Originally Posted by Al-Zaara
There is an error in your understanding of the whole issue sis [but this error is understandable initself] and that is that, the person asking help to die, can never be justifed, no mater how much he she is suffering and the reason for this is; life is not about 'enjoying oneself' or to get a certain amount of pleasure, enjoyment, etc, from life, but it is to obey Allah and be content with that; the thuoght that this life is temporary [and incredibly short, compared to the 'real' life we start after death] and that we are only here to know our Lord and earn the hereafter, should make us content and happy with worshipping Allah no matter in what condition Allah has kept us.
For a person as you have described above, he/she would probably only be required to worship Allah [praise Allah, make dua, etc,] in their thoughts...and such a person shuold be taught the meaning and purpose of life and thereafter that person should patiently persevere and practice to be content with his/her life [even if it is just worshipping Allah in thuoght] and look forward to the hereafter.
If the person experiences great pain and suffering due to breathing difficulties [or any other painfull physical conditions], then ofcourse they should be given whatever medical help possible, and they shuold be taught the prayer [to say in their minds] "Oh Allah please I beg of You please dont bestow upon me what I cannot bear", and he/she has to yet patiently endure the suffering for the sake of Allah, for life is only but a test and Allah does not bestow on anyone what they cannot bear...
The story of the Prophet Ayub [as], who underwent immense suffering, shows us that the Islamic way is to continue to give thanks to Allah no matter what He bestows upon you, and tests you with.
There is also a hadith in which it says [to the exent] that a man was wounded in war, and due to the excruciating pain of his wounds, he killed himself [rather than wait for death to naturally take it's toll], and it was said about him that he will end up in hell for he weren't patient with Allah.
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