"Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception." (3:185)
""Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!" (4:78)
"Verily, you will die and indeed they shall die as well" (39:30)
"And spend of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: "My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e. Zakât) of my wealth , and be among the righteous. And Allâh grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allâh is All-Aware of what you do." (63:10-11)
2. It makes you content with what you have even if it is little
3. It discourages you from competing in worldly matters
Therefore, forgetting about death gives you exactly the opposite!
Your Lord has a right over you, your soul has a right over you and your wife has a right over you, so give each one his due. (Bukhaari 1867)
Then how should we live our lives then?
“Be in this life as if you are a stranger or a passerby.”
Ibn Omar used to say, “If the night time comes, do not wait for the morning, and if the morning comes, do not wait for the night time.”
"And remind, for indeed the reminder benefits the believer" (51:55)
So which one of us, with the slightest bit of faith and true love, would want to see one of our beloved prevented from paradise?
And Umar (ra) said: "Whoever lives in the land of the pagans and disbelievers and celebrates their festivals and behaves like them until he dies, he will be resurrected with them on the Day of Judgement"
Practicing magic is disbelief
Not treating the Jews and Christians or pagans as disbelievers, or doubting in their concepts is disbelief
Acting on Islam but out of dislike in the heart is disbelief
Thinking that Islam or the Sunnah is outmoded, outdated, of no relevance to the modern times is disbelief
Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
The 27th of Jumaadaa Al-'Oolaa, 1410