The afterlife (also referred to as life after death, the Hereafter, the Next World, or the Other Side) is the belief that a part of, or essence of, or soul of an individual, which carries with it and confers personal identity, survives the death of the body of this world and this lifetime, by natural or supernatural means, in contrast to the belief in eternal oblivion after death. In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past. In this latter view, such rebirths and deaths may take place over and over again continuously until the individual gains entry to a spiritual realm. Major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics.

The World is An Arena of Testing for Man

The World is An Arena of Testing for Man The world is an arena of trial for man. He has been sent here to acquire the state appropriate for the other life. This is not easy. Like a tailor who, in order to make a suit fit for his customer,...

OLAM HA-BA (World to come)

OLAM HA-BA (Heb. עוֹלָם הַבָּא). The term olam ha-ba (literally, “the coming world”) in contrast to olam ha-zeh (liter-ally “this world”) refers to the hereafter, which begins with the termination of man’s earthly life. This meaning of the expression is clearly implied in the statement of R. Jacob, quoted in Avot (4:17): “One moment of repentance and good deeds in...

Limbo – Purgatory

Limbo – Purgatory, an intermediate state through which souls are to pass in order to be purified from sin before they are admitted into the heavenly paradise. In Catholic theology, Limbo (Latin limbus, edge or boundary, referring to the “edge” of Hell) is a doctrine concerning the afterlife condition of those who die in...

Heaven By Wiki

Heaven From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious, cosmological or metaphysical term for the physical or transcendent place from which heavenly beings (such as a Sky deity, God, angels, King or Queen of Heaven, Heavenly Father or Heavenly Mother or Son of...

Is There Any Purpose And Necessity For An Eternal World Of Happiness

It is necessary that an eternal world of happiness should be established and the Majestic One Who will found this world is certainly capable of doing that. The destruction of the universe including this world is possible and will certainly occur. Moreover, the resurrection of everything is also possible and,...

Why Hell

Why Hell? Belief bears the seed of a sort of Paradise experienced by the spirit, while unbelief contains the seed of a sort of Hell, which is again experienced spiritually. Just as unbelief is the seed of Hell, so too, Hell is a fruit of unbelief. As unbelief is the...

Where Is Hell

Where is Hell? According to some narrations, Hell is beneath the earth. As we have explained in other places, in its annual orbit, the globe of the earth traces a circle around an area that in the future will be the place of the Great Gathering and Last Judgement. It...

Punishment varies according to the one who committed the crim

The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of a king who has lost or broken the crown...

Punishment is judged according to the nature of the crime

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. The punishment of murder, which in most cases takes five minutes or even seconds, ranges from imprisonment...

Necessity Of Hell And Heaven

Necessity of Hell and Heaven The confrontation, co-existence, and intermingling of good and evil, pleasure and pain, light and darkness, heat and cold, beauty and ugliness, and guidance and misguidance in the universe are there for an extremely important purpose and are full of wisdom. If there were no evil,...

Hell By Wiki

Hell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   In many religious traditions, hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as endless. Religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these...

How Can Infinite Torment In Hell Justified

Unbelief and misguidance are an infinite crime, and transgression against innumerable rights. How can incarceration in Hell for an infinite duration for unbelief during the short earthly life be justice? Reckoning a year to be three hundred and sixty five days, the law of justice requires for a one-minute murder...

Hell Is Punishment For Actions

Hell is punishment for actions, but Paradise is a Divine favor. What is the reason for this? It is clearly shown in the above Indications that with his faculty of will and insignificant wishes, through giving form and reality to something non-existent or theoretical, man causes awesome destruction and evils....

Two Mighty

Two mighty ‘streams’ flow in creation opposite to each other A close examination of what goes on in the universe will make it clear that within it are two opposed elements that have spread everywhere and become rooted: with their results like good and evil, benefit and harm, perfection and...

The resurrection in revealed scriptures

THE RESURRECTION IN REVEALED SCRIPTURES The Qur’an, the last heavenly Scriptures, has four main themes: God’s Existence and Unity, the Resurrection and afterlife, Prophethood, and worship and justice. It emphasizes the Resurrection far more than all previous Scriptures. Despite the distortion it has suffered, the Torah still has vers­es concerning...

The benefits of belief in the resurrection

The benefits of belief in the Resurrection After belief in God, belief in the Resurrection has the primary place in securing a peaceful social order. The one, who does not believe that one day he will be called to account for what he has done in the world, is not...

Quranic arguments about the resurrection

QUR’ANIC ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE RESURRECTION Although scientific findings like the second law of thermody­namics show that existence is gradually disappearing, and even a collision of two planets could destroy the universe. If existence began with a big bang, why should it not end with another big bang or collision? Existence...

Necessity Of Mans Deeds Weighed

The necessity of man’s deeds being weighed alone would require an infinitely just and precise balance to be set up   We set up a just balance for the Day of Resurrection. Thus, no soul will be treated unjustly. Even though it be the weight of one mustard seed, We...

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