Towards Eternal Life' by Shaykh Bahmanpour
Translated by Abbas Jaffer
"What is to come after death? Where will one go? To a bigger world or a smaller one? Better or Worse?"
The book is an effort to explore what Prophet Muhammad (S) told us about this journey 'Towards Eternal Life'. It attempts to "draw a brief sketch so that we may get a notion of this journey, and more importantly so that we may prepare the provisions that we shall need along the way". Many have pondered on the human spirit and what happens to this spirit of a human when the curtains to this world draw to a close. Do we have an extended existence? Curiosity of what happens after death will always intrigue humankind. What is man after all? Is he simply a bundle of flesh, blood and bones that struts through this world with some grey matter in his skull? Or is there more to the journey of a human being? An excerpt from the book -
"That which you shall read in this book is a small effort to portray the path that a human being must traverse after he leaves this world (dunya) and continue on the journey towards His Lord. It is an attempt to discover the impact of our conduct in dunya on the various stages of that journey which will culminate with the meeting with God. It is an effort to unravel the mystery of man's reality and his ultimate destination." A highly recommended book in going through a systematic but thought provoking topic .