Is There Life After Death?

3033 Words Jun 28th, 2015 13 Pages
What is going to happen to us when we die? Throughout history we’ve questioned if there is a life after death. Many religions have different views on what happens to us after we die but something they all have in common is that they offer hope of another life to those who believe. In this essay I will be looking at two of the biggest religions, Catholic and Islam, and how they respond to the significant religious question “Is there life after death.”

Muslims believe that the present life is a trial in preparation for the next realm of existence. “And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” سورة المنافقون , Al-Munafiqoon, Chapter #63, Verse #11. This quote from the Qua ran tells them that Allah is always watching them and sees what they do in their lives and he will judge them on that when their time comes.“Allah is all in all. Allah sees you, and is with you, wherever you are, whatever you do.” Muslims believe in the continued existence of the soul and a transformed physical existence after death. Islam teaches that there will be a day of judgment when all humans will be divided between the eternal destinations of Paradise and Hell. Until the Day of Judgment, Muslims souls remain in their graves awaiting their resurrection. Muslims believe they begin to feel immediately a taste of their destiny to come. Those souls bound for hell will suffer in their graves ”In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given, for…

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