This post is a response to Fengy Blogs Too.
I just want to share with him what I picked up from a talk by Ustaz Hussein Yee which I attended during the recent Ramadhan. He spoke about many things during the talk and one of them was death.
He said that you can jump off a 20-storey building but if you’re time is not up, you won’t die. You’ll probably suffer internal bleeding, broken hips, and may even go into a coma. BUT unless it is your time, you won’t go!
He also said that God has determined the when (time and date) for our deaths, but not the where and how. So Fengy, the kind gesture your and your colleagues extended to the frail granny didn’t in any way expedite the process. She would have passed away on the time and date that she did, regardless of whether she was on her hospital bed or in the arms of her child.
On a lighter note, Ustaz Hussein also spoke about jodoh (your life partner) during that talk. Many of us, especially muslims, were brought up to believe that God has picked a partner for us to spend the rest of our lives with.
But Ustaz Hussein says that while God had picked a partner for us, God didn’t pick a specific person for us. For example, God didn’t pick my husband to be my life partner. It was entirely my doing — I picked my husband to be my soulmate. He had only meant for me to be married at a certain age, without specifying who it is that I marry.
I think this is why some people marry several times (because of death/poligamy/divorce) and some not at all. It certainly gels with the notion that we are the master of our own destiny, with the exception of death, of course.
I know this may be hard to digest but just think about it..Whether you believe it or not, at least it made you use your God-given brain, didn’t it?