six things before the Last Hour comes:
My death, then the conquest of Jerusalem,
then a mortal disease which will affect
you like qu'as [deadly pain in the
chest] in sheep.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, as-Sa`ah, p. 123)
things will happen to this ummah:
… the fourth is that sudden death
will be widespread. (Ibn Ahmad Hanbal,
In our day, there is an increase in the
number of diseases that cause sudden death,
such as heart attacks brought on by various
forms of malnutrition and improper lifestyles.