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What is Death?

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Death is a discharge from the duties of life; it is a rest, a change of residence, a change of existence; it is an invitation to an eternal life, a beginning, the introduction to an immortal life.” (Risale-i Nur Collection; the Letters, First Letter)

One of the endless divine deeds: making creatures test death; ending the sovereignty of the soul in the body. Soul is the wonderful and mysterious work of God. It is blessed with the reflection of the name of ‘Provider of Life’. This blessing and honor will not be taken away from it forever. In the grave, in the Hereafter, and in the Paradise or Hell it will continue.

One of the endless divine deeds: making creatures test death; ending the sovereignty of the soul in the body. Soul is the wonderful and mysterious work of God. It is blessed with the reflection of the name of ‘Provider of Life’. This blessing and honor will not be taken away from it forever. In the grave, in the Hereafter, and in the Paradise or Hell it will continue.

As well as creating the soul, it is also the greatest and merciful deed of God to create an appropriate body for each soul. And with the rule of death, the soul, which is a guest in the body, disintegrates for its journey to a different world peculiar to it.

One of the beautiful descriptions of death from the Risale-i Nur Collection:

Death is a discharge from the duties of life; it is a rest, a change of residence, a change of existence; it is an invitation to an eternal life, a beginning, the introduction to an immortal life.” (Risale-i Nur Collection; the Letters, First Letter)

Again a precise expression about death:

Just as life comes into the world is through a creation and a determining, so too departure from the world is through a creation and determining, through a wise and purposeful direction. (Risale-i Nur Collection; the Letters, First Letter)

For a prospective soldier, certain records are written down both when he surrenders to his detachment, and when he is discharged. Both the enrollment into army and discharge from it are deeds. Likewise, this point is highlighted in the above statements. Just like life is dependent upon the deed ‘to give life’, so is death dependent upon the deed ‘to make test death.’ Both of them serve to the reflections of different divine names.

While the dead elements are brought into life with the deed of giving life, with the deed to make test death this life is taken away. Live cells gradually leave their places to new cells.

In the Risale-i Nur Collection, it is beautifully expressed that death, through which seeds proceed to the life of bloom, is as good a blessing as life. We, too, widen that good news in our imagination and see that every death is followed by a resurrection, and the second phases are much better than the first ones. When the phase of sperm has ended, that of the blood begins. When it has also ended, then begins the phase of flesh.

This is also seen in the phases of the creation of the Universe; the following phase is better than the one before.

All these reflections of mercy and wisdom give us the lesson that the life of the grave is better and more beautiful than that of the world, the life of the Hereafter than that of the grave.

Hence, death is the name of the step taken toward a new and better destination. This will be followed by the world of grave and with the event of resurrection; man will again reach the unity of body and soul.

The human seeing death and the deed of making test death this way will ‘welcome death happily’.

2012-11-11 22:29:27
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