Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Appointment of the Angel of death

Quran Chapter 32: 10 & 11 (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2561) درس قرآن

Appointment of the Angel of death


‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


 وَقَالُوٓا۟ أَءِذَا ضَلَلْنَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ أَءِنَّا لَفِى خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍۭ بَلْ هُم بِلِقَآءِ رَبِّهِمْ كَٰفِرُونَ 10  قُلْ يَتَوَفَّىٰكُم مَّلَكُ ٱلْمَوْتِ ٱلَّذِى وُكِّلَ بِكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ 11

10.  And they say: When we are lost in the earth, how can we then be re-created? Nay but they are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.


11.  Say: The Angel of Death, who hath charge concerning you, will gather you, and afterward unto your Lord ye will be returned.

10.  Wa  qaaluuu  ‘a-‘izaa  zalalnaa  fil-‘arzi  ‘a-‘innaa  lafii  khalqin-  jadiid.  Bal  hum  bi-Liqaaa-‘i  Rab-bihim  kaafiruun.


11.  Qul  yata-waffaakum-  Malakul-  Mawtillazii  wukkila  bikum  summa  ‘ilaa  Rabbikum  turja-‘uun.

(Section 1)



Previously, the circumstances about creation of the mankind were explained that he is a collection of two things – body and soul. The body has been prepared with those things which exist in the clay. The clay was kneaded with water and the body-frame of the mankind was prepared from the same directly first time. After that, lineage of his creation was established in such manner that the mankind should fill his belly with food; acquired from the produce of the earth. That food becomes source of producing seed (semen), which is a baseless fluid. When the skeleton got ready, then it was animated. The thing which animated it, is Soul, by means of which, eyes, ears and hearts began to work respectively.


After that, it is commanded: How do these people say that “when elements of our body will rot and spread in the dust, then how shall we be brought again to life?” Say to them: In fact you have not known your Lord. When once the body has been created, the soul has been breathed in it and the mankind has been born, then you should understand it carefully that the Angel of Death (peace be upon him) has been appointed for you. He will pull your soul out from your body when the time of your death will reach. This soul will remain in existence; for which the body will be prepared again like this, and the soul will penetrate in that body.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).