Life is a journey from Allah to Allah. Indeed it’s very unpredictable. We are living in an uncertain world, while we plan for our future wordly deeds and while we bother about material values, we often forget what our Lord has already planned for us. Our spiritual existence revolves around life and death.
Being sad or grieved over something is a part of the survival instinct. But the people who actually notice what’s happening in our world are facing panic attacks due to these sudden tragic death news by different means. This death news is the biggest stressor these days, putting burden on our minds and hearts (Not each of us is brave enough to accept what’s actually happening day by day). Many people are deeply saddened, the hearts are shattering, the minds are stressed, each of us is feeling tired with a heavy heart. It seems so unresolved like we cannot accept, we cannot believe, we cannot define. We are uncertain, we are empty!
These daily incidents around us like young deaths, accidental deaths, suicides, murders are totally heart wrenching and are day by day becoming a very common and usual thing around us. We don’t get over the last heard death news of an innocent individual and then again we get to listen about another one departed soul. We are losing people day by day.
“Imam Ali (pbuh) says: “If man will see how speedily his death is coming toward him he will abhor ambitions and will give up admiring the world.”
All those FULL OF LIFE, energetic, lively, cheerful, spirited, life-loving young beings who lost their lives in sudden accidents. They were also mortal. They didn’t know their end is near. They didn’t live the things they wanted to live. They thought life is too long, they thought time to their death won’t come soon. And they left this temporary world for eternity with unfulfilled worldly desires as the TIME tricked them. And this is the scariest part
All those suicidal departed souls, they were being mentally tortured, they were in trauma, depression. They were hurt, they were going through a lot, sadness was already killing them from inside, they were fighting every day for mental peace. They tried their best, they needed someone to console but it resulted in self-harm. They couldn’t handle, couldn’t tolerate more and gave up their life. They chose this permanent solution for the sake of their temporary problem. What pushed them to death? Are we finding out the cause? Are we working on mental health awareness? Are we checking on the people around us? Do not pity the death, pity the living and above all those who live without love and affection.
All those murdered departed souls, their murders are the result of frustration, jealousy, anger, disheartenment and dissatisfaction from life. Are we finding the solution to why people are becoming so cruel, heartless and frustrated in this society that they end up killing an innocent being?
Doesn’t it make you think repeatedly that Where are we going? Why is this happening? These days and night, where are they leading us? Is this world-leading us right or we need to lead ourselves right towards the right path, with the right deeds?
O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah (i.e. Jihad) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter– Surah At-Tawbah [9:38]
Well some signs of doom’s day are as follows:
“There will be murders on the slightest of disagreements”
“Sudden deaths will increase”
“Justice will be sold in the courts”
“Justice will become a rarity”.
Imam Ali says “It is truly surprising that someone forget death even as they watch other dies.”
Somebody asked Holy Prophet (pbuh): How to gain reward of Shahid (Martyr of Jang-e-Ohad). He replied, “by remembering death twenty (20) times in the day and night”
We prefer chasing this temporary world while we totally forget about the life after death, but these incidents make us remember why we are placed in this world. For what purpose we were born and for what purpose we’re doing the things (good or bad) we’re habitual of. Death for some is very easier than life but for some, it can be a million times worse than life. Every minute someone leaves this world behind. We are all in the line without knowing it. Me or you could be next! We never know how many people are before us. You cannot move to the back of the line. You cannot step out of the line. Make sure when you get to the front of the line that you are ready to enter eternity with the purity of your Heart
- Meeting with Almighty God:
“So whoever desires to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.” (Qur’an 18:110)
- Return to Almighty God:
“Verily, we are Almighty God’s and verily to Him shall we return.”(Qur’an 2:156)
- Seizing of the Soul:
“Say: the Angel of Death who is given charge of you shall cause you to die, and then to your Lord you shall be brought back.” (Qur’an 32:11)
PREPARATION FOR DEATH:
To Allah will be your return, altogether, so He will fully inform you of whatever you were doing– Surah Al-Mai’dah [5:105]
“Who created death and life that He may try you – which of you is best in deeds; and He is Mighty and Forgiving.”(Qur’an 67:2)
“And I have not created the Jinn and the Men except that they worship me.” (Qur’an 51:56)
Concerning this Prophet Hazrat Esa (pbuh) has said: “This world is like a bridge, cross it and do not build on it.”
- If you don’t pray, Pray! When the call of you Lord comes, you should welcome it with open arms accepting it to be a blessing from Almighty.
- If you don’t read Holy Quran, start reading and understanding!
- If you don’t follow the teachings, start following
- If you don’t know much regarding Islam, start searching and exploring
- Do kind things, give some amount in charity (if you can afford)
- Be thankful for every single breathe you’re blessed with
Death is the beautiful gift for a believer, all the roads in the world lead to the graveyard. To the world you may be a celebrity, an icon or a billionaire, but to the angel of death you’re just an another name on the list. One day our heart will stop, and all those wordly worries and fears won’t matter. The thing which will matter is how we had lived. Every moment in our life is precious, we must utilize it to win the unseen treasures of eternal peace after doom’s day. Thus before the permanent cessation of all biological functions of our body, we need to be insightful regarding spiritual existence of our life. All these sudden deaths are a sign from Allah to be connected with him. These are the cautionary examples for true believers to turn to HIM before returning to HIM!