The phenomenon of life and death is like the case of day and night in the hands of the beholders. Day and night is witnessed by the living, so it is clear that after evening when its past dawn, when the sun rises, a new day begins. We expect the sun to rise again after every after passes, considering we are alive. Because we are witnesses of the phenomenon, we watch it happen routinely, though we didnt create it. But we posses a knowledge that the sun will rise again after the night. This is even more a common fact now with all the technology and our outer space presence.
Thats about ‘day and night’ which is in our sight. What about life after death, how do we know we will live again after our death, who possesses the firm knowledge with utmost certainty? The one who lives outside the living or dead, God, whom we were created to worship, not to benefit Him, but to be tested if we are worthy of His greater blessings in that He gave us the first life. The greatest test, the most important part of our being created, are we goin to grow false wings and rebel against Him unseen, though He has put us into existence or are we going to be grateful to Him for the fact alone that He gave us an inspiration of Who He is and what awaits us afterlife. Either way, He is the beholder of the transitory phenomenon of life and death. He knows what happens when the body dies, He gave life to the body in the first place, which He makes known, to whoever wills to pass the trials of life, whether to believe in Him unseen or to rebel against Him despite the facts. Allah says
“How can ye reject the faith in Allah? Seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return.” Baqarah (Q2:28)
Life after death is a certainty to mankind from God, that is the purpose of life, to return to Him. What use is a creation that is allowed to do their will, who are currupted by evil doers who extend their claws on the weak. There would be no justice from the part of the creator, if He created others to be superior than others for no reason other than birth conditions. Verily this first life is a trial, and judgement awaits all creation for all it has done for or against his soul in the book of God, who has a recorder assigned to each of His creation, whatever He does is noticed and recorded, an evidence on the day of Judgement. Imagine engineers can put recorders in outer space, though cant create what is as original as a created being, then beware that your Lord has recorders(angels) set for each and everything done by each creature whose register are with the respective angels.
In our experience with time, every new day has no power of its own, day passes into night, thats how a day dies. In a fresh day, morning, time possess no knowledge of its own wether if the sun goes down, he will enter another realm(night), but we know it must live through the night before a new day. Similarly man has no experience of life after death, God is the self-subsisting between the living and the dead. He knows what will happen after death, its not the end, like im out of existence, but rather its a new life, like energy is not destroyed but is converted into another form of energy, thesame way life doesnt just disappear it enters a new world. This is so because God has sent messengers to inform us, so we dont come without acolades, good deeds, for that is the richness of the next life. Allah said
“What is with you must vanish: what is with Allah will endure. And We will certainly bestow, on those who patiently persevere their reward according to the best of their actions.
Whoever works righteousness, man or woman and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.”
Being too busy dealing with matters of life forgetting what lies ahead in the court of God and just live the life one desires or is subjected to, against the laws of God, is irresponsible of a soul that seeks a good place in heaven or the next life as it is in reality. The matter is what one is called to abide by is the best policy of lifestyle on earth for those who dont practice their religion extremely, too lightly or following socalled organisers of religion or those who exercise overdue measures about the religion of God and make it diffcult for others. Allah says
“Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet Allah,― until on a sudden the hour is on them, and they say: “Ah! woe unto us that we took no thought of it”; for they bear their burdens on their backs; and evil indeed are the burdens that they bear!.
What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the Home in the Hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?” (Q16:96-97)