THE LAST JOURNEY
TRANSLATION OF MANAZILE AKHERAH
BY SHAIKH ABBAS QUMMI
Praise be to Allah with all the hymns by which He is praised by the Angels who are nearest to Him, by His creatures who are most honorable in His sight, and by those adorers who are best approved by Him. A praise that excels all praise in the same way as the Lord excels all His creatures. And blessings be on His Messenger, the Prophet of Mercy, and on His Progeny who are lanterns of darkness and brilliant minarets of Religion and high standards of greatness.
Whatever comes into existence must traverse a path leading to death, it makes no difference whether it be a man or one of the other countless forms of life. Allah says in the Qur'an: 'Every one on it shall perish, But will remain for
ever the Face of thy Lord, the Glorious, the Gracious" (Surah-al-Rahman : 25-26). Allah has created man for a purpose, but unfortunately, many people do not seem to