Life after death is a fundamental concept for most religions. For Muslims the key to eternal life is to live a just life in the service of Allah.
Is belief in life after death the same for all religions?
No, religions hold many different beliefs about life after death
Yes, all religions believe in reincarnation only
Yes, all religions hold the belief that after death there will be nothing
Why do some religious people believe in life after death?
The sacred texts teach that there is life after death
They have scientific proof
They have inner wisdom
Why do some atheists accept that there might be an afterlife?
It says so in the scriptures
A sense of déjà vu or NDEs convinces them there is life beyond death
Life cannot just end
What is Akhirah?
Belief in one God
Belief in life after death
Belief in prophecy
What is Jahannam?
A state of eternal happiness and reward
A state of endless suffering
Coming back to live again on earth
What is Jannah?
A place described as 'a garden of everlasting bliss'
Why do Muslims believe in life after death?
Because it is written in the Qur'an
Because there is scientific proof
It gives them hope
Which Muslims believe that Allah is kind and merciful?
How can Muslims get to heaven?
By believing in Allah and practising the five Pillars of Islam
Performing pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) as many times as possible
By rejecting God
What is shirk?
Idolatry or believing in more than one God
It is the only way to reach Paradise
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