assalamu alaikum wara matullahi wa barakatoh. whoever dies while his last word was the kalima will enter parasise.... what about allahu akbar? if it is his last word then dies, does he also enter paradise with that word? thank u
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
Whoever his last words were ‘Allahu Akbar’, and he dies directly after that, then good is hoped for him as he died while doing a good deed as the Prophet said: “…The person of Paradise dies while performing a deed of the people of Paradise.” [Ahmad and At-Tirmithi] The scholars said: “…a deed of the people of Paradise means a deed that means that he is a believer who has certainty [with regard to his faith].” This includes any good deed and is not restricted to uttering the Shahadah (the testimony of faith).
This general meaning is also supported by the saying of the Prophet “…And whoever fasts a day for the sake of Allah and dies in this state [i.e. this is his last deed], he will enter Paradise, and whoever gives a charity for the sake of Allah and dies in this state, he will enter Paradise.” [Ahmad] Thus, the Prophet mentioned that whoever dies and his last deed was fasting or giving charity, he will enter Paradise, so entering Paradise is not only specific to someone who uttered the word of Tawheed [The Shahadah]; rather, he may enter Paradise through any good deed done at the end of his life.
There is no doubt that the word of Tawheed [The Shahadah] is the best word a person may say as in the Hadeeth which reads: “…The best thing that I and the Prophets before me said is: “La ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahu Al-mulku walahu Al-hamdu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay-in qadeer" [‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone without associate, to Him belongs sovereignty and praise and He is over all things wholly capable.]” [At-Tirmithi]
Allah Knows best.
Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb