Sunday, December 2, 2012

Call to islam Part 7

Asalam wa alikum


(7) THE SIGN OF ALLAH IN THE DEPARTURE OF THE SOUL
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Anyone who ponders on the departure of the soul; that is, death, will realize that no man knows the hour
of his departure; no man can defy death and live for eternity. Therefore how can a man cheat death or
live without worrying about it? Actually, there is no known remedy; rather every soul must expire in line
with the commands of Allah, the creator, the giver and taker of life, who says: Every soul shall have a
taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To us must you return. (Q21:35).
Death will overtake everyone and our return after it is unto our lord.
Doctors and scientists have all failed to expose the reality of soul and death, because the knowledge
concerning the reality of dying and the departure of soul is only with Allah, the most High and Wise, who
has decreed death on every person. For every living thing Allah has predestined the time and place of its
death. Such knowledge is only known to Allah, the exalted in might and wise, who says in the revealed
Book: And they ask you concerning the Ruh (the Spirit); Say: "The Ruh (the Spirit) is one of the things,
the knowledge of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you have been given only a little."
(Q17:85).
Let us imagine one of our acquaintances, with whom we drink and dine, see him and play with him, and
suddenly the news of his death came to us! What is the secret? His body is still present but has been
rendered immobile and lifeless because the soul has departed the body by the command of Allah, the
exalted. No one can bring it back. Allah says: ...The Ruh (the Spirit) is one of the things, the knowledge
of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little."
(Q17:85)
Despite the advancement in medical research and discoveries, no one will ever be able to stop the
departure of the soul (death) because it is a matter ordained by Allah.
No deity is worthy of worship besides Allah; He is the giver and taker of life.

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