Al-Dunya wa al-Akhira fi al-Kitab wa al-Sunnah

(The World and the Hereafter in the Book and Sunnah)

Muhammad Muhammadi Rayshahri

With the collaboration of Sayyed Rasul Moosavi,

 1st ed., 2005, 520 pages. Arabic

Dar al-Hadith, Qom, Iran

The world and the hereafter are two fundamental subjects in the fie­ld of issues related to cosmology, ant­hropology and theology. Man’s ori­entations in the creedal, cultural, ec­onomic and political fields are clo­sely related to the way of his app­roach to this world and the here­after. Hence, knowledge of the view­point of Islam about these two cru­cial subjects is of great importance for the followers of the div­ine religions.

The book of “The World and the Hereafter in the Quran and Sunnah” has organized the guide­lines of the Quran and the Hadith in this field in four chapters on the ba­sis of a new order.

Chapter I elaborates the truth of the world and its features, the role of the world in the making of the Hereafter and the guidelines of Islam to attain happiness in the world and the Here­after. It has five parts.

Chapter II discusses the censu­red world, its features and its anal­ysis and warns against it. The chapter also studies the harms of attachment to the censured world as well as the roots and signs of this attachment in six parts.

Chapter III discusses the meaning of asceticism in the world, its blessings and effects, grounds and roots as well as the differences between Islamic asceticism and Christian monas­ticism. Also some guidelines for achieving this attribute and some examples of Islamic asceticism have been given in this chapter, which has six parts.

Chapter IV elaborates the truth of the Hereafter and life after death, its features, emphasis on the significance of life in the eternal world, characteristics of those who pay attention to the Hereafter, emphasis on remembrance of the Hereafter and not forgetting it, the advantages of remembrance of the Here­after and the harms of forgetting it, as well as emphasis on the deeds that lead to happiness and success. The chapter has been organized in five parts.

The author in the preface has recommended the frequent rea­ding of the book, maintaining that the book is the essence of the guidelines of Islam about the realities and truths of the world and the Hereafter, for it offers extraordinary constructive points for all the followers of the Quran, particularly for the statesmen and seekers of wayfaring towards the Absolute Truth.

The Persian translation of the book has been published along with its Arabic version. The title of the Persian translation is: The World and the Hereafter in the Viewpoint of the Quran and Hadith, with the collaboration of Sayyid Rasul Moosavi, tr. Hamid Ridha Sheikhi, Qom:  Dar al Hadith, 1st ed., 2006, two vol­umes.

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