointed and sad someday in finding a partner like me who is full of shortcomings.

My future wife, I am writing you this letter so that you understand better the road we are going to travel and where we are heading as Allah's creatures who are burdened by the Almighty in this temporal world. So that we will be better prepared to mutually understand, to mutually empathize and to be grateful for what have been outlined by Allah SWT for our family.

My future wife and the future mother of my children, you probably already know what road I travel and what kind of life I want. I hope you will be a companion who is pleasant in this world in order for me to remain istiqamah in the path of the Rasul and his followers. Always making the call of tawheed as the most important thing in life and always teaching people the importance of returning to the main source of our Dien, Islam.

Perhaps later, there will be many trials, hardships and sufferings encountered in wading through our marriage, as human beings we may sigh, cry and could even be cursing the fates. But rest assured, it is all a trial to make us plenary humans and to educate us to remain firm in all weather and conditions.

Allah says: "And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient," (QS Al-Baqarah :155).

My future wife, if one day I still cannot make you every bit happy like any other wives, forgive me. But as a husband, I will always try my best to be the best, providing sustenance which are halal, though not much and fulfilling your rights. So help me realize that even if it is only with your smile.

My future wife, if one day I go far away and will not return for long, look after my properties, spend some of the properties that you have in Allah's cause and fulfill the rights of your brothers and sisters in iman if you are able to fulfill it. And take care of my honor as your husband, unify with the Muslimahs whose hearts are tethered to paradise, who guard their gaze when alone and when with others, so that I can feel at peace for leaving a woman and a mother who look after what are left by her husband.

My future wife, you know I'm not a perfect person in every way. So help me improve it with your advices, your criticisms and anything that can make the obedience to Allah and His Rasul increases everyday. Make our family a family that is ready to accept the inputs from anyone even if it is a small child. Because the truth is not recognized from who is speaking but from what is said.

And lastly, my future wife, make our children one day be like the lion, who are not afraid to defend the truth, not surrendering to circumstances and are always tough in the midst of an offensive storm. Teach them to be an angry man when the truth is humiliated, teach them to fight against any oppression on anyone and educate them to dare to sacrifice anything, even their lives for the honor of Allah, His Rasul and the believers.

Maybe I am expecting too much from you, too demanding on you and asking what might be too heavy for you. But believe me, I as a husband will try to be a good companion, a loyal listener to your inputs and advices, to help each other to continue to be obedient to Allah and His Rasul.

I write this letter with all my weaknesses, all my faults, so that you understand with whom you will navigate this life. So that you will know that a marriage is not always honey and milk. Also so that you will not be a barrier in fulfilling my mission of da'wah, and become the first enemy in weakening my spirit for jihad in the cause of Allah SWT.

Before we meet as a husband and wife, let us always pray the do'a that had been read by the warrior which shook the thrones of tyranny, As-Shaheed Sayyid Quthub:

O Muhaymin (The Guardian), if I fall in love, guard my love so that it does not exceed my love on You.

O Allah, if I fall in love, let me touch the heart of someone whose heart is attached to You,
so that I do not fall into the abyss of a monotonous love.

O Rabbi, if I fall in love, guard my heart on her so that it does not turn away from Your Heart.

O Rabbal Izzat, If I yearn, make me yearn for someone who yearns for shaheed in Your path.

O Allah, If I yearn, guard my yearning on her so that I do not forget to yearn for Your Paradise.

O Allah, if I take pleasure from the love of Your lover, let that pleasure not exceed the pleasure of a munajat in the last third part of Your night.

O Allah, if I fall in love with Your lover, do not let me falter and fall in the long journey of calling mankind towards You.

O Allah, If You allow me to long for Your lover, do not let me go beyond the limits which makes me forget that true love and eternal longing are only with You.

O Allah, You are the All-Knowing that these hearts have come together in the love for You, these hearts have met in the obedience towards You, these hearts have unified in the da'wah towards You, these hearts have united in defending Your Shari'ah. Make the bond steadfast, O Allah. Make the love everlasting. Show us the ways. Fill these hearts with Your Nur (Light) which never ever fade. Comfort our breasts with the blessings of iman in You and the beauty of tawakkal in Your Path.

May Allah hear my do'a and your do'a and unite us in the shade of His Rahmah (Mercy, Grace) and make us a force that is loyal to Him.

From me,
Your future husband,

[The letter was original article by Hanif Abdullah - Source: www.voa-islam.com] 

Janaza Of Shuhada's Do Not Rot 

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - The bodies of Shuhada's (martyrs) do not decompose, and remain intact, this was the theme discussed in a book review event for the book titled "The Miracle of Shaheed", the miracle of the bodies of Shuhada's from the medical point of view. Taking place at Masjid Al-Mujahidin, the complex of the Yogyakarta State University Campus, on Thursday, 2nd June 2011.  

Hundreds of listeners from among men and women enthusiastically followed the discussion on the theme which presented two speakers, namely Ustadz Fuad Alhadzimi, former Imam of Masjid Al Hijrah Tempe, Sydney, Australia and Dr. Wahyu Alamsyah, from the medical surgical resident of the University of Gajah Mada (UGM). 

The event started at eight in the morning with the first speaker, Dr. Wahyu, who explored how a body of the dead goes into the process of decay. He described how the body of people who die will begin the process of decomposition, or the degradation of the body due to the process of autolysis and the activities of micro-organism. Maximum of five days, the body of the dead will begin to rot, followed by other processes such as inflated stomach, enlargement of the scrotum and etc. as described in the book that was reviewed. 

This doctor who works at the UGM also related a little about the experience of another doctor whom he knows while treating a dead body. It was told that a doctor abroad received a body of the dead, then the doctor tried to examine it, but he heard a faint sound of the adzan (call to prayer), the doctor then took the stethoscope and placed it on the chest of the janaza, it turned out that the sound of the adzan came from the janaza. The doctor then summoned other health professionals to help him check, apparently the other health professionals also heard the same thing. After informations were sought, it was found that the corpse was someone who, during his life, served as a muadzin (caller to prayers), the man was never late for solat and always going to the masjid. 

When telling this, Dr. Wahyu paused for a while and shed his tears.  

Doctor Wahyu explained that the process of the decomposition of the corpse takes place through the works of the microbes, a creature named microbe which Dr. Wahyu described as the "forces of Allah" to degrade or decompose the corpse until it is destroyed."But strangely, this command on the microbes to destroy the bodies does not apply to the bodies of the Prophets, Shuhada's and the people who memorize Al-Qur'an," Dr. Wahyu explained. 

The event then continued to the next session with the second speaker, Ustadz Fuad Alhadzimi. Ustadz Fuad, a former imam of a masjid in Sydney, Australia, first presented the images of people who had died shaheed on the battlefield in a short film. Footages of commander Khattab (Chechnya), Sheikh Ahmad Yassin and Abdul Aziz Rantisi, as well as Yahya Ayyash (Palestine), Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin, as well as some photos of other Shuhada's, including those from Indonesia. Ustadz Fuad began with an explanation on the virtues of those who die shaheed, jihad, as well as other explanations which he ended by the time when the adzan for Zuhr prayer reverberated.  

As an additional information, the book "The Miracle of Shaheed" was authored by Dr. Abdul Hamid Al Qudhoh, he is an expert on the science of microbiology.



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