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This term paper is about the death of my father and the rituals and ceremonies related to his death, being a Muslim our funeral and burial is quite simple. Death and dying in Islam are not separate death is a transition, as in Quran it is stated: “Verily, unto Allah do we belong and verily, unto Him we shall return.” (Quran 2:156)

As a result life for any Muslim is a stage where all his actions are acted out and he or she is judged for his or her stance on good and evil, the degree of his or her involvement in different actions. According to Quran, good and evil is present in all the individuals and even in the society one lives in, so the objective for any Muslim should be to act in a righteous manner and to stay away from all that is so attractive and harmful and to keep oneself clean. I remember my own dependence on alcohol which led to my near death experiences; I finally realized why I had to abstain in order to lead a full and healthy life.

We have ordained death among you, and We are not to be overcome, so that We may change your state and make you grow into what you know not. (Quran 56:60-61)

Death is described in a very clear and unambiguous tone in Islam, and since it is a very important concern for all humans Quran has very clearly portrayed the stages of death and the life after death. Death is depicted as sleep and the Holy Prophet often discussed death and the ignorance of people who forget about death and do not prepare for their death and afterlife in this world.

And spend something in charity out of the substance which We have bestowed on you before death should come to any of you and he should say, “O my Lord! Why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given) in charity, and I should have been one of the doers of good.” But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come; and Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. (Quran 63: 10-11)

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