Fear Of Death in islam

Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim Fear Of Death in islam
The only thing we are guaranteed in this life is death. Yet finding meaning in your life and the topic of death is still taboo now days. It’s rarely thought about let alone spoken. Our society tells us to fear death, fear the unknown. Why should we be afraid of something that’s bound to happen? That’s a form of ignorance and denial at it’s best. We can dodge it and avoid talking about it but will it get us anywhere? It’s as if were running from our shadow and thinking we can outsmart it. Run faster, we won’t look behind us we’re too afraid. So let’s keep sprinting, any direction works. But one day we’re going to be faced with the evident truth. Death is our shadow and its marked upon each and every person.
Either we can turn around now or let it take us at surprise. Whatever you choose it doesn’t prevent it from happening. We are not capable of such miraculous things as stopping time and living forever on Earth.
So I propose the question as … why do we act as if we will? As if we have all the time in the world not caring about the consequence of our actions. Fulfilling our days with use-less talk and our nights dreaming about fantasies. Nothing with an ounce of substance nothing with a spec of truth. Dwelling on past mistakes and anticipating days ahead. A time we can never get back and a time we may never see. I feel as if were trapped in a reality that only co-exists with the realities in our head. We’re pre-occupied with what we “think” satisfies our needs. In all our pride and glory we become slaves to our own desires and we don’t even know it. Does Allah not know us better than our own selves?

So why do we turn away and become disobedient to our Lord? God gave us the gift of life and we rejoice. And than God gave us the gift of death and we fear it? Finding a greater purpose awakens our soul. It set’s us free from the chains and shackles of this life. It brings us hope at our darkest hour. It’s softens our hearts and brightens our path to Paradise. It comforts us beyond any words could ever describe. The true question isn’t why we fear death. Rather why do we fear coming back to our Lord the Creator of the heavens of earth?

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