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Describe the teachings and beliefs of Islam about death and what may happen after life.

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Describe the teachings and beliefs about death and what may happen after of Islam: Based on our experiences with death and dying we may define death as the termination of life's functions, meaning the heart, the nervous system, etc .It could also mean the discontinuation of human life, which takes place when the soul is taken from the body. In terms of human interaction, death means that the deceased discontinues his relationship with the material world and it's elements, including other humans. As far as its psychological influence, death means that the deceased has accepted the last moments of his worldly life. This is however only a factual interpretation of death's significance. Islam although perceives death in a much deeper manner, with many reasons supporting the idea that it should be remembered. From the Islamic perspective, death signifies the end of a persons chance to perform good deeds. It also means a transformation from one form or period of existence to another and from one state to another. In this sense, death is the first state of life after death, which Muslims do believe in. Therefore this life is only a temporary one, and when it terminates, the chance to do good deeds also comes to an end, a most vital aspect ...read more.


Indeed, it is through the need to be prepared to meet his Lord at any moment that man steers away from sin, resists temptation and strives to improve his record of good deeds. Hence, it is not possible for anyone, regardless of the circumstances of his death, to claim that he has not had a chance to reform, which ensure for him a good position in the Hereafter. From another point of view, a person who wants a chance to reform should realize that the chance is there now. It may not continue to the next minute. There is nothing like the present for reform. Having said, the basic Islamic principle which Allah has stated clearly in the Qur'an is that everyone is responsible for his own deeds. No one shall bear the burden of anyone else. When someone is killed, he is in the same position as everyone who had died regardless of the cause. His murderer, however, bears the responsibility of a far graver sin, namely, murder. This is enough to ensure for him a most severe punishment from Allah Some people, especially those unhappy with their lives, may think that life ends with death. ...read more.


A woman is expected to wear hijab, clothing which covers both her hair and her body including arms. This is so that she can be respected for who she is rather than her beauty or body. Also a Muslim should pray five times a day, fast during Ramadan, give money to the poor and if they can afford it pay pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lives. These are all things which get counted and will also affect decisions on Judgement Day due to the fact that they are the five pilgrims of Islam. The statement "We should enjoy ourselves and forget what will happen next" certainly does not apply in Islam. As people we should always have in mind what may happens next, making us enquiring people. Albert Einstein, a most famous genious with great intelligence and knowledge once said "All I know is that I know nothing at all". In this respect there are many mysteries in the World and we must always be willing to learn more. In Islam, the way we enjoy ourselves is very important and depending on this some means of fun are forbidden, for example getting drunk .These forms of fun always have a disadvantage to them. We do not need to these things to enjoy ourselves. People who do not do these things can still have as much fun as the next person. ...read more.

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