2 Ways to Ease Death

Imam as-Sadiq, he says, "Man ahabba 'an yukhaffifa Allahu 'Azza wajal la 'anhu sakaraat ul-mawt, fal yakun li qaraabatihi wasula wa bi walidayhi baarraa." Imam as-Sadiq says if you wish to lessen 'sakrat ul-mawt'- the pangs of death. Two things: maintain ties with your nearest of kin and be good to your parents.

Some of us, brothers and sisters we are not good to our parents because they are always around, we take them for granted. Sometimes we raise our voice in their presence. We look at them with wrathful eyes. We mistreat them. We are really creating a lot of problems for ourselves.