Lectures on Death

Zaid Shakir – After Life: Bliss or Torment?

Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return. (Surah Baqarah 2: 28)

What happens to us when we die? What is the soul? Where are heaven and hell? Is there a reckoning with the creator? Questions such as these about death and dying have frightened and fascinated humanity since the beginning of time. This session explores these existential questions by providing an overview of answers from the sacred scriptures. It examines the viability of reincarnation, the sensual imagery of Paradise, as well as what to make of near-death experiences. Theological scholarship combined with insight and sensitivity make this session thoroughly translatable, a simple introduction to profound and complicated subjects.

Yasir Qadhi – Sanctity & Value of Life: Egypt, Syria, Burma

What we have witnessed in the past few weeks is the most traumatic series of events that the Ummah has witnessed since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

The Ummah is bleeding with multiple wounds, the Ummah is being attacked by many different areas, one tragedy after another!

What should be our response to the current international crisis of the suffering of the Ummah.

​Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi dedicates his latest Khutbah to the people of Egypt, Syria, Burma and all those suffering around the globe.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – If Today Was Your Last Day

How would you live your last day? How would you talk? How would you pray? How would you work? How would you eat? What would you do? Mufti Menk shares advice on being prepared for our death. This was a Kuthba at Masjid Uthman delivered on 14th June 2013.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – In Memory of Adeel Hussain: Reflecting on where we will die

Brother Adeel Hussain died while travelling to the event where Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk was speaking. Upon hearing this news, Mufti Menk decided to change the topic and remind us all about death. We need to reflect on when and how we will die. How do you want to leave this world?

AbdelRahman Murphy – Death: A Positive Outlook

Many us fear death and are scared to think about it. We want to live long and not worry about it. Imam Murphy gives us a different approach in viewing death in Islam.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Breaking The Two Desires

Breaking the two desires and the rememberance of death by Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad. This is a 4-part series.

Tawfique Chowdhury – What if this is my last Ramadan?

Did you ever think about if this was your last Ramadan? What would you do? How would you act? Shaykh Tawfique poses this question to us and give us advice on this.

Omar Suleiman – The Day of Judgement

This is an evening program conducted by Shaykh Omar Suleiman at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on June 22, 2012.

Yahya Rhodus – Passing Through the Dunya

In this khutbah Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses a dua the Prophet (s) taught us to remind us of our time here and dunya and our death.

Hasan Ali – The Beginning of the End

Shaykh Hasan Ali recites parts of the Qur’an where Allah discusses life after death.

Nuh Ha Mim Keller – Words of Baraka

A hadith reading on praying Janazza for one who is absent

Abdul Rahman Chao – The Reality of Death

A very powerful reminder about the temporary nature of this worldly life, and the fact that we will enter our graves with only our faith and our good deeds that we did to please God. Given at the Islamic Center of Tennessee [theictn.org].

Hamza Yusuf – The Lives of Man

This classroom style lecture was given as part of the annual Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute in New Mexico. The audience consisted of non-Muslim school teachers from around North America. The primary objective of this program was to educate the teachers about the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices within the context of an interactive and intensive spiritual retreat. In this session, Hamza Yusuf outlines the five life stages of the human being according to the Holy Qur’an: the pre-worldly existence, the dunya (life on earth), the barzakh (grave), the Day of Judgment, and the final abode (Heaven and Hell). Although each stage is covered in detail, emphasis is placed on the dunya realm and death. Many interesting topics are explored relating to the unseen world, which according to the Islamic belief, makes up the vast majority of creation. A comprehensive talk that provides insight into the Muslim worldview and is ideal for people of all faiths. Other topics discussed: our disenchantment with the world, fitrah (human nature), and the age of discrimination.

Feiz Muhammad – True Stories of Death

Death is a topic not many people like to talk about due to the uncertainty of the grave and journey of the soul. Well, the beauty of Islam is that it has given us all we need to know about death and where we are ultimately heading. In this lecture Sheikh Feiz opens the viewer’s eye to the reality of death, through a few amazing true stories of people in there last few minutes before death overcomes them.

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