Knowledge of where and when a person is going to die

Question ID: 18676

In this audio clip , (from 19 minutes and 38 seconds to 25 minutes and 14 seconds), Maulana Sindhi mentions how at the time of Sulyaman (alayhissalaam), the angel of death knew both the location and time of death of one companion of Sulayman (alayhisalaam) minutes before this man’s death.

Does the angel of death have knowledge of where and when a person is going to die a reasonable time before the person actually dies?

We know that Rasool (sallalahualaihiwasallam) said that there are five matters about which only Allaah has knowledge and then Rasool (sallalhualaihiwasallam) recited the final verse of Surah Luqman (Muslim). This has been recorded in Tafseer Anwar ul Bayan of Maulana Ashiq Ilahi.

One of these five things is the land in which a soul will die in.

So if only Allah knows about the land that a person is going to die in, how did the angel of death know of this man’s location of death minutes before the man’s soul was extracted?

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Asked on October 13, 2014 3:53 pm
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1) There is nothing wrong, odd, or strange in that.

2) 'minutes before' Allaah informed the Angel.

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Answered on October 13, 2014 3:53 pm