The Benefits of Remembering Death July 21, 2007Posted by Muhajirah in General, Heart Softners, Hereafter, Imaan, Islam.
Ata’ Ibn Raba’ said that there are three benefits of remembering death:
You would hasten to repentance: If you are always thinking about death, you are thinking about the akhirah and you would prepare for it and repent to Allah.
Content with a little: You would be satisfied with whatever Allah has given you, no matter how little. This is because you know this dunya is a temporary residence and so it is not of much concern to you.
You will not fight and compete with the people of this world over this world: And this would cause you to have tranquillity in the heart, because what makes people anxious is competing over material things, as this world is small and our desires are big. The Prophet (saw) said, “If the son of Adam had a valley of gold he would ask for another one and nothing would please him, except dirt (qabr) which terminates all his desires”
Taken from the Hereafter lecture series by Anwar al Awlaki (May Allah hasten his release)