عنوان مقاله [English]
Although Muslim philosophers have embraced the spiritual-resurrection, they have disagreed on the bodily-resurrection and on how it should be. As one celebrated twelfth century scholar, Mulla Na’ima Taleqani believed in bodily-elemental resurrection and thus suggested five arguments for it: that hereafter reward or punishment might be unjust, metempsychosis, that vegetative and animal faculties are parts of man’s personal identity, the identity of bodily faculties in the hereafter with those of this life, and that body helps distinguish individual man.
In what follows, the author has first dealt with Mulla Na’ima Taleqani’s particular account of bodily-elemental resurrection and then examined his five arguments. The result is that those five arguments fail to demonstrate his claim. Some of those arguments rest on ill-founded principles and some suffer from erroneous explanation