Ponder [for a moment]. How many of your friends have passed away?
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will begin praying when you become old; pray before you are prayed upon!
O people who sin against Allaah, do not be misled by the extent of Allaah’s Gentleness over you, [rather] be aware of His Anger…
[With] death approaching me, [I am] far from [what] I [had] hoped [for myself], [and] my [good] deeds are insufficient.