Prompting a dying Person to say ‘La Ilaha Illahllah’

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Exhort (prompt) your dying men to recite: `La ilaha illallah’ (There is no true god except Allah).”

[Sahih Muslim]


This Hadith implies the Prophet’s instruction to his followers to recite the testification of Islam: La ilaha illallah (There is no true god worthy of worship except Allah) beside the dying people so that they may also recite it after hearing it.

Yet, they should not be urged to recite it (i.e., by saying to the dying person: say it, say it) lest they refuse in embarrassment involving an affront to Faith. May Allah guard us against such a thing!

And Allah knows best!

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