Paradise is the Messianic age, not Heaven Posted on: 1/14 22:24:18
2004/3/26 7:04
From Nottingham, UK
Posts: 1964
Having just re-read the Quran, currently in shock that Muslims have completely ruined the concepts within it.

68:17 Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning.

First off, the Garden/Paradise is referring to here, as being the Garden of Eden.... This is clearly not referring to Heaven.

11:108 And as to those who are made happy, they shall be in the garden, abiding in it as long as the heavens and the earth endure, except as your Lord please; a gift which shall never be cut off.

7:40 Indeed, those who deny Our verses and are arrogant toward them - the gates of Heaven will not be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel enters into the eye of a needle. And thus do We recompense the criminals.

57:21 Race toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in Allah and His messengers. That is the bounty of Allah which He gives to whom He wills, and Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

These three Surahs show that Heaven, and Paradise exist as separate references within the Quran.

The word for Heaven is the same as in many languages a word meaning sky, and Heaven in one.

Paradise is the same concept as the Messianic age/Satya yuga... That there will be a new creation, and those who are deemed worthy shall inherit it.

So all these concepts of drinking in heaven, virgins, mansions, and all the other materialistic things ascribed to it, are talking about us returning to a new earth.

The Quran is supposed to be a reiteration of what was sent before it, so if any Muslims had bothered to study all the other messengers this should be obvious; yet instead it has become a mockery and a joke to many, due to ascribing earthly things to Heaven, which is a place beyond the dimensions without form, a place of pure consciousness.

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