ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
(The Revival, Official newsletter of muslim youth league (UK) - - - - July/August 1998)
You can dodge the tax man, the security cameras and even the CIA, but if there’s one thing a PhD student in the ‘Art of dodging’ can’t dodge, it’s…..if you haven’t guessed already….it’s death.
Picture the following scene in your head: the shout goes around that such and such a person has fallen ill, and he is in a critical state. All hope is lost- ‘tell us about a good physician-go bring a skilled doctor.’ Physicians and medical experts are called to examine him one after the other but none of them are able to give him hope of survival. Lo and behold! His tongue swells in his mouth, he mumbles, now he no longer recognises anyone. He is hard of breath, he moans, his lashes drop. At this moment he begins to know the state of eternity but his tongue flatters. He is speechless. His family stand around and weep. Now his son and his wife come forward but he is paralysed. Presently his soul begins to escape from the limbs of his body and at last flies away to the heavens. The family at once start to prepare for the funeral. The cries and moans of the sympathisers are over, the enemies are jubilant, the family are busy dividing the estate and as far as the dead man is concerned, he lies entrapped-by his own deeds: such as the harsh reality of moral life. This is a sad but realistic view of death. Scenes like this occur everyday worldwide: it’s something that can’t be stopped. Inevitably, everyone will die- you could be next!