Is it permissible in Islam for someone to pray for themselves to die? Assuming you do nothing to purposefully bring about death on yourself.

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No it's not allowed to pray for death on themselves, even though we will all die one day.

The Prophet said =

"None of you should wish for death because of a calamity befalling him; but if he has to wish for death, he should say: 'Allahumma ahini ma kanatil-hayatu khairantli wa tawaffani idha kanatil-wafatu khairanli - O Allah! Keep me alive as long as life is better for me, and let me die if death is better for me.'"

(Sahih al-Bukhari)

And the wording in Sahih Muslim =

None among you should make a request for death, and do not call for it before it comes, for when any one of you dies, he ceases deeds and the life of a believer is not prolonged but for goodness.

(Sahih Muslim)


If life is hard you have to wish for death all lies to you and cheats on you uses you n throwing you and your family won’t let you be educated they can’t trust you what’s the use ooooo Allaah kill me as fast as you can .

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