At the end of the day this is just an opinion, and my personal opinion at that.
I feel as if the concept of getting old, or appearing old etc. Is looked at through such a negative lense because of our love for this world. It is as if subconsciously we are running away from death so much that we want to remain young forever.
As Muslims we are constantly reminding ourselves of death not because we are morbid, rather it is a reminder which is heavy in weight.
Yes, we all are going to die one day. Could be tonight, could be tomorrow, could be next week. The reality is that we will die and be responsible to answer to our Lord. Don’t runaway from the thought of death, rather accept the fact and prepare yourself for that day.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remember often the destroyer of pleasures,” by which he meant death.
Source: Sunan ibn Majah 4258
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani rahimahullah
A reminder to myself first and foremost.
– أبو عيسى الجامايكي