One of the hardest truths of life is knowing people we love will die, people we need die, people we don’t know die, and eventually, we will die ourselves. It’s a sad truth to realize. In Islam death is not as the termination of life, rather the continuation of life in another form. This life was created by Allah as a testing ground for the afterlife. And with death this test comes to an end. All pencils down. No more writing. It is our responsibility that before the test is over we have done all that is necessary to get an A. And just like a test, this is done independently, there is no cheating.
So my brothers and sisters what are our plans for this day…? Because the angel responsible for taking our death/soul when it’s due, he’s not going to knock our door when it’s time but rather just take our souls at that very moment, Almighty Allah said in the glorious qur’an “Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion .(Surah Al-Imran Verse 185).”
This will serves as a great reminder of our mortality and if used correctly can help redirect our attention and effort towards the actual things that matter. We often forget how limited our time on earth is and fall into distractions of this world.
With that I hope all of us will be taking account of our deed in the sense that “am i doing the right thing to succeed in this world and the next” before it’s too late.
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