Life in bloom!
Almost daily we hear of the death of someone we know or don't know. Recently 5 of the students of IISJ/DPS schools in KSA Jeddah met an accident. One of them passed away yesterday. Four are still in the hospital undergoing treatment; on ventilators.
They were young 12th grade students returning from an exam.
Their death and that of others is a reminder to ponder over life.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (?) said,
"Remember more often the destroyer of pleasures - death."
[At-Tirmidhi]. Riyadhus Saliheen
People are dying natural deaths or others are killing them in the name of religion, racism, liberalism, extremism, and other isms but those who kill other innocent beings...human or animal forget about their own death.
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said:
“I was with the Messenger of Allah (?) and a man from among the Ansar came to him and greeted the Prophet (?) with Salam. Then he said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which of the believers is best?’ He said: ‘He who has the best manners among them.’ He said: ‘Which of them is wisest?’ He said: ‘The one who remembers death the most and is best in preparing for it. Those are the wisest.’”
Sunan Ibn Majah (Hasan)
The death of others should bring more life and goodness into us as a reminder...to make our life look like a life well lived before we die.
Not to create an atmosphere of fear and insecurity for others...but life should have life in it for oneself and others.
Allah says in the Quran:
"Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion."
Chapter the Family of Imran verse 185
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