Early yesterday, a celebrity died, his name is Adjie Massaid. He was a model and an actor, but in the latest few years, he was actively involved in politics and he was very successful. As an outsider who don’t know him personally, I can say that he was getting better day by day. Let’s not think negative about a dead person, okay..
What surprised people the most is, he was very young and healthy. On Friday, he went on Friday prayer, did his routine, and at night he still went on playing futsal (indoor football). He was very healthy. So, his death at 01.00am on very early Saturday was really really shocking. The news said he died because of a heart attack. We all saw (even now there are still news about him on national TV stations) his two beautiful daughters crying and his wife, weeping. Such a heartbreaking incident. His death was really unexpected.
All deaths were unexpected. We as muslims taught that death can come at any time.
Ibn ‘Umar used to say, “In the evening, do not anticipate the morning, and in the morning do not anticipate the evening. Take from your health for your illness and from your life for your death.” [al-Bukhari]
What does that mean : sudden death? From what I understand is, it was death that happened in the least expected time. No visible sickness, young, successful, in other words, no signs. I believe it is very hard for his loved ones to deal with this. But inshaAllah, Allah subhana wa taala will help them to be strong. Amin..
So what is it with me? I have no relation with the man at all. But even if I don’t, I do feel that I need to take lessons from everything around me. Our days and nights actually never pass us without leaving us the signs on how great Allah subhana wa taala is, and how true this religion of Islam is, and how correct every messages left by The Messenger of Allah subhana wa taala are.
About 1400 years ago, Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wasalam had told us that there will come a time when earthquakes happened many times, rains will only fall to preserve trees and animals, woman dress like man vice versa, children will be burdens for their parents, leaders will opress their people, women will no longer want to have children, etc, as the signs of doomsday (yaumul qiyamah). SubhanAllah, aren’t we all on that time (or almost in that time)?
Not only the sudden death makes us remember death more and makes us want to be better as muslims, but one spesific hadith was mentioned also,
“It’s among the signs of doomsday is rampant… sudden death” (Narrated by Bukhari).
SubhanAllah. Everything that the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasalam were true. I wrote this to remind us that the Prophet was a truthful person. Thus, this religion is true. SubhanAllah..
Dear sisters (and brothers), everything happen surround us are reminders by Allah subhana wa taala, calling us to be better in Islam. Reminders come again and again. Allah subhana wa taala with His Love and Mercy reminds us of His Truth, over and over.
Has not the time come for the believers to surrender their hearts to Allah’s remembrance and for this truth that has come down? And do not be like those who were earlier given the Book(s) and when a long term passed over them, their hearts became hardened; and many of them are sinners. [Al Hadeed (57) : 16]
May Allah subhana wa taala makes it easier for us to be moved by His Words, to always remember that this life is temporary, and without His Mercy and Love, our lives are worthless. Amin..
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Remember frequently the thing that cuts off pleasures,” i.e. death.” (at-Tirmidhi)