By Hammudah Abdal-Ati, Hammudah Abdulati
The best introductions to the elemental teachings of Islam written via a student with wealthy scholastic achievements from Al Azhar, McGill and Princeton universities and sensible Islamic box paintings in Egypt, united states and Canada.
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This spiritbody relation can be likened to that between electrical power and a factory run by electricity. If there is no electricity, the factory is reduced to heap of junk. , illness or death), we become no more than a mass of tissue and bone that decomposes in the soil. This shows that our real existence and uniqueness depend on this spirit. • We accept the existence of natural laws and forces unquestionably, and even go so far as to attribute all phenomena to them. We ascribe a tiny seed's growth into a huge, elaborate tree to the law of germination and growth in that seed, and the universe's incredible balance to the laws of gravitation and repulsion.
A doctor narrates: 51 My wife was ill. When she went into the pangs of death, two things resembling two clouds descended into the room and hovered above her head. Meanwhile a form appeared, which was connected to my wife on the nape of the neck with a cord and was fluttering. This continued for five hours. In the end, the cord broke off and the form, the spirit, rose away. This was the end of my wife's life. 52 Dreams While you sleep with your eyes closed, your ears deaf, your tongue mute, and your arms and legs motionless, how do you travel, meet people, and do many things in a few minutes or even seconds?
Since the dying of plants 43 is so perfect and serves so great a purpose, our deaths, given that we are the highest form of life, must be much more perfect and serve a still greater purpose. After we have been buried, we certainly will be brought into eternal life. Death releases us from the hardships of worldly life—a turbulent, suffocating, narrow dungeon of space that gradually becomes harder through old age and affliction—and admits us to the infinitely wide circle of the Eternal, Beloved One's mercy.
Islam in Focus by Hammudah Abdal-Ati, Hammudah Abdulati