Death: More Than Just An Individual's Life Being Taken Away
All praise is due to Allah, who reminds his slaves that their lives have an appointed time and that the successful ones are those who are saved from the Fire and entered into Paradise, when He says:
"Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception." [Al-Qur'an 3:185]
And He reminds them that death will reach them no matter where they are when He says:
"Where ever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!" [Al-Qur'an 4:78]
And He reminds them that regardless of what their status in this world, they will face death. Even if they are from the greatest of warriors, or the most powerful of rulers, or even a Prophet when He addressed His Messenger, upon whom be peace, saying:
"Verily, you will die and indeed they shall die as well." [Al-Qur'an 39:30]
And reminds them that they should take heed, because a time will come where they will ask for respite to do more deeds yet shall not be granted this request when He says:
"And spend of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: 'My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give sadaqah of my wealth, and be among the righteous.' And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do." [Al-Qur'an 63:10-11]
Death is indeed a reality that we all have to face one day. For most of us we will have to go through mourned times over our loved ones before we actually face our own destiny. And at that time, even though we may not realize it, Allah is bestowing a great favor upon us by reminding us that we too will one day face such a fate, so it is indeed time to be reminded.
"And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: 'My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was little.' " [Al-Qur'an 17:23-24]
by Abu 'Abdir-Rahman Navaid Aziz Al- Madeenah An-Nabaweyyah
Jesus died or Ascended? You decide....
Quran 2:156 'Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return'.
Quran 4:158 "But God lifted him (Jesus) up (with his body & soul) unto Himself (& he is in
John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted
John 12:32 And when I am lifted up from the earth..
John 20:17 '...I ascend to my Father, & your Father; & to my God & your God'
MIRACULOUS II COMING:
Qur'an 43.61 'And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment:
therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.
Mathew 24:44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an
hour when you do not think He will'
Many Scholars described in books about the Life of Jesus (S) citing (Ahadith)- "After his
descent on earth, Jesus (S) will marry. He will have children, and he will remain on earth 19
years after marriage. He will pass away and Muslims will perform (funeral prayers) and bury
him next to Prophet' (Sunan Al-Tirmidhi)
Moses, Noah Abraham and all other Prophets.They all tasted death similarly in the end greatest Creations of Allah such Angel Jibril Gabriele,Izrafel Trumphet Blower and all others would taste the same death.The only exception is the Creator of Death Allah (S.W.T) who is ever Living He would not taste death unlike His Creations, humans and Jins Angels animals and other creations known and unknown would all taste the same death.
If only we could believe and be mindful of the fact that any
moment can be our last one with no second chance and that it will
be followed by the ultimate accountability, this world would be an
entirely different place.
and I feel that you guys are doing great job in
teaching us what Islam is all about and I feel so
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to educate us and thank you from all of us.