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(2:56) – Then We raised you up after your death

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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.

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