Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Did My Life Really Matter? | Why Me?

During its funeral, a righteous soul will wish to speed up its body’s burial, so that it can move on to enjoy its time in the barzakh. It will hear its family and loved ones pray and mourn over it as it is placed back in the earth. It will face the qiblah to reflect its dedication to prayer during life. And it will answer correctly the angels who come to question it. When you die, will this be your soul?

Remember: your life is worth it. Your qadar is woven through every pain, every happiness, every hardship, and every joy that you will face. And one day, in the akhirah, you will see the fruits of every good intention you had, and you will understand why Allah chose to write your soul into existence.


Sunan Ibn Majah # 242 Qurโ€™an

39:75 Al-Hikam al-Ataaโ€™iyyah # 71:

ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ู…ูŽุง ุฌูŽุนูŽู„ูŽ ุงู„ุฏูŽู‘ุงุฑูŽ ุงู„ุขูŽุฎูุฑูŽุฉูŽ ู…ูŽุญูŽู„ุงู‹ู‘ ู„ูุฌูŽุฒูŽุงุกู ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุคู’ู…ูู†ููŠู†ูŽ ุ› ู„ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ู‡ูŽุฐูู‡ู ุงู„ุฏูŽู‘ุงุฑูŽ ู„ุงูŽ ุชูŽุณูŽุนู ู…ูŽุง ูŠูุฑููŠุฏู ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูุนู’ุทููŠูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ุŒ ูˆูŽู„ุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุฃูŽุฌูŽู„ูŽู‘ ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุฏูŽุงุฑูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูุฌูŽุงุฒููŠูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ููู‰ ุฏูŽุงุฑู ู„ุงูŽ ุจูŽู‚ูŽุงุกูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ูŽุง.

He made the Hereafter an abode to reward his believing servants only because this world cannot contain what He wishes to bestow upon them and because He deemed their worth too high to reward them in a world that is meant to vanish. [71]

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.