What does the Holy Quran say about life after death?

It should be kept in mind that the Holy Quran has set forth three insights with regard to the conditions of the life after death which we now proceed to expound. The Holy Quran has repeatedly affirmed that the life after death is not a new phenomenon and all its manifestations are reflections of this life. For instance, it is said: Every person's doings have We fastened firmly to his neck; and on the Day of Judgment We shall make them manifest and shall place them before him in the form of a book which he will find wide open [17:14]. Concerning the dwellers of heaven it is said: On that day thou wilt see the light of the believing men and the believing women, which is hidden in this world, running before them and on their right hands manifestly [57:13].

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