Afterlife Religion

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The existence of an afterlife is wide-ranging and diverse amongst a number of prominent world religions. Many philosophers, religions, and individuals have all asked themselves these same questions at one point or another: ‘Is there a Heaven or a Hell? Where will my body go? Will my soul follow?’ Christianity, Islam and Buddhism respectively express their own beliefs on the existence of an afterlife and the impact of these beliefs on human life, human dignity, and life choices, through the use of sacred texts and teachings. According to various world religions, the afterlife is the concepts of a realm, in which an essential part of an individual 's consciousness continues to exist after death; however, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism present…show more content…
Islam educates adherents that there will be a Day of Judgment, when all humans will be divided between the eternal destinations of Paradise and Hell. Islam teaches that Allah (God) has full control over all that happens, although Allah has also given humans free will; people are able to choose between right and wrong, and are responsible for their own actions and life choices. ‘Nor can a soul die except by Allah’s leave. The term being fixed as by writing’ (Surah 3:145). Islamic adherents are taught that this life is a preparation for the eternal life that is to come in the future, and it is up to them how they choose to live this life. Muslims believe that on a day decided by Allah, life on earth will come to an end and Allah will destroy everything (The Final Day). On this day all the people who have ever lived will be raised from the dead and will face judgement by Allah. The Qur’an also says that Allah will also judge Christians and Jews: ‘Those who believe, those who follow the Jewish scriptures, and the Christians – any who believe in Allah and the last day, and work righteousness – on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve’ (Surah 5:69). At the end of time, all people will be rewarded or punished according to how well they followed the instructions contained in God 's revelations to his
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