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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيء عنده لأجل مسمى

To Allah we belong, and unto Him we return.
To Allah belongs that which he takes, and that which he gives,
and everything he owns has its own set time.

Today, the las day of the month of Sha`ban, the father fo our beloved Shaikh, Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad al-Abbad al-Badr, has moved on to the mercy of Allah. Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin had lost his mother a few years back and buried her, and now, Allah has once again taken one of His servants back to Him.

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin's father, Hamad, was an amazing man, subhanallaah. Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin himself is about 74 years-old, and has basically lost his eyesight in both eyes. He is normally accompanied by a son of a grandson when he comes to the Prophet's Masjid or to his local Masjid when he used to lead the prayer. As for his father, Hamad -rahimahullaah- he used to come to the local Masjid and give the adhan himself, subhanallah. He almost never missed prayer at the local mosque, and was almost always there long before the time for prayer came in so that he could give call the others to prayer.

Every once in a while, we students would see a spectacle in the Prophet's Masjid that very few people usually see. We'd see Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin walking and next to him is his father in a wheel-chair being pushed by Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin's son, Shaikh Abdur-Razzaq al-Abbad, and guiding shaikh Abdul-Muhsin would be one of his grandsons, one of Shaikh Abdur-Razzaq's sons. Four generations coming to perform prayers at the Prophet's Masjid.

May Allah bless the Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin in his calamity an bless him with patience and perseverance and help him and his family to go through this difficult time with as little hardship as possible. May he also forgive our late Shaikh Hamad and bless him in his grave and make the trial of the grave easy upon him. May he be entered into al-Firdaus (highest paradise) and may he and his family meet again in a better meeting place in the Hereafter.

And may Allah also forgive all of our loved ones who have passed, and may He preserve our surviving loved ones and make them steadfast upon the Sunnah of His Messenger -sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam- and may He bless us with a good passing and make easy for us the trial of the grave and that which comes after it.

P.S. The ٍShaikh's father's Janaazah (pre-burial funeral prayer) will be held at the Prophet's Masjid after the `Asr prayer today.
posted by Abu Miftah at 3:18 PM | Permalink | 3 comments