The Holy Qur’an,
Chapter 39: 42 – 52
Allậh takes away the souls (of human being) at the time of
their death and (also) of those who are not (yet) dead during their
sleep. He detains (the souls of) those against whom he passes the
verdict of death and sends (back those of) others till a fixed
period of time. There are signs in this for a people who would
Have those (polytheists) chosen (certain other) intercessors
apart from Allậh? Say, ‘What! (will they intercede for you?) Though
they have no authority at all and understand nothing.’
Say, ‘All intercession belongs to Allậh entirely. To Him
belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, then towards
Him you shall (all) be brought back.’
When (the name of Allậh alone is mentioned, the hearts of
those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion but
when (the names of) those who are below His high station are
mentioned, behold they are at once filled with joy.
Say, ‘O Allậh! Originator of the heavens and the earth,
Possessor of the knowledge of the unseen and the seen. You alone
judge between Your servants concerning that wherein they differ.’
And had the wrongdoers owned all that the earth contains and
as much in addition to it, they would certainly offer it on the Day
of Resurrection to redeem themselves from the woeful punishment; yet
there would appear to them from Allậh that which they never even
And the evil (consequences) of the deeds they had
deliberately done will become clear to them. And they will be caught
by the very punishment they took no account of.
And when harm afflict a human being he calls upon Us. But
when We confer Our favour on him he says, ‘I have been given this
only on account of (my own) knowledge. It is not right, it is only a
trial, yet most people do not know.
Their predecessors had said the same thing, yet all their
acquisitions were of no avail to them.
And the evil (consequences) of their deed did overtake them. As for wrongdoers from among these
(rejecters of the truth), the evil (consequences) of their deeds
shall surely overcome them also. They will never be able to
frustrate (God’s plan).
Do they not
know that Allậh multiplies the means of livelihood (for
of his people) as He will, and makes them scant (for such of them as
He pleases.) Behold there are signs in
all this for the people who would believe.
Heaven, Hell and Death in Islam:
2: 154 Do not say about those
killed in the cause of Allậh, “They are dead.”
For they are alive, but
you do not perceive.
2:25 Give good news to those
who believe and work righteousness that they will have gardens with
flowing streams. When provided with provisions of fruits therein,
they will say “This is what was given to us in the past,” They will
be similar provisions, and they will have pure spouses therein. They
abide therein forever.
3:169 Do not think that those
who are killed in the cause of Allậh are dead; they are alive at
their Lord, being provided for.
4:69 And those who obey Allậh
and this perfect Messenger, it is these who are with those upon whom
Allậh has bestowed His blessings (in this life and the Hereafter) —
the Prophets, the Truthful (in their beliefs, words and deeds), and
the Bearers of Testimony (to the truth of the religion of Allậh by
their words and deeds), as well as the Martyrs, and the Righteous
(who stick to the right course under all circumstances), and how
excellent companions they are!
6:60 It is He Who takes your
soul by night (in sleep) and He knows what you have done by day, yet
He raises you up therein that the term stated (for your life) may be
completed. Then to Him is your return, then He will inform you
plainly about your deeds.
6:93 Who is more unjust than
the person who fabricates a lie in the name of Allậh deliberately or
says, ‘A revelation has been revealed to him, and the person who
says, ‘I will (also) bring down the like what Allậh has sent down?’
Could you but see the wrongdoers when they are in the agonies of
death and when the angels would lay down their hand on them saying,
‘Give up your souls. This day you shall be given a disgraceful
punishment on account of that falsehood which you uttered regarding
Allậh wrongfully and (because) you disdained His revelations.’
8:24 O you who believe, you
shall respond to Allậh and the messenger when he invites to what
keeps you alive.
8:50 Could you but see the angels
carrying away the souls of those who disbelieve, smiting their faces
and their backs (saying) ‘Suffer the punishment of burning.
16:32 Those (are happy indeed)
whom the angels cause to die while they are pure saying, ‘Peace be
upon you! Enter Paradise because of that ( noble deeds) You have
8:51 ‘This (punishment) is
because of (the deeds) which your (own) hands have sent forward and
(knows) Allậh is by no means unjust to His servants.’
22:58 Those who emigrate to the
cause of God, then get killed or did, Allậh will surely provide for
them a good provision.
36:26-27 It was said (to him by
God), ‘Enter Paradise (while you are still living).’ He said, ‘ O,
would that my people knew, ‘For what reason has my Lord granted me
protection (from pitfalls in this life) and included me among the
honoured ( servants of His)!’
40:11 They will say, ‘Our Lord!
Twice You have caused us to die (as the state without life before
birth is a sort of death and the end of this life is the second) and
twice You have given us life. We confess our sins (now). Is then,
there, a way out (of the torment)?’
do not taste death, beyond the first death, and Allậh spares
the retribution of Hell.
47:27 But how (will they fare),
when the angels cause them to die, smiting them on their faces and
89:27-30 (As for the person who has been blessed
with a contented and peaceful mind He will say to him,) ‘O
you soul at peace! ‘Come back to your
Lord well-pleased with Him and He will be well-pleased with
you. ‘Enter the fold of My chosen servants, ‘And enter the Garden made by Me.’