Every day in the news we hear about a disaster. Yesterday it was this horrible gunfire in Virginia. So many had died. Apart from that being a criminal act, these things happen. It happened before, it is happening now, and it will happen in the future. My thought here is not about this inhumane practices. Rather, it is about those who died. It could have been me! It could have been you! It could have been anyone. Death is so close to everyone of us. We just think that we will live forever. If it not a gunshot, it is an accident. If not, it is a disease.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once drew a box and drew a line coming out of this box. He then said that this is the man and that is his predestined time surrounding him (the box). And the line that goes out of the box is his hope to live. Suddenly this line will reach the box and he will die. As Muslims, we should not really worry about when or how we are going to die. It is not even important. It is really the status on which our soul will leave to its creator.
“يا أيها اللذين آمنوا اتقوا الله ولا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون”