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THE HEREAFTER

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Pleasures of Paradise (part 2 of 2)

The Eternalness of the Hereafter The Pleasures of this world are transient whilst the joys of the hereafter are lasting and eternal.  In this life when a person enjoys something, it is only a short while before they get bored with it and proceed to search for...

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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...

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