Our third phase of life or the
third stage of our existence is the life after death. World of Souls (Alam-e-Arwah)
Womb of Mother Physical World World of Soul (Barzakh)
is life and death ?
Many scientists do not believe in
the existence of the Master of the universe. They think that all living beings
in the world are the accidental products of Darwins evolution. The inevitable
outcome of this baseless faith is that everything is for nothing. Such mindless
people can never comprehend the philosophy of life and death.
is the reason that Western scientists who have discovered a large number of facts
about life and death know very little about life. They admit that they can not
give one simple definition of life that can appropriately cover all its aspects.
We find this confession in all standard books of biology that scientists can not
define life because they can not locate the dividing line between the living and
For example, a virus is a lifeless
particle by itself, but it becomes active and multiplies rapidly when invades
in a living cell. i.e., the virus has the characteristics of both living and non-living
Thus, scientists openly confess that they can
not give a precise definition of life and can only give some common characteristics
of living creatures.
So when scientists cannot even define
life, how can they create life. Test-tube baby, surrogate motherhood or cloning
are nothing but the manipulation of natural birth mechanism. Similarly, scientists
cannot comprehend the philosophy of death. They say, death is the end of all life
processes in an organism. But they can not say anything about what makes the life
process to cease.
Today, surgeon can transplant almost
every organ of the human body if it starts malfunctioning. This means that they
should be able to avoid death as it is always caused by the malfunctioning of
any organ. But we all know that despite the tremendous progress in surgery and
medicine, the life span is more or less the same as it was 100 years ago. So,
scientist can neither create life nor can they stop occurrence of death. This
fact reveals the actual nature of life and death.
be He in Whose hands is all sovereignty: He has power over all things. He created
life and death that He might put you to the test and find out which of you acquitted
himself best. He is the Mighty, the Forgiving one. ( 68:1)
such a short sentence, Quran has given a complete and perfect definition of life
and death. It gives a full account of the origin and the prospect of life and
death. Briefly we can highlight the important features of life and death from
this short verse of the Holy Quran.
not the accidental product of some spontaneous bio-chemical reactions. Rather,
it is the great creation of All-Mighty Allah Subhanahu taala.
is not the disorder of physio-chemical functions of organic systems of the body.
Rather, it is also another kind of creation of All-Mighty Allah Subhanahu Taala.
Both, life and death have a well defined purpose in the existence of a living
Death is not the end of life but the beginning of another
kind of life.
This complete and perfect definition
of life and death opens our mind to think seriously about the life after death.