Before the demise of Hazrat Hasan (RA)
Before the demise of Hazrat Hasan (RA) some people came to visit him. They requested him to give them some lasting advice. He said: “After hearing three things from me you should leave me in solitude so that I could reach the place where I intend to go.
1. Act upon those actions first wherewith you instruct others to act upon.
2. Refrain from those matters first which you instruct other to refrain from.
3. Every step of yours is either beneficial for you (in leading you towards Jannah) or harmful for you (in leading you towards Jahannum). Hence think before lifting every step of yours as to where it is taking you.
Before the death of Ibne Idrees (RA)
Before the death of Ibne Idrees (RA) his daughter began crying. He said: “There is no reason to cry. I have completed the reading of four thousand Qurans in this house”.
Before the demise of Abu Bakr bin Ayyaash (RA)
Before the demise of Abu Bakr bin Ayyaash (RA) his sister began crying. He told her: “O Sister! There is no reason to cry. Your brother completed the full recitation of the Quran in that corner twelve thousand times”.
‘I have been crying in desire and longing for this day….’
A pious person was about to pass away. His wife began crying. He enquired: “Why are you crying?” She replied: “I am crying because of your separation. “He said: “Cry upon your own self. I have been crying in desire and longing for this day for the past forty two years”.