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The Unexpected Occurs [I am still Young]


A noble person said:

How many people I have known, if I wished, I could name them, who surrendered themselves to their desires and became prisoners of their lusts and forgot about death and their reckoning.


So when Allah, the Mighty and Magnificent guided me to His obedience, to following His orders, and to fearing Him, then I went to my friend, advising him, and admonishing him with encouragement and warning, but he used the excuse that he was still a young man, and he was fooled by false hopes.


Then, by Allah, death came unexpectedly. So now he is one who lies buried under the earth, tied to the burden of his sins. His passions have left him, his female companions have departed from him and now he must face the consequences, now he has to face the Overpowering Compellor with the actions of the sinful and depraved…

Death can come at any time..

He further said:

May Allah save you and I from a record or an end like his. So fear Allah, O Servants of Allah, and do not be like him, since you know that this world is passing away and the Hereafter is coming towards us, so keep in mind the point of death and one’s passing on, and the number of sins that one has committed and the small amount of good that one has done.


Think of the good that you would earnestly wish to do at that time – then bring that forward and do that today, and think of all those things which you would desire to clear yourself from, then clear yourself from them now.



“If it were the case that when we die we would be left untroubled,
Then death would be rest and relaxation for everyone living:
However when we die we shall be raised up again,
And questioned about everything we have done.”

[Ahwaalul-Qiyaamah (pp.4-5)]

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