Lessons learned from the Companions – Death of Ali and Muawiya

Muhammad bin Uqbah said that when death approached, Muawiyah said: “I wish I were an ordinary man from the Quraish living in Dhu Tuwa and that I had never been invested with authority as caliph”
Muhammad bin Seereen said, “When Muawiyah was on the brink of death, he began to mark out the floor. Then he turned his face and marked out another spot on the floor, after which he started to cry and say: “O Allah! Indeed, You said in Your Book “Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives everything else to whom He wills” [an-Nisa 4:48] Therefore, O Allah, make me amongst those You will forgive”. Al-Utbi narrated from his father that when Muawiya was dying, he quoted the following verses to those present (in at-Taweel poetry): “Death is inevitable because of what we are; consciousness of what lies after death is much more awful and lurid”.

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About lailanasheeba

Laila Nasheeba is a graduate of Cleveland State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Ancient Civilizations.  She is also a certified Para-Legal.  She has studied Islam with concentration in AlHadis since the age of six from various others beginning with Imam Mutawwaf Abdus Shaheed to her present teacher, Shaykh Mustapha Morsy Abu AtTayyib -  who in turn gave her permission to teach from varous books of Aqeedah and Hadis, and due to her understanding of the Sunnah, permission to answer Questions about Islam.   Position at AlQuran wa Sunnah: Laila Nasheeba is the founder and Managing Director of AlQuran Wa Sunnah Islamic Site of Learning - an online Islamic Institute- wherein she devotes her time to teaching and calling the Muslims back to the Quran and Authentic sunnah.
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