Death In Quran

Quran verses including the word Death.

Quranic Verses about Death.

The Root word for Death (م و ت)  mentioned 165 times in Quran in 8 forms. Few Instances Mentioned below

39 times as verb māta (مَّاتَ)

21 times as verb amāta (أَمَاتَ)

3 times as noun mamāt (مَمَات)

50 times as noun mawt (مَوْت)

3 times as noun mawtat (مَوْتَت)

38 times as the nominal mayyit (مَّيِّت)

5 times as the nominal mayt (مَّيْت)

6 times as the nominal maytat (مَيْتَة)

Then We brought you back to life after your death, so that perhaps you would show thanks. (2:56)

Say, ‘If the abode of the hereafter with Allah is for you alone, to the exclusion of all others, then long for death if you are telling the truth.’ But they will never ever long for it because of what they have done. Allah knows the wrongdoers. (2:94-95)

Or were you present when death came to Ya‘qub and he said to his sons, ‘What will you worship when I have gone?’ They said, ‘We will worship your God, the God of your forefathers, Ibrahim, Isma‘il and Ishaq–one God. We are Muslims submitted to Him.’ (2:133)

It is prescribed for you, when death approaches one of you and if he has some goods to leave, to make a will in favour of his parents and relatives, correctly and fairly: a duty for all those who guard against evil. (2:180)

What do you think about those who left their homes in thousands in fear of death? Allah said to them, ‘Die!’ and then brought them back to life. Allah shows great favour to mankind, but most people are not grateful. (2:243)

You were longing for death before you met it. Now you have seen it with your own eyes. (3:143)

They are those who said of their brothers, when they themselves had stayed behind, ‘If they had only obeyed us, they would not have been killed.’ Say, ‘Then ward off death from yourselves if you are telling the truth.’ (3:168)

Every self will taste death. You will be paid your wages in full on the Day of Rising. Anyone who is distanced from the Fire and admitted to the Garden has triumphed. The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion. (3:185)

If any of your women commit fornication, four of you must be witnesses against them. If they bear witness, detain them in their homes until death releases them or Allah ordains another procedure for their case. (4:15)

There is no repentance for people who persist in doing evil until death comes to them and who then say, ‘Now I repent,’ nor for people who die disbelievers. We have prepared for them a painful punishment. (4:18)

Wherever you are, death will catch up with you, even if you are in impregnable fortresses. If a good thing happens to them, they say, ‘This has come from Allah.’ But if a bad thing happens to them, they say, ‘This has come from you.’ Say, ‘Everything comes from Allah.’ What is the matter with these people that they scarcely understand a single word? (4:78)

Those who migrate in the Way of Allah will find many places of refuge on the earth and ample sustenance. If anyone leaves his home, migrating to Allah and His Messenger, and death catches up with him, it is Allah Who will reward him. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (4:100)

You who believe! When one of you is near to death and makes a will, two just men from among you should act as witnesses; or, if you are travelling when the misfortune of death occurs, two men who are strangers to you. You should detain them after prayer and, if you are doubtful, they should swear by Allah: ‘We will not sell it for any price, even to a near relative, and we will not conceal the testimony of Allah. If we did we would indeed be wrongdoers.’ (5:106)

He is the Absolute Master over His servants. He sends angels to watch over you. Then when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not fail in their task. (6:61)

Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents lies against Allah or denies His Signs, or who says, ‘It has been revealed to me,’ when nothing has been revealed to him, or someone who says, ‘I will send down the same as Allah has sent down’? If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying, ‘Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about Allah, and being arrogant about His Signs.’ (6:93)

Just as your Lord brought you out from your house with truth, even though a group of the believers disliked it, arguing with you about the Truth after it had been made clear as though they were being driven to their death with open eyes. (8:5-6)

It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days when His Throne was on the water, in order to test which of you has the best actions. If you say, ‘You will be raised up after death,’ those who disbelieve will say, ‘This is nothing but downright magic.’ (11:7)

He gulps at it but can hardly swallow it down. Death comes at him from every side but he does not die. And beyond him is relentless punishment. (14:17)

Then We would have let you taste a double punishment in life and a double punishment in death. You would not have found any helper against Us. (17:75)

Every self will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. And you will be returned to Us. (21:35)

When death comes to one of them, he says, ‘My Lord, send me back again.’ (23:99)

But they have adopted gods apart from Him which do not create anything but are themselves created. They have no power to harm or help themselves. They have no power over death or life or resurrection. (25:3)

(Ibrahim said, ‘It is) He Who will cause my death, then give me life.’ (26:81)

Every self will taste death. Then you will be returned to Us. (29:57)

Say: ‘The Angel of Death, who has been given charge of you, will take you back and then you will be sent back to your Lord.’ (32:11)

Say: ‘Flight will not benefit you if you try to run away from death or being killed. Then you will only enjoy a short respite.’ (33:16)

Allah knows the obstructers among you and those who say to their brothers, ‘Come to us,’ and who only come to fight a very little, and are begrudging towards you. Then when fear comes, you see them looking at you, their eyes rolling like people scared to death. But when fear departs they flay you with sharp tongues, grasping for wealth. Such people have no faith and Allah will make their actions come to nothing. That is easy for Allah. (33:18-19)

They are an accursed people. Wherever they are found they should be seized and mercilessly put to death. (33:61)

Then when We decreed that he (Sulayman) should die, nothing divulged his death to them except the worm which ate his staff; so that when he fell down it was made clear to the jinn that if they had truly had knowledge of the Unseen they need not have stayed there suffering humiliating punishment. (34:14)

(Say,) ‘Are we not going to die, except for our first death? Are we not going to be punished?’ (37:58-59)

Allah takes back people’s selves when their death arrives and those who have not yet died, while they are asleep. He keeps hold of those whose death has been decreed and sends the others back for a specified term. There are certainly Signs in that for people who reflect. (39:42)

(These people say,) ‘There is nothing more than our first death. We will not be raised up a second time.’ (44:35)

They will not taste any death there–except for the first one. He will safeguard them from the punishment of the Blazing Fire. (44:56)

Or do those who perpetrate evil deeds suppose that We will make them like those who believe and do right actions, so that their lives and deaths will be the same? How bad their judgement is! (45:21)

Those who believe say, ‘If only a sura could be sent down.’ But when a straightforward sura is sent down and fighting is mentioned in it, you see those with sickness in their hearts looking at you with the look of someone about to faint from fear of death. More fitting for them would be obedience and honourable words. Once the matter is resolved upon, being true to Allah would be better for them. (47:20-21)

The throes of death come revealing the truth. That is what you were trying to evade! (50:19)

(Has he not been informed) that it is He Who brings about both death and life? (53:44)

We have decreed death for you and We will not be forestalled. (56:60)

Say: ‘You Jews, if you claim to be the friends of Allah to the exclusion of all other people, then wish for death if you are telling the truth.’ But they will never ever wish for it because of what they have done. Allah knows the wrongdoers. (62:6-7)

Say: ‘Death, from which you are fleeing, will certainly catch up with you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible and He will inform you about what you did.’ (62:8)

Give from what We have provided for you before death comes to one of you and he says, ‘My Lord, if only you would give me a little more time so that I can give charity and be one of the righteous!’ (63:10)

He Who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving. (67:2)

(He who is given his Book in his left hand will say,) ‘If only death had really been the end!’ (69:27)