Generally what one does in one’s free time is that which one truly loves. Whatever one loves has a special place deep down in one’s heart. What is in one’s heart surfaces at the time of death. Whenever one has free time, does one’s mind immediately go towards playing some sport, reading a novel, surfing the internet or going shopping? Or does ones mind go towards reciting the Quraan Majeed, making zikr, du‘aa, etc.?
Our free time gives us the indication of what is in our hearts. Our hearts will speak at the time of our death. The next time we are blessed with some free time and we wish to engage in any action, we should ask ourselves, “Would I like to die doing such an action?”