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Manisha Sen & Shafi Shaikh

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Chapter 4: Death and Dying in Islam: Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives

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Death and Dying in Islam: Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives
Death and dying in Islam: Psychological and spiritual perspectives
ManishaSen and ShafiShaikh
Introduction

Life and death are like two sides of a coin. With living goes the inevitability of death. Quite a few of anxieties that occur in an individual's life arise from fear of death. In fact, it is important to understand that one cannot stop the inevitable. We all hope to have a long life. Yet, all around us we see that death occurs without the permission of the individual concerned. When we come face to face with dying or death with regard to self or others, we realize the presence of a spiritual power. In spite of technological and medical advances, we often find ourselves helpless, ...

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