Learning Center: Death Sheet Under Arsy ~ Hi all readers! Do you know about death sheet? The sheet is a sheet that contains information about someone’s death and signs that someone will die. In Islamic teachings there is a special statement about it.
Do you still remember the book Daqqa’iqu al-Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar? I often use this book as a reference to explain the themes that cannot be reached by the rationality in several articles in this blog. In the book explained, that if there is a sheet about death and a sheet about the pain of a servant fell to the angel of death, then he will say, “O my Lord, when I revoke the spirit of the servant? Under what conditions, and in what form do I take it?”
Allah then said, “O death angel, this is magical knowledge that is unknown to anyone but only me. But I will tell you about the time and signs that you can use as a guide; angels who have a duty to take care of their breaths and deeds come to you and say, “The breath of fulan is complete;” the angel who is given the task to take care of his (or her) sustenance and his (or her) deeds says, “His (or her) sustenance and his (or her) actions are complete.”
If that person is among those who get happiness, then there is writing from the white light around his name on his (or her) sheet on the side of the grim reaper. But if that person is among those who have suffered, then in the sheet there is black writing. But the knowledge of the grim reaper will not be perfect before the leaf of a tree under ‘Arsy, on which is written the name of the servant fell to him. That’s when he revoked the spirit of the servant.
All Readers! If we ponder the brief description above, then we will know, that even death is a great secret that is not known to the readiness except only known by Allah. Even the grim reaper, Izrail, did not know about it perfectly.
The brief description above also explains, that if all one’s rights are perfect, such as the right to breathe, the right to move, the right to eat and drink, etc., then that is when the grim reaper will come to him to revoke his spirit.
There is one important moral message that I want to convey regarding this discussion, that we must use all our rights to the best of our abilities, such as the right to eat, the right to drink, the right to breathe, the right to move, and so forth. How to? It is simple; we must do everything in our power to do good according to Islamic teachings.
That is a brief explanation of death sheet under Arsy. May be useful! Amen
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Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, Daqqa’iqul Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, al-Haramain Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 7.