Journey to eternity, Death, The Grave, The Last Day, and The Afterlife by Osman Nuri TOPBAS
JOURNEY TO ETERNITY, DEATH, THE GRAVE, THE LAST DAY, AND THE AFTERLIFE
Human beings, by their creation, are forever disposed to truth and goodness. For this reason, they are unwilling to accept something without questioning it and are constantly curious in pursuit of the truth.
The mysterious things they do not or cannot know agitate their spirit and grieve them.
The greatest concern occupying human beings throughout history has been the mystery surrounding death and the afterlife. Indeed, human beings, whatever their way of life, share a common dilemma in the inescapable reality of death.
The certainty that all the paths of life have an eventual disappearance on the horizon of death causes the human being deep anguish.
The reality of death, which looms over everyone, is without exception the most difficult thing to befall every living creature in this world.
For this reason, knowing the nature of death and what awaits beyond it, is one of the most beneficial and liberating things. Life is a gift too great to be confined to the lifespan between the cradle and the grave.
Unraveling the tangle of death and what is beyond it, cannot be achieved with the limited capacity of human reason alone, and necessitates overthrowing the obsession of the lower animal self and lending an ear to the voice of the divinely revealed Qur’an.
Perfect realization of this is possible only through adorning oneself with the love of the divine and inhaling the spiritual breezes of the Prophets and the friends of God that are their true inheritors.