Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living  organism. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.

Death – particularly the death of humans – has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the affection for the being that has died and the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased.

Archangel Azrael

Archangel Azrael Azrael (Biblical Hebrew: עזראל‎) is an angel in the Abrahamic religions. He is often identified with the Angel of Destruction and Renewal of the Hebrew Bible.[1]:64–65 The Hebrew name translates to “Angel of God”, “Help from God”, or “One Whom God Helps”.[1]:64–65 Azrael is the spelling of the Chambers Dictionary. The Qur’an refers to Azrael as Malak al-Mawt (ملك الموت)...

Why does one creature’s life depend on the death of another?

Why do we need death? Just as day replaces night, spring follows winter, and autumn takes the place of summer, death follows life. The Creator, Who governs everything, does nothing in vain. He creates the most beautiful and intricate beings out of the lowest, seemingly unpromising, materials. Since it is...

What Do We Feel At the Time of Death?

What Does Death Feel Like? At the time of death, believers experience the opening of windows from their places in Paradise. Prophet Muhammad stated that the souls of such people are drawn out as gently as the flowing of water from a pitcher. Better than that, martyrs do not feel...

Should We Fear Death?

What Happens After Death? Those who believe and do righteous deeds have no reason to fear death. Although it appears to us as decomposition and the extinction of life and its pleasures, in fact it is no more than a discharge from the heavy duties of worldly life, a change...

Respect for the Dead

When an animal dies, it is forgotten and its burial place is lost. However, this is not the case with a human being. Are the people who do not preserve the memories and tombs of their ancestors aware that they reduce them to the rank of animals? Respect for the...

What is Death?

What is the Relationship Between Life and Death? Death is the foundation of life. Nothing goes to waste. Each death is a door to a new life. This is because the Supreme Being, who exercises free disposal over the creation, allows no waste. He gives existence to the most precious...

What is the wisdom behind the death of innocent children?

Why do Children Die? “Those who when afflicted with calamity say: We belong to God, and our return shall be to Him (2:155-156).” My brother, your child’s death saddened me. But, “the command is God’s,” contentment with the Divine decree and submission to Divine Determining is a mark of Submission....

Are the manner and time of death predetermined?

What is the Relationship Between Death and Destiny? Every event, including the manner and time of death, are predestined. Everything occurs within the framework of the Divine Decree, and also within an individual plan for each being. Such plans are always in harmony with one another. This is a system...

Death and the Spirit after Death

Death and the Spirit after Death All human beings have an intrinsic feeling of eternity, and so feel imprisoned in the narrow confines of the material world and yearn for eternity. Whoever can hear our conscious nature will hear it pronouncing eternity over and over again. If we were given...

What about the Angel Of Death?

What about the Angel Of Death? Since all angels were created from light, they can be present in any place and in any form simultaneously. They also can perform countless tasks at the same time. Therefore, Azrael can take millions of souls simultaneously and without any confusion. Each Archangel has...

Will Spirits Of Death Ones Feel Pain On Doomsday?

Will Spirits Of Death Ones Feel Pain On Doomsday? They will be grieved according to their degrees. They will be grieved in the same way that they are grieved at the overwhelming, wrathful manifestations of the angels towards themselves. In respect of his mind and conscience a person is affected...

The appearance of the Angel(s) of Death to the dying person

Since Ezrail was created from light like all other angels, he can be present and take on form in numberless places at the same time and his engagement in a particular task does not prevent him from carrying out many other tasks at the same moment. Like the sun giving...

Is Manner and Moment of Every Death Predestined?

Is Manner and Moment of Every Death Predestined? Like every other kind of event, the manner and time of death are predestined. In other words, what happens and is true of the natural world is likewise true of man. The process of coming into existence, of developing, and passing away,...

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