Answer to an enquiry of health
Whenever somebody asked Sayyiduna Yazeed Raqaashi
about how he was, he
will that person be whose death will come at the set time, whose
destination will be in the ground, the grave will be his home, insects
will be his companions and who will still have to wait for the Day of
Judgement?' After saying this, he would start to tremble and would cry
so much that he would become unconscious. (almustatrif, V2, P477, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)
Morning in what state
Similarly, someone asked Sayyiduna Maalik bin Dinar
as to how he spent
the morning. He
'what will the morning of that person be like who is about to go from
one home (meaning this world) to another (meaning the Hereafter) and yet
he does not know if his final destination will be Heaven or Hell.'
P566, Dar ibn-e-Katheer Beirut)
My Dear Islamic Brothers! We should also try
and follow the footsteps of these pious people
and should mentally prepare ourselves for death rather than keeping
ourselves busy in this ending world.
During a sermon, Sayyiduna Umar bin Abdul Aziz
'Oh people! This
world is not your final destination. Allah ta'ala has written that this
world will end and its inhabitants will be made to leave. Very shortly,
these strong and inhabited homes will be destroyed and deserted.
Everybody will leave. Oh People! May Allah ta'ala have mercy upon you.
When you leave (this world), leave with the best thing (meaning good
deeds) and good provisions for the journey. The best provisions are
piety and abstinence.
(Ihya-ul-Uloom, V4, P484,
Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilmiya Beirut)