Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, though you should be in raised-up towers.” And if a good thing befalls them, they say, “This is from God”; but if an evil thing befalls them, they say, “This is from you.” Say, “Everything is from God.” What is wrong with this people that they do not understand?
Death is joy to the believer and the news of its drawing near is good news to him because it is a means of reaching the Real. Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
It is said that since death is inevitable, submitting to His decree willingly is better than tolerating it unwillingly.
Moreover, He told them that, because of the weakness of their facul- ties of insight and the infirmity of their beliefs, they are joyful and show gratitude when a good thing befalls them. But if an evil thing befalls them,
they are not guided to God. The Magian disposition flows in them so that they attribute (aḌāfū) [the evil thing] to something that is created. [God] replied to them, saying, “say to them, O Muḥammad, 'Everything is from God through [the acts of] creating and originating, producing and invent- ing, decreeing and facilitating.'”