The filosoof MohaGuru Aroj Ali Matubbar brengt in The Quest for Truth een aantal interessante vragen over de de dood en het hiernamaals naar voren.
Will the bodiless soul have knowledge?
Men acquire knowledge through five senses. For want of any one of these five senses, the knowledge, which could have been acquired through it, cannot be acquired. He who is deaf or blind is unable to learn anything by means of sound or light. In other words, want of the senses results in want of knowledge. Death causes the loss of the body and along with it the loss of the senses. Now, The question is will the soul without the body and the senses after death retain any knowledge? If it will, by what means will it do so?
The description of the torture in the grave clearly indicates that it takes place under the ground and not on the surface of the earth. Now it is often found that many people die in unexpected accidents and the unburied dead bodies lie scattered here and there to be eaten by foxes, dogs, crows and vultures. Are they put to the torture, too? If so, how? Semitic races and followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam bury their dead but people of other nation dispose of the dead in different ways like floating them in the river or the sea, putting them out in the open field or on the top of a mountain or by cremating them. How are these dead bodies put to the torture in the grave? If they are exempted for not being in the grave what is the benefit of burring the dead?
How come the afterlife resembles the present life ?
The description we get of matters relating to life after death appear to be imitations or revised editions of mundane matters. For instance, the interrogation in the grave along with the heavy club, the cool breeze and hot air, the copper plate, the hot sun, the charge sheet, the trial, the scales and the judgment at 'Hashar', sweet and delicious fruits, nectar and ambrosia, milk and honey and beautiful women in heaven, and fire; pus, blood, boiling water, pincers etc. in hell.
A review of above descriptions of all such matters relating to the life in the next world shows that these matters are probably taken or plagiarized from this world. Will there be nothing new in the afterlife?
We hear that angel Israfil has been standing erect with the trumpet in his hand from time immemorial and will remain in that position till Doomsday. Yet during this incalculable time he will blow the trumpet only twice. Does not Allah know the exact date of Doomsday? If He does what is the point in keeping Israfil standing there for such an eternity?
Een pacifistische moslim is als een vegetarische krokodil.