ALI-074: Ma’ad (Resurrection)

The Beginning and the End is from God and unto God. This is one of the most important teachings of Islam. Believing in Qiyamah (Resurrection) is the logical and rational implication of believing in God. The Holy Qur’an and the Ma`sûmîn (a) have repeatedly taught about the significance of life after death. Therefore it is imperative that we familiarize ourselves with the concept of Resurrection in Islam. To introduce some of the basic aspects of Afterlife, the course is designed to cover the following questions and problems:

  • What constitute a human being identity according to the Holy Qur’an?
  • What is soul and does it come to existence?
  • Does human soul change and if so, how is human identity preserved?
  • Is resurrection physical or spiritual?
  • What are the conditions and signs of the Resurrection Day?
  • What kind are the pleasure and pains in heaven and hell?
  • Are the pleasures and pains after death eternal?
  • What are the stages through which one passes after death?
  • Can one’s spiritual status change after death?

Insha Allah, these and many other questions will be explored in the course of our class depending on how much time we will have. These will be done in light of verses from the Holy Qur’an and Hadiths from the Holy Prophet (s) and his Household (a).


  • Instructor: Dr. Sayyed Mohammad Soleimanpanah
  • Eligibility: The course is open to all Muslims ages 18 and over.
  • Location: Az-Zahraa Islamic Center, 8580 No. 5 Rd, Richmond – in one of theclassrooms upstairs). For directions please call 604-506-3135
  • Schedule: Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to10 minutes before Zuhr time.
  • Prayers: after the classes, the participants would join for congregational prayer in Masjid Az-Zahraa on the main floor
  • Lunch: Light lunch with tea and juice will be provided.
  • Dates: Four sessions from June 13 to July 4, 2004 (both dates inclusive)
  • Fees: A nominal fee of $50.00 is payable on the first day of the course
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