Should one fear death or look forward?
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1. Should one get scared of death or look forward for it?
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Should one fear death or look forward?
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Q-1: Should one get scared of death or look forward for it?
Hadith Qudsi 30
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said in a Hadith Qudsi that Allah Subhanah, the High and Exalted said: If My servant likes to meet Me, I like to meet him; and if he dislikes to meet Me, I dislike to meet him.
Upon hearing the above hadith, Hadrat Aishah (r.a.) said: O Prophet of Allah (saws), is it because of the dislike of death, for all of us dislike death? The Prophet (saws) said: It is not so! But rather it is that when the believer is given news of Allah's mercy, His approval and His Paradise, he likes to meet Allah and Allah likes to meet him; but when the unbeliever is given news of Allah's punishment and His displeasure, he dislikes to meet Allah and Allah dislikes to meet him.
Allah Subhanah has bestowed a natural fear of death on every human being; thus it is only natural that one fears death!
But when one is confronted with the time and appointment of death, or feels that its time is near due to ill health, old age, natural calamity, etc.; then the believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, must not fear death; but rather look forward to the promised meeting with His Merciful Lord and Creator.
It is only the disbelievers and the deniers of Allah and the Last Day, who will always fear death; no matter if it is near or far! For they never believed in the promised meeting with the Lord on an Inevitable Day, and thus they have made no preparations for that meeting!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 7-8:
7 Those who rest not their hope on their Meeting with Us, but are pleased and satisfied with the life of the present; and those who heed not Our Signs,
8 Their abode is the Fire because of the (evil) they earned.
But the True believers, who believed in each and every one of Allahs Promises, believed that it was only a matter of time when they would meet with their Merciful Lord and Creator; and when they imagined that that time was near, they look forward to their Meeting with their Merciful Lord as they had prepared for their whole lives for this Inevitable Meeting!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verses 5-7:
5 For those whose hopes are in the Meeting with Allah (in the Hereafter let them strive); for the Term (appointed) by Allah is surely coming: and He hears and knows (all things).
6 And if any strive (with might and main), they do so for their own souls: for Allah is free of all needs from all creation.
7 Those who believe and work righteous deeds, from them shall We blot out all evil (that may be) in them, and We shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,