Posted on 04/03/2012 by __socrates

HAYAT حياة
“Life.” The word frequently occurs in the Qur’an e.g.. Surah xviii. 44, “Wealth and children are an adornment of the life of this world.” Surah ii. 25, “For you in retaliation is the life, O ye possessors of mind!”
Al-Hayatu ‘d-bunya, “the worldly life,” is a term used in the Qur’an for those things in this world which prevent from attaining to the eternal life of the next world.
Surah ii. 80: “Those who have brought this worldly life with the future, the torment shall not be lightened from them nor shall they be helped.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam