Abdullah Ibn MasoodMay Allah's blessings be upon him lived to the time of Caliph UthmanMay Allah's blessings be upon him. It was during this era that he retired from his post and returned to Madinah. When he was sick and on his death-bed, UthmanMay Allah's blessings be upon him came to visit him and said, ‘What is your ailment?’ ‘My sins.’ ‘And what do you desire?’ ‘The mercy of my Lord.’ ‘Shall I not give you your stipend which you have refused to take for years now?’ ‘I have no need of it.’ ‘Let it be for your daughters after you.’ ‘Do you fear poverty for my children? I have commanded them to read Surah al-Waqiah every night for I have heard the Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him saying, “Whoever reads Al-Waqiah every night shall not be afflicted by poverty ever.” That night, in either 33 or 34 A.H, AbdullahMay Allah's blessings be upon him passed away to the company of his Lord, his tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah and with the recitation of the verses of His Book.
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