What is the journey to eternity in islam? What is eternity in islam?
It is a divinely-prescribed law for all living beings that all those who are born, live only as long as their appointed time (ajal) and inescapably die when their appointed time arrives. No living being can escape this. Life continues to flow in a stream of fleetingness.
Indeed, this truth is expressed in a Qur’anic verse in the following way:
“Everyone on it will pass away; but the Face of your Lord will remain, Master of Majesty and Generosity.” (Ar-Rahman, 55:26-27)
This world has been created as a divine testing arena. There are myriad wisdoms in every event and many lessons to be taken from both blessings and tribulations. The mission of this world will finish with the death of the last human being to live in it. After that it will be destroyed. The Next World, a completely new order and manner of living will begin with the Final Hour, in line with the divine decree.
This universe is a manifestation of divine power and wisdom and carries infinite wisdoms and lessons which have been prepared to invest the human being with a consciousness of slavehood. That is to say, the human being has been sent to the world in order to learn how to be a slave of his Lord and to affirm his faithfulness to Allah Almighty.
The human being’s existence on earth cannot possibly be some kind of coincidence or purposeless adventure. In order for them to be able to acquire this consciousness and cognisance, they have been given reason and have been sent Prophets to guide them to the path of uprightness and Messengers who were given divinely revealed books. All things, from the minutest particle to the heavenly bodies, from the macrocosm to the microcosm have been created with a certain wisdom and meaning not without purpose.
It is declared in following Qur’anic verses:
“We did not create them except with truth but most of the do not know it.” (Ad-Dukhan, 44:38)
“Does man reckon he will be left to go on unchecked?” (Al-Qiyama, 75:36)
“Did you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to Us?” (Al-Muminun, 23:115)