Islam encourage us to contemplate death and prepare for it with good deeds. It haIt has been reported Uthman ibn ‘Affan would not weep if paradise or hell were mentioned, but he would shed tears till soaking his beard if the grave was mentioned. He was asked: ”paradise and hell do not make you cry but mentioning the grave put you into tears, why?”. He answered: ”the grave is the first step to the Hereafter, if you survive the grave what follows is lesser, if you do not survive what follows is more difficult”. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: ” fearing that you would stop burying you dead I would have asked God to allow you to hear the torment of the grave”.