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Muslims beliefs in the afterlife affect their behaviour during their lives. For example the belief in judgement day, because of this belief in being judged and sent to either hell or paradise they follow the teachings of Allah to reach paradise

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B/ Muslims beliefs in the afterlife affect their behaviour during their lives. For example the belief in judgement day, because of this belief in being judged and sent to either hell or paradise they follow the teachings of Allah to reach paradise because they believe that hell is so awful. "Heaven with its beautiful gardens, flowing rivers, lovely maidens, heavenly food and couches to recline on. Yet the ultimate joy for those in Heaven is to experience the continual presence of Allah." This is the basic description of paradise, which describes the paradise as a desirable place which people would want to go. Whereas hell is described to put people off ending up there. "Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scolding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting the skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron." ...read more.

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In countries with strong Islamic influence their state laws are based around Shari'ah. This affects areas like individual morality, lifestyle, education and the role of women. This obviously influences and changes the life of people living in these countries. Islam itself literally translated means submission, as in their submission to Allah through their obedience to his laws and teachings. This in return expresses their love to Allah and willingness to follow his ways and thus in return they are permitted to paradise assuming they follow his teachings. All Muslims treat the Qur'an with respect and worship because it is sacred, as it is directly from Allah. It is always written in Arabic so it can never be changed. Some people as a sign of faith and devotion, learn all of the Qur'an these people are called Hafizs. Inside the Qur'an there is a guide to life, which Muslims are to follow. ...read more.

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to pray. Wadu is the ritual washing done before prayer; this is the washing of the hands, feet and face. Rak'ah is the movements made during prayer. If a prayer mat is used it is always to face towards Makkah. On Friday there is a special prayer for noon known as the jumu'ah, a distinct feature of this is the kuttah (sermon), this is performed at a mosque. Zakah: This is a charity, which is given by all Muslims who can afford it. It is 2.5% of their annual savings given to the poor or other in need. Sawn: Month of Ramadan; the annual fasting each day between dawn and dusk. This mean no food, drink or sexual acts. Young children do not have to fast. Hajj: At sometime in a Muslims life (health and wealth permitting) they must make a holy pilgrimage to Makkah at least once during their lives. In conclusion believing in an afterlife affects a Muslims life in many ways and is a main factor of following Allah's teachings. ...read more.

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