Heaven

Heaven, or the heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where beings such as gods, angels, spirits, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 day ago

Prophet Easa (Jesus) (AS) was raised by Allah (SWT) when his enemies tried to kill him, and he is living in the sky since then. We have in the books that he is worshiping Allah in the second sky with the angles.

He will come back to this earth with Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) and will be one of his supporters and will pray behind him.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 day ago

Women as well as men in Paradise will be purified from evil desires. Women in Paradise will not desire more than her heavenly husband who will be the best man she wishes. Allah (SWT) will make the believing woman have the best husband she ever thought about. He can be her real husband but after complete reforming which will make him having every good which she wishes. If her husband is not in Paradise, Allah (SWT) will make her marry with a man of her best wishes.

The nature of the pious woman is to be with one man in intimacy and not with more .

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Greetings of peace, 

According to the Islamic belief, acts of worship should be done with the correct theological beliefs and understanding. One cannot know and truly understand how to worship God without going to the prophets, messengers and holy people that He sent to convey His message. 

The Quran states: 

“إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam.”

-  3:19

It is however possible that some non-Muslims will be excused for not being able to find or ascertain the truth. 

In Islam we also believe acts of goodness do not go unnoticed regardless of the person’s religion. But for acts of worship, these cannot be made up and must be done in the correct way. 

May Allah guide you and all of us to that which is the truth.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 months ago

Allah says in the Quran that no one will bear the burden of another. We are all responsible for our deeds.

It is not healthy to go through life with a sense of pre-destination that one will go to hell, because that can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

Sometimes some people are irresponsible when they talk about illegitimate children and either say things without thinking, or else they don't critically examine the texts they are talking about and quote them without thinking or comparing or examining them closely. It perhaps doesn't occur to them that some of the people sitting there listening are not of legitimate birth. There should be more responsibility in discussing these things so that people do not go around worrying they will go to hell because of what their forebears did. 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom,

Is it not the choice of a person to take their own life as this is something that is down to Allah The Exalted.  

If however the person was in such a mental state where they no longer had control over themselves or they had some type of mental illness in which they can no longer distinguish between their actions, then it’s possible that they won’t be accountable for such an action. 

May Allah grant you success

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 4 months ago

It is said that the garden that Adam and Eve were in was a different garden than the one that people to go eternally in the afterlife.

Allameh Tabataba'i brings up this question in Tafsir al-Mizan (available online) in the section on narrations 2:35-39 and discusses it in light of the narrations. For more elaboration on this question, as well as relevant narrations, where the garden might have been, and so forth, you can read that section.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 6 months ago

I have not come across the idea that the angel Mika'il keeps the devil out of heaven in mainstream Shi'i or Sunni texts.

Also, the Qur'an says that God Himself threw the Shaytan (the devil) out of heaven. This is not to say that an angel could not have been involved; however, the Qur'an does portray it as being directly between God and Shaytan. It also implies that Shaytan accepted being thrown out insofar as Shaytan swore to misguide human beings until the end of time (and this oath implies that he is not trying to return to heaven).

Of course, God knows best!

A summary of what the angel Mika'il does as per Islamic texts can be found here: https://www.al-islam.org/ask/topics/4478/questions-about-Angel

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 9 months ago

There are many Qur'anic verses that state that the righteous will be
granted forgiveness on the day of judgment.

In Surah Ibrahim verse 41 ( O my Lord ! Forgive me and my parents and
the believers on the day of judgment).

Also in Surah al-Ma'idah verse 9:  Allah (SWT), has promised those who believed and did good, that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward.

Also in Surah Aal-e-Imran verse 136 : For them reward is forgiveness from their Lord
and gardens with rivers flowing underneath.

Many other verses also state the righteous believers will be granted
forgiveness on the day of judgment.

Major sins are not like minors sins and a person who committed sins and repented is not like a person who insisted on committing sins until death. There are people who get
forgiveness for all their sins because of their sincere intentions and very 
good deeds. But there are people who will get punished on the day of
judgment and after their punishment, they will be sent to Paradise.

It all depends upon the degree of sincerity and good deeds.

Wassalaam

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 9 months ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. There is no textual evidence to support that there will be homosexuality in heaven. It is reasonable to say that that will be because any desire for the same sex will be removed before entering heaven.

May you always be successful.

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 10 months ago

A Muslim is someone who practices the laws of Islam and has no emnity towards the Ahl al-Bayt (as). A mu'min is someone who has ma'rifah of the station of the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and whose heart is open to the esoteric knowledge that they teach. Both can go to Heaven.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 11 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Based on certain verses, like Surah al-Tawhbah, verse 111, and Surah al-Saff, verse 10, it is understood that Almighty God forgives the sins of a martyr who dies in the path of God. The martyr will be blessed with the everlasting abode of heaven because of their sacrifice. 

Of course, we know that not every person will have the great opportunity of dying in the path of Allah, and it is indeed something granted by the Almighty to only those who deserve it and have spiritually worked for it. 

We also have traditions that refer to certain individuals who will enter Heaven without being judged, and there are plenty of such cases.

If the martyr has certain obligations towards others, or a debt, or something like that, then that would also not be in conflict with them entering heaven.

And Allah knows best.

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Odeh Muhawesh, A native of Jordan, Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh earned his doctorate at Qum Seminary-Global Institute for Islamic Studies in Iran where he focused on comparative theology and Islamic jurisprudence. As an... Answer imported 1 year ago

The answer to this question is simple, first Allah did not create you to test you, but so that you worship Him..as is clearly stated in the Quran. With that, the test you are refering to is being brought to this present life so that you act, and the results of your actions shall lead you to either Heaven or Hell. This test is not for Allah to know how you will act, but for you to act and come about with your results. Allah does not need to test you to know how will you act...I hope this is clear.

Second, There is a vast difference between knowing something and causing it. Someone who has AIDS-nastajer billah- knows that he is to die, or someone who is sentenced to death at a certain hour, knows that he is to die, does that make those people the doers of dying at those moments? NO, not at all.. The Fact that Allah SWTA knows what is happening to you now and tomorrow, is different than Allah causing you to do good or bad. Allah created the causes of every action, and left it to you to choose what you want. Now it is up to you to take whatever path.. Allah knows what path you will end up taking, but he will give you the choice for taking that path. Allah knows if you are bad, if you are going to repent, that is why there is bada..if you are eating poison as we speak, I know that you will kill yourself, but I know that if you go to the hospital in time, you will be saved..what responsiblity do I have in your actions, aside from knowing them?

I suggest that you read Ayatullah Subhani's book"Albada" in Farsi and Arabic.. Please let me know if you need further explaining. May Allah put the light of clarity in our hearts.