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Is a man's lifespan five times his age of maturity?


Question: From the biological point of view, each person's life span is five times his age of maturity. For example, if a person matures at the age of seventeen, he will die at the age of eighty-five. If a sheep matured at the age of one, then its lifespan will be five years. Similarly each person has a natural lifespan. However if someone was immoral, drank intoxicants or carried out any similar action, then due to these evil actions his limbs will weaken and he will pass away before his time.

Like how an oil lamp that only has one wick will normally burn for the entire night but if five wicks are placed into the lamp the oil will burn out much quicker.

Hadrat, can a person hold such a belief and is this not in contradiction to the teachings of the Qur'an and hadith? 

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Answer: All this is absurd and futile. Nevertheless, it appears in the hadith that the lifespan of a person who carries out good actions will be increased. This means that in a short period of time he will be able to accomplish much work. Besides this there is nothing else.
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