Monday, 31 May 2010

“Living” Ever After

A lot of people fear death; some people fear death because it means the end of this life and the end of the person’s story. Others fear death because they are afraid of the unknown. Honestly, I guess I do and I don’t at the same time. I am lucky because I have faith; my faith gave me a picture of what to expect in the life-after. But I am thinking about death in the non-Islamic perspective here. A lot of people wish they could live forever. I was thinking about this and wondered what would happen if for fact tomorrow nobody died in the whole world. Wouldn’t that be scarier? Death is part of the human life cycle as far as mankind existed, death is normal. Do you honestly really think that you would feel relief if tomorrow absolutely nobody died? Or do you think you would be worried because it’s just out of the normal and that it just seems like the calm before the storm?

Does anyone truly want to live forever, especially since we age? We lose control of our brain and body. It’s not worth it anymore because alive doesn’t mean living.


  1. assalamualaikum are you doing over there?i hope you're doing fine.

    this reminds me to the story of the dorian gray.anyway,it's 100% myth and so messed up,at least the written version of it is less gross than the movie,although i myself haven't seen one.

    if no body is bound to die,come to think of it,this world would become a totally different world we're living in now.because as year goes by world population increases,we need bigger hospitals to compensate the paining mothers in the labor rooms and the suffering old,very old people who are not bound to die.and we need bigger roads,a lot more schools,more houses and apartments,more polices,more doctors,and more foods.if we were going to need more foods,there will be more factories to be built,,more places to grow vegetables,more fields to herd cattles,while we won't have enough land to built houses?

    ayayay,it's impossible.subhanallah.

    there's nothing wrong to hope for a long life.we hope to either live a long life(a bedouin came up to rasulullah as asked him "who's the best of men?" and Rasulullah said,"مَنْ طَالَ عُمُرُهُ وَحَسُنَ عَمَلُهُ "-at-tirmizi ) or die as syuhada'.

    maybe people want to live life forever because they don't get enough of this world.there seem so much more to chase after,since death is the full stop of 'them',when infact,it's just a a comma in the middle of a sentence.

    i take these 2 ayaat from surah al-ghafir;

    67. He, it is Who has created you (Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah [mixed semen drops of male and female discharge (i.e. Adam's offspring)] then from a clot (a piece of coagulated blood), then brings you forth as children, then (makes you grow) to reach the age of full strength, and afterwards to be old (men and women), though some among you die before, and that you reach an appointed term, in order that you may understand.

    68. He it is Who gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon a thing He says to it only: "Be!" and it is.

    thanks for this you said,alive doesn’t mean living,hope you're alive (???what's that supposed to mean?) and living it!Good luck (wish me luck too-it's exam mode now).ma'as salaamah

    - sakinah

  2. @ Sakinah:
    Thanks for the comment, its a really interesting way to look at the matter but I was thinking about it from a selfish prospective.....