We Humans are Homosapiens or say:
“The Most Highly Advanced Beings On This Earth ”.
Unlike other lower creatures, we humans are relatively highly intelligent. We have a sense of shame. We have various sorts of power and dominion.
And, in terms of real use of knowledge and language and reasoning, we humans excels. But, of all these, have you ever paused and pondered and asked:
Why are we humans here on earth?
Why do we eat ?
Why do we grow old ?
why do we die ?
What is next after death ?
And, or is this life all that exists ? …
well, every human being is a creature that has a
beginning. And, for everything that has a beginning,
there is – and must be for it, a compulsory end.
Again, whatever that has a beginning is already a subordinate, and is in fact, an imperfect that must, willingly or unwillingly, taste a compulsory end.
To every thinking human, a very good and commonest example is the clothes that we humans used to wear. For, no matter how costly or expensive a cloth may be, it must one day become a rag!
Well, as holy scripture clearly stated:
“Every soul must taste of death, … the life of this world is but comfort of illusion, … we appointed immortality to no mortal, … every soul must taste of death … “. – holy qur’an chpt. 3 verse 185 and chpt. 21 verse 34, 35.
On the other hand, god almighty did not create humans with the intention of having her live forever on this very earth. Rather, the holy scripture clearly has it, saying:
“Have they not pondered upon themselves? Allah created not the heavens and the earth and that which is between them, except with truth and for a destined end; … have they not seen that allah who created the heavens and the earth is able to create the like of them; and [ he ] has assigned for them an end whereof there is no doubt? … no soul can ever die except by allah’s leave, and at a term appointed; … allah receives [ humans’ ] souls at the time of their death as well as [ the soul ] that is not yet dead in its sleep. He [ allah ] keeps [ the soul ] for which he has ordained death; and dismisses the rest till an appointed term. Look! Therein verily are signs for people who take thought ”. – holy qur’an chpt. 30 verse 8; chpt. 17 verse 99; chpt. 3 verse 145, and chpt. 39 verse 42.
From all these indications, death to human beings is, in other words “ an inevitable end ”. It is a compulsion that awaits each and everyone. And no one knows exactly what or when or where or how his or her own death will come.
“No soul “, holy scripture said, “ knows in what land it will die “ – holy qur’an chpt. 31 verse 34.
Anyhow, it is not in vain that god almighty created humans and made her excel in real freedom and power and knowledge and favors, as well as in devine guidance.
Please, know that these devine favors; including life and death, are all tests or trials. As holy scripture puts it:
“ [ it is allah ] who has created life and death that he may try you [ to know ] which of you is the best in conduct, … and he it is who gave you life, then he will make you to die; and then [ he ] will give you life [ again ] … ”. – holy qur’an chpt. 67 verse 2; chpt. 22 verse 66, as well as chpt. 50 verse 43.
Well, the life of this material world is only once.
It is very short.
It is temporary.
And in short, we humans do not necessarily die because of age or sicknesses or accident. We do not die because of the wrongs we do. We do not even die because we are righteous or saints or angels.
We humans do not really die because of what we eat, and or because of what we allow to eat us. We die because:
• We are Creatures that have a beginning. And, as Stated here above, whatever that has a beginning MUST Definitely, have an End.
• We are Subordinates and Dependants not the Depended Upon.
• We are here on Earthling Mission as God’s Viceroys. So, Death is an Act of Submission to the Creator; – and, or A Return to our Original Real Home.
• We are Imperfect. At least We Eat. We Defecate. We Sleep. We fall Sick. We Undergo Aging. And, most of all, We have Limits and Frailties.
• We Humans are not – and can never in any way, be GOD.
On the other hand, Death to We Humans, as William Shakespeare said:
“ Is A Necessary End [ that ] will Come when it will Come “.
So, even if a Person is Rich or Poor or a King or a Queen or a Prince or a Princess or at least a Peasant, he or she can neither Outgrow nor Escape Death.
The Human Body is Figuratively Comparable to “ A Car “ and “ The Driver “. Normally, a Car cannot Control itself without the Driver. And, in the same vein, whenever People hears that a Car has brutally Crashed, their first and utmost Concerns will rather be for the Driver, than for the Car.
In this Figurative, “ A Car “ in question here represents the Human body; while “ The Driver “ here represents the Human Soul. And, in a nutshell, the Dead Body of any Human Being is like an irreparable Scrap or say, an irreparable Brutally Crashed Car.
But, of all the Extents of Human Civilizations; Religions, Intelligence, and Modernism, some People still Extravagantly and Thoughtlessly Spends quite a lot of Money in the Burials of their Dead ones.
A long time ago, a Wealthy Woman whose her young and only son had Died was really inconsolable. She Consulted several Doctors and Spent quite a Huge Sum of Money trying to restore back her Child’s life.
As all her Efforts and Expenditures turned out to be Loses and Failures, someone finally directed her to a Powerful-Well-Known Priest Who might possibly Help.
As this Woman got to the Priest and asked him to Help bring her son back to life, the Priest in his Wisdom, Sent the Woman to go and only Find and Bring to him [ the Priest ] a Mustard Seed from any Household in which no one had ever Died.
So, this Woman, joyously set out on the Journey Searching for a Home where no one had ever Died. She visited several Places and Asked from House-to-House. And, at each and every Door-Post, she was either answered that one or more Members of the Family had truly passed away.
Or, she’s Considered a Big Fool for thinking that there is any Family that is existing in this World without having Lost any one of her Members before.
In this way, this Priest Wisely Taught the Woman the Hard Lesson that Death is:
“An Inevitable Reality of this Earthling Life ”.
So, no matter what you know or consider to be the Exact Reason Why We Humans Die, the Point here still remains that this Earthling Material Life is not the Only Life that Exists.
Hereafter is Sure.
Resurrection is Sure.
And, Holy Scripture Plainly Crowned it all, Saying:
“ ONLY THOSE WHO HEAR WILL ACCEPT. AS FOR THE DEAD, ALLAH WILL RAISE THEM UP; AND UNTO HIM THEY WILL BE RETURNED ” … “ DO NOT BE AMAZED AT THIS: FOR THE TIME IS COMING WHEN ALL WHO ARE IN THEIR GRAVES WILL HEAR HIS VOICE AND COME OUT. THOSE WHO HAVE DONE GOOD WILL RISE TO LIVE; AND THOSE WHO HAVE DONE EVIL WILL RISE TO BE CONDEMNED “. – Holy Qur’an Chpt. 6 verse 36, and Bible Book of John Chpt. 5 verse 28, 29.
Have a Very Great and Happy Day and Stay Blessed!