“ 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 fact book 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 AlQuran:
“And I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me.”
“Allah is He who created death and life to test you as to which of you is best in.”
Death is Painful or Not:
We see many examples of death each day. We perceive that death is not pain full but it is not the case instead pain of death is based on result how well person fulfilled their purpose of life.
Let’s consider the example of two people their destinations are same. First person prepare himself by taking knowledge about destination and about its culture but second person is careless and he wastes his time and simply lives for the moment. When second person arrive at the unknown destination he felt scared and confused.so this is the case with the 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.”
Reality of Life:
This life is a test which ends in death. Life is divided into two parts the life of this world and here after. The 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 here after guarantees the success in the next life and if person believes in here after he will get benefit in this world too.
Things Beneficial after Death:
The prophet (pbuh) told there things which are beneficial for person after the death.
- 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