Overheard in a conversation:
” I don’t think she’s going to make it. From what the signs are saying. Please inform the relatives to drop by and see her before her time.”
Someone I know also had been diagnosed above. The person was really weak, thin, bedridden, could not walk and really everyone thought the person is not going to make it because of the disease.
Today, that person has fully recovered, even had began walking unaided. Cheeks are full, smile as bright.
In Islam, there are things that are mysterious and only ALLAH knows.
The exact date of Doomsday. Our soulmate. And our death.
It is not our job to say someone’s going to die soon or later. It is like meeting a palm reader, or shaman, or someone supposedly telling you that you only have 3 weeks to live.
Which only makes the sad more depress. The hopeless more feeling down. The sick more critical.
As Muslim’s it is blasphemous to believe other people’s word, or the stars reading, or any other human act that implies foretelling the future, as a fact of the future.
The reason is simple and logical. How can we mere mortals predict something so unseen? And believing the readings of a few cluster of stars or a few patterns of tea or cards is actually telling of the future?
What if it said your spouse it not good for you and you should leave him? While everything is really okay between you?
It is better somethings are better left unknown. It is not for us to say something in the future that is for certain.
Insyaallah, we say. If ALLAH is willing..it will happen. Wallahuaqlam, we say. Only ALLAH is Most Knowing.
We try our best, and pray that our best is best enough, and pray to Him that He can help us. Because He is Most Powerful.
What we can do is live our lives as we are going to die tomorrow.
Where we are going to live Forever with our deeds from this life.
“Time,” the Captain said, “is not what you think.” He sat down next to Eddie. “Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning.”
― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven