Of life and death
The concept of life and death is too mysterious to be oversimplified
Life is a priceless gift from the Almighty and is most precious to every person on this earth. It is a gift that should be cherished and lived to the fullest in every aspect, be it religious,social or spiritual. However, some unlucky people, despite having this beautiful gift, cannot enjoy and cherish this blessing. For most of them life is like a burden which their shoulders are forced to carry every day. The pain, the agony and the helplessness that they go through creates aversion towards life.
This feeling is worst among people who are bed ridden; they cannot even walk on their own. For small things they are dependent on other people. Sometimes people are not patient enough to take pains for others. Sometimes, because of other pressing priorities, they cannot give them the required time. This leaves them to live the life of isolation, where they don’t have anybody to listen to and share their feelings. The pain and agony that such people go through creates a feeling of being worthless. They do not want to live anymore. They just want to take rest in the lap of God where they can sleep calmly and blissfully. To achieve this calm, many people have opted for suicide. But committing suicide is a sin.
Then there are people who take their life with the consent of law, which is called Mercy Death or Euthanasia in Greek, meaning ‘Good Death’. It
means the deliberate ending of life of a person suffering from an
incurable disease. The practice of Mercy Death or Euthanasia is
strongly condemned in Islam, and to some extent Christianity also does
not support it.
Religion not only protects man from others but also from himself.
God doesn't allow us to kill or destroy ourselves. Being Muslims we should strongly believe that the decision to make someone live or die lies entirely with the God, for he is the supreme of all. It is he who has given us this life, and it is only he who knows best what to do with life. He gives us many
challenges and difficulties, but at the same time he gives us the courage to bear them. Being Muslims we should always look up to what Allah has commanded us to do and not follow others, for we know what he says is the best way to be followed.
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