An Argument For The Life Hereafter

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

Order of Providence, an argument for the life hereafter. Similarly, the Qur’an bases its argument for the life hereafter on the analogy of the visible, mundane system of divine Providence in the phenomenal world. A thing which has been devised with such meticulous care and circumspection has always a meaning to offer and purpose to serve. An object like the human being who is made to appear the best of objects on earth and for whose development so much has been carefully provided, is certainly not meant to be a thing which has no better purpose to serve than to strut on earth for a while and disappear forever. The Creator of the universe who has created everything for a specific purpose will not throw away the best of his creation, viz., man, as a piece of no value or little consequence.

“What! ‘Did you think that We had created you in vain and that ye should not be brought back to us?’ Wherefore, let God be exalted, the King, the Truth! There is no god but He! Lord of the stately throne!”

Surah: Al-Mu’minun (The Believers) – Chapter: 23 – Verses: 115-116