Indeed, every death is so predestined. We feel that the word ” predestined” does not seem to carry its proper sense to you. When we say that a death is predestined, it does not mean that Allah has caused the events leading to it. Allah, for example, does not cause the car accident which kills a driver. Indeed, one of the two drivers causes the accident by making a serious mistake. The death of anyone who is killed, as a result, is predestined by Allah in the sense that He has willed that those people die at the particular moment. Every person’s life-span is determined by Allah, when he is still a fetus in his mother’s belly. Allah also knows how every person is to meet his or her death. He does not, however, intervene to cause an accident, fire or a disturbance. It is people who do that and their actions lead to their natural results. Allah has set natural phenomena in operation. He has made fire burn almost all types of objects. He has enabled water to drown a person who swallows it and does not swim. When a person is burned, Allah does not cause his burning, except in the sense that He has given the fire the quality of burning. He does not pick a person up and throw him in the fire to cause his death. When that person happens to be in the midst of fire, he is burnt. Allah has determined his life-span and has known the cause of his death.”

Based on the above, we would like to ascertain that everyone’s time and way of death is known to Almighty Allah, the Creator of all living creatures. Every one of us will die on the specific time predestined for him although the way of death differs from one to another. Above all, we should have a staunch belief that all what occurs is predestined by Allah. Allah Almighty says, “Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even though ye were in lofty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from Allah; and if an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say (unto them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to understand a happening?” (An-Nisaa’ 4: 78)