The essential part of belief is the belief in God alone
and in the Next Life
So anyone who disbelieves in God, almost he does not believe in the Next Life.
But all people do believe in death.
Quran 78: 1-5
About what do these [associaters] interrogate each other!?
[Then God – be glorified – told about the subject of their interrogation, and said:]
about the serious topic!
Concerning which they are at variance.
, they will soon come to know [the truth about that
; for they will soon come to know [the truth about that
The topic about which they are at variance is the ‘sending of souls to the Next Life’ and the resurrection
: some people believe in it and others deny it.
Moreover, those who believe in it vary also concerning it: some people say: the ‘sending to the Next Life’ will be for souls not for bodies; while others say: both souls and bodies will be resurrected altogether.
In addition, they differ about spirits: some admit the existence of spirits, while others deny that.
Therefore, this is the difference and disagreement of people about the ‘sending to the Next Life’.
While about the Accounting and Judgment
: some say: the accounting will directly follow death, while others say: it will be on Doomsday.
This is for deterring those who deny the existence of spirits; which means: It is not like what you imagine that man has no spirit.
Following their death, and will then see spirits, jinns, angels, devils and every ethereal creature.
This is a deterring to those who deny the ‘sending of souls to the Next Life’.
When they will go to the world of souls, by means of death, and they will then see the angels who will take their souls out of their bodies, and will see the chastisement with which We promised them, and what else they denied and disbelieved.
The interpretation is by by the pen of Mohammed-Ali Hassan Al-Hilly.
I have read in the Quran interpretation that God has decided to postpone the punishment of Jews and Christians till their death appointment
, so when the death appointment of anyone comes, those will lose who disbelieve in the Next Life, and their belief at that time will not avail them, because at that time all people will believe when they see the angels of death seizing their souls out of their bodies, and will see the spirits of the dead and will meet their punishment.
And when I find the particular aya where this is mentioned, I then may cite it here.
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