“And of His signs is that the heaven and earth remain by His command. Then when He calls you with a [single] call from the earth, immediately you will come forth.” [30: 25]
They say that death is the final submission; we fall into the arms of death and finally submit. There’s no more free will after that as a long process begins which sees us taken from earth and through to the next life until the Day of Resurrection when God calls us altogether with a single call.
But He calls us to Him every day. He calls us to Him every night. But we sleep on and we live on, not answering His calls and not turning to His way. But there lies at the end a final call that awaits each of us which we answer ever so unwillingly.
May Allah forgive us for our heedlessness and may He guide us to Him with gentleness, ameen.