In answering your query, I would like to draw your
attention to the everyday styles and patterns a language employs.
When it is said that the massoleum Tāj Mahal was built by
the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it means that he was the person who was
responsible for constructing it. He of course did not construct it with his
hands. Similarly, when it is said that Allah gives death to people, this is
merely a delineation of the fact that He is the first cause of this. As is
evident from the Qur’ān, He has actually entrusted this task to His angels.
Consequently, the verse quoted second tells us that it is
Allah who is responsible for giving death, while the first verse tells us how He