How to live a long life?
Before we dive into how to prolong our life, first, we should understand the purpose of life.
How was your view on the purpose of life?
Regardless what is your opinion, here is what is taught by Islam:
The purpose of living here (the world) is to cultivate crops for the harvest (good deeds) to live there (hereafter).
As Muslim believers, our purpose should go beyond this life and be prepared for the afterlife.
Whenever celebrating a birth anniversary, the appropriate greeting is not “happy long life” but merely “happy short life.”
This is because God has set the time of a person’s death since we are in the mother’s womb.
That is, the more days, the closer we move toward that destiny. Meaning, day by day, the shorter we live.
Yes, today, we are one step closer to the date of our death.