The teachings of Islam state that heaven and hell will be a reflection of our actions in this world. The quality and attributes of these once-symbolic actions will be physically represented according to their inherent values of good and bad in the hereafter. Thus, what was once limited to being ethereal in this world will take on new physical forms in the hereafter. In addition, the nature of life after death will not be limited based on our worldly actions; there will be unlimited progress of the soul.
But, can man seek forgiveness to save himself from the torments of hell? Are all our sins forgiven once we enter heaven, and is there a need to continue seeking forgiveness in heaven?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lesson of the book The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam.
The author of this landmark exposition, the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the reformer of the latter days, who came to unite mankind and revitalise the true teachings of Islam. He is the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He wrote more than 80 books and delivered hundreds of lectures throughout his lifetime that sought to spread the true message of a peaceful Islam.
The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam explains the wisdom and principles of various facets of spirituality and how they impact our lives. The book explores the physical, moral and spiritual states of man; proofs of the existence of God; the state of man after death; sources of Divine knowledge; and provides an excellent introduction to the study of Islam.
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