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What do Muslims believe will happen when a person dies?

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Muslims believe that when a person dies, their soul continues to live on according to the deeds they performed while they were alive. According to Islam, good deeds will benefit the soul after death and bad deeds will cause eternal suffering.

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Islam is a monotheistic religion based on the teachings and doctrines regarding a supreme being known as Allah. Followers of Islam believe that a person's soul returns to the kingdom of Allah when they die. Therefore, a person must strengthen their spirit by doing good deeds and praying on a regular basis. Those who reject religion in favor of material possessions and earthly pleasures are doomed to suffer eternally after death.

In Islam, heaven is described as a place of "gardens and rivers" and hell as somewhere made of "fire." Islam teaches about Judgment Day, or the Last Hour, describing events that will take place on earth before Allah returns to raise people from the dead and deliver the final judgment on all human beings. Muslims believe that they will remain in their graves until this day. Islam also teaches that Allah is forgiving towards people who have lived bad lives and will let them enter paradise when they have been punished and shown themselves to be truly sorry.

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