It is a must for each cautious and intelligent person to gather the supplies needed before his departure [from this life]. For he never knows when his hour of death will strike or know when his soul will be called back!
Numerous are the number of people whom I witnessed that were be-fooled by their youthfulness. They forgot the loss of their peers, and were manipulated by their longing hopes (tul al-amal) thinking [that they will live long].
Book: Captured Thoughts – صيد الخاطر
Author: al-Hafiz Abū’l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzī رحمه الله
Published and translated by: Dār as-Sunnah Publishers