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Does suddenly being religious mean death is near?

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So there is a question that has come to my mind. A womans husband recently died, about 2 months before his death he was a really good muslim. Before those 2 months he was not. Another case if where a girl died at a young age and she was an average muslim, but about 6 months later she died, and during those months she was so religious and barely did any sin. A young man in England was a bad boy. He was always at nightclubs. He would party and dance and drink. Then THREE WEEKS (yes three weeks) he became the humble and caring person and always offered salat on time. After that he died.  Obviously, nobody know when they are going to die. So my question is, If you start being super religious all of a sudden does that mean you are going to die soon? 

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Well, I don't have any scientiflic answer, just my opinion, when I was a child, I used to hear stories, from people who suddenly start to organize all their issues in their lives, like for example, solving problems, saying good bye, writing testaments that say who were going to inherit their riches.

Maybe there is a link on that, and people could feel in some way the the death is near, also animals sometimes behave weird when someone is going to die in the house.

But there are cases in which this never happens, some people just convert and they keep living for much more time. 

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4 hours ago, Shia.a said:

So there is a question that has come to my mind. A womans husband recently died, about 2 months before his death he was a really good muslim. Before those 2 months he was not. Another case if where a girl died at a young age and she was an average muslim, but about 6 months later she died, and during those months she was so religious and barely did any sin. A young man in England was a bad boy. He was always at nightclubs. He would party and dance and drink. Then THREE WEEKS (yes three weeks) he became the humble and caring person and always offered salat on time. After that he died.  Obviously, nobody know when they are going to die. So my question is, If you start being super religious all of a sudden does that mean you are going to die soon? 

Salamun alaykum.

Many bad people die before repenting and many people live long after repentance.

 

so there is no connection and relation.

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At a more prosaic level, I call it 'one foot in the grave syndrome'.

As you get older your life choices start becoming narrower and narrower. Your ability to exercise free will becomes less and less.

You start to have regrets about the good things you could have done when you had the chance to do so and now that you are less able you can't. So you try and manage to do those you still can.

The people around you are dead or dying and you spend increasing amounts of time going to their funerals and contemplating about what ultimately they achieved or did not and whether in the bigger scheme of things it was really worth it and what that says about where you are and where you may be heading.

You look at the achievers who've gained in the material life and who fought for every last cent and then consider that they'll be in the same cold earth as everyone else and how they no longer have any control over that last cent.

You then look at your children and their level of observance and invariably think that this is less than what you were like and perhaps less than what it should be and you belatedly realise that you should have been leading by example, much earlier.

You come to the realisation that you are in the last chance saloon, that if you are pragmatic and realistic you may as well make the best use of the time that you have left, because whatever you have on this planet right now is as good as it is ever going to get and you may as well work towards what is to come.

Here endeth Haji's First Epistle to the Shiachatters.

 

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If you have no knowledge of imminent death, it counts. So, if the doctor tells you you have Stage 4 cancer and 6 months, your book is starting to close and the Illyn or Sijjin are written in, so nothing you do will change your status.

My mother worked for a chest specialist back in the 1940s. She said she saw and she said he said that many times a terminally ill person will suddenly feel better before they die. One she told was that a teenage girl got this way when he saw her at home. She was planning a party and trying to decide which dress she'd wear. That's when my mother first started working for him. Saying it was good the girl was getting better, the doctor said, no, she'll be dead in two weeks.

Understand? Allah-swt made her feel well so the young girl would testify for-or-against herself on the Last Day.

Similarly, a friend of my mother's was in a car on the expressway and the car flipped over. Other than a bruise she was all right. But her friend said it was "funny" that as the car flipped and was in the air the only thing she could think of was, "Where's my purse.".

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