AL-MUMIT – THE TAKER OF LIFE
Death is the antithesis of life. A wind dies when it stands still. A human dies when he sleeps; sleep is called death by way of analogy: it causes the faculties of reason and almost all other bodily movements to stop. The mawt is the land which was never tilled. One whose heart dies is dumb, stupid, idiotic, the warmth of his reason cooled down and died out.
Al-Mumit, the Almighty, decrees death for whomsoever He pleases; none causes death except He. He has subdued His servants by death, causing them to go back to the earth from which He had created them and to be covered with dust...
"And it is Allah who gives life and causes death, and Allah is Seeing of what you do." (Quran, 3:156)
"Say, (O Muhammad), "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, (from Him) to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death." So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided." (Quran, 7:158)
"And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor." (Quran, 15:23)
"His is the dominion of the heavens and earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is over all things competent." (Quran, 57:2)