Ninth Chapter

Allâhu declares, as is purported: “Yâ Muhammad, raise your head from the sajda (prostrated position)! Say, and you will be heard. Go ahead and intercede (shafâ’at), and it will be accepted.” Thereupon the blessed Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’ petitions: “Yâ Rabbî! Please single out Thine good slaves from the bad ones, for it has…

Seventh Chapter

THIS CHAPTER GIVES INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEWAQQUF (standing, waiting, stopping, pause) BETWEEN THE TWO TRUMPET-SOUNDINGS Death that takes place with the first sounding (of the sûr) is the second death. For, this death eliminates also the bâtinî (spiritual, inner) senses, whereas the first death eliminated the zâhirî (physical) senses, [such as speech, hearing, tasting.] After…

Sixth Chapter

When Allâhu ta’âlâ decrees that the doomsday must happen after the sûr is blown, mountains fly and drift like clouds. The seas overflow, one onto another. Sunlight evanesces until the sun becomes pitch black. Mountains turn into dust. Worlds become jumbled up with one another. Stars disperse like a broken string of pearls. Heavens dissolve…

Fifth Chapter

The dead people stay in four different states in their graves. Some of them sit on their heels. They remain in that state until their eyes dissolve, their bodies swell, and they turn into earth. Then their souls travel in the ’âlam-i-melekût outside of the worldly heaven. To some of them Allâhu ta’âlâ gives some…

Concerning Muslim Women’s Death

If a woman dies from lochia or pregnancy or plague or internal suffering or, without any of these causes, dies of a natural death as she leads a life wherein she never shows herself to men nâ-mahram to her without properly covering her body, (i.e. in a way taught by Islam,) and wherein her husband…

Concerning the States of Death

O you poor weaklings, you run run away from death! “So and so is dead. If I am near him, death may pass on to me by contagion,” you say. When plague or another infectious and fatal disease spreads over a certain quarter, you flee to another place. It is harâm to hold such belief.…

Concerning the Disbeliever’s Death

When a disbeliever or a murtadd (renegade) or an idiot who despises Islam and calls the Qur’ân al-kerîm ‘desert law’ and who is as igorant and as immoral as to call Muhammad ‘’alaihis-salâm’, –the highest and the most honourable human being and the master of all Prophets–, ‘camel-herd’ –may Allâhu ta’âlâ protect us against such…