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.

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Cleanliness In The Universe

Cleanliness In The Universe Have you ever considered why nature is so clean? Until recently, when human beings began to over-pollute air, water and earth, the natural world has been continually cleansed and purified. Even now, it still preserves its original purity in many regions, mostly where the ways of...

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Is Death The Extinction Of Life Or Is It Created As A Bounty?

Is Death The Extinction Of Life Or Is It Created As A Bounty? Is death dissolution, a non-existence, decay, the extinction of life or is it created as a bounty? “Who creates death and life that He may try you, which of you is the best in conduct” Death is...

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Death and Eternity

Death and Eternity Man has an intrinsic feeling of eternity; he feels imprisoned in the narrow confines of the material world and always yearns for eternity. Whoever hearkens to man’s conscious nature will hear it pronouncing eternity over and over again. If a man were given the whole universe, it...

Death Is An Argument And Proof For Divine Oneness

Death Is An Argument And Proof For Divine Oneness Just as life, which manifests the Divine Grace, is an argument and proof for Divine Unity, indeed even a sort of manifestation of Divine Unity, so too, death, which manifests the Divine Majesty, is an argument and proof for Divine Oneness....

What Is The Purpose Of Death?

What Is The Purpose Of Death? Although we are confined in this impermanent material world, every one of us has an inborn feeling and yearning for eternity. Our desire for the eternal life is so great that the whole universe would not be compensation enough. In fact, this natural inclination...

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What Does A Man Feel Time Of Death?

What Does A Man Feel Time Of Death? 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...

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Is Death Something To Be Feared?

Is Death Something To Be Feared? For those who believe and do righteous deeds, death is not something to be feared. Although, in appearance, it is decomposition and seems to extinguish the light of life and to destroy pleasures, in fact, it is a discharge from the heavy duties of...

Religious Views On Euthanasia

Religious Views On Euthanasia There are many religious views on euthanasia, although many moral theologians are critical of the procedure. Buddhism There are many views among Buddhists on the issue of euthanasia, but many are critical of the procedure. An important value of Buddhism teaching is compassion. Compassion is used...

Euthanasia

What Is Euthanasia? Euthanasia (“good death”: εὖ, eu; “well” or “good” thanatos; “death”) is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering.[1][2] Different countries have different euthanasia laws. The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as “a deliberate intervention undertaken with the...

Suicide

Suicide Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death.[7] Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors.[2][4][8] Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress, such as from financial difficulties, troubles with relationships, or bullying.[2][9] Those who have...

Thanatos

What Is Thanatos? In Greek mythology, Thanatos (Θάνατος, pronounced in Ancient [tʰánatos] “Death”,[2] from θνῄσκω thnēskō “to die, be dying”[3][4]) was the personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors or Letum. Mors is sometimes erroneously identified...

Christian Views On Suicide

Christian Views On Suicide There has been much debate over the Christian view on suicide, with early Christians believing that suicide is sinful and an act of blasphemy. In modern times, some Christian churches reject this idea, although others still espouse and teach this view. Early Christianity In the fifth century, St. Augustine wrote the book The...

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Religious Views On Suicide

Religious Views On Suicide There are a variety of religious views on suicide Abrahamic religions Judaism Main article: Jewish views on suicide Suicides are frowned upon and buried in a separate part of a Jewish cemetery, and may not receive certain mourning rites. In practice, every means is used to excuse...

Jewish Views On Suicide

Jewish Views On Suicide Jewish views on suicide are mixed. In Orthodox Judaism, suicide is forbidden by Jewish law, and viewed as a sin. Non-Orthodox forms of Judaism may instead recognize the act as more akin to a death by a disease or disorder (except in cases of purposeful assisted suicide). Rabbinical scholars (certainly...

Bereavement In Judaism

Bereavement In Judaism Bereavement in Judaism (אֲבֵלוּת, avelut, mourning) is a combination of minhag and mitzvah derived from Judaism’s classical Torah and rabbinic texts. The details of observance and practice vary according to each Jewish community. Mourners In Judaism, the principal mourners are the first-degree relatives: parent, child, sibling, and spouse. There are some...

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Taoism and Death

Taoism and Death There is significant scholarly debate about the Taoist understanding of death.[1] The process of death itself is described as shijie or “release from the corpse”, but what happens after is described variously as transformation, immortality or ascension to heaven. For example, the Yellow Emperor was said to have ascended directly to heaven in plain sight, while the thaumaturge Ye Fashanwas...

Consciousness After Death

Consciousness After Death Consciousness after death is a common theme in society and culture in the context of life after death. Scientific research has established that the mind and consciousness are closely connected with the physiological functioning of the brain, the cessation of which defines brain death. However, many believe in some form of life after death, which is a feature of many religions. Neuroscience Neuroscience is a...

Death in Norse Paganism 

Death in Norse Paganism  Death in Norse paganism was associated with varying customs and beliefs. Not only could a Viking funeral be performed a number of ways, the idea of the soul was associated with various notions, as well as of where the dead went in their afterlife, such as Valhalla, Fólkvangr, Hel, and Helgafjell. The soul The...

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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...

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