Death is one of the indisputable facts of life. It doesn’t matter the age, race, or ethnicity because “to God we belong and to Him we shall return” (Quran 2:156).
The teachings of Islam explains that one’s life doesn’t come to an end once we die, rather, it is followed by an eternal afterlife where we will be rewarded for whatever was practiced on earth.
There is doubt among people and in other religions about what actually happens when we die. To a believer this is clear as the Qur’an tells us repeatedly what will happen.
O People, if you should be in doubt about the Resurrection, then [consider that] indeed, We created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot, and then from a lump of flesh, formed and unformed – that We may show you. And We settle in the wombs whom We will for a specified term, then We bring you out as a child, and then [We develop you] that you may reach your [time of] maturity. And among you is he who is taken in [early] death, and among you is he who is returned to the most decrepit [old] age so that he knows, after [once having] knowledge, nothing. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down upon it rain, it quivers and swells and grows [something] of every beautiful kind. Surah Al Hajj Ayah 5
Allah – there is no deity except Him. He will surely assemble you for [account on] the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt. And who is more truthful than Allah in statement. What is [the matter] with you [that you are] two groups concerning the hypocrites, while Allah has made them fall back [into error and disbelief] for what they earned. Do you wish to guide those whom Allah has sent astray? And he whom Allah sends astray – never will you find for him a way [of guidance]. Surah Nisa Ayat 87-88
There should be no doubt for a Muslim what happens at the end of person’s existence in this dunya. Being doubtful will lead to disbelief, and when such people are placed in their graves, they will see the truth about which they had been doubtful but by then it’ll be too late.
The Rabbana Innaka Jamiun dua can be recited to testify and show belief in Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and his promise about the day of qiyamah.
Let’s learn this full dua and it’s meaning.
Rabbana Innaka Jamiun Dua in Arabic text:
رَبَّنَآ إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ ٱلنَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لَّا رَيْبَ فِيهِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ
Transliteration: Rabbana innaka jami ‘un-naasi li Yawmil laa raibafeeh; innal laaha laa yukhliful mee’aad
This dua comes from Surah Imran verse 9 and the english translation from various sources are given:
DR. GHALI Our Lord, surely You will be gathering mankind for a Day, (and) there is no suspicion about it; surely Allah will not fail the promised (Appointment).
MUFTI TAQI USMANI Our Lord, You are going to assemble all the people on a day in (the occurrence of) which there is no doubt. Verily, Allah does not back out of His promise.”
ABUL ALA MAUDUDI Our Lord! You surely will gather mankind together one Day, a Day about (the coming of which) there is no doubt. Surely Allah never goes against His promise.’
PICKTHALL Our Lord! Lo! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.
In ayah 194 Surah Al Imran, the Muslims remembered Allah and supplicated, “Rabbana wa atina ma wa’attana ‘ala Rusulika wa la tukhzina Yawmal Qiyamah; innaka laa tukhliful mee’aad”
“Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise.”
Allah’s message to the believers in the following verses was,
“And their Lord responded to them, “Never will I allow to be lost the work of [any] worker among you, whether male or female; you are of one another. So those who emigrated or were evicted from their homes or were harmed in My cause or fought or were killed – I will surely remove from them their misdeeds, and I will surely admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow as reward from Allah, and Allah has with Him the best reward.”