Why can this world not be the final destination of mankind?

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The existence of talents and qualities for this worldly life, which are more than what man needs to lead life in this world proves that man`s life does not consist in this world and ultimate destination of humans is not this world, and their life will not come to an end by death. Man was not in need of other than instinct to continue and build their worldly life as animals do not need either. Man did not need contemplation, rationalization, freedom and conscience. If man employs these qualities, they have to leave this world before these qualities reach their final perfection and growth. The surplus of these qualities existing is a clear-cut proof of the existence of the Resurrection and other-worldly life. In order to clarify what is meant by above explanation, an analogy is put forward here. The fetus in its fetal life inside the uterus does not need a mouth and digestive and respiratory organs. It does not need even feet and hands. Its needs to survive and continue life inside the uterus is met by the mother. The surplus of needs for a fetus promises another life in which the evolved and perfected talents and qualities are employed. Worldly life in respect to other-worldly life has a similar status with a difference man develops their talents and qualities volitionally in this world and prepares themselves for other-worldly life and the next world by abiding by Divine obligations, which is their only way to spiritual growth. The holy Quran states,” but the abode of the hereafter is indeed life, had they known!”(1) As such, this world should be viewed as a temporary place of life through which men pass. Likewise, a bridge cannot be considered as camping location. Similarly, this world should not be considered as main abode of life.


Source: Translation by: AhlulBayt News Agency (a.s) ( Please refer to the text`s Persian version in order to view footnotes of this question and answer.

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