Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Die before your death

Die before your death
By: Yasmin Mogahed

Tell me I can get lost

Tell me I can lose myself in your Presence

In the overwhelming moment of real submission

Tell me I can remain forever broken

In You

For You

With You.

Tell me I can remain here forever

Away, while still here.

Did not the Prophet say: “die before your death”?

At first I thought maybe it was only a reminder to remember our meeting with You.

But then I thought how I wish I could die before my death:
Have a soul that is no longer in this life—even while the body must remain.

A heart that is freed from the shackles of dunya—even while the body must walk its streets.

Have a nafs that is in complete rest and satisfaction with its’ Lord, even while the crumbling shell remains.

A soul that is already there—even before it is there.

A soul detached .

A nafs mutmainah—in the truest and deepest and realest sense (Quran 89:27)

For as the great scholar said, rahimahuAllah, “he who does not enter the paradise of this life, will not enter the paradise of the next.“