Reciting the Kalimah at the time of Death

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Q: My father passed away about one year ago there is something that is worrying me and I am a bit concerned. I am worried and concerned if my father read kalimah at the time of his death because he was alone in his room he passed away while resting an Aalim from our local musjid told me if he had perspiration on his head its a good sign we did notice perspiration on his head please advise me is this just a ploy of shaitaan putting doubt in me or is there something I can do to put my mind at ease that my father did read kalimah at the time of his death my father used to read his salaah,quraan,and 100 Duroods.


A: There is no need to be concerned whether he recited the kalimah or not. The greater concern is that our lives are in conformity with the kalimah. If the life was in conformity with the kalimah then there is a every possibility that by the grace of Allah Ta`ala he died as a mu’min.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ” كل أمتي يدخلون الجنة إلا من أبى. قيل: ومن أبى؟ قال: من أطاعني دخل الجنة ومن عصاني فقد أبى ” رواه البخاري (مشكاة #143)

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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