O disciple, know that only when you realize that your days in this world are few and your death near, will you be capable of acts of obedience, of avoiding lusts, and of turning away from this world. Keep your ultimate end before your eyes, make ready for death, and know that it may descend upon you at any moment.

– Imām ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Alawī al-Ḥaddād rahimahu Llah –