When one anticipates that he will travel somewhere soon, he imagines the day; the plane, the car journey, how easy/difficult it may be. Before he realizes it, he is travelling and then at his destination. Once he arrives, he anticipates his return and before he knows it he is back on the plane, travelling once more. It happened so quickly and the time went by so fast.

If only we were to think of death in the same manner. Soon we will die and of that we can be certain. When the soul departs from the body, how will it feel? Will we feel fear or peace? Will we be greeted with the glad tidings of the righteous or with the rebuke of the wicked? Time will pass and we will find ourselves on that day wondering where it went.

“And on the Day when He shall gather (resurrect) them together, (it will be) as if they had not stayed (in the life of this world and graves, etc.) but an hour of a day. ” {Surat Yoonus 10:45}