Hey Lovelies! I hope you are all doing well. إن شاء الله
I know I have not posted anything, in over two weeks (17 days to be exact), for that I apology. I would like to say I was busy, but then that would be lying, the truth is I’m just LAZY!
DISCLAIMER: This is a reminder for myself, before anyone else. What you about to read is a sensitive topic. I have no intension to upset or put anyone through any sort of distress. That being said lets dive right in.
DEATH , is something I have thought a lot about recently. Am I ready to die, have I done enough to please my lord, have I done enough in this life to pass the test for hereafter. Are questions I have lately asked myself? Life is slipping away day by day, without even realising, every second brings us closer to death. Yet we don’t seem to care.
Every soul shall taste death, and only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.
The subject of death scares us all. We don’t like to talk about it, nor do we like discussing life in the grave or life after death. We all know we will one day die, but are not willing to discuss the details of what happens thereafter. We are afraid because of our own ignorance; because what is to come is unseen and unfamiliar and we are unprepared.
Death is a reality for each and every single one of us. There will come a time, when we will be laying on our death bed. There will come a time, when our families will be urging us, to utter the Shahadah as we die. There will come a time, when our soul will be pulled by the angel of death until it reaches our throat. There will come a time, when we will gargle the gargle of death. There will come a time, when the angels will say to us, who is going to save you now? You will taste death just like everyone else will taste death. We will be placed in the grave left in darkness were our body and our limbs will be eaten by worms. All we are going to have with us is our a’mal (Good Deeds) everything else will parish you will parish and I will parish the world will parish. Expect for the face of Allah (SWT). So ask your self are you ready. Are you ready for the angel of death Al Malik-ul-Maut to take your soul? Are you ready to be placed in your grave. Are you ready to be questioned? Do you have the answers ready to the questions; Who is your lord, what is your religion. And who is this man (Muhammed PBUH) and have you and what have you done to prepare for this last day.
The truth is you and I both will die one day we will be placed in our grave. We will see the angle of death. Some of them will tell us “you are on your death bed, don’t be afraid and don’t be sad and don’t worry but have the glad tidings of Jannah. And some of them will come and they will call the most evil of names as they prepare your punishment.
Death is something that we overlook; we seem to think we are going to live forever but in reality that’s not the case. Death is the ONLY GUARANTEED thing in life. It is closer than you and I think it is. We all are going to die, yet that does not seem to concern us, we seem to be more interested and concerned about the latest phone, laptop, TVs, designer clothes, shoes and bags, but WHY! We seem to forget that we can’t take any of this stuff with us when we die. So why do we worry so much about it all. We seem to be so busy with our daily life that we forget our real purpose in life. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying any of that stuff is bad or wrong, I love all them stuff too, but there should be balance, we should always remember what our purpose is in life and work towards it we need to strive to be better Muslims and better human beings.
Jazak’Allah for reading.