It is Befitting For a Person to Always Remember Death

The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen stated:

It is befitting for the person to always remember death. Not based upon the matter of separating from the loved ones, because this is (being) short sighted. Rather it is based upon the matter of separating from the (performance of good) actions and the harvesting (of good) for the hereafter. Therefore when he looks at it with this view he prepares (himself) and increases in the actions of the hereafter.

Source: Sharhul-Mumti’ 5/231

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
29th of Jumaada al-Awwal, 1436 H (03-30-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

قالـ الشيــخ العلامــة محمـد ابن عثيميـن رحمـه الله تعالى

فينبغـي للإنســان : ــ
أن يتذكر دائما الموت
لا على أساس الفراق للأحباب والمألوف
لأن هذه نظرة قاصرة

ولكـن على أسـاس فـراق : ــ
والحرث للآخرة
فإنه إذا نظر هذه النظرة استعد وزاد في عمل الآخرة

[الشـرح الممتـع5/231]