Fandango Provocative Question # 124 – Time of death?

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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.




35 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 124 – Time of death?

  1. I’m with you on this. I would rather not know the when and how either. It would be like waiting around for the end to happen, like knowing how a novel would end before you even finish reading it.

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  2. Being prepared is good. We will all die, and living each day accepting that it could be your last is good too, IMO.
    We don’t know about anything else in our futures, why should we know when our time here is over?

    I hate looming deadlines anyway, and death is the final deadline, isn’t it?😲😂

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  3. True, there is nothing you could do about it, stopping it but you would definitely live life differently. You wouldn’t be putting things off and you would have more of a passion to make your dreams come true – sooner!

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      1. Yes, that is probably true – especially if the time is near. But isn’t that what counseling and a positive attitude is for?? Accepting things we cannot change is part of the Serenity Prayer isn’t it? This can go either way depending on the Psychi of the person.

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