Islamic Beliefs about Life After Death

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Islamic Beliefs about Life After Death

Muslims believe in akhirah (life after death)

  • After death, the angel of death will take a person's soul to barzakh (the stage between when a person dies and when they face judgement)
  • Allah will judge each individual on the way they lived their life
  • On Judgement Day the body will be resurrected
  • Two angels will open the book containing the record of what a person has done in their lifetime
  • If their name is recorded on the right-hand side of the book they will be sent to al'Jannah (paradise)
  • If their name is recorded on the left-hand side od the book they will be send to Jahannam (Hell)
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Why Muslims Believe in the Afterlife

  • Authority of the Qur'an
  • Surahs 11 and 56 - Allah is powerful and merciful
  • Teachings of the Prophet


  • Qur'an and Shari'ah law teach that Muslims will be judged by Allah
  • Islam teaches that the good will be rewarded and the evil punished
  • The Qur'an teaches that God's judgement is final
  • Only the judgement of Allah puts the wrongs of life right
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Effect on the Life of a Muslim

  • Muslims try to follow the teachings of the Qur'an and Shari'ah law
  • They will also follow the example of Prophet Muhammad and try to be a good Muslim
  • They will try to act the way Allah wishes, caring for others and not causing harm
  • Muslims believe Allah sees everything they do and they will be judged on this in the afterlife so will try to please him
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