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A person may know that death is coming

Fatwaa ID: 1703

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Is it true that before a person’s death, they may know that they are leaving this world ? is there any evidence in theh Quran and hadith to support this ? some people will actually tell you that they are going and they pass away shortly after telling you.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

That is not necessarily true. No one knows with preciseness when he will die. Only Allaah Ta’aala knows that. It is possible as we see from experience that some people sense it coming. However, that is subjective and unconfirmed. At times, a doctor advises a person that he will die soon. That is based on certain signs but that too is not guaranteed.

A person should not worry about such signs or feelings. Death will come to each and every person sooner or later. When the coined time comes, it cannot be delayed. A person should however worry and strive towards being prepared for death and meeting Allaah Ta’aala in a pleasant state. Each and every moment of our life should be our best as death can come any moment.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

02/14/1445 AH – 08/31/2023 CE | AML3-3642

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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