yesterday i was reading a book of Suzanne Haneef this is what she wrote about death. really something to think about.

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“The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advised believers to think of death often. Devout Muslims certainly do so, regarding it as the door which connects one state of existence to another. And surely most of us have, at some point, wondered, “What will the end be like for me? Will it be painful? Exactly what is going to happen? And does something come after it or not?”

These are extremely critical questions which we should ask, not in order to be morbid but so that we can prepare ourselves for the most important experience we have yet to undergo. Death is not something we can conveniently put aside as relating to the far future. None of us knows when it will come to us, and when it does come, it will be too late to do anything. Therefore, it’s important for us to feel at home with the subject, regarding death not as the final ending of our existence but as the opening of our return to our Lord. And it’s something whose favorable outcome we need to strive for throughout the whole of our conscious life. For it is at death that our efforts of a lifetime become all-important as the goods we trade in for an eternal existence of happiness or misery.

It is a fact we human beings generally seek out what we enjoy and try to avoid what we don’t-that is, unless we have a strong motivation to do otherwise. Certainly, to act purely for the sake of God is the highest form of motivation. But most of us just aren’t that noble and unselfish. Our human nature is such that, without the promise of reward or fear of punishment, very few of us would act as God wants us to. We need some incentive to cause us to act according to our higher selves. And the desire for Paradise and fear of Hell is precisely such a strong motivation.”

from : Suzanne Haneef, Islam: The Path of God, pages 58–59 (PDF copy). read online : https://www.slideshare.net/FatimaKarim3/book-islamthe-path-of-god-suzanne-haneef-pdf

Today we stand above earth. Tomorrow, underneath it. Have we prepared for the Day we return to He who created it?

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Turn to Allah/God before you return to Allah

remember
The Day when mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds

―Quran 83:6

On that Day, true sovereignty will belong to the Merciful, and it will be a difficult Day ―Quran 25:26

And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to Allah. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly

―Quran 2:281

so whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it. And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it ―Quran 99:7–8

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Death is certain And life is not.

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no soul knows in what land it will die
―Quran 31:34

Allah knows best