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Hassan Al-Basree:

“Those who were before you used to often consider the nearness of death. One of them would often take water for purity, fulfill the call of nature and perform ablution, fearing that Allaah’s Command (death) might come to him while he is not in a state of purity.”

Kitab Az Zuhd, page 99.

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`Umar bin `Abdul-`Azeez – rahimahullah – said:

“Whoever considers the nearness of death in his heart, will see what he has and owns as being abundant.”

Shar’hu As-Sudur, by as-Suyuti; page 21

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Question: The soul of the dead, does it come [back] and recognise what we do, in our houses for example?
Al-Albani: Never. These are superstitions which are present in the minds of some people. When a person dies his connection to the world is totally cut off.Namely, if a nuclear bomb were sent down, and you have heard about [how powerful] one of them [is], [such as the one] the Americans sent down on Japan … if hundreds of nuclear bombs were sent down on this planet the dead would not feel it whatsoever, “When a person dies, his actions are cut off except for three things …” And our Lord said in the Noble Quraan, “But you cannot make hear those in the graves.” [Faatir 35:22].
The dead do not hear, so do not believe any of these stories.

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Imaam adh-Dhahabee `rahimahullaah said:
“May Allaah have mercy over the person who speaks little, reads the Qur’aan, weeps over his lost time,constantly gazes into al-Bukhaaree and Muslim and worships Allaah before he is surprised by death.”
At-Tadhkirah 2/80

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It is narrated that ‘Uthmân b. Áffân – Allâh be pleased with him – said in a sermon

Son of Adam! Know that the angel of death who has been assigned to you has not ceased to pass you and move on to others, ever since you have been in this world. But it is as if he is about to pass someone else and move on to target you, so be careful and prepare for him (by correcting your deeds). And do not forgethim, for he does not forget you. And know o son of Adam, if you are heedless about yourself and do not prepare, no one else will prepare for you. You must meet Allah the Mighty and Majestic, so take for yourself and do not leave it to someone else. Peace be on you

Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-Ílm 2: 73, 74

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