Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Death, a bitter truth - not a loss rather an opportunity

Death, a bitter truth – not a loss, rather an opportunity

Sounds weird? Let’s see

Indeed, the death from which you flee – indeed, it will meet you. Then you will be returned to the knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you about what you used to do (Quran 62:8)

All the luxuries & pleasures will be ceased; near & dear ones will be parted; wishes & choices will be dissected

No matter wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high; none had have an exception to it; No doctor can be of any avail.

Death doesn't keel down before any one.

If there is a single matter beyond controversy in the world history, then it’s Death alone. There are religions & human race which deny existence of God and the day of recompense. But none has the courage to deny dead. Isn't it?

All the worldly research would fail to explain “death”. To understand this, human beings should know about “Soul / Spirit”, which results death.

What is death?
Soul / Spirit departing or getting out of the body is death

Then it’s the loss of body and not the soul

For the betterment of mankind, Islam conceals further about “Soul”

And they ask you, (O Mohammad) about the spirit. Say, “The spirit is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little”. (Quran 17:85)

Thousands of research carried out on “Spirit” yet no any concrete evidence arrived, bet there will not be any conclusion on it.

It’s the “Spirit” which experiences in human body all the joys and sorrows. We remain as Ahmed, Adam, Mohammad only until the spirit stays in the body, and we’re just DEAD when its departed. Body without “Spirit” is worthless

Body will ruin, but “spirit” is immortal

Body may destroy in the grave and in the hell fire. But “Spirit” won’t. As the glorious Quran says,
Every time their skins are roasted through We will replace them with other skins so that they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise (Quran 4:56)

Skins and flesh can be replaced. But there is no end for “Spirit”, it’s under the affair of your Lord

Death – demonstrates strength of Creator and displays weakness of the creations. Remembering “Death” often will increase our faith in the Creator.

So for me, death is not an end but rather a chance to meet my Creator.

Incident from the life of Ibrahim (pbuh), known as خليل الله Friend of Allah, as Allah chosen to take him as His friend -

When the Angel of Death came to Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), said to him, “Allah commanded me to take your soul!” Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) responded, “What kind of friend takes the soul of his friend?” At that moment, Allah revealed to Ibrahim (pbuh), “And what kind of friend hates to meet his friend?” 

Thank you!!

Arabic Translation Centre (ATC)

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