What is d meaning of “untimely death”?
I believe a normal muslim will not utter this. its a statement attributable to unbelievers. so a muslim will only say “so and so died an untimely death due to his/her ignorance. this is because Allah says:
The Noble Quran 3:145
وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَن تَمُوتَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ كِتَٰبًا مُّؤَجَّلًا ۗ وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ ٱلدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِۦ مِنْهَا وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ نُؤْتِهِۦ مِنْهَا ۚ وَسَنَجْزِى ٱلشَّٰكِرِينَ
And no person can ever die except by Allah’s Leave and at an appointed term.”
The Noble Quran 62:8
قُلْ إِنَّ ٱلْمَوْتَ ٱلَّذِى تَفِرُّونَ مِنْهُ فَإِنَّهُۥ مُلَٰقِيكُمْ ۖ ثُمَّ تُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ عَٰلِمِ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَٰدَةِ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ
Say (to them): “Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allah), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do.”
so as from today, if u are a muslim who truly believes Allah’s message, dont ever say someone’s death is untimely. because the one that sent him/her says he has finished the assignment and his/her life has expired, so don’t blame Allah who created and took His slave.
manufacturing and producing companies also put expiry date on their product, And who has more right to do so than Allah?
may Allah grant us correct ieman and better understanding!