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Answer to an enquiry of health

Whenever somebody asked Sayyiduna Yazeed Raqaashi about how he was, he would reply, 'How 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 replied, '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.' (tanbiya-tul-ghafileen, 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.

Best provisions

During a sermon, Sayyiduna Umar bin Abdul Aziz said, '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)

 

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