These days Ive been told with the news of my friends' beloved dads passing away. Al-Fatihah.
I didnt inform my Mum or any other family members but these friends of mine are good friends of mine. I mean yeah we were not really close but we once were either classmates or used to hang out together.
I made a lot of friends. I dont know if I have ever been a good one but these people are totally great friends of mine. I love the ukhuwah that we built for the pass few years that we have known each of us from high school. And the story of their family member leaving this world, somehow cant stop me from being sad. Although the level of our friendship isnt that strong but as we became friends, the ukhuwah we built exist. And the feeling of sadness somehow hit me as how it hit them, (just a little less pain compared to theirs.)
Talking about leaving this world. I have always told myself that I should get ready. But what have I been doing exactly? I'm not sure. I don't know. I cant simply blame the surrounding or busy life that I have been facing. Im the one who chose it.
And by this time, with little tears in my eyes. I would want to remind myself, to realize that death waits for no one. Yes these friends of mine might lost their family member, leaving them. I might lose someone too one day. And people might lose me, someday.
It will eventually happen. The thing is, are we ready?
I know my answer would never be yes....
The Almighty says, "When their specified time arrives, they cannot delay it for a single hour nor can they bring it forward," (16:61)