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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
I am not preoccupied with death, but I must admit that as I’ve aged, I think more about it now, as a septuagenarian, than I used to in my younger days. We know that none of us is immoral and that we’re all going to die at some point in the future. That brings me to this week’s provocative question:
Would you want to know before hand the date, time, and circumstances of your death, or would you rather not know when and how it will happen?
Short answer; Absolutely not
Longer answer; why would I want to know when I cannot do anything about it. I just came across an account of a person who was told by someone his exact time of death. The person first took all the precautions he could and barricaded himself in a room all by himself. He waited, apprehensive of impending death. Finally, he couldn’t take the stress anymore and shot himself at that exact time predicted for his death.
That just goes to show that if the death doesn’t kills you, the stress of thinking that you’re going to die, will! So thank you, but no thanks, I would rather be taken unawares and hopefully, peacefully.
One thing though we, the Muslims are instructed to do is to remember our death all the time and be prepared for it. This preparedness entails doing good deeds and being kind and helpful to humanity around us.