Death and Islam – Quran and Science

Death and Islam – Quran and Science

In Islam, the Qur’an is considered to be the word of God and is believed to contain guidance and teachings for all aspects of life, including death. The Qur’an contains numerous references to death and the afterlife, and emphasizes the importance of preparing for death and living a righteous and virtuous life in order to achieve salvation in the afterlife.

📖Quran 3:185
Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have succeeded. For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.

  • This verse in the Qur’an that addresses death and the afterlife also This verse reminds Muslims that death is a universal experience that will come to everyone, and that the ultimate reward or punishment for each person will be determined on the day of judgment.

📖Quran 23:99
[For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord, send me back – That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind.” No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected.

📖Quran 50:22
Sahih International
[It will be said], “You were certainly in unmindfulness of this, and We have removed from you your cover, so your sight, this Day, is sharp.

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 3231
The Prophet (ﷺ) as saying: When a servant (of Allah) is placed in his grave, and his Companions depart from him, he hears the stepping sound of their shoes.
The dead corpse sends vibrations of Gama rays. he thinks of memorable things.

In terms of the relationship between Islam and science, it is important to note that Islam encourages the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, including scientific knowledge. However, Islam also teaches that ultimate truth and understanding come from God and can be found through revelation and spiritual enlightenment. As such, while science can provide valuable insights and understanding of the natural world, it is not seen as the sole source of truth or knowledge in Islam.