Thinking of death

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Q: Everything was going smoothly, but since a month I am in a lot of troubles. These troubles are mainly psychological. I am unable to concentrate on my studies. Rather it is like I want to study but I am unable to due to lack of determination, will power, etc. I am lost and I don’t know what should I do. I waste a lot of time these days in idiotic activities. I just want to stop this but I am unable to. Please help me in this matter. If there is a dua to overcome such distress please do give me.


A: Seriously think of death for half an hour in the mornings and evenings and before retiring to bed. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Death is the thing that will sever all pleasures and comforts of life. Ask yourself if death has to strike, are you ready to face the questions in the grave and on the Day of Qiyaamah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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