When I was driving tonight down the road with my husband after we went quickly out to the shops, we saw traffic cops and blue lights flashing. Thinking it was a roadblock, we put on our seatbelts, but it was an accident scene. There was a body lying on the side of the road wrapped in silver material. I felt so shocked to see a dead body lying there, it gave me such a feeling of sadness and got me thinking of death again. Death is not something I like to think about, as I am only 30 next Monday, nor do I like to think of my husband’s death. No, death is something I dread. But in Islam it is taught that it is a wise man who thinks constantly of his own death. There is preparation to be made, we have to put our lives and souls right with God so if we die anytime we are ready to meet him and enter Heaven. If there was one thing good I got out of tonight’s little incident, it was this: I need to put myself right with my Creator and step up on my prayer and spiritual life. I want Heaven after earth. And that is something I look forward to with peace. Indeed, it is a wise man/woman who thinks of death.
What feelings do you get when you think of death? How do you view it? Do you believe in an afterlife?