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Question By : Ammaarah Qasim

Assalamu Alaikum
Please tell me about life after death. What will happen if a person die without Kalima? I need to tell this story to one shia friend and my sisters and my brother. Please make a lot of dua for me because i have so many big problems.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Wa Alaikumossalam
Dear Sister in Islam ¡°May Allah help you in the situation you are in!¡±

The answer to your question is as follows:

This life is mortal and the life hereafter is perpetual. Death is the source to reach that eternal life. In that life, there will be garden, paradise, and hellfire. Those who die believing in Allah and His Messenger, paradise will be their abode. And those who die disbelieving in Allah and His Messenger will be doomed to hellfire. The Glorious Qur¡¯aan and the Ahadith are full of the informations regarding life hereafter. Few verses about the glad tidings of believers are stated herein:

¡°Those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but bear good tidings of the paradise which you were promised.¡± (Suratu Fussilat 41:30)

¡°We are your protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. There you will have (all) that your souls desire, and there you will have (all) for which ye pray.¡± (Ibid 41:31)

¡°As a gift from the forgiving, ever-merciful (God)¡± (Ibid 41: 32)

The following verses of Suratul-Waqiah 56: 1-56 speak about the consequence of both believers and disbelievers:

¡°When the event befalls¡±
¡°There is no denying that it will befall¡±
¡°Abasing (some), exalting (others);¡±
¡°When the earth is shaken with a shock¡±
¡°And the hills are ground to powder¡±
¡°So that they become a scattered dust,¡±
¡°And you will be three kinds:¡±
¡°(First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?¡±
¡°And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand?¡±
¡°And the foremost (in the faith), the foremost (in the hereafter):¡±
¡°Those are they who will be brought near¡±
¡°In gardens of delight;¡±
¡°A multitude of those of old¡±
¡°And a few of those of later time¡±
¡°On lined couches,¡±
¡°Reclining therein face to face.¡±
¡°There wait on them immortal youths¡±
¡°With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring¡±
¡°Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness,¡±
¡°And fruit that they prefer¡±
¡°And flesh of fowls that they desire¡±
¡°And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes,¡±
¡°Like unto hidden pearls,¡±
¡°Reward for what they used do¡±
¡°There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination¡±
¡°(Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace.¡±
¡°And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?¡±
¡°Among thornless lote-tree¡±
¡°And clustered plantains,¡±
¡°And spreading shade,¡±
¡°And water gushing,¡±
¡°And fruit in plenary¡±
¡°Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden,¡±
¡°And raised couches,¡±
¡°Verily, We have created them a (new) creation¡±
¡°And made them virgins¡±
¡°Lovers, friends,¡±
¡°For those on the right hand;¡±
¡°A multitude of those of old¡±
¡°And a multitude of those of later time.¡±
¡°And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand?¡±
¡°In scorching wind and scalding water¡±
¡°And shadow of black smoke,¡±
¡°Neither cool nor refreshing.¡±
¡°Verily, heretofore they were effete with luxury¡±
¡°And used to persist in the awful sin.¡±
¡°And they used to say: When we are dead and have come dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again,¡±
¡°And also our forefathers?¡±
¡°Say (unto them, O Muhammad): verily, those of old and those of later time¡±
¡°Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day.¡±
¡°Then truly you, the erring, the deniers,¡±
¡°You verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum¡±
¡°And will fill your bellies therewith;¡±
¡°And thereon you will drink of boiling water,¡±
¡°Drinking even as the camel drinks raging with thirst¡±
¡°This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment

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