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.

Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain

Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain A sick man turned to his doctor, As he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.” Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know?...

Islamic View of Death

Islamic View of Death Death in Islam is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of afterlife. Death is seen as the separation of soul from body, and its transfer from this world to the afterlife.[1][2] Islamic tradition discusses elaborately, almost in graphic detail, as to what happens before, during, and after the...

Near-death Experience

Near-death Experience

Near-death Experience A near-death experience (NDE) is a personal experience associated with death or impending death. When positive, such experiences may encompass a variety of sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light. When negative, such experiences may include...

Death

What Is Death? Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.[1] Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury.[2] In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.[3] Death – particularly the...

Death as Personification

Death as Personification Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper. In some mythologies, the Grim Reaper causes the victim’s death by coming to collect that person. In turn, people in some stories try to hold on to life by avoiding...

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?

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...

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...

How do Appointed Times of Death Work?

Do the appointed times of death of people who die en masses in natural disasters come to all of them at the same time? . . . And He knows all that is on land and in the sea; and not a leaf falls but He knows it; and neither...

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

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...

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