Features Q&A related to Death & Day of Judgement.
Q: I am anxious to learn more about what Islam has to say about death.
A: There are more than a thousand references in the Quran about the end of this temporary life on this planet and our eternal life afterward. That is about 1/6 of the Quran. One famous verse is this: "Every soul shall have a taste of death and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object of life, for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception". (3-185)
Q: A Muslim brother has lung disease. He cannot talk. The doctor wants to give him oxygen through pipes operated by a machine. This procedure is very painful for him. He has told his children that he does not want to breathe through the pipes, but his children still have hope that their father will get better, that is why they want to continue the procedure. Should they continue with this procedure which causes him a lot of pain or should they ta. ke away the pipes and let him die peacefully?
A: If the pain is intolerable and there is no hope that the machine can save him, his wish should be respected. Islam considers medical treatment to be permissible but refusing medical treatment under certain situation is also permissible
Q: My question is about the creation and existence of man, and that is when humans on the Day of Judgment face God, what if one human says to God regarding reward and punishment that if you had never created me in the first place I wouldn't have done any wrong or even right or good or bad, but I was forced to exist. Thank you Imam Elahi and I'm looking forward for the answers and I assure you that will be a great help in my research journey and may God bless you.
A: That is true that we didn't choose to come to this world, we didn't choose the date and place of birth, our race and physical characteristics, yet God gave us a free will that makes the whole life meaningful. God gave us the gift of life out of his generosity and grace. He gave us all the keys of happiness and salvation in this world and hereafter. If we abuse our free will, and do wrong things, then we can't blame the Divine will.
Q: I am a 19 year old girl and will turn 20 in February. I just wanted to know if I can commit suicide at the age of 19? Would Allah forgive me? Please email me as soon as you read my mail. Thank you!
A: Suicide is one of the most serious sins in Islam. It's a very weak decision which will only satisfy our old enemy, the shaitan. I don't know why you even think about this? Can you please talk to me or someone else whom you trust?