An Evaluation Study of to the Serous Doubts abpot the Resurrection of the Dead with an Elemental Body



* Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Nabavian / PhD in Comparative Philosophy, Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute
Mahmoud Fath Ali / Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute
Received: 2020/03/18 - Accepted: 2020/08/23

The belief in the life after death and its quality is one of the important issues in all religions. Muslims thinkers have expounded this issue and recounted the pure of Islam thought in the light of the Qur'an and sunnah. Although they accept idea of the spiritual resurrection, they have a difference of opinion over the idea of corporeal resurrection and its quality. According to the Qur’anic verses and narrations, the corporeal resurrection with an elemental body not with an ideal body on the Day of Judgment in certain. However, some thinkers cast doubt about the theory of corporeal resurrection with elemental body. This study five critically reviews important doubts about the physical resurrection with elemental body and concludes that none of them can undermine the facts reflected by Qur’anic verses and hadiths about the elemental property of physical corporeal resurrection. These doubts include the characteristics of the inhabitants of Paradise, not being deprived of the trees of Paradise, suffering and trial, lack of spatial and temporal interference in the beings of the Hereafter, and failure to attain perfection. The reason for choosing these doubts is that on the one hand, these doubts are of special importance; On the other hand, they are less discussed in philosophical and theological works.
Keywords: resurrection, elemental body, exemplary body, spatial and temporal interference. 

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