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The Hereafter

The Pleasures of Paradise

(part 1 of 2) The reality of Paradise is something which people will never be able to understand until they actually enter it, but God has shown us glimpses of it in the Quran. He has described it as a place essentially different to the life of this world, both in the very nature and purpose of life, as well as the types of delights which people will enjoy therein. The Quran tells people about Paradise, which God offers to them, …
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The Pleasures of Paradise in Brief

God has said in the Quran: “And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow….” (Quran 2:25) God has also said: “Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and for Paradise, whose width is as the width of the heavens and the earth, which has been prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers….” (Quran 57:21) The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of …
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Salvation from Hellfire

God has said in the Quran: “Those who have disbelieved and died in disbelief, the earth full of gold would not be accepted from any of them if one offered it as a ransom. They will have a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers.” (Quran 3:91) So, this life is our only chance to win Paradise and to escape from Hellfire, because if someone dies in disbelief, he will not have another chance to come back to this world to …
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Conversations in Paradise and Hell

(part 1 of 3): Talking to Angels We begin with a new series of articles about the conversations that take place in Paradise and Hell. It is hoped, that by reminding ourselves of what has been described to us of Paradise/the Heavenly Gardens and Hell, we will be able to experience and imagine the events that will take place when we come face to face with our abode in the Hereafter. Why does God give us insight into these conversations? The Quran …
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The Last Person to enter Paradise

(part 1 of 2): And a Tree willbe Raised Up Paradise is the incredible reward that God has prepared for the believers; for those who obey Him. It is a place of complete joy and serenity and there is nothing in existence that can disturb this. It will go on forever and we hope that it will be our eternal home. What God and His Prophet Muhammad have told us about Paradise makes our heads spin and our minds whirl. In …
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The Journey into the Hereafter

(part 1 of 8): An Introduction   Introduction Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam who passed away in 632, related: “Gabriel came to me and said, ‘O Muhammad, live as you wish, for you shall eventually die. Love whom you desire, for you shall eventually depart. Do what you please, for you shall pay. Know that the night-prayer[1] is the honor of a believer, and his pride is being independant on others.’”(Silsilah al-Saheehah) If there is only one thing certain about life, it is that it …
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Life after Death

(part 1 of 2): An Argument The question of whether or not there is life after death does not fall into the field of science, because science is only concerned with the classification and analysis of recorded data. Moreover, man has been busy with scientific enquiries and research, in the modern sense of the term, only for the last few centuries, while he has been familiar with the idea of life after death since time immemorial. All the prophets of God …
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The Justice of Judgement

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” –old proverb True belief has a reward in the hereafter. Disbelief does too, buuuut … you don’t want it. Such has been the message of all the prophets—each and every one of them. How can we justify an afterlife? Well, where else can the injustices of this life be rectified, if not in an afterlife? What we perceive to be injustices in this worldly life would be a poor reflection upon …
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The Day of Resurrection

(part 1 of 3): Introduction ‘Armageddon’, ‘Deep Impact’, ‘End of Days’, the list goes on and on, all though these movies differ in a number of ways, they all have a common plot that depicts an ‘end of the world’ scenario. In the most part, skepticism and mockery play a large role in these blockbuster movies, but the fact that each movie of this nature sells so well and becomes a hit is proof that people are intrigued by the afterlife. …
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Death & the Hereafter in Islam

“Every soul shall taste death.”Qur’an 29:57   Death is Near “Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!” Qur’an 4:78 Death is the reality from which none can escape. It draws nearer every day; every hour; every minute. According to the CIA’s The World Factbook 2007, almost two people die each second. That’s a staggering 57.9 million people each year! Every single being will reach this inescapable fate, regardless of their age, health, …
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