“My parents took me for ‘Umrah last year and I ‘missed out’ on the massive New Year’s Eve street party. My friends still can’t get over their experience… the neon lights, bashing sounds, epic dance floors… then not to talk about the women, and the DJ and the DD (i.e. drugs and drink). Oh! Come what may, I must be there this year.”

Many would be thinking in similar lines and making plans to have a “thrilling” experience on New Year’s Eve. The question we need to ask ourselves is: “What if… What if I drop down dead while parting and it turns out to be my first eve in the grave???”

It’s not impossible. It has happened to others and can happen to us as well. May Allah Ta‘ala protect us from a death in these terrible places and bless us with a clean life and an enviable end, aameen.