1) Punishment from Allah (swt) is a result of man willingly disregarding divine guidance and not listening to the call of the ”outer” and “inner” messengers. 2) The knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the way His creatures will act in different situations, does not interfere with them being forced to choose the action in question, and in other words, Allah’s knowledge reveals His creatures’ course of action, nothing else. The ... Read More »
We know that the Holy Quran directly speaks of the eternal punishment to be given to the kufar. That is, it speaks about eternity. “Allah has promised the hypocrites, men and women, and the faithless, the Fire of hell, to remain in it [forever]. That suffices them. Allah has cursed them, and there is a lasting punishment for them.”  Just as in the following verse, the Quran promises the ... Read More »
The change in appearance and outer features as one ages are related to this world, but this isn’t the case for the hereafter, especially heaven; people don’t have different appearances and faces there. For example, it is not so that some will be children, some will be middle aged, and some old. Even if we believe that the world to come is a material one, still, age, the way we ... Read More »
When the Day of Resurrection comes and human beings go to Paradise and Hell, does death still exist?
In the greater resurrection which is a world next to the intermediate world, all human beings from the first to the last are gathered and enter a new phase of living; they receive the rewards for their deeds and actions in the worldly life. 1 The Quran, traditions and rational arguments agree that there is no death after the Day of Judgment occurs and human beings go to Paradise and Hell. ... Read More »
From the perspective of Islam, which is the most complete religion, resurrection is one of the fundamentals of religion and believing in it is one of the conditions of being a Muslim. There are many ways to understand about the true essence of heaven and hell and the necessity of their existence. In order to have a better understanding of the Issue we will explain some of these ways: First: ... Read More »
Given the fact that man’s body is transformed into a new one in every eight years, the question arises as to which one of these bodies are resurrected and brought to justice on the Day of Judgment?
The answer to the above question is that the soul is the center of reward and punishment, happiness and agony, pleasure and pain. Hence, if the body suffers a pain, it is because of the soul to which it belongs. In case the soul is taken away from the body, there is left nothing except the flesh which, if cut into pieces, will not involve or entail any pain. Why? ... Read More »
It could be understood from the verses of the Holy Qur’an and narrations of the Infallible Imams (a.s.) that a sinner, if before his death repents and is ashamed of his evil deeds, his sins are forgiven and wouldn’t be scrutinized for his deeds on the Day of Judgment. Therefore, the door of repentance and return remains always open for all sinners and none should be hopeless of God’s blessing; ... Read More »
The issue of intercession has been mentioned in Holy Qur’an and plenty of narrations have been issued by the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) about it. In a manner that the reality of intercession cannot be denied; in general it could be concluded from narrations that the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) would act as an intercessor with respect to some of the sinners and say: ... Read More »
Paradise Paradise is a place where decent and righteous individuals would be taken; different kinds of blessing, bounties, resources and means of comfort and joy are present there; whatever a human being could imagine and desires is available therein.7 The bounties of paradise are far superior and better to the bounties of the world, and no one has ever heard or seen them. There is no discomfort and hardship in ... Read More »
The Holy Qur’an and traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) describe the Day of Judgment in the following manner: “The sun and moon would become dark and without illumination, mountains would become scattered, oceans would become burnt and without water; the solar system would be annihilated; the earth and heaven would be changed into a different form; then all dead would be resurrected alive and would ... Read More »