The only thing that is certain in life is death. Belief in life after death is a source of personal security, optimism, and spiritual betterment (1 John 3:2). Nothing offers more courage than the confidence that there is a better life for those who use the present to prepare for eternity. Belief in the unlimited opportunities of eternity has enabled many to make the ultimate sacrifice of their own life on behalf of those they love. It was his belief in life after death that enabled Jesus to say: “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Matthew 16:26). If one believes in the existence of God, then one would also believe that there is life after death as provided by God. Although we may not know completely about life after death, God has revealed a degree of information in the scriptures.
Islam and Christianity both share the common belief that there is life after death but the doctrines differ considerably. This blog describes what Islam says about life after death. It is important to note that the differences do indicate that Allah of Islam is not the same as the God of the Bible.
Islamic doctrine on this subject is similar to the doctrine on soul sleep which contradicts the biblical view that the soul lives after death as explained by the video below -"What Happens After Death?".
1. Slide Presentation: Life After Death According to Islam
CA103-14 Life after Death According to Islam R1
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2. Article: The Stages of Life After Death According to Islam
CA103-14.3 The Stages of Life After Death According to Islam
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3. Article: Afterlife and the Quran
CA103-14.2 Apologetics Press - Afterlife and the Quran
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