Some Convincing Things About The Hereafter
Many things have been written and said about death. But I could notfind anything more effective and convincing than what the martyr of thealter, the God loving hero, Ayatullah Syed Abdul Hussein Dastghaib(q.s.) had once said 25 years ago (this preface was written 04/02/1981)though he had full knowledge of ayats, hadiths and religious books.Once during the month of Ramadhan, he had delivered a speech inwhich he had said that death was the door of life and the first step in at-tainment of God's Mercy. He described Barzakh and its comforts in sucha way that the audience became captivated by it. Thereafter he also de-scribed the tortures of Barzakh in such a manner that people began totremble due to fear. Consequently after hearing the quotations from Qur-an and Hadith many people gave up sins and turned towards gooddeeds and righteousness.•
·His Blood Proved More Effective Than His Speech
May your soul remain ever-happy o teacher of morality and o leaderand teacher of the faithful! You guided people toward the truth duringyour lifetime. You became the means of taking people away from false-hood. But much more than that, you fulfilled your duty of propagatingthe truth through your martyrdom. As this dear friend has written, the blood of Ayatullah Dastghaib has proved more effective than hissermons.He constantly said in his speeches and also wrote and published that“Death is not Extinction; rather it is the beginning of everlasting life.” Hewas repeatedly giving good tidings to the family members of martyrsthat the Holy Quran has adjudged that your (martyred) relatives arealive. (Wa La…Amwat, S. Baqarah, V: 154 meaning: Do not call that themartyrs in the path of Truth are dead. Rather they are alive). Certainlywe are the dead in comparison with them because (this our life is perish-able and) they have attained the everlasting life after which there is nodeath.