Just as the necessity and requirement for the Resurrection is undoubted, so the One Who will bring it into being is eminently able to do it. He is absolutely powerful over everything. The greatest things and the smallest are the same in relation to His Power. He creates the spring with as much facility as He creates a flower.
The Islamic belief in the afterlife as stated in the Qur’an is descriptive. The Islamic word for Paradise is jannat and Hell is jahannam. Jannat and Jahannam both have different levels. Jannat possesses 8 gates while Jahannam possess 7 deep terrible layers. Individuals will arrive at both everlasting homes during Judgment Day, which commences after the Angel Israfel blows the trumpet the second time. Their level of comfort while in the grave depends wholly on their level of Iman or faith in the one God, or Allah, equivalent in Arabic. In order for one to achieve proper, firm and healthy Iman one must practice righteous deeds or else his level of Iman chokes and shrinks and eventually can wither away if one does not practice Islam long enough, hence the depth of practicing Islam is good deeds. One may also acquire Tasbih and recite the names of Allah in such manner as “SubahannAllah” or Glory be to Allah in Arabic over and over again to acquire good deeds. The levels in Jannah are 100 and 7 for Jahannam. Continue reading “Afterlife in Islam”
Upanishads describe reincarnation, or punarjanma (see also: samsara). The Bhagavat Gita, an important book for Hinduism, talks extensively about the afterlife. Here, the Lord Krishna says that just as a man discards his old clothes and wears new ones; similarly the soul discards the old body and takes on a new one. In Hinduism, the belief is that the body is but a shell, the soul inside is immutable and indestructible and takes on different lives in a cycle of birth and death. The end of this cycle is called “Mukti” (Sanskrit: मुक्ति) and merging finally with God is “Moksha” (Sanskrit: मोक्ष) or salvation. Continue reading “Afterlife in Indian religions”
Since, despite its darkness and density in contrast to water, air, and light, earth is the means and source of all the varieties of the works of Divine art, in meaning it has some superiority to the other elements. Continue reading “What does the body, defective, changing, unstable and pain-stricken, have to do with eternity and paradise? The spiritual pleasures should be enough. Why should a bodily resurrection take place for corporal pleasures?”
Reincarnation refers to the transmigration of souls, the doctrine that after death the soul moves on to inhabit another body, then die again and then another body, and so on. Continue reading “What is Reincarnation?”
As everybody knows, while a man is alive in the world, it is the spirit, which both suffers pains and feels joys and happiness. Although the spirit feels pains, in appearance, through the nervous system and uses this system in its extremely complicated acts of communicating with all parts of the body down to each cell of it- it is still a mystery for science what type of an interaction there is between the spirit and the body, including, especially, the brain.
Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime and the intention of the criminal in committing it, not to how long it took the criminal to commit the act. Continue reading “Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime”