I will be in the presence of Allah after I stand for salat…
We will see our Rabb after the realm of the grave and the place of gathering…
We will see the afterlife after we die...
What a troublesome word, ‘after’ – it keeps taking us away from the present moment!
We wander off into places beyond to find the answers for many important questions.
If we’ve placed the angels among the stars, thinking the word heavens in the Quran refers to space, and if we assume the name Allah references a god in space who frequently intervenes into our lives via His angels, then surely the word ‘after’ (in a religious context) will denote nothing other than its literal meaning for us, like drinking water after eating!
Whereas the religious connotation of the word ‘after’ means the lower dimension after the higher dimension. That is, the dimension of the body is the world (outer or higher dimension) and the dimension of the afterlife is the realm of consciousness (inner or lower dimension).
Thus, to see one’s Rabb in one’s consciousness is to see one’s Rabb in the afterlife.
What is the meaning of “Only the Creator will remain after the creation is annihilated”?
How and when will the reality “Everything will become inexistent, only the face of HU is eternal” become manifest?
Does “Allah does as He wills” mean “God does as He wills”?
Where is the Fatir? In space? Or in our disposition?
What does the hadith “After the ‘I’ dies everything will die, all the Rasuls will pass out, even the Rasul of Allah (saw) will cling to the pole of the Arsh in a semi-fainted state” mean?
In short, if we can re-evaluate things in light of the dimensionality denoted by the word ‘after,’ how will our understanding of the world, the grave and the afterlife change? How will we conceive heaven and hell?
Where, how and after what will we see the reality denoted by the name Allah?
NJ – USA