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And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: “They are dead.” Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not

Tafhim ul Quran write,

“The word ‘death’ as well as its general concept has a depressing effect. People have therefore been instructed not to refer to martyrs who laid down their lives for God as ‘dead’, since this might lead to the dissipation of the spirit which enables people to struggle and make sacrifices in God’s cause. Instead, people have been instructed to bear in mind that anyone who lays down his life for God has in fact attained immortality. As well as being a statement of fact this also helps to arouse and sustain courage”


Moududi, Abu Ala. Tafhim ul Quran. (Surah 2 verse 154)

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