The Reality Awaiting Us in the Hereafter
The only source where we can learn the facts about life in this world and belief in the afterlife is the Qur’an, sent down as a guide for human beings and the teachings (Sunnah) of the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace).
God says in the Qur’an that life in this world is a temporary testing period for everyone, and that the afterlife is our eternal homeland. Everyone will have a reward in Paradise or Hell for all the deeds he has done over the lifetime he has spent in this world.
God reveals this truth in these words (Qur’an, 6: 32):
“The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. The hereafter is better for those who do their duty. So will you not use your intellect?”
“The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. The abode of hereafter-that is truly Life. ” (Qur’an, 29:64).