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Afterlife: Day of Judgment, Heaven, Hell

Muslims believe that after facing the Judgment of Allah (God), people will be either admitted to Heaven by His mercy, or entered into Hell by His justice.


Allah knows when the Day of Judgment will be, but Islamic teachings include some signs to look out for.

Islam on the Afterlife
Islam teaches that after we die, we will be raised up again for judgment. On the Day of Judgment, all people will either be rewarded with eternity in Heaven, or punished with eternity in Hell.

Heaven in the Quran
How is Heaven (jannah) described in the Quran?

Hell in the Quran
How is Hell (jahannam) described in the Quran?

Definition of "Youm Al-Qiyamah"
What is the meaning of "Youm Al-Qiyamah," in the Islamic belief about the hereafter?

Definition of "Jannah"
Muslims believe that the afterlife will be filled with happiness and peace for believers and those who do good.

Definition of "Jahannam"
In the Qur'an, disbelievers and evil-doers are threatened with eternal punishment in hell-fire.

Doors of Jannah
Islamic tradition describes heaven (Jannah) as having eight doors or gates. Each one has a name, describing the types of people who will be admitted through it.

Major Signs of the Day of Judgment
Muslims believe that the "Major Signs" of the Day of Judgment are recognizable incidents, indicating that the Day of Judgment is imminent.

Major Signs of the Day of Judgment
Muslims believe that the "Major Signs" of the Day of Judgment are recognizable incidents, indicating that the Day of Judgment is imminent.

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