“Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception” (QS. Ali ‘Imran: 185)
It is clearly stated in this verse that every living being will eventually die. This verse shows how weak we are as we are unable to avoid death or delay it once it comes. Everything will come to an end, every single creature will faced death and it’s Sunnatullah.
In other verses,
“All that is on earth will perish. But will abide (for ever) the Face of thy Lord- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour”. (QS Ar Rahman: 26-27).
Through these verses, ALLAH SWT fortifies His claim that everyone will surely die, and these verses also affirm that only He, ALLAH SWT is the Ever-Living Who never dies.
When the term of this life comes to an end and the sons of Adam no longer have any new generations, and thus this world ends, ALLAH SWT will command that the Day of Resurrection commence. ALLAH will then recompense the creation for their deeds, whether minor or major, many or few, big or small. Surely, ALLAH SWT will not deal unjustly with anyone, even the weight of an atom/ zarrah, and this is why He said,
”Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (QS Az Zalzalah: 7-8)
These verses actually provide an extremely wide range of opportunities for us to do good deeds, as ALLAH SWT will count every deed, even if it is as small as an atom size. On the contrary, we should also be very cautious in every little thing we say and do, because we may end up in carrying out bad deeds. For instance, saying good things such as “Assalamu’alaykum” to others considered as good deeds, and similarly, making jokes about others could be considered as bad deeds if the jokes hurt someone else’s feeling.
The fact that we, human, will not live eternally, added with the fact that we will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment and shall repay for our deeds, should be the incentives for us to improve ourselves to become a better person each and every day. We should give our Lord the very best of us to be presented in the Day of Judgment, starting from today until the day we faced the death.
Wallahu a’lam bishawab