AFTERLIFE - HEREAFTER - PASSING ON

The Following Ayats (Versus) are from the Holy and Noble Quran - Surah (Chapters) Al-Qassas (The Stories)


قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمُ اللَّيْلَ سَرْمَدًا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنْ إِلَهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَأْتِيكُمْ بِضِيَاءٍ أَفَلَا تَسْمَعُونَ
بگو هان چه مى ‏پنداريد اگر خدا تا روز رستاخيز شب را بر شما جاويد بدارد جز خداوند كدامين معبود براى شما روشنى مى ‏آورد آيا نمى ‏شنويد
Ask ˹them, O Prophet˺, “Imagine if Allah were to make the night perpetual for you until the Day of Judgment, which god other than Allah could bring you sunlight? Will you not then listen?”


قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمُ النَّهَارَ سَرْمَدًا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنْ إِلَهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَأْتِيكُمْ بِلَيْلٍ تَسْكُنُونَ فِيهِ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ
بگو هان چه مى ‏پنداريد اگر خدا تا روز قيامت روز را بر شما جاويد بدارد جز خداوند كدامين معبود براى شما شبى مى ‏آورد كه در آن آرام گيريد آيا نمى ‏بينيد
Say, "Have you considered: if Allah should make for you the day continuous until the Day of Resurrection, what deity other than Allah could bring you a night in which you may rest? Then will you not see?"


تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَادًا وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
آن سراى آخرت را براى كسانى قرار مى‏ دهيم كه در زمين خواستار برترى و فساد نيستند و فرجام [خوش] از آن پرهيزگاران است
That ˹eternal˺ Home in the Hereafter We reserve ˹only˺ for those who seek neither tyranny nor corruption on the earth. The ultimate outcome belongs ˹only˺ to the righteous.


وَابْتَغِ فِيمَا آتَاكَ اللَّهُ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ وَلَا تَنْسَ نَصِيبَكَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا وَأَحْسِنْ كَمَا أَحْسَنَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
و با آنچه خدايت داده سراى آخرت را بجوى و سهم خود را از دنيا فراموش مكن و همچنانكه خدا به تو نيكى كرده نيكى كن و در زمين فساد مجوى كه خدا فسادگران را دوست نمى دارد
Rather, seek the ˹reward˺ of the Hereafter by means of what Allah has granted you, without forgetting your share of this world. And be good ˹to others˺ as Allah has been good to you. Do not seek to spread corruption in the land, for Allah certainly does not like the corruptors.”





Be Like an Ant, working and doing good both in Dunya And Akhirah!
Working in Dunya and saving for Akhirah
For You Reap What You Sow!!
Akhirah is Harvest Time!


The World (Dunya) is all Suffering, After The World (Dunya) (Arabic: دُنْيا‎ ) is The Day of Judgement (Akhirat) (Arabic: الآخرة‎ يوم lit. 'Yawm al-Ākhirah') which leads to Purgatory (Barzakh) or Hellfire (Jahanam) or Heaven (Janat) until the Day of Resurrection (Ghiyamat) (Arabic: يوم القيامة‎ lit. 'Yawm al-Qiyāmah') which is believed to be God's final assessment of humanity. Belief in Day of Judgment and Resurrection Day is considered a fundamental tenet of faith by all Muslims



After Akhirah, there are infinite worlds that get destroyed, for example, your personal world (Dunya-ye-Shakhsi), your family's world (Dunya-ye-khanevadegi), your love-life's world (Dunya-ye-Eshghi), your financial world (Dunya-ye-Mali), the technology world (Dunya-ye-Technology), your job world (Dunya-e-Kari), etc.

After Akhirah all of these get dunyas get destroyed and you transition to Heaven (which is Akhirah), you dont take any of those things that caused suffering in the world with you until you transition to a better future and fate. In reality, after Akhirah, there are infinite Dunya's, and in reality there are infinite Akhirah's as well. Some of which you will never know or ever understand until you enter Akhirah, very similiar to infinite parallel universes all of which you may even never even know as there is no meaning of time in Akhirah as well! Allah-u-Akbar!

Such is the promise of Allah (SWT), you get rewarded for your good deeds & indeed the bounties of Allah (SWT) are limitless. However in order to receive these eternal blessings you must not be corrupt in any manner or seek superiority in any manner, for that is the cause of suffering and pain and there is no need for that, as mentioned clearly above. Leave the suffering behind and enter paradise, for that is where the Righteous Immortals ["Khaledun"] reside and that is what will make you happy! In fact you dont do anything in Akhirah, everything is done for you, you can do whatever you like! Subhan-Allah!

During the Day of Judgement when we get judged by divine tests, in order to enter into ("Akhirat") we must take a leap of faith, believe in the ("Akhirat") which is Islamic Immortality that lasts until the Day of Resurrection (Ghiyamat) which is when our physical bodies come out of the grave & earth and grow out similiar to plants, like zombies. This is done through the magnificence and glorious power of Allah (SWT).




It is like a leap of faith, if we seek to experience the divine eternal abundance, bliss and blessed eternal life we truly desire (Akhirat) in Paradise – We must come to terms with the idea of taking a leap of faith and believing in the The Day of Judgement (Akhirat) and the Day of Resurrection (Ghiyamat). Every truly successful person will tell you that their willingness to jump into their dreams in spite of not having all of the information and in spite of their ignorance is what made their dreams come true.

In other traditions the immortality of the hereafter & afterlife (Ankh, Ab-e-Hayat, etc.) is really a continuation and extension and prolonged version of worldly suffering, where as in the Islamic Hereafter (Akhirat) there is no suffering, however you cannot be a corruptor on earth or try to establish superiority and tyranny in the Islamic Hereafter ("Akhirat") because those are the sources of all of our suffering which we must learn to leave behind us in order pass on to the afterlife and Islamic hereafter known as ("Akhirat").

Very similar to the same way when we physically die we cannot take any physical possessions or anything with us other than our deeds, in the same manner we are not allowed to take any of our past behaviors. Those attitudes even at the peak of our worldly experiences, pleasures and worldly delights were in reality suffering. We must take a leap of faith and leave that suffering behind.

That is the baggage we must leave behind us and rid ourselves of in order to enjoy our Akhirat.


THE RAPTURE & COMING OF IMAM MAHDI (as) - TRIBULATION - SECOND COMING OF CHRIST










After the Day of Judgement is Akhirah (Hereafter) which brought forth by the Saviour Messiah also known as Mahdi (as), all of creation is brought forth and put into Rapture, all physical materials and the World (Dunya) is left behind and buried, like the Dinosaurs, Buried Cities and Lost Cities, they are all placed underground with dirt put on top of them, the whole planet could end up being a dead planet afloat in the sky, such is the RAPTURE OF THE LORD, ALLAHU-AKBAR! (For God is Truly Magnificent!)














Then You Create Your Heaven and Your Akhirat Begins! All You Do is Make a Wish and it manifests before your very eyes! There is no pain in Akhirat!





Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream!




In Islam, dunyā (Arabic: دُنْيا‎ ) refers to the temporal world and its earthly concerns and possessions, as opposed to the hereafter (ʾākhirah). Islam does not a dismiss the world as "evil". Instead, this world is defined as "the field of ākhira" and the place of examination.

al-Ākhirah (Arabic: الآخرة‎) is a Muslim term for the afterlife. According to Islam, death is not the end of the life, but it is a transferral from this world to everlasting world. In Islamic eschatology, the Yawm al-Qiyamah is believed to be Allah's final assessment of humanity. The sequence of events (according to the most commonly held belief) is the annihilation of all creatures, resurrection of the body, and the judgment of all sentient creatures. It is a time where everyone would be shown his or her deeds and actions with justice.

The Islamic belief in the afterlife as stated in the Quran is descriptive. The Arabic word for Paradise is Jannah and Hell is Jahannam. Their level of comfort while in the grave (according to some commentators) depends wholly on their level of iman or faith in the one almighty creator or supreme being (God or Allah). In order for one to achieve proper, firm and healthy iman one must practice righteous deeds or else his level of iman chokes and shrinks and eventually can wither away if one does not practice Islam long enough, hence the depth of practicing Islam is good deeds.

One may also acquire tasbih and recite the names of Allah in such manner as Subahann Allah or "Glory be to Allah" over and over again to acquire good deeds, all for the cause to reach absolute beliefe to elevate the spiritual entity that will find its creator (source). This ultimate goal is recited in one of the most prominent verses in Quraan, the first Sura in the Quraan, named Alfateha in the 5th verse "Ehdina al serata al mostaqeem" meaning "guide us to the straight path", and the following verses follows describing this path as "The way of those on whom you have bestowed your grace, not the way of those who earned your anger, nor of those who went astray".

In the Quran, Allah gives warning about grievous punishment to those who do not believe in the afterlife (Akhirat) and admonishes mankind that Hell is prepared for those who deny the meeting with god.

Islam teaches that the purpose of Man's entire creation is to worship God alone, which includes being kind to other human beings and life, including animals, and to trees, by not oppressing them. Islam teaches that the life we live on Earth is nothing but a test for us and to determine each individual's ultimate abode, be it Hell or Paradise in the afterlife, which is eternal and everlasting.

Jannah and Jahannam both have different levels. Jannah has eight gates and eight levels. The higher the level the better it is and the happier you are. Jahannam possess 7 deep terrible layers. The lower the layer the worse it is. Individuals will arrive at both everlasting places during Judgment Day, which commences after the Angel Israfil blows the trumpet the second time. Islam teaches the continued existence of the soul and a transformed physical existence after death. Muslims believe there will be a day of judgment when all humans will be judged by God and assigned between the eternal destinations of Paradise and Hell.

In the 20th century, discussions about the afterlife address the interconnection between human action and divine judgment, the need for moral rectitude, and the eternal consequences of human action in this life and world.

A central doctrine of the Quran is the Last Day, on which the world will come to an end and God will raise all people and jinn from the dead to be judged. The Last Day is also called the Day of Standing Up, Day of Separation, Day of Reckoning, Day of Awakening, Day of Judgment, The Encompassing Day or The Hour.

Until the Day of Judgment, deceased souls remain in their graves awaiting the resurrection. However, they begin to feel immediately a taste of their destiny to come. Those bound for hell will suffer in their graves, while those bound for heaven will be in peace until that time.

The resurrection that will take place on the Last Day is physical, and is explained by suggesting that God will re-create the decayed body (17:100: "Could they not see that God who created the heavens and the earth is able to create the like of them?").

On the Last Day, resurrected humans and jinn will be judged by God according to their deeds. One's eternal destination depends on balance of good to bad deeds in life. They are either granted admission to Paradise, where they will enjoy spiritual and physical pleasures forever, or condemned to Hell to suffer spiritual and physical torment for eternity. The day of judgment is described as passing over Hell on a narrow bridge (as thin as human hair and sharper than a razor) in order to enter Paradise. Those who fall, weighted by their bad deeds, will go to Hell.

In Islam, Believers are those who believed in oneness of God and did not associate any partners with him or did not give the attributes of God to any other entity. It is an established belief that if a believer goes to hell for his sins being greater than his good deeds, he will not remain in hell forever. When punishment for his sins will be over, God will forgive him and grant him heaven.

Quran 4:48 says "Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin".

It is repeatedly referenced in chapters of the Quran concerning the Last Judgment, an important part of Islamic eschatology. Traditionally, it is considered to be one of the six main beliefs of Muslims, the others including: Tawhid (unitarianism), belief in the angels, belief in the four Revealed Books (Injeel, Taurait, Quran and Zabur), belief in the prophets and messengers, and belief in predestination.

According to the Islamic beliefs, God will play the role of the qadi, weighing the deeds of each individual. He will decide whether that person's ākhirah lies in Jahannam (Hell) or Jannah (Heaven) on the basis of the weight of either good or bad deeds in comparison with one another. The judgment doesn't depend upon the amount of deeds, deeds are judged on the basis of the will behind it (Karma).



Jannah and Jahannam both have various levels. The placement of a person may depend upon the extent of his or her good will behind the deeds. It is also said that God may forgive a sin against Himself but not against another.

According to Islam, death is not the end of the life, but it is a transferral from this world to everlasting world. As described by some, from Dar al-fana'a (The place of annihilation) to Dar al-Baqa'a (The place of permanence). With the withdrawal of the spirit from the body, the soul's life in the Barzakh (the barrier) begins until the Day of Resurrection. According to the deeds of the believer and disbeliever, their Barzakh differs.

Alexander III of Macedon (356 – 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.

As a military commander, he was undefeated and the most successful throughout history. On his way home from conquering many countries, he came down with an illness. At that moment, his captured territories, powerful army, sharp swords, and wealth all had no meaning to him. He realized that death would soon arrive and he would be unable to return to his homeland.

He told his officers: "I will soon leave this world. I have three final wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you." His generals, in tears, agreed.

"My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone." After gasping for air, Alexander continued: "My second wish is scatter the gold, silver, and gems from my treasure-house along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave." After wrapping in a woolen blanket and resting for a while, he said: "My final wish it to put my hands outside the coffin." People surrounding him all were very curious, but no one dare to ask the reason.

Alexander’s most favored general kissed his hand and asked: "My Majesty, We will follow your instruction. But can you tell us why you want us to do it this way?" After taking a deep breath, Alexander said:

"I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned. To let my physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness. Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless. I hope people will learn to treasure their lives. My second wish is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time. My third wish to let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands." He closed his eyes after finished talking and stopped breathing.

So what exactly do we take with us when we die?

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "When the human being dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child who prays for him."

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity."

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Save yourself from hellfire by giving even half a date-fruit in charity."

"The Muslim community was under siege for the first few years, with the enemies combining their forces to try to crush the Muslim state. However, after the great victory against the allied forces of the Arab unbelievers and the Jews, the situation brightened up for the Muslims and their fortunes vastly improved. The Prophet could lead a life of riches, had he so wished. He, however, preferred a life of poverty. He did not wish to change his life style in any way."

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "If I had (a mountain of) gold, I would love that, before three days had passed, not a single (coin) thereof remained with me if I found somebody to accept it (as charity), excluding some amount that I would keep for the payment of my debts."

The Prophet taught that charity increases wealth. It says in the Quran (2:261), The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing (sahih international translation).

The Prophet also taught that charity purifies wealth

A man once said to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): "I have plenty of property, a large family, a great deal of money, and I am a gracious host to my guests. Tell me how to conduct my life and how to spend (my money)." The Prophet replied: "Give (regular charity) out of your property, for truly it is a purifier, and be kind to your relatives and acknowledge the rights of the poor, neighbors and (those in need who seek your help)."

آخرت

آخرت با قیامت فرق میکند، دنیا را بیخیال، آخرت را بچسپید و آخرتتان را از دست ندهید

آخِرَت جهان پس از مرگ و عالَمی که پس از دنیا می‌آید. آخرت در برابر زندگی دنیا قرار دارد. باور به آخرت را از اصول دین اسلام می‌دانند و کسی را که به آن اعتقاد ندارد، مسلمان نمی‌شمارند. در قرآن بر اهمیت آخرت تأکید شده و ایمان به آن از اصول دعوت همه پیامبران بوده است. گفته‌اند بیش از یک‌سوم آیات قرآن به آخرت مربوط می‌شود

در کتاب‌های کلامی مسلمانان از آخرت با عنوان معاد یاد شده و دلایل نقلی و عقلی‌ای برای اثبات آن مطرح شده است. عالمان مسلمان بااستناد به آیات قرآن، آخرت را جهانی کاملاً متفاوت با دنیا می‌دانند و ویژگی‌هایی برای آن بیان می‌کنند؛ از جمله: جاودانگی، تفکیک نیکوکاران از بدکاران، دیدن نتیجه اعمال و بهره‌مندی از نعمت‌ها بر اساس شایستگی

برخی از عالمان مسلمان بر این باورند که آخرت پس از پایان زندگی دنیوی آغاز می‌شود، اما گروهی نیز می‌گویند عالم آخرت هم‌اکنون نیز هست و بر دنیا احاطه دارد

آخرت در لغت به‌معنای پایان، پسین و دیگر است و منظور از آن عالَم دیگری است که پس از دنیا می‌آید. در قرآن غالباً با همین واژه (آخرت بدون‌قید) از جهان پس از مرگ یا عالم آخرت یاد شده است (۱۰۴ بار)؛ اما گاه تعبیرهایی چون «دارالآخره» (سرای دیگر) و «یوم‌الآخر» (روز دیگر) به‌معنای جهان آخرت به کار رفته است

اعتقاد به آخرت از اصول دین و شرط مسلمانی است؛ یعنی کسی که آن را نپذیرد، مسلمان به شمار نمی‌رود. به‌گفته مرتضی مطهری، مهم‌ترین آموزه‌ای که همه پیامبران پس از توحید، مردم را به آن دعوت کرده‌اند، ایمان به عالم آخرت بوده است.

به‌گفته محمدتقی مصباح یزدی، بیش از یک‌سوم آیات قرآن به آخرت ارتباط دارد. در قرآن اعتقاد به جهان آخرت، از ارکان دعوت همه پیامبران، بیان شده است. طبق آیات قرآن، اعتقاد به آخرت در کنار ایمان به خدا و ایمان به نبوّت یکی از سه رکن دین اسلام است. به‌باور همه مذاهب اسلامی، ایمان به آخرت جزو ضروریات دین است و کسی که به آن ایمان نداشته باشد مسلمان نیست.

در کتاب‌های کلامی مسلمانان از عالم آخرت با عنوان «اصل معاد» یاد شده است. برزخ، قیامت، صراط، حساب، شفاعت، بهشت و دوزخ از امور مربوط به آخرت‌اند که در قرآن، احادیث و نوشته‌های عالمان مسلمان از آنها بحث می‌شود و طبق قرآن باید به آنها اعتقاد داشت.

دلایل وجود آخرت

عالمان مسلمان مهم‌ترین دلیل وجود جهان آخرت را دلیل نقلی ازجمله وحی می‌دانند؛ یعنی همین‌که پیامبران که معصوم‌اند، از وجود جهان آخرت خبر می‌دهند و مردم را به آن دعوت می‌کنند، دلیل وجود جهان آخرت است. از جمله دلایل نقلی در این زمینه آیه ۷ سوره تغابن است: «بگو: آرى، سوگند به پروردگارم، حتماً برانگيخته خواهيد شد.»

به‌گفته مرتضی مطهری به‌جز دلیل نقلی راه‌های دیگری هم برای اثبات عالم آخرت هست که دست‌کم «قرائن و علائم» وجود جهان آخرت‌اند. او سه راه را در این زمینه نام می‌برد: ۱. شناخت خدا، ۲. شناخت جهان و ۳. شناخت روح و نفس انسان.

«برهان حکمت» و «برهان عدالت» از دلایل عقلی‌ای است که متکلمان برای اثبات وجود آخرت مطرح می‌کنند

در برهان حکمت گفته می‌شود با حکمت خداوند سازگار نیست که حیات انسان را که امکان جاودانگی دارد، به زندگی دنیوی محدود کند؛ چون خدا انسان را آفریده است که او را به بیشترین کمال ممکن برساند و رسیدن به بیشترین کمال در دنیا محقق نمی‌شود؛ چراکه ارزش وجودی کمالات اخروی با کمالات دنیوی قابل‌مقایسه نیست

برهان عدالت هم می‌گوید: از آنجا که در این دنیا نیکوکاران و بدکاران پاداش و کیفر کارهای خود را آن‌چنان که در خور آنها است، نمی‌بینند، عدالت خدا اقتضا می‌کند که جهان دیگری باشد که در آن هر فرد به آنچه شایسته آن است، برسد.

ویژگی‌های آخرت و تفاوت آن با دنیا

به‌گفته مرتضی مطهری در صدها آیه از قرآن موضوعات مرتبط با عالم آخرت، همچون عالم‌ پس از مرگ، روز قیامت، چگونگی محشورشدن مردگان، میزان، حساب، ضبط اعمال، بهشت و جهنم و جاودانگی عالم آخرت مطرح شده است. عالمان مسلمان برپایه آیات قرآن آخرت را عالَمی کاملاً متفاوت با دنیا و نظام موجود در آن می‌دانند.

در آخرت همه انسان‌ها از آغاز آفرینش تا پایان آن، هم‌زمان زندگی می‌کنند. در آن، انسان‌ها یا‌ در سعادت مطلق‌اند و هرچه بخواهند برایشان فراهم است یا در بدبختی مطلق‌اند که چیزی جز آنچه بد می‌پندارند، نصیبشان نمی‌شود؛ اما در دنیا زندگی و مرگ، بهره‌مندی و محرومیت، بدبختی و سعادت، رنج و راحت، و غم و شادی با هم آمیخته است.

برخی دیگر از ویژگی‌های آخرت بر اساس آیات قرآن و روایات به‌شرح زیر است:

جاودانگی: طبق آیات قرآن آخرت پایان‌ناپذیر و ابدی است. برای مثال در آیه ۳۴ سوره ق بیان شده است که در آخرت به بهشتیان بشارت داده می‌شود: «امروز روز جاودانگی است.» همچنین در غررالحکم از امام علی(ع) نقل شده است: «دنیا تمام‌شدنی و آخرت ابدی است.»

تفکیک نیکوکاران از بدکاران: بر پایه آیات قرآن، در آخرت نیکوکاران و بدکاران از هم جدا می‌شوند: «و اى گناهکاران، امروز [از بی‌گناهان‏] جدا شوید»؛ «کسانى که کفر ورزیدند، به‌سوى دوزخ گرد آورده خواهند شد، تا خدا ناپاک را از پاک جدا کند.» مؤمنان خوشحال‌اند و به بهشت می‌روند و کافران غمگین‌اند و وارد جهنم می‌شوند: «کسانى که از پروردگارشان پروا داشته‌اند، گروه‌گروه به‌سوى بهشت سوق داده می‌شوند»؛ «و مجرمان را با حال تشنگى به‌سوى دوزخ می‌رانیم.» دیدن نتیجه اعمال: برپایه آیات قرآن انسان نتیجه اعمال خود در دنیا را در آخرت خواهد دید: «و [نتیجه‏] کوشش او به‌زودى دیده خواهد شد. سپس هرچه تمام‌تر به وى پاداش می‌دهند»؛ «پس هرکه هم‌وزن ذرّه‌‏اى نیکى کند، [نتیجه‏] آن را خواهد دید و هرکه هم‌وزن ذرّه‌‏اى بدى کند [نتیجه‏] آن را خواهد دید.»

بهره‌مندی بر اساس شایستگی: برخلاف دنیا، در آخرت هرکس برپایه استحقاقش، بهره‌مند می‌شود. در حدیثی از امام علی(ع) آمده است: «اوضاع دنیا تابع اتفاق است و اوضاع آخرت از استحقاق انسان‌ها پیروی می‌کند.»

محدوده آخرت

در خصوص محدوده آخرت اختلاف‌نظر هست: برخی بر این باورند که آخرت با مرگ انسان و ورودش به عالم برزخ شروع می‌شود؛ اما کسانی عالم برزخ را جزو آخرت نمی‌دانند و می‌گویند: آخرت پس از پایان عالم برزخ آغاز می‌شود. همچنین متکلمان معتقدند آخرت در آینده زمانی دنیا است، یعنی پس از پایان زندگی دنیوی آغاز می‌شود؛ اما فیلسوفان بر این این باورند که آخرت هم‌اکنون وجود دارد، در طول دنیا است و بر آن احاطه دارد. یکی از آیات مورداستناد این گروه آیه ۴۹ سوره توبه است:‌ «وَ إِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمُحِيطَةُ بِالْكَفِرِين» (بی‌‏ترديد جهنَّم بر كافران احاطه دارد)

توصیه‌های قرآنی و روایی درباره آخرت

در آیات قرآن و روایات سفارش‌هایی در خصوص آخرت شده که برخی از آنها به‌شرح زیر است:

«زندگى دنیا، چیزى جز بازى و سرگرمى نیست و سراى آخرت، براى آنها که پرهیزگارند، بهتر است. آیا نمی‌‏اندیشید؟!»
«آن سراى آخرت را براى کسانى قرار می‌دهیم که اراده برتری‌‏جویى در زمین و فساد ندارند.»
«کسی که آخرت را بسیار یاد کند، گناهش کم می‌شود.»
«دنیا مزرعه آخرت است.»
«کسی که در طول شبانه‌روز مهم‌ترین همتش آخرت باشد، خدا بی‌نیازی را در دلش جای می‌دهد و کارش را سامان می‌دهد و از دنیا نمی‌رود، مگر آنکه روزی‌اش را کامل دریافت کرده باشد.»