Podcast Ep. 25: The Art of Dying

Abu Hurayra (RA) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, “Remember often the severer of pleasures [i.e. death].” There are myriad ways to reflect on death, both on our own death and that of others. How do we engage in periodic remembrance of our final abode? Why does death feel far away, and why do we shy away from discussing it? On Episode 25, the team … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 25: The Art of Dying

A Meditation on Death in Istanbul

Xiwen Yang This short piece has its origin in my grandmother’s passing, who lived her whole life in a small town in south-western China and left for another realm in 2019, may Allah forgive her. Throughout my childhood, she protected my spirit, stirred my imagination, and cheered for my pursuits. I miss her, night and day. Her departure weighs on my heart and forces me … Continue reading A Meditation on Death in Istanbul

The Destroyer of Pleasures: A Reflection on Death Culture

Aaminah Y. Through the ages, society has exhausted every means by which it can comprehend death, from theology to thanatology, renaissance art to greek philosophy. Yet for many, death still remains one of life’s greatest mysteries. Modernity has altered our relationship with death, dividing attitudes between pure tragedy and indifference, both far removed from the sunnah of our beloved Rasool ﷺ. We rush to unpack the geopolitical … Continue reading The Destroyer of Pleasures: A Reflection on Death Culture