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Transfer your property to the next world

Aishah Radhiallaho anha has said that once someone slaughtered a goat (and distributed some of it); when Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam enquired, What remains of the goat?" The reply was, "Only a shoulder. Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam said, All remains except the shoulder. Note: the idea in this is that whatever is given away for Allahs sake remains as an everlasting reward; the rest perishes unless it is spent for a worthwhile cause. Mazahir Rahmatullah alaihe has said that it points towards the Ayat of Holy Quran: "Whatever you have in this world will perish one day (either by its own decay or your death). That which reaches Allah remains forever." (an Nahl: 96) In one of the Ahadith, Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam has said that one says, "My property! My property! Whereas the fact is that his property is only that which he himself has used up by eating, wearing or giving in the path of Allah Taala as a deposit for the Hereafter; the rest is all to be counted lost and left for other people, when he departs from here: Another Hadith says that once Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam asked the Sahabah Radhiallaho anhum, Is there any one among you who loves the property of his heirs more than his own property? the reply was that there was no such person; everyone loved his own property. Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam then said that mans own property is only that which he sends ahead of him as his treasure and whatever is left behind is the property of the heirs. A Sahabi Radhiallaho anho has said that he was once in the company of Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam, who recited Surah Takaathur and said, Man claims to have his property. O man! You own nothing except that which you use in eating, the clothes that you wear out and the Sadaqah that you send ahead to be preserved in Allah Taalas treasury. Several Sahabah Radhiallaho anhum have narrated to the same effect. People deposit money in Banks most carefully, with no surety of its remaining with them. Even if a calamity does not fall on it in their lifetime, none of it will be any use to them after death; but the wealth deposited in the treasury of Allah Taala will always be available for use without any fear of calamity, decay or decrease; in fact it will never finish. Sahl Ibne Abdullah Tusturi Rahmatullah alaihe used to spend liberally in the path of Allah Taala. His mother and brothers complained to Abdullah Ibne Mubarak Rahmathullah alaihe that Sahl wanted to spend everything and they feared he would become a pauper. Abdullah Ibne Mubarak Rahmatullah alaihe enquired from Sahl Rahmatullahalaihe about the matter.

The latter asked Abdullah Ibne Mubarak, If a person wanted to migrate from Madinah to the city of Rustaqq in Persia, where he had already purchased land, would he leave anything behind in Madinah? The reply was that nothing would be left behind. Sahl Rahmathullah alaihe then said that was his real purpose. While the people thought he was going to migrate to another place, he had actually meant transfer to the next world. In these days, people have personal experience (of it) that when people who wish to move permanently from one country to another (e.g. India to Pakistan or vice versa) by their own choice, they try to transfer all their belongings and property, buildings, etc., by exchanging with those at the new locations, before actual migration. Until this arrangement is completed they do not move, despite all inconvenience at the old place. On the other hand, the people who are forced to move out of their homeland, leaving everything behind, undergo endless grief and sufferings. This is exactly the state of affairs of every single person leaving this world. As long as he is living, he has the power to transfer his property and belongings, etc., to the next world (Akhirah), but when death causes a forced change of place, everything has to be left behind, as if it had been confiscated by the state. There is still time for those who understand the truth to transfer their property to the next world.