Islam Beliefs- Akirah

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  • God has already decided everything that will happen in the universe
    • Sunni Beliefs
      • God's will is so powerful, he can determine everything that is going to happen
        • omniscience
      • Akirah
        • "Only what God has decreed will happen to us. He is our master: let the believers put their trust in God"
  • After Death
    • Muslims lie in the grave and are questioned by 2 angels about their faith *not the Day of Judgement*
      • If they answer correctly they will see the rewards to come, if not they will see the punishments
        • Some believe the punishments start straight away, others that they will sleep in their grave until Yawmuddin
    • Yawmuddin (Day of Judgement)
      • Only God knows when that day will be
      • Angel Israfil will blow a trumpet to announce that the world will be destroyed
      • The present world will be transformed into a new world (Akiirah)
      • heaven= will be transported over the "Sirat Bridge" quickly to enter heaven
  • a day when God's purpose has been fulfilled
    • Yawmuddin (Day of Judgement)
      • Only God knows when that day will be
      • Angel Israfil will blow a trumpet to announce that the world will be destroyed
      • The present world will be transformed into a new world (Akiirah)
      • heaven= will be transported over the "Sirat Bridge" quickly to enter heaven
  • Gardens of happiness
    • al-Janna (Heaven)
      • "everlasting youths will go round among them with glasses, flagons, and cups of a pure drink that causes no headache or intoxication"
  • a place of fire and great torment
    • Jahannam (Hell)
      • "They will dwell amid scorching wind and scalding water in the shadow of black smoke, neither cool or refreshing"
      • Beliefs on Jahannam and al-Janna
        • al-Janna (Heaven)
          • "everlasting youths will go round among them with glasses, flagons, and cups of a pure drink that causes no headache or intoxication"
        • some Muslims believe that these are hints and suggestions to what it is like

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