Then We raised you up after your death: Ye had the chance to be grateful.
According to Muhammad Asad,
“Lit., “after your death”. The expression mawt does not always denote physical death. Arab
philologists – e.g., Raghib – explain the verb mata (lit., “he died”) as having, in
certain contexts, the meaning of “he became deprived of sensation, dead as to the senses”;
and occasionally as “deprived of the intellectual faculty, intellectually dead”; and sometimes
even as “he slept” (see Lane VII, 2741).” (p. 25)
Asad, Muhammad (1980). The Message of the Quran. http://www.islamicweblibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/55877864-54484011-Message-of-Quran-Muhammad-Asad-Islam-Translation.pdf