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The Concept Of Death In Islam

by | Jan 13, 2015

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Death in Islam is a complete different concept:

The concept of death in Islam can be understood by following

“ Whose so ever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!

Death is a strong reality. No one can escape from it. Death is coming nearer and nearer every hour, every day. According to world factbook 2007, 2 people die each second. Regardless of age status health, everyone will reach this inescapable destiny.

Death in Islam is not a disaster instead death is simply leaving one world and entering into another world. Allah has created human beings only for worshiping HIM and this life is a test to see who will fulfill the purpose or not.

Allah says in the Quran:

And I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me.

Allah says:

Allah is He who created death and life to test you as to which of you is best in.

Is Death Painful or Not (Death In Islam):

We see many examples of death each day. We perceive that death is not pained full but it is not the case instead pain of death is based on the result of how well a person fulfilled their purpose of life.

Let’s consider the example of two people their destinations are the same. The First-person prepares himself by taking knowledge about the destination and about its culture but the second person is careless and he wastes his time and simply lives for the moment. When the second person arrives at the unknown destination he felt scared and confused. So this is the case with life.

Allah says in the Quran

When death comes to one of them, he says, My Lord, send me back! So that I can do good in the things I neglected. By no means! It is a mere word that he speaks.

 The reality of Life:

This life is a test that ends in death. Life is divided into two parts the life of this world and hereafter. Eternal life is more beneficial than the life of this world.  death in Islam

Death in Islam is inescapable. Our purpose in this life is to worship Allah Almighty, perform acts of righteousness, and to avoid all that is forbidden. Our destination is being decided on our actions in this world. The belief in the hereafter guarantees success in the next life and if a person believes in the hereafter he will get benefit in this world too.

Things Beneficial after Death:

The prophet (PBUH) told their things that are beneficial for the person after death.

  • a charity which he had given (which continues to benefit others),
  • beneficial knowledge which he had left behind (i.e. authored or taught),
  • supplication on his behalf by a righteous child.

Allah says in the Quran

It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.”  death in islam

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