Ayah

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إِلَّا
Except
مَوۡتَتَنَا
our death
ٱلۡأُولَىٰ
the first
وَمَا
and not
نَحۡنُ
we
بِمُعَذَّبِينَ
will be punished
إِلَّا
Except
مَوۡتَتَنَا
our death
ٱلۡأُولَىٰ
the first
وَمَا
and not
نَحۡنُ
we
بِمُعَذَّبِينَ
will be punished

Translation

"Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"

Tafsir

aside from our first death, that is, the one [which we suffered] in this world, and are we not to be chastised?' - this interrogative statement is one made out of [sheer] delight and in order to speak [at length] of the graces of God, exalted be He, in [His] granting of everlasting life and refraining from inflicting any punishment.

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