Lessons from Holy Qur'an

No Soul Can Ever Die Except By Allah’s Leave


No Soul Can Ever Die Except By Allah’s Leave

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse –145 of 200, Section –15 (Part – 4)


No soul can ever die except by Allah’s leave and at a term appointed. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. And We shall reward the thankful. 

Wa  maa  kaana  li-nafsin  ‘an- tamuuta  ‘illaa  bi-‘iznillaahi  ki-taabam-mu-‘ajjalaa. Wa  many-yurid  sa-waabad-dunyaa  nu’-tihii  minhaa. Wa many-yurid  sa-waabal-‘Aakhirati  nu’-tihii  minhaa. Wa  sanaj-zish-Shaakiriin.




It has been told in this verse that none can die without the order of Allah Almighty, no matter how much reasons for death are collected. Moreover, death of every person occurs at its specific time. If the situation is likewise then the people who have trust in Allah Almighty should neither be confounded from it and nor be disappointed and doubting after hearing the death of any young or old.


The person who desires the reward of his good deeds in the world, Allah Almighty will bestow on him thereof; and whoso desires the reward in the Hereafter, He will bestow on him thereof. For instance; the squad of archers disobeyed the Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in the Battle of ‘Uhud and broke in collecting the booty. Those people wanted reward of strife and struggle (Jihaad) in the path of Allah Almighty in the world. Second type of the people is those who executed the order of Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). For instance, chief of archers Abdullah bin Jabiir and his only ten companions (archers) saw the enemies running away from the battlefield and found the Muslims collecting the booty, but they did not move from their place. They preferred the Obedience of Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) instead of property and material belonging to this world. They remained steadfast in obedience of Holy Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) without caring for the booty. Reward for these type of particular people is in the Hereafter.


The people who will remain steadfast upon the religion, they will get the religion also as well as there will be no deduction in their property in the world, and they will succeed in the Hereafter too. Allah Almighty will grant them more rewards that feel obliged and value the graciousness. Some people become so blind in the greed and selfishness and lose their senses that their belief does not remain in Hereafter. They say that they should be paid their reward for their deeds in cash (in the world) not in loan (in the Hereafter). They think that it is unknown and not sure to come again to be alive. They want to get the rewards of their virtues, hardworking and goodness in this world. Such people remain in severe loss because getting reward in this world is nothing as compared to the Hereafter.  



Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

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