Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.
I normally don’t write about anime, but I would like to share something from my 2013 favourite. Attack on Titan.
In the first episode we see that Eren leaves his house after having an argument with his mother. Next thing you know, his home city is under attack. He runs towards his house, hoping his home is still standing there along with the safety of his mother. Much to his horror, his mother dies right before his very eyes, and he regrets having his last ‘moment’ with his late mother in the form of an arguement.
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? That whilst you may be quarrelling, arguing or be fighting with someone that that could be the last moment you share together before their own life comes to an end…
Really? Are the arguments and bickering worth it?
I remember when Thania died, if there’s one thing I regretted the most initially is that I wish I made the effort to see her in the times nearing her death… Not only was I unaware of the extent to which her health was deteriorating, I was caught up in other things, which of course were not any more important than seeing my ill best friend. So eventually when I go to see her, much to my shock, my horror and my dismay, there she is… She had died just 30 minutes before I arrived- the time I was in Sainsbury’s buying her a box of chocolates.
I cried. I cried like I had never cried before.
By God, I’m still ashamed of myself. The regret, the guilt, the remorse, the sadness, in essence all these feelings and so much more, I will always remember them. I hope that I will never repeat these mistakes of mine, God-willing.
So, even if it is only for a little while, even if it is for only a moment, realise that our lives are simply too sacred to ever forsake.
““And [God says:] ‘We have enjoined upon man (to be) good towards his parents: his mother bore him by bearing strain upon strain, and his utter dependence on her lasted two years: [hence, O man,] be grateful towards Me and towards thy parents, [and remember that] with Me is all journeys’ end.”- Surah Luqman, 31:14.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remember often the destroyer of pleasures,” by which he meant death.
Source: Sunan ibn Majah 4258
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
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