Stage 7 - The Life After Hereafter: Qiyama: Judgment Day

Stage 7 - The Life After Hereafter: Qiyama: Judgment Day

القيامه يوم

Belief in the Day of Judgment is one of the basic principles of the Islamic creed and of almost all other creeds, including primitive non-divine ones. For example, if you ask an Eskimo in the North Pole what will happen when one of his folks dies, he will tell you that he will be placed in his husky dog-pulled chariot with plenty of food and clothes. The dogs will be told to pull it wherever they want, and he will be taken to a place reserved for the dead with which the huskies are familiar. There, he will return to life and, if he is good, the Eskimo will go on, the place to which the dogs will take him will be very nice and warm: The food and clothes will keep recreating

Imam Al-Sadiq: the leader of the Jaffari School of Thought

Shawwal is an important month for Muslims, especially followers of the Ahl-ul-Bayt (Household of the Prophet Muhammad) in that it commemorates the martyrdom of the sixth Holy Imam, Jafar Sadiq, on the 25th of the month of Shawwal, and celebrates the birth of the eighth Holy Imam, Ali Ridha, on the 11th of Dhu’h-Qada. 

Imam Jafar Sadiq was the eldest son, testamentary trustee (wasi) and successor to the Imamate, of Imam Muhammad Baqer.  He was born in Medina on Monday, 17 Rabi ul-Awwal

Stage 6 - The Life After Hereafter: The Barzakh

Stage 6 - The Life After Hereafter: The Barzakh

البرزخ

Is the Islamic Barzakh similar to the Catholic Purgatory? Is the God of the Muslims different from that of the Catholics?! Does He tell the Christians or Jews or followers of any creed differently from what He tells the Muslims?! Of course He is not; of course He does not. The Almighty is One, the truth is one, Paradise is one, Hell is one, the human family of Adam and Eve is one… This is the true concept of Tawhid, Brothers and Sisters, so

Stage 5 - The Life After Hereafter: Questioning by Munkir and Nakeer

Stage 5 - The Life After Hereafter: Questioning by Munkir and Nakeer

سؤال منكر و نكير

On p. 223, Vol. 6 of Bihar al-Anwar, Imam‎ Ja`far as-Sadiq (ع) is quoted as having said:

« ليس من شيعتنا مَن أنكر ثلاثة أشياء: المعراج، المساءَلة في القبر، والشفاعة»

"Not among our followers (Shi`a‎s) is one who denies three things: the ascension [to heavens], the questioning in the grave (by angels Munkir and Nakeer) and the intercession." In the same reference on p. 261, we are told the following:

Stage 4 - The Life After Hereafter: The Grave's Constriction (pressure)

Stage 4 - The Life After Hereafter: The Grave's Constriction (pressure)

ضغطة القبر

The constriction (pressure) in the grave is a very terrifying stage to the extent that it is not just difficult for the living to imagine, it is impossible to imagine. Commander of the Faithful Imam‎ Ali ibn Abu Talib (ع) has said the following about it:

«يا عِباد الله ما بَعدَ المَوتِ لمَن لا يُغفَر له أشدُّ مِنَ المَوتِ: القبر، فاحذروا ضيقَةُ وضَنكَهُ وظُلمَتَهُ وَغُربتَهُ ، إنَّ القَبرَ يقولُ كُلَّ يَومٍ: أنا