It was a sight to behold.
We were on our way to witness one of the world’s great natural wonders; sand dunes.
I was just wondering on my way that how a barren land without any vegetation, any sign of life could be so breath-taking.
Sand. Sand. Sand everywhere.
And, the beautiful curves and the majestic slopes. The whole landscape was like a sea of brown waves that have neither any start nor any end.
Sand. Sand. And, glistening sand everywhere. Nothing else.
“Hey who can leave their vehicle like this in the middle of a desert”, I asked in wonder finding a dump Jeep there.
“So, what do you think they should be doing with the dump”, husband replied casually.
Yes. He was right.
For a moment I stared at our car in the side mirror and then looked again at that trash.
I imagined a family sitting in that car in flashback. Somebody driving, somebody cleaning the mirror, kids playing at the back, getting washed every week…
“Yup…everything has to go one day.”
Kullu nafsin zaikatul maut
“Every soul shall taste death” [Al-Qur’an; 3:185]
You know what when you visit a desert you can imagine what it means to have no life. SubhanAllaah ❤️.
Then, I recalled these verses from surah Jumu’ah in Qur’an.
Say: “Verily, the death from which you flee, will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to the Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will inform you about what you used to do.” [Al-Qur’an; 62:08]
And, then I remembered the words of Ali Banat (may Allaah have mercy on him) on being asked about his biggest regret…
“My biggest regret is that it took a man in the suit to tell me that I am going to die, but Allaah SWT told me all my life and I didn’t believe Him.”
Ali Banat died finally (Innaa lillaahi wa inna ilyhi raaji’oon).
“Every soul shall taste death”
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