salam every one ,
AFTER LIFE is a concept shared by many different religion .
whether u are muslim , jew ,christian or hindu all belief that there is after life and after a person die his soul is taken away ...DEATH is reality of life which we cannot escape no matter what culture, color, creed we belong to ...but what is the belief that people hold about it ...
altough all believe in after life there is DIFFERENCES
f.eg muslims belief in ressurection ...that we will be raised back to life and whole new world will be established there will be accountabilty of actions we did in our past life...(this present world)
hindus....belief that after a person dies there is another life ,he can come back again in new form in new body ..sort of soul is recycled and this is called (dusra janam)
buddhist almost have the same concept of soul coming back ..or reincarnation and so does christains
It is interesting to observe that this concepts effects our out look of life & behavior
for example lets say if there is NO CONCEPT OF ACCOUNTABILITY person is free to do what ever he wish and has no fear of being punished or asked about his deeds .. f.eg if there is no law in country no one hold the criminal accountable so there will be more roberies, crime of social nature will increase, rape, smuggling etc.. islam emphasize on PERSON RESPONSIBILITY that each soul has to be answerable to god
if we look at the egyptians ..they built pyramids and burried mummies there with all the furniture and stuff ? why
they hold this belief about after life that once a person is dead he will move to next life but in that life he will need all the necessary stuff to go on ...like furniture , utencils etc...
how many do really think of after life that what is beyond ?? and what do we know about the concept of resurrection and reincarnation ?
in quran ALLAH SAYS "BASHIRUN WA NAZIRUN "
that prophet was send to give u glad tiding or warning ...so this warning or glad tiding has to do with our FUTURE life and life beyond this world.
but allah also said that those who are righteous will recieve GLAD TIDING here in this world ...many sahabah's in the past KNEW what their destiny was ...some were given glad tiding or BISHARAT of after life or life beyond .
like Abdullah ibn salam, Aysha bint abu bakar , Salam farsi and many others