Tag: DYING

Islamic Thought 18 Min Read

Advice to relatives of those nearing death

In part two of four, we share guidance that family members of those coming to the end of this worldly life may benefit from.

Islamic Thought 28 Min Read

Advice to those who are nearing death

In part one of four, we look at guidance that those approaching the end of this worldly life may benefit from.

The Soul’s Journey After Death

The A to Z of Death Part 4 Click here for part 1 | Click here for part 2 | Click here for part 3 The Soul's Journey After Death   قُلْ يَتَوَفَّاكُم مَّلَكُ الْمَوْتِ الَّذِي وُكِّلَ بِكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ Say, ‘The Angel of Death put in charge of you will reclaim

The Throes of Death

The A to Z of Death Part 3 Click here for part 1 | Click here for part 2 The Throes of Death Allāh says, وَجَاءَتْ سَكْرَةُ الْمَوْتِ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ مَا كُنتَ مِنْهُ تَحِيدُ "The throes of death will come in truth, this is what you were trying to escape..."  This

How to die a good death

The A to Z of Death Part 2 Click here for part 1 | Click here for part 3 Wanting to die Suicide is strictly prohibited in Islām and is unanimously counted amongst the mortal sins (kabāʾir). وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيمًا Do not kill yourselves, Allāh is

Death – No One Can Escape

The A to Z of Death Part 1 Click here for part 2 | Click here for part 3 It is reported that one of the great scholars and ascetics of the past, Yazīd al-Riqāshī had a rhetorical conversation with himself, ‘Woe to you, Yazīd! After you die, who will perform ṣalāh