Who does not want to earn rewards as if he were alive even after death? Of course, we all do. Is there a solution for this, of course there is. Our great religion has opened this path for us.
What if we could do the deeds that earn us rewards after we die while we are alive? If we know these deeds, we will do them. In this article, we will explain these deeds.
Death, This is the end of the worldly life and the beginning of the eternal hereafter. Along with death, the good and bad deeds, sins and good deeds done in the life of this world also come to an end. However, as a divine wisdom and a mercy to us, the rewards of some acts of worship done in this worldly life and the sin of bad deeds, for others, continue after death.
According to what is narrated from Abu Hurayra (ra), our Prophet (saas) said:
“When a human being dies, the reward of all his deeds comes to an end. These three things are exempt from this; Charity-i Concubine, Knowledge that is used and a good son who prays for him” [Müslim – Tirmizi – Nesai]
Good deeds after death
As stated in the hadith, a person can continue to earn rewards even after he dies (if he fulfills at least one of these three conditions).
It is goodness that continues. It is to leave a beneficial and lasting legacy that people who continue to live in the world can continuously benefit from. For example, Mosque, School, Road, Masjid, Hayrat, Fountain etc. they are wonders.
Leaving legacies that people can always benefit from is the Sadak-ı Concubine, which will enable us to receive rewards even after we die. The merit book of those who make these and those who contribute to their production will not be closed as long as they are used in those works, and their reward will be constant.
It is a great charity for people to share the knowledge they have learned with others and to enable others to benefit from this knowledge. There are many variants of this. It can be many examples, such as writing a book, giving a lecture and sharing information, or teaching a profession to the employee.
To put it briefly, to transfer his knowledge and knowledge to future generations in a way, It causes a person’s book of deeds not to be closed and his thawab to be continuous.
It can be useful science, knowledge, invention or invention. In such cases, as the society makes use of this science, the one who leaves this science – on the condition of being a believer – always gains a reward.
“Whoever makes a good breakthrough will receive the same reward as those who act upon it. A bad breakthrough takes as much action as the sin of those who act upon it.” [ Müslim – Nesai]
Of course, it should be ensured that this knowledge and knowledge that is utilized is beneficial and beneficial. Otherwise, if the transmitted knowledge and knowledge is harmful and unhelpful, it will continue to be written as a sin, not a reward.
What is meant by a righteous son is a Muslim son. The most important duty of parents is to raise their children as good Muslims. I hope it will be an occasion for others to pray as well as raising a righteous child and praying for their dead parents.
Worship of the Survivors of the Deceased
Those who are left behind after the deceased can donate their reward by worshiping as much as possible. At the beginning of these worships, the reward is to give alms to the soul of the deceased. It is possible and permissible to perform certain acts of worship on behalf of the deceased.
According to the Hanafi school, the reward of any kind of worship done with the intention of forgiveness reaches the dead. However, although it is possible to perform acts of worship that have material aspects such as zakat, charity, pilgrimage on behalf of the deceased; The performance of prayers and fasting is not sufficient for the deceased person. It will not be beneficial for the person who is obliged to perform the prayers and fasting of others. But of course it will benefit.
A man came to our Prophet (saas) and said; “O Messenger of Allah! My mother died suddenly, she did not make a will. I think that if he had spoken, he would have willed to give alms. I wonder if I give alms on her behalf, will it be good for my mother?” when you asked. Our Prophet (pbuh); “Yeah” he replied. [Buhari – Müslim]
Hz. Anas (ra) to the Messenger of Allah (saas); “We pray for our dead, give alms on their behalf, and make pilgrimages. I wonder if their reward reaches them? the Prophet (saas) asked;
“Surely, it reaches them and they rejoice at it as one of you is glad for a gift” he ordered. (Sahih Muslim)
In short, the word
This is how to live in worship even after death. possible. We must know them and work to achieve them.
And even while we’re alive, we have such an opportunity. Who wants their sins erased while they live? Yes, everyone wants it. There is a way for him. In a hadith Our Prophet (pbuh) is called as follows.
Whoever utters the word tawhid after morning and evening prayers. “If he reads “La ilahe illallahu vahdehu la şerike leh, lehu’l-mulkü wa lehu’l-hamdu ve huve ala kulli shey’in power” 10 times without getting up (without separating his direction from the qibla) and without speaking to anyone, 10 rewards will be written for him. His 10 sins are erased and his degree is increased by 10 degrees. It is protected from ugly deeds and evil things. (Tirmidhi)
Yes, whether it is from the works that will bring us profit after death or while we are alive, as long as we strive with ikhlas. Working is from us, the result is from Allah.