The Concept of Death in Islam (7) No man is immortal
This is the seventh article of the series, The Concept of Death in Islam.
In this article, the Quran states that Allah has never assigned immortality to any human being; No man is immortal.
In the verses 21:34-35, the Quran says that:
Verse21:34-35in four different translations
34we have never assigned immortality to a human before you, therefore, if you yourself die, will they live forever?
35every soul shall taste Death. We will try you with a trial of evil and good. Then, to us you shall be returned.
34and we did not ordain abiding for any mortal before you. What! Then if you die, will they abide?
35every soul must taste of Death and we try you by evil and good by way of probation; and to us you shall be brought back
34we appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! If thou diest, can they be immortal!
35every soul must taste of Death, and we try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto us ye will be returned.
34we granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die, would they live permanently?
35every soul shall have a taste of Death: and we test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To us must ye return.
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