"Qullu nafsin za iqatul maut!"
TransliterationKullu nafsin tha-iqatu almawtiwa-innama tuwaffawna ojoorakum yawma alqiyamatifaman zuhziha AAani annari waodkhilaaljannata faqad faza wama alhayatu addunyailla mataAAu alghuroor
Sahih InternationalEvery 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.
Muhsin KhanEveryone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).
Those who keep up with their prayers and frequent the masjids or gatherings where Islamic knowledge is being shared won't be a stranger to this verse.
Surah Al Imran. Chapter 3 Verse 185.
It's a wakeup call to those who choose to believe that this life is forever?
No matter how advanced one thinks he or she really is in this mortal world we are currently living in there is no escape from the Angel of Death, Sayyidina Izra'il Alaihis Salam, the one appointed by Rabbul Jalil to terminate the presence of each and everyone of us no matter who the hell we are or think that without us, everything will grind to a stop???
Death is the eye awakener to those who choose to think!
Its the reality that billions of those who once lived before us have faced and their physical selfs have rotted away save for those whom Allah the Almighty Honors with the non destructiveness of their remains in the sanctity of their individual graves.
This life that we are living in these Akhirul Zaman is a gift from Allah. It has both its benefits and also unforeseen pitfalls depending on our own individual situation and circumstances. Good, the bad and those that are ugly.
It is really up to us to choose as to how we live our life's and decide what kind of a lifestyle we want to live in?
We can be as poor as a rat living in a sewer yet be rich and wealthy in our hearts. Metaphorically speaking of course.
The life of an ascetic. A zuhud. Focusing purely on worshiping and glorifying Allahu Ta'ala despite living amongst those who are either being blessed with the luxuries of this world or being tested as to how he or she chooses to be although having so much pomp and pageantry in their life?
Death. Al Maut.
The end of our earthly life or existence.
Yet as Muslims who strive to learn about our situations here and in the next realm of existence after this 3rd world we are currently in, we know and look forward to experiencing as to what's in store for us after passing away from this life?
Many have lived and died before us but most of us seldom bother to think about our own life and our own eventual death.
Even the very word is shunned by many who think that no, they won't die! They will live forever. They will continue to be young and strong. Pretty or handsome.
I have had a very sombre Aidilfitri this year with the passing of two close relatives within the last stages of Ramadhan and first week of Syawal.
One of my uncles in law passed away two days before Aidilfitri. He was 78. I can accept that. He had lived a full life, had many grandchildren, gone to Hajj and did what he could for his immediate family.
He was one of the witnesses of my nikah. May Allah bless Arwah Pak Busu @ Haji Salamudin. Al Fatihah!
The other death in our family was that of one of my brothers in law @ Allahyarham Mohd Basir. He was 50. Died of a severe heart attack on September the 16th, 2010.
I was quite close to Basir and whenever we returned home to my wife's family village in Kuantan, would spend most of my time with him. Watching him do all those D.I.Y. handiwork on his newly completed double storey bungalow.
He was a technician with JKR Pahang. A loving husband, devoted father to his 3 daughters and a son.
The Mr. Know it All in our family. Event organizer and Barbeque Master. Lemang Expert and practically a 'Jack of all trades and Master of some'. A true workaholic. Worked till he dropped. Out of exhaustion and due to his diabetes mellitus Type 1 as well.
I have yet to meet anyone with his dedication towards whatever he did? Maybe his sidekick, Arbi who hails from Indonesia and has been Arwah Basir's assistant for many years.
He handled the yearly Qurban @ Sacrifice of our family and the main man we could depend on any occasion and family gatherings.
Even to this day, I still can't get over it that my brother in law is no more. Yet it is a reality. A wake up call for those of us who are left alive.
Life can end for us any second between the 5 daily prayers. We have prayed our Subuh / Fajar prayers. Alhamdulillah.
There's no guarantee that we might make it to Zohor and then to Asar, or Maghrib and 'Isya?
This video helps drive the message across.
Remember, cherish life and all other important things most of us take for granted before its all taken away.
Just like that!
Watch this and think.