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From the Womb to the Tomb,Young Muslim Digest, Bangalore, India, January, 2004 * Dhu-al-Qai'dah 1424
(The author, Khwaja Jalaluddin, passed away recently while leading the congregational Taraweeh prayer during Ramadan at the campus mosque in Libya, where he had been teaching).
To a man without belief, the incidence of his birth and death appear accidental. They may be accidental in the suddenness of their appearance. But death is expected from the moment of birth. Unlike accident, death is not unexpected. Nothing is more certain than death in this world. The arrival into this world of a human soul is the surest sign of its departure from it. For an agnostic, it is not possible to say whether or not there is a God. Paradoxically, and without a slightest doubt, he would not disbelieve in something called death. On the other hand, an atheist does not believe in the existence of God. Interestingly though, he firmly believes in the existence of Death. The believers, however, look at Death and the Angel of Death in a different way. To them, they are, undoubtedly, Godís creation. [More...]

 

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