15 // Lesson fifteen

The second argument to prove the existence of an afterlife

The Lord God, in whom we believe, is wise and all-knowing. His actions are based on wisdom, and from the creation of this world, the creation of man and his endowment with the power of reason and the sending of great prophets, He pursued a certain goal.

What was the purpose of Allah in creating man, who in this perishable world spent several years of life in accordance with his wishes, ate several thousand kilograms of food, drank several hundred thousand liters of water, and after some time of prosperity or bearing hardships left this world and was buried underground?

And in fact, if the above can be the purpose of his creation, then it should be said that his creation is absolutely senseless, while the Creator of the worlds is wise and the actions of senseless things that do not have a firm and established purpose behind them are unthinkable for Him.

So, if we think a little, we will be able to realize that the purpose of creation was this limited life, man was created for an unlimited and eternal life, which is the same as the afterlife mentioned above.

The All-Merciful Qur’an points to this evidence and says: “Did you think that We created you in play and that you will not be returned to Us?”

The afterlife is material

As can be seen from the Koranic verses, the afterlife and resurrection after death is material, that is, the human spirit will return to human flesh and together they will be responsible for their actions.

Once one of the opponents of Islam named Ubaid bin Khalaf brought a dry bone with him to the Prophet of Islam and crushed it into powder in his hands and let it go in the wind, and then as a sign of protest against the existence of the afterlife, as well as the impossibility of returning to the original appearance of the scattered parts of the bone, said: “What power is able to revive these dry and turned to powder bones?”

The Lord Almighty commanded the great prophet to say in response: The same God who created these bones from clay and breathed life into them can again gather the scattered parts together and revive them “(Obeid ben Khalaf said: “Who will revive the parts that have withered?” Say: “They will be revived by the one who created them the first time, and He is aware of all creation”).

The results of belief in the afterlife

Belief in the afterlife makes a person unshakable and steadfast in the performance of his duties, because he knows that no matter will pass as a gift and the Lord perfectly keeps track of all affairs and is just in His affairs, knows about everything visible and hidden and therefore continues with hope his affairs and seeks to correct himself.

Belief in the Day of Resurrection foretells a person eternal life and a person understands that he was created not only for this limited and short life and after his death he will enter a new world, which is many times larger than this perishable world. He also knows that worldly life is a prologue to life in the afterlife. He knows that life in the next world will be the result of all his actions, behaviors, customs. Moods. In other words, he will be able to reap the harvest of the seeds he sowed. The All-Merciful Qur’an says in this regard: “Whoever has done an atom’s weight of good will see it, and whoever has done an atom’s weight of evil will see it” (Surah Zelzeleh, verse 7-8 – trans.).