By Fadia Bint Ismail
Everyday I think and wonder so many things mostly about life and then about death. Death approaches so quick, creeps up on you and you won’t ever realise it. During the years many people in my family have passed away and many other Muslims. I work at a charity organisation and the building faces the graveyard so everyday I am reminded of the place that I am going to and only Allah knows when that will be.
Why am I writing about life and death?
So many people fail to realise how quick this life goes by in a blink of an eye everything that you have attached yourself to in this Dunya could be gone. Sit and reflect about what you truly want out of this life. Do you want riches? Or do you want to work in this Dunya in order to work toward you Akhirah for sake of Allah? Think about it. Once you realise what you want your fear of death will slowly diminish because your heart and soul is attached to Allah (SWT) and meeting him should be the best thing in your life.
when a loved one or a another muslim passes away, the sadness you feel is hard to explain you find yourself speaking about that person more often than you thought you would or perhaps you never really took the time to get to know the person well enough and now that they are gone that is when you realise it. Then there are some people who have never spoken to their families in years only to have brother or sister or mother or father pass away how would you feel then?
so my advice forgive the people that have hurt you, the people that you have not taken the time to get to know try to make a pure intention to perhaps spend few minutes with them, try to reunite your family bonds because Allah will not be pleased with you if you severe ties with your family.
Life is from Allah and Death is from Allah from Allah we came and to Allah shall we return.