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Supplication dua for death.

Supplication dua for death.

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I just wanted to know whether asking (dua) for death is allowed or prohibitted.


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Supplication dua for death

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.13a

Topic: Supplicating for death

It is highly disliked for one to wish for one's death, or supplicate Allah Azza-Wajal for it due to poverty, distress, illness, or the like. All six compilers of hadith narrate on the authority of Hadrat Anas ibn Malik (r.a.) that the Prophet (saws) said: "Let no one among you wish for death due to any hardship that may befall him. But if one has no other choice, but to do so, one should say: "O Allah! Grant me life as long as life is good for me, and cause me to die when death is better for me."

Umm al-Fadl (r.a.) narrated that the Prophet (saws) went to see (his uncle) Al-Abbas. He (saws) found him wishing for death. Thereupon the Prophet (saws) said: 'O Al-Abbas! O uncle of Allah's Messenger! Do not wish for death! If you do good and live long, your good deeds will multiply. Then that is better for you. If you are not good and your death is delayed, you may seek Allah's forgiveness. That is better for you. So do not wish for death'."

Related by Ahmad and Al-Hakim.

It is not only permissible but highly desirable for one to beseech their Lord to grant them martyrdom while fighting in the Cause of Allah Subhanah.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

Burhan