Assalaamu alaykum wa Rahma tulaahi wa Barakatu.
Sadly, I just found out yesterday that the sister in Palestine with cancer whom we have been sponsoring has returned to Allah.
She would travel to Jordan for her treatment although being very sick and in a lot of pain.
Subhan'Allah she left behind 5 children, one of them being unwell too. I was asked yesterday if we will still be supporting them with a monthly income. Of course I said yes as I feel they will need it even more now.
Money will not bring them any happiness but, at least it will take away some of the pressure of living in need.
May Allah forgive the sister her sins, may her illness be a purification for them. May He make her grave spacious and full of light and may He raise her to Jannah Firdous and reunite her with her familly too. Ameen
I took this from Mission Islam
Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around the dying person have the ability to prevent it.
It is something, which happens every moment and is encountered by the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. They are all the same because there is no plan or means of escaping it, no power, no means of intercession, no way to prevent it, nor to delay it, which shows that indeed it comes from One having tremendous power - so that the human is helpless in this regard and can only submit to it.
So in Allah’s hand alone is the granting of life, and in His hand is the return of what He gave at the appointed time, and after the allotted life span, whether the people are in their houses amongst their families, or striving to seek provision or striving for Aqeedah (correct belief). Reward and recompense are with Him, and He has full knowledge and power.
So the return of all is to Allah, and they will be raised up before Him, having no place of return except that, and no destiny but this one.
The only difference between people will be their deeds and intentions. But, with regard to their physical death, then it is one, death at the appointed time after the decreed span, and resurrection on the Day of Gathering of mankind when we will all face Allah. Then Forgiveness and Mercy, or His displeasure and punishment will be dealt out justly according to His will.
As Allah says in the Qur’an:
"Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing)."
(Qur'an Al-Imran 3:185)