Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Website | April 24, 2017
Of all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. Everyone who is alive now will be dead sometime in the future. One day the eyes of those who see will fade and their tongues freeze into silence. Every human being will one day be leaving this world, never to return, and entering a world which he will never leave.
No one can be sure when death will come; it might strike at any instant. The gravity of the situation lies in death not being the end of life, but rather the beginning of a new, eternal life, a world of everlasting reward or retribution.
Everyone is on a journey from life to death. Some have set their sights on the world, others on the hereafter. Some strive to satisfy their own desires and egos, others are restless in love and fear of God.
Both types of people appear the same in this world. But in relation to the life after death, there is a world of difference between the two: those who live in God and the hereafter are redeeming themselves, while those who live in worldly pleasures and selfish desires are condemning themselves to doom.