An individual reported sudden passing away of her mother. She expressed her sorrow on the inability to provide any service to her during her life, especially that done during the old age and terminal illlness.
Shaykh al-mashaikh Nawab Eshrat Ali Khan Qaiser (Allah preserve him) consoled her and instructed,
‘The time to serve her has just started, indeed.’
That is, by making supplications (dua) and esal e thawab (i.e. forwarding the reward of good action to the deceased) .
Reported by daughter of Mrs. Sawlat S (Allah have mercy on her).