Author: Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli Al-Sharawi; Aisha Bewley (translator); Abdalhaqq Bewley (editor)
Publisher: Dar al-Taqwa Ltd. (2004)
Pages: 77 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The publisher is pleased to present the latest in its series of translations of works by a great and much-loved Egyptian scholar and teacher, the late Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha'rawi. Like all his writings, this book is based firmly on the foundations of Qur'anic verses and authentic hadiths.
In this materialistic age, a large proportion of mankind have ceased to believe in any form of afterlife. Many of those who do believe in life after death cling to vague concepts that have little influence on their thoughts or actions in this life, being devoid of any true sense of Divine Justice or of cause and effect. Hence an authoritative account of the akhira (afterlife) based on Qur'anic teachings is needed today more than ever.
Here, the author explains the workings of Divine Justice and human accountability, which kinds of behaviour earn us divine punishment, and which earn reward. Shaykh al-Sha'rawi compellingly shows that the eternal destiny awaiting every human being, in the grave and after resurrection, is the fruit and the embodiment of his or her own actions, intentions, and beliefs in this fleeting world.