Taken from the Qur’an, Sunnah and authentic works of the Noble Scholars
Compiled by Umm ‘Abdir-Rahman Tara Hashim | Utrujjah Press
Only Allah knows the pain that a person who has lost a child is suffering and I can only ask Allah to bless them, relieve their pain and reward them for their trials. Allah grant them patience and strength.
I first started compiling the ahaadeeth in this book many years ago as over the years I have known sisters who had been tested by losing their precious children either before they were born, during birth or after a few years of life. Allah grant them and their husbands steadfastness and reunite them with their offspring in the Everlasting gardens of Paradise where their children will wait for them and open the doors for them to enter Paradise together, aameen.
Shaykh bin Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned in explanation of one of the hadeeth that the reward is for both parents (not just the Father).
Everyone is tested in different ways and whatever the test we must have patience and turn to Allah. Allah tests his servants to raise them in degrees in Paradise, without which our deeds would not be sufficient to gain the same station.
I hope that this booklet will be of benefit for those who give condolences, a source of consolation for those who have lost a child, a very brief reminder of the rulings of miscarriage, janazah funeral prayer and puberty. There is a section of du’aa to say when grieving, feeling sorrow and sadness.
As a language teacher I had to include a few vocabulary words relating to funerals and some common Arabic expressions that the Arabs use when giving condolences.
The book ends with a list of very heart-felt reminders by the Salafi Du’aat on the occasion of some funerals in the UK.