عنوان مقاله [English]
After death human beings enter isthmus world with imaginal or purgatory bodies and continue to live in their own imaginal way, enjoying the blessings and pleasures of Paradise and suffering from pains and chastisements of hell. The issue of isthmus is one the controversial problem of eschatology in Islamic doctrines which deserves deep due attention. For this reason, it becomes a source of ambiguity for some Islamic groups. Having used Islamic scriptural evidences, Muslim theologians have explained the close relation of hereafter with material world. With an affirmative approach and analytic-descriptive method the present article attempts to explore hadiths in Shiite and Sunni sources and present appropriate classification to support its claim under such topics as possibility of relation, realization of such relation, results and consequences of this relation and finally to provide answers to the objections raised on the problem in question.