What is Our End?

This blog is going to be an online collection of stories regarding funerals. Written from the point of view of the average Muslim detailing they’re own funerals–they are meant to remind us of the things that really matter. The stories can go off in all sorts of direction but the main focus is death. They can also be true stories.

The names of the authors will be kept private but anyone is free to contribute. Don’t make it super-short nor super-long. Don’t include your name in the actual story, but write it in first person using ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘myself’ and not third-person like ‘And so Dawud was carried…’ Make it realistic and really put some thought and insight into it.

And no, it isn’t meant to be sadistic or for people to think about your death (that’s why I want you to not use your name in it!), but for us to reflect on what we have and what we ultimately really need. It seems weird, but if there is one topic that warrants unlimited discussion, this is it. “Can Muslims even attempt to write this?” is a big question I have and “How many ways can this tale be told?” is also another question that needs answering. The early Muslims loved death…but for our day in age one must ask “Do we?”

If you have stories you wish to contribute please email them to muslimology@gmail.com or post them here in the comments section and they will be placed up and the comment deleted. It doesn’t always have to be morbid but can have an optimism to it.

Read the Stories

–Dawud Israel (author of Muslimology)

6 Responses to “What is Our End?”

  1. Sis Shaykha Says:

    Asalaamu Alaaikum

    This sounds like a good project.

    How can one detail their own funeral? I don’t really understand.

  2. muslimology Says:

    You imagine it…it’s a story that can be fiction but meant to remind you and get you thinking. It doesn’t have to be how you want it to happen, but merely how you feel it will happen. It can detail what you imagine the akhirah to be like as well…based on hadith and Qur’an that’s bonus points!

    If you have a true story please share it.

    “Oh Allah teach us to live and we will learn how to die”

  3. Zimarina Says:

    I am soooooooooooooooooooo contributing to this!

    Watch this space! Insh’Allah.

    And no, I don’t suffer from morbid fascination (it suffers from me).

  4. SF Says:

    Wasalaam,

    Sounds like a good proj, I’ll see if I can contribute iA

  5. Sis Shaykha Says:

    Asalaamu Alaaikum brother

    I’m sorry for the delay! I put together a poem, insha’Allah I will submit it to you when I have it *edited*

    Wa’alaykum Asalaam

  6. TheInevitableEvents Says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum,
    I was wondering if I could ask you a question. I have a YouTube channel and I wanted to know if I could make a video out of one of your posts. If you agree to that, I would appreciate it very much.
    Wa Alaykum Assalaam

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