Baba Aziz during his monthly lecture at Ba'lawi Center KL last week, shared with the audience his personal tarbiyah (training) on death.
Baba Aziz would mark his calendar by setting a 'targeted' date for his death; say next month, so he would strike off each day and count down to his 'death'. He would gear up his worship and seek forgiveness from friends, hence conditioning his mind and preparing himself for the 'day'.
When the anticipated time of 'death' comes to pass, he would again think of another possible date e.g. the following week; mark his calendar accordingly and again intensify his ibadah. This is how he has been living, educating himself on the inevitable destiny for one and all.
Baba Aziz (Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Shafie) is a well known mu'aleem in South East Asia whose fatherly advice and wisdom are much sought after. The man who had rescued me from my jahiliyah past. May Allah grant him a long life and may Allah grant us the strength and ability to follow in his footsteps. Ameen Allahumma Ameen.