Month: May 2015

The rewards of paradise

Description of Paradise in the Qur’an: Janna (Paradise, Heaven) is called by eight names in the Qur’an: Jannatu al-Khuld, Darul as-Salam, Darul al-Qarar, Jannatu al-`Adn, Jannatu al-Ma`wa, Jannatu an-Na`im, `Illiyin, and Jannatu al-Firdaus. Janna is the Arabic word for “garden.” 1 They have been translated into English as: paradise, a garden on high, a home […]

Life After Death

Muslims believe that the present life is a trial in preparation for the next realm of existence. When a Muslim dies, he or she is washed and wrapped in a clean, white cloth (usually by a family member) and buried after a special prayer, preferably the same day. Muslims consider this a final service that […]