Death is not merely IF rather WHEN. Everything which starts is bound to end. So does this life. We came from dirt, and we will go back to dirt. So what is next after death?
Our religion Islam gives the most realistic and logical details of what happens after death and lies ahead of. Islam sees one`s demise as a natural threshold to the successive stage of existence.
Afterlife as believed by Muslims
In the earlier revelations of our Holy Quran, one of the concepts highlighted more than any other is the notion of afterlife such as the Judgment Day, Paradise, Hellfire, the end of the world and humans being raised again for another life after this one.
Muslims deem that, after dying, a person go through a transitional period of life amongst death and resurrection that is the grave. The grave is a mesmerising garden of heaven or a trench made of hellfire; angels of benevolence visit the souls of believers and angels of chastisement arrive for unbelievers.
The Day of Judgment
The Almighty will judge his creation. The faithful will recognise their flaws and be pardoned. The unbeliever is remunerated for his good deeds in this life, so he will have no deeds to proclaim.
A bridge will be laid out over Hell, reaching out to Paradise known as ‘Siraat’. The ones who will be unfaltering on Islam in this life will pass it with ease.
Perpetual Garden of physical joys and profound enjoyments where substantial desires will be fulfilled beautified with wealth, torrents of vines, appealing aromas, pure accomplices for intimacy; a person will never get exhausted or have enough.
The best ecstasy, however, will be the vision of their Lord of which the unbelievers will be denied.
Fiendish place of retribution for disbelievers and purification for sinful believers is the Hell where body and soul will face torment by smouldering in fire pits. Steaming water and burning sustenance to have. The unbeliever will continue to unceasingly condemn it while believers will be moved to Paradise ultimately.
We all are marching towards mortality. Days are being taken away from our lives that we will never get back. In Surah Al-Asar, Allah SWT swears by the time that is dripping away so quickly that we cannot catch it. Surah Al-Asar is the summary of the entire Quran that provides us with the strong message to have respect for time. Good company is imperative in these days to keep faith and value of time alive. May Allah SWT aid us to keep faithful friends and value the time we have in this life. Ameen