My true confession this day: I shall be ‘I’ forever
Eternally, not a moment less or more, without You
I shall be ‘I’ and You are You continual for sure
All that is beautiful with You and ugliness for ‘I’
Though You just said: you have Me and none else
Tell me how to win You for I have lost everything
Your Face veiled by the shimmering silk of my lies
And so far when I arrived there found You here so close
Dara dipt the quill in tears writing for no eyes to read
This invisible ink of sorrows legible only for You
is no goodness in someone’s death, no goodness for him in his life”
said the Prophet . Drive through meandering streets of life by
looking at the back-view mirror of your death; see within this moment
how you died so the next moment you may see the Path better.
And remember on this back-view mirror is written: Objects are closer
than they appear! Your death is much closer and if you actually squint
and look carefully shall see: you ‘first’ died, though presently
enjoying the transience of living in order to see ‘how’ you died.
You shall never fit within the expanse of this earth and again you
shall never satiate the desires and indeed the fallacious hope and
desires are the telescope for magnifying this unsatisfactory life seen
from afar: “When Allah created Adam
and his offspring the angles said: Earth would not be large enough for
them, and Allah responded: I am creating the death and the angels said:
In that case their subsistence would not delight them (wont be enough
pleasure) and Allah said: I am creating ‘expectations’” narrated
the Prophet .
Drop the telescope of expectations for that instrument shall never
enlarge this earth and its temporal pleasures thereof. My love! If you
cannot drop the telescope then close your eyes. There is nothing to see
anyhow. Close your eyes and momentarily you will see how you died.
And when with certainty you behold that final moment without the
cessation of your physiologies, and when your eyes view without seeing,
the path resplendent laid circular in front of you. The Path was never
from ‘here’ to ‘there’, The Path had two primordial points i.e. the
'beginning' and the 'end' and now you can view the Haqiqa (Reality) of
these 'two' points: They were always one and the same, except when you
opened your eyes and whereby they became infinitely far.
“Build for (its) destruction, be born
for (your) evanescence” said his Lord to Adam when he was sent
down to earth—Hadith (Prophetic Narration) .
Sources: Prophetic Narrations from Suyuti’s Sharhis-Sudūr (Opening the
hearts for acceptance: Elucidation of the state of death and graves.
Chapter 1 Bada-el Mawt (Beginings of Death).  Ibn Abi Shayba from
Musnif and Imam Ahmad from Az-Zuhud, narrated from Affān,
narrated from Bin Salamah from Habib Bin Shahid, from Hassan. 
Dervide by Abu Nu-im in Helyah from Mujāhid.
 in chapter 5 'The virtues of death' dervived by Ibn Abi Ad-Dunyā
from Ja'far Al-Ahmar.
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