Thank you to everyone who joined us online for the funeral (janaza) of Prof. Khaleel Mohammed of San Diego State University. We pray Allah ﷻ grants Prof. Khaleel a high station in Paradise in the company of the prophets and saints, and grants his family and friends patience and steadfastness. Amin. 🤲🏻
O Allah, forgive all of the Muslims, the living and the dead, the young and the old, the males and the females, the present and the absent. O Allah, whoever of us You give life, let him live while holding firmly to the teachings of Islam, and whoever of us You take his soul in death, let him die in a state of faith. O Allah, do not deprive us of the reward of bearing the calamity of his death and do not let us go astray after his death.
Allahumma salli ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala ali sayyidina Muhammadin wa barik wa sallim. Al-Fatihah. Amin. 🤲🏻💐🌹
Say unto brethren when they see me dead,
And weep for me, lamenting me in sadness:
“Think ye I am this corpse ye are to bury?
I swear by God, this dead one is not I.
I in the Spirit am, and this my body
My dwelling was, my garment for a time.
I am a treasure: hidden I was beneath
This talisman of dust, wherein I suffered.
I am a pearl; a shell imprisoned me,
But leaving it, all trials I have left.
I am a bird, and this was once my cage;
But I have flown, leaving it as a token.
I praise God who hath set me free, and made
For me a dwelling in the heavenly heights.
Ere now I was a dead man in your midst,
But I have come to life, and doffed my shroud.”
~ Imam Al-Ghazali (translated by Martin Lings).
Thank you to Sophie Mohammed and her family for allowing us all to take part in her father’s funeral in this way, and may Allah ﷻ shower her with blessings and Divine grace. Amin. 🤲🏻💕