What is Death?

Death is the permanent end of the life of a biological organism. Death may refer to the end of life as either an event or condition.


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.

Human life cycle death

Causes of death

Death and culture

Philosophy and death

Religion and Death

Main articles





  • Anussati § The ten recollections


Paranormal concepts pertaining to death

Immortality of the Soul

See also

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Right To Die

Right To Die The right to die is a concept based on the opinion that human beings are entitled to end their life or undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood that a person with a terminal illness, incurable pain, or without the will to continue living, should be allowed to end their own life,...

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What About The Angel Of Death?

What About The Angel Of Death? This article covers 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...

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Cremation Cremation is a method of final disposition of a dead body through burning. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite and as an alternative to burial. In some countries, including India and Nepal, cremation on an open-air pyre is an ancient tradition. Starting in the 19th century, cremation was introduced or reintroduced into other parts of the world. In modern...

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Death And Culture

Death And Culture This article is about death and culture around the world as well as ethical issues relating to death, such as martyrdom, suicide and euthanasia. Death refers to the permanent termination of life-sustaining processes in an organism, i.e. when all biological systems of a human being cease to operate. Death...

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What Is The Relationship Between Life And Death?

What Is The Relationship Between Life And Death? 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...

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Outline Of Death

Outline Of Death This outline of death article is provided as an overview of and topical guide to death. 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. What is death? What is Death? What Is The Purpose Of...

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Cleanliness In The Universe

Cleanliness In The Universe This article covers 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...


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 This article is about 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...

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Death Is An Argument And Proof For Divine Oneness

Death Is An Argument And Proof For Divine Oneness This article covers the relationship between death and Divine Oneness that 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...


What Is The Purpose Of Death?

What Is The Purpose Of Death? This article covers 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...

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What Does A Man Feel Time Of Death?

What Does A Man Feel Time Of Death? This article covers the answer to the question: “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...

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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...

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Appointed Time Of Death

Appointed Time Of Death This article covers appointed time of death and the Angel of Death. Were The Times Of Death Of Those Who Die in A Disaster Destined To Be Simultaneous? The appointed time of death is the end of the predetermined life-span of a living creature. This inevitable...


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...

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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. 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...

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



What Is Thanatos? In Greek mythology, Thanatos (“Death”, from θνῄσκω thnēskō “to die, be dying”) 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 with Orcus,...


Christian Views On Suicide

Christian Views On Suicide This article covers 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...


Religious Views On Suicide

Religious Views On Suicide Many of the world’s religions have traditionally condemned suicide because, as they believe, human life fundamentally belongs to God. In recent years many faith traditions have modified their views of suicide and looked more closely at what their role should be, in both prevention and healing....