We get so caught up sometimes in our day to day lives. In movies, books, games, with our friends etc. Personally, I've been watching movie after movie now that the holidays have started. Yeah, we all know that we are put on this Earth to serve Allah, but we forget. We forget that all this will pass away; none of it lasts. We forget that this is only temporary, that all too soon, it will fade. What have we done with our lives that has meaning? What have we done for Islam? What have we done for mankind?
"Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children - like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion." (57:20)
Its so easy to forget that Allah created us for a purpose.
Its so easy to forget that Allah has made us the Khaleefa on this Earth.
Its so easy to forget that we will die, whether it be right now, in an hour or in ten years, all of us will die.
What are we going to answer on the Day of Judgement when Allah asks us how we spent our free time? How we spent our wealth? How we spent our health? How we spent our youth? How we spent all the things Allah has blessed us with?
When was the last time you remembered death?
Ask yourself right now, are you ready to die?
Death seems so far away, yet in reality it could be right around the corner.
Be prepared for death.