11 February, 2009

Tomorrow Never Comes

In the name of Allah the beneficent, the Merciful

He was so fatherly and kind, just like my own father. The poor, the needy and the sick praised him for his placid personality. We used to have religious discussions often and I advised him to start offering his Salah, but he had a naive and lame excuse always. When his father died, I took the opportunity to advise him concerning the obligations he owes to Allah (Huquq ullah). The words he uttered at that time are still ringing in my ears,
"My grand father became very pious in the last days of his life and so did my father and I am sure the same would become of me".
By the will of Allah Almighty that wasn't the case to be, he died a sudden death, a heart attack. He died of a heart attack few days back. That night he went to bed like his usual routine, not realizing that he was not to witness the sunrise the coming day. He was a doctor himself, he had seen many patients on deathbed himself, but was he equipped for his absolute journey?

Every soul shall taste of death, and you shall only be paid fully your reward on the resurrection day; then whoever is removed far away from the fire and is made to enter the garden he indeed has attained the object; and the life of this world is nothing but a provision of vanities.
[Surah Ale Imran 3:185]

Author : Muhammad Awais Tahir

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