Shuhadaa being alive in their graves

Q: "Those who died in the path of Allah Ta'ala we should not call them dead, instead they are provided with their susbtence." I want to now the meaning of this aayah. I am totally confused. 

A: The meaning is quite clear that in the next realm they enjoy a life that is superior than the rest of all the deceased, and not only are they alive but they are provided with special sustenance though their life is not perceivable to us.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)