The Life After This Life

The verses below depict the moment of death of a person who rejects God. They will be humiliated by angels while they die (8:50 and 47:27).

8:49 The hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts said: “These people have been deceived by their system.” But whoever puts his trust in God, then God is Noble, Wise.
8:50 And if you could only see as the angels terminate the lives of those who have rejected, they strike their faces and their backs: “Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire!”
8:51 “This is for what your hands have delivered, and God does not wrong the servants.”
8:52 Like the behavior of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them; they rejected the signs of God, so God took them by their sins. God is Strong, severe in punishment.

47:25 Surely, those who returned back, after the guidance has been made clear to them, the devil has enticed them and has led them on.
47:26 That is because they said to those who hated what God had sent down: “We will obey you in certain matters.” And God knows their secrets.
47:27 So how will it be when their lives are terminated by the angels, while striking their faces and their backs?
47:28 That is because they followed that which angered God, and they hated that which pleased Him. Thus, He nullified their works

Those who believe and do good works will be rewarded (2:25)

2:23 And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant, then bring a chapter like this, and call upon your witnesses other than God if you are truthful.
2:24 And if you cannot do this; and you will not be able to do this; then beware the Fire whose fuel is people and stones, it has been prepared for the rejecters.
2:25 And give good news to those who believe and do good works that they will have estates with rivers flowing beneath them. Every time they receive a provision of its fruit, they say: “This is what we have been provisioned before,” and they are given its likeness. And there they will have pure mates, and in it they will abide.

Those who are killed in the cause of God are dead. No, they are alive at their Lord receiving a bounty. (3:169)

3:166 And what you suffered on the day the two hosts met was with the permission of God, and to let the believers know.
3:167 And to let those who are hypocrites know, that they were told: “Come fight in the cause of God or defend,” they said: “If we knew how to fight we would have followed you.” They are closer to rejection than they are to belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts, and God is aware of what they conceal.
3:168 Those who remained and said to their brothers: “If they obeyed us they would not have been killed.” Say: “Then avert death away from yourselves if you are truthful!”
3:169 And do not think that those who are killed in the cause of God are dead. No, they are alive at their Lord receiving a bounty.
3:170 Happy with what God has granted them from His grace, and they rejoice in those who have yet to follow after them. There is no fear upon them nor do they grieve.
3:171 They rejoice with the bounty of God and grace; God will not waste the recompense of the believers.

3:172 Those who have answered God and the messenger after they were afflicted with wounds. For those of them who did good and were righteous is a great recompense.
3:173 The ones who the people said to them: “The people have gathered against you, so be concerned by them,” but it only increased their faith and they said: “God is sufficient for us, and He is the best to put our trust in.”
3:174 So they came back with a recompense from God and a bounty, no harm would touch them. And they had followed the pleasure of God, and God is the One with great pleasure.

Those who have believed and did good works, they are in gardens of bliss. (22:56) Tthose who rejected and disbelieved Our revelations, those will have a humiliating retribution. (22:57)

22:54 And to let those who have been given knowledge know that it is the truth from your Lord, and they will believe in it, and their hearts will soften to it. And God will guide those who believe to a straight path.
22:55 And those who have rejected will remain to be in doubt from it until the Hour comes to them suddenly, or the retribution of a barren Day comes to them.
22:56 The sovereignty on that Day is to God, He will judge between them. So as for those who have believed and did good works, they are in gardens of bliss.
22:57 And those who rejected and disbelieved Our revelations, those will have a humiliating retribution.

Those who emigrated in the cause of God and killed/died will be rewarded (22:58)

22:58 And those who emigrated in the cause of God, then they were killed or died, God will provide them with a good provision, and God is the best of providers.
22:59 He will admit them an entrance that they will be pleased with, and God is Knowledgeable, Compassionate.

The righteous will not taste death after the first death (44:56), this may mean: 1) they will die only once and will be granted eternal life after death, 2) unrighteous will die first and they will die again in Hell (see 4:11)

44:51 The righteous will be in a station of security.
44:52 Among gardens and springs.
44:53 Wearing silk and satin; facing each other.
44:54 So it is, and We married them to wonderful companions.
44:55 They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.
44:56 They do not taste death therein except for the first death, and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.
44:57 As a blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

Following verses also explain rejecters will die twice and be given life twice (40:11). Does this mean rejects will die for a second time after resurrection? Could this be related to 8:50 and 47:27 where God says rejecters will be humiliated by angels?

40:10 Those who had rejected will be told: “The abhorrence of God towards you is greater than your abhorrence of yourselves, for you were invited to believe, but you chose to reject.”
40:11 They will say: “Our Lord, You have made us die twice, and You have given us life twice. Now we have confessed our sins. Is there any way out of this state?”
40:12 This is because when God alone was mentioned, you rejected, but when partners were set up with Him, you believed. Therefore, the judgment is for God, the Most High, the Great.

Following verse confirms the two death concept explained above (2:28).

2:28 How can you reject God when you were dead and He brought you to life? Then He makes you die, then He brings you to life, then to Him you return.

36:26 is about a believing man who died and was given paradise after his death while his people are still alive on earth.

36:20 And a man came running from the farthest part of the city, saying: “O my people, follow the messengers.”
36:21 “Follow those who do not ask you for any wage, and are guided.”
36:22 “And why should I not serve the One who initiated me, and to Him is your ultimate return?”
36:23 “Shall I take gods besides Him? If the Almighty intends any harm for me, their intercession cannot help me in the least, nor can they save me.”
36:24 “Then I would be clearly astray.”
36:25 “I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!”
36:26 It was said: “Enter the Paradise.” He said “Oh, how I wish if only my people knew!”
36:27 “Of what my Lord has forgiven me, and made me of the honored ones.”
36:28 And We did not send down upon his people after him soldiers from the heaven; for there was no need to send them down.

36:29 For all it took was one scream, whereupon they were stilled.
36:30 What sorrow for the servants. For every time a messenger went to them, they would mock him.

Final thoughts

A more details study is necessary to look at other related verses. Analysis of the original Arabic for the following phrases may help expand our understanding: two deaths and two life, provision, righteousness, believer, rejecter. I plan to do this next on this study. God willing.

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