Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Islam Islam on the Afterlife What does Islam teach about the Day of Judgment, Heaven, and Hell? Share Flipboard Email Print Waterfall of the river Landro in the eucalyptus forest of Chavin, the oldest in Europe. Descriptions of heaven in the Quran include gardens with waterfalls and rivers. Xulio Villarino/Cover/Getty Images Islam Important Principles Prayer Salat Prophets of Islam The Quran Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr Hajj and Eid Al Adha By Huda Islam Expert M.Ed., Loyola University–Maryland B.S., Child Development, Oregon State University Huda is an educator, school administrator, and author who has more than two decades of experience researching and writing about Islam online. our editorial process Huda Updated May 01, 2017 Islam teaches that after we die, we will be raised up again for judgment by Allah. On the Day of Judgment, all people will either be rewarded with eternity in Heaven, or punished with eternity in Hell. Learn more about how Muslims view sin and the afterlife, heaven and hell. Day of Judgment Among Muslims, the Day of Judgment is also known as Yawm Al-Qiyama (The Day of Reckoning). It is a day when all beings are raised to life again to face judgment and learn their fate. Heaven The ultimate goal of all Muslims is to be rewarded with a place in Heaven (Jannah). The Quran describes Heaven as a beautiful garden, close to Allah, filled with dignity and satisfaction. Hell It would be unfair of Allah to treat believers and disbelievers the same; or to reward those who do good deeds the same as wrong-doers. The fire of Hell awaits those who reject Allah or cause mischief on the earth. Hell is described in the Quran as a miserable existence of constant suffering and shame.