Channel: Mufti Menk
People should be prepared for death because it can overtake the healthiest of us in a flash. And it can overtake anyone young or old. And perhaps it may be delayed for some who might be terminally ill. Some people have been given a few more a few months, or a specific timeframe by health experts to live in, they've lived on for decades thereafter. That's the will of Allah, nothing will happen except by the will of Allah. So Allah will it, then it will happen. So I need to be prepared. But at the same time,
you know, when you lose the loved one, it's not easy. It's definitely not not easy. Oh,
the moment you know, you or someone around you, whom you love you care for is diagnosed with this disease or any other disease. It's not easy. have hope, have conviction, know that you're fighting it by the help Allah while all the medication will be on, while the treatment of the experts is going on. You pray that Allah help the experts and guide those experts to do the right thing. And you have hope and conviction. And even if the worst thing happened, and that was death, if I were to die with hope, that's a much better death and to die having given up hope. The reason is hope, itself is an act of worship, to hope in the cure of Allah. You believe in the cure of Allah, and you
believe in the miracles and you believe that Allah is the owner of cure, you've tried your best, that itself is an act of worship. I mean, I, I knew and I know that Allah can and will do X, Y and Zed. If Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't do it for me, it doesn't mean that he cannot do it. Perhaps he knows it was the best time for for me to go and meet him wanting to pass away or he might know he would know that this is not the right time for me to be cured. He wants me to go through a little bit more perhaps when we see the reward of what we've endured, we would actually be able to achieve a lot, a lot more Subhanallah and that is the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he puts you
in a situation and you endure it, you go through difficulty because Allah put you through that and you keep trying don't give up hope. Don't give up hope. No matter how difficult the situation is. Giving up hope is not an option by the will of Allah, especially in a situation of a pandemic like this.