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 legs 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.“

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  • saba

    spechless..amazing truuuly masha ALLAH :)

  • Mznadz

    Masha Allah this is beautiful.

  • kazz

    you mean he who does not enter the paradise of this life will enter the next,there is no paradise in this life but yeah this is deep mashallah

    • Yasmin Mogahed

      The point of this quote is to say that there IS a paradise in this life. That paradise is in the remembrance of Allah and rida, contentment with His decree. He who has that in this life, will have the paradise of the next.

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