The greatest tragedy is the ‘death’ of our fear of Allaah whilst we are still alive.
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer spent his life defending the Sahaabah; when he was injured by the bomb explosion, he was brought to Saudi Arabia for treatment and died here. He was buried in al-Baqee’ [graveyard – in Madeenah] along with the Sahaabah.
[With] death approaching me, [I am] far from [what] I [had] hoped [for myself], [and] my [good] deeds are insufficient.
Whenever I looked at al-Fudhayl [ibn ’Iyaadh], [the mere sight of him] would awaken sadness [in my heart], [causing me to] despise myself, and then weep.
If the remembrance of death departed my heart, I would certainly fear my heart[‘s pursuit of desires] will corrupt me.