Death is an honour for every Muslim
Imaam Ibnul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah) said:
Know O my brother that indeed death is an honour for every Muslim who meets Allah whilst being upon the Sunnah, and truly to Allah we belong, and truly to Him we shall return. And to Allah do we complain about our loneliness, the passing away of the brothers, the scarcity of helpers and the emergence of bid’ah.
And to Allah do we complain about the magnitude of that which has occurred to this Ummah due to the passing away of the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah, and the emergence of bid’ah.
And I say as Ibraaheem At-Taymi said:
‘O Allah! Protect me through your religion and the Sunnah of your Prophet from differing about the truth, and from following desires and the paths of misguidance, and from the Shubuhaat Al-Umoor – the affairs that are made to resemble truth but are falsehood in reality, and from deviation and (blameworthy) argumentation.’
Kitaab Al-Itisaam of Imaam Ash-Shaatibee (rahimahullaah) page: 57