Is experiencing difficulty at the time of death due to sins?


Thursday, 25 October 2007 21:22

Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself had also desired to meet Allah. To undergo difficulty is a different matter. A Persian couplet translates as follows:

Despite there being numerous dangers on the way to Layla,
but the precondition for the very first step is that one needs to first become Majnoon.

Ummul-Mu`mineen Hadrat A`isha Siddiqah (r.a) says, "Whenever I saw someone suffering from the pangs of death, I attributed the suffering to his being a sinner. However, when I witnessed the difficulty that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam had undergone, I realised that the suffering is not due to sins but to some other reason."

Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam has mentioned:

 أشد الناس بلاء الانبياء ثم الامثل فالامثل

The ambiya are tested the most, and then those after them in rank and then those after them.


Hadrat Ebrahim alayhis salaam had undergone many difficulties. He was ordered to leave his son and wife in a barren land. Then he was commanded to slaughter his son. His entire life was spent in this manner.

The difficulties that people undergo differ from person to person. Everybody does not undergo difficulties. Some have a greater endurance.