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When I Die by Ibnu Qayyim al-Jauziah

When i die

When my coffin

Is being taken out

You must never think

I am missing this world

 

Don’t shed any tears

Don’t lament or

Feel sorry

I’m not falling

Into a monster’s abyss

 

 

When you see

My corpse is being carried

Don’t cry for my leaving

I’m not leaving

I’m arriving at eternal love

 

When you leave me

In the grave

Don’t say goodbye

Remember a grave is

Only a curtain

For the paradise behind

 

You’ll only see me

Descending into a grave

Now watch me rise

How can there be an end

When the sun sets or

The moon goes down

 

It looks like the end

It seems like a sunset

But in reality it is a dawn

When the grave locks you up

That is when your soul is freed

 

 

Have you ever seen

A seed fallen to earth

Not rise with a new life

Why should you doubt the rise

Of a seed named human

 

Have you ever seen

A bucket lowered into a well

Coming back empty

Why lament for a soul

When it can come back

Like joseph from the well

 

When for the last time

You close your mouth

Your words and soul

Will belong to the world of

No place no time

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