Consider the following parable which is often a reality. A woman walks into a material store one morning to buy material for a wedding outfit. She does not realise that a few hours later her white calico kafan cloth will be purchased from the same store to shroud her dead body. While choosing her wedding material, her eyes may have even fallen on that calico cloth, or her hands may have even touched it. Little did she know that in a few hours time she will be covered in that very cloth.
Often some material is given to the dress-maker to sew an outfit. However before the outfit is complete, the life of the person to wear it has been completed. How many of us may be living the last month of our lives or even the last day? Death is staring us in the face and we are still chasing after the material world!!!
May Allah Ta’ala enable us to always be prepared for the inevitable death.