Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Sickness, death and other similar calamities and difficulties which afflict people are all things from which we should take lesson and pay heed to. It is as though our sight has been blinded by veils of negligence and unmindfulness. We have become complacent over our condition and express surprise over the condition of others without taking any lesson. When studying the sections of hadeeth pertaining to narrations which soften the heart and narrations of abstinence from the world, we fail to ponder and reflect. We study and discuss the fiqh discussions at great length and merely leave it at that. Before sleeping, a person should take out some time to ponder and reflect over the reality of death. (Suhbate Ba Awliyaa’ page.152)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za