The Road Map of Death: Planning Your Legacy of Life
Will you be remembered after your death due to a legacy you left behind? Will it be a positive or negative one?
Prophet Ibrahim(A.S) made Du’a and asked Allah: “Oh Allah, make my legacy a positive and truthful one for the later generations” The desire to become a role model or to leave a positive legacy in your own life found in the Qur’an. At the end of Surah Al Furqan, Allah asks us to make a Du’a.
Verse 74: “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”
Ibn Al-Qayyim comments on this verse and he said: “There is a difference between legacy for fame, lust for power, and between legacy for Allah(SWT)” He then said that there are two ‘Niyahs’(Intention) one can have, positive or negative. Therefore we should ponder on this topic and think to ourselves, What will I be remembered for? What will be my legacy after I pass away?
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