Originally Posted by Snow
We can enjoy our beautiful moments like when we gather with those we love, do fun activity, or enjoy delicious food. But we must not thinking to just enjoy the life because it will make us forget that death can comes anytime.
I will tell a story that happened long time ago.
One day in late of my teen age I came to an event. Then an older guy approached me. He was my cousin close friend. We talked for few moments, and then he sat on my car, on the car, not in car. He sat there long time enough, and I noticed something, his eyes looked 'empty'. That was the last time I saw him.
Two weeks later heroin addiction attacked him when he run out heroin. Then the tried to cool down his body in the bathroom, but he drowned in the bathtub. He was a smart young guy, in mid of 20's, from family that wealthy enough, and he was good looking enough. But he lost his brighter future because he died in young age.
I remember when he and my rich cousin enjoyed their life with many crazy things like the life will never ended. I remember too when them and two other friend left my home, went to my cousin parent home in another city. They rode my cousin new car. Few hours later they back to my home without car, and injured. Yeah, crazy driving lead them to road accident that destroyed my cousin car. And my dad reaction when he saw the car was "Amazing! they survived!".
Near death experience did not make them aware that death could come anytime. They still in their crazy life, until my cousin friend died in young age.
My cousin?. He died few years ago in late of his 40's age, and delivered to his grave by many people including dozens of masjid youth who then made special du'a event for my cousin. Yes, my cousin was a honored figure among youth in his community, and although not an ustadz, he was known as religious person who active in masjid activities.
Remember of death lead my cousin to leave the wrong way and back to the right way. My cousin was luckier than his friend because Allah gave him longer time for repent.