Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
A Qur'aan teacher always advised her students to live by this Ayah:
وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ
"And I hurried towards You, O my Lord, so that You be pleased."
[Ta Ha 20: 84]
She told them, "This Ayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I'm in occupied and in the middle of something, I remind myself of this Ayah and so I get up to pray."
"When my alarm goes off at 2 a.m. and I want to go back to sleep, I remember: "And I hurried towards You, O my Lord, so that You be pleased."
Her husband had the following arrangement with her: On his way home from work he would call her so that she gets the food hot and ready, that he can come home and eat & rest.
One day he asked her to make Mahshi (stuffed grape leaves) – which is very time consuming. You wrap many of them and put the pot of them on the stove to cook. She had just three more to wrap before she could put them on the stove to cook.
But the Adhaan commenced...
So she left the three remaining grape-leaves (which would have taken her 5 minutes) and she went to pray. Her husband kept calling & calling her phone but there was no answer.
He came home and found her in Sujood and that the food was not ready. He saw that there were only three grape-leaves left. He was upset and said, "You could have just finished them and put the pot to cook, then pray!"
He went to her to discover she had died in her Sujood!
SubhaanAllaah, had she waited like any of us to "finish whats in her hand" she would have died in the kitchen! But a person dies upon what they lived on and they are resurrected on what they died on.