- The Journey of Death and Life
The Journey Of Death and Life
Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) in this ayah is telling us about the reality and experience that every single person is going to go through, the experience of death and not just dying. This experience is a part of our long journey of life that we have to go though in order to cross into another life after death.
An Inevitable Journey
Our life is laced by the written Qadr of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), and we travel through this Qadr, as Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) described:
“Say, “Indeed, the death from which you flee – indeed, it will meet you.”
In this ayah Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is telling us that death is not travelling to us, but that we are travelling to it! Everywhere we go we are shortening the time and the distance of that meeting and that is why Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tells us that we do not know when the meeting will happen but we can be assured that it will: