Saturday, July 04, 2009
Death - The Ultimate End of Earthly Existence for all Creation.
This is the ultimate end for each of us Muslims when our time has come to return to the presence of our Creator, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
'Qala inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi ra'ji'un' @ 'Say ' From Allah we came ; to Allah we return'.
No matter whether one is a Sultan, Prince, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Tycoon, Big Shot or whatever, there will come a time when their heart will finally stop beating. No more breath. Everything shuts down. We cease to exist as a living breathing being.
We will no more be referred to with our names. Those who come across our lifeless body will immediately call the Police!
'Hello ! Police? There's a dead body here! No...I haven't checked the body but it seems like there's no more breathing. The eyes are dilated and the chest is still, the color's gone from the face...yeah...Please come quickly!'
The location of the corpse will be given and very soon a patrol car followed by a Land Rover will come to collect the dead body and bring it to the morgue for an autopsy to be carried out on the corpse to find out the cause of death.
That's the usual scenario, right? So, what happens when a person is about to die?
Times and times again, the spectacle of death comes to rock us awake.
A loved one. Someone whom we thought to be extraordinary and a shining success suddenly is no more.
The news comes to us like a ton of bricks falling down upon us, crushing us internally.
We refuse to accept that someone whom we admired, loved and cherished for so long is no longer alive.
Yet the reality is such that no matter how much we love this life ; there will come a day when we will be no more.
Let's prepare for the next life by repentance and submission to Allah, Lord of all creation.