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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:44 PM

What Happens After We Die? An Islamic Prespective

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The story of God has always intrigued people from all different faiths, times, and places. It has been a question that nearly everyone has pondered over and a journey that all take at some point in their life...


Just like the doctrines mentioned in the episode, Islam also believes in achieving eternal peace not only in this life but also the life after death. Based on the teachings of the Quran and the traditions of Muhammad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad presented that life after death would not be material. Instead, it would be of a spiritual nature of which we can only visualize some aspects.



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https://www.patheos.com/blogs/islamahmadiyya/2016/04/what-happens-after-we-die-an-islamic-prespective/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Muslim&utm_content=49

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Reply What Happens After We Die? An Islamic Prespective (Original post)
guillaumeb Apr 16 OP
MineralMan Apr 16 #1
guillaumeb Apr 16 #2
MineralMan Apr 16 #3
guillaumeb Apr 16 #6
MineralMan Apr 16 #8
Voltaire2 Apr 16 #15
trotsky Apr 17 #16
Major Nikon Apr 16 #11
Cartoonist Apr 16 #4
guillaumeb Apr 16 #7
TreasonousBastard Apr 16 #5
guillaumeb Apr 16 #9
marylandblue Apr 16 #12
MineralMan Apr 16 #13
LuvNewcastle Apr 16 #10
Igel Apr 16 #14
trotsky Apr 17 #17
MineralMan Apr 17 #18
trotsky Apr 17 #19
MineralMan Apr 17 #20

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. Fear of nothing leads to wishful thinking.

All evidence is that there is nothing after death. No evidence otherwise exists. Live your life well. It's the only one you get!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:54 PM

2. I suggest that you read tthe article.

But you have your own belief, and I respect that.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:00 PM

3. I have no belief, Guy. I don't need belief;

I have eyes and other senses, some of them extended by technology.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:02 PM

6. We all believe things.

Some of us, possibly most of us, believe that we know things with no evidence.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:03 PM

8. That's on you...

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:55 PM

15. Ah there you go again with the equivocation fallacy over belief.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:44 AM

16. He's only got a handful of tools in the shed.

And by golly he's gonna use 'em no matter how blunt and useless they are.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:03 PM

11. It also provides for manipulation via conveniently unverifiable reward or punishment

Inevitably the manipulation involves money and power.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:00 PM

4. Of a spiritual nature

Same old same old.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:03 PM

7. The divine spark. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. No 40 virgins? Anyway, that's similar to most Jewish beliefs about the afterlife...

that most Christians managed to mangle.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:03 PM

9. There may be many virgins,

reduced to their spiritual essence.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:14 PM

12. Reducing a virgin to her spiritual essence sounds very unpleasant for the virgin.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:40 PM

13. An extreme case of the vapors?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:12 PM

10. Maybe you get a 6 year-old like Mohammed's wife.

She'll definitely be a virgin, for Allah shall not abide a slutty 6 year-old.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:30 PM

14. Ahmadiyya.

Not exactly mainstream. Considered by many to be heretical or even non-Muslim.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:45 AM

17. Opinion. Not perspective.

Not one believer can say with any confidence at all what happens to us after we die.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:25 AM

18. Well, there are sure a lot of believers who claim complete confidence

in their concept of a life after death.

Now, since I cannot experience their thinking, I don't know if they are truly confident or, like some, have convinced themselves in some way, but they claim confidence.

On the other hand, death is a real thing. No confidence is required to see that death is the end of an individual's existence. I once happened on a Chumash burial site that had been exposed by a swollen creek following a rainstorm. A human skull, partly embedded in the bank of that creek, was newly exposed.

I contemplated that skull for about half an hour, trying to imagine how that person had lived, however long ago that might have been. Based on my knowledge of the Chumash culture and my knowledge of the area where that person had been buried, I could come up with a plausible image of that person's life.

However, no amount of imagination could convince me that that Chumash person still existed as anything at all. There was his or her skull, partly exposed by a flood, perhaps a few thousand years after burial. The skull was there, but the person it belonged to was no more. We have evidence of what happens after death, but no evidence that individuals continue in any way once they die.

For me, that doesn't represent a problem that I worry about. Here I am, after all. Living is the reward for being alive. I need nothing more than that to live as well as I can.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:40 AM

19. I agree.

The focus should be on the here and now, and what we can do to make this a better place for those who come after us. That's the only direct evidence we have of life after death: the life that will inhabit the planet after our death.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:51 AM

20. Exactly. Oddly enough, though, we do not plan for future generations

as a rule. We hear religious leaders and even some politicians talk about "The Second Coming of Christ" as an excuse for not worrying about the future health of our planet or what legacy we leave for our great-great-great-great grandchildren.

It's unfortunate that people's confidence in a continuation of the existence of the individual beyond death leads to neglect of both the living and those who are to come. The followers of our dominant religions ignore all that, because they think they will live on, even after death.

What a bad idea that is for the future! What a limited approach to existence!

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