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The Angels will say to the believers when death approaches


Sūrah Fussilat {41:31}

The Angels will say to the believers when death approaches:

– We have been your friends i.e. your close companions in this world, protecting you and helping you by the command of Allāh, and

– We will be with you in the Hereafter, keeping you from feeling lonely in your graves and when the Trumpet is blown;

– We will reassure you on the Day or Resurrection and will take you accross the Sirāt and bring you to the Gardens of delight”.

The āyah continues:

وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ

{Therein you shall have (all) that your souls desire} means, ‘in Paradise you will have all that you wish for and that will delight you’.

وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ

{And therein you shall have (all) for which you ask} means ‘whatever you ask for, it will appear before you as you wish it to be’.

~Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr (English- Abridged) Vol. 8 p.540.



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