“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.

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  • Farhia Yahya

    Farhia Yahya from London, UK is a teacher of Qur’anic and Arabic Sciences, and has taught English-speaking audiences in the UK for the past few years. In addition to completing a BSc Biomedical Science degree in London, she has also completed her Arabic, Islamic studies, and Hifdh of Qur’an in Cairo, Egypt. Born in Somalia and raised in the UK, she has lived in various cities around the world and travelling continues to be one of her passions (hey, it’s in the nomadic genes!). Farhia is a published author, upcoming novelist, and a translator of classical Arabic texts. She teaches tailored Islamic courses for sisters online and also runs a blog (as well as its social networks) with a focus on writing around the gems of the Qur’an and the beauty of literature.