The Righteous Do Not Really Die*
[8:24] O you who believe, you shall respond to GOD and to the messenger when he invites you to what gives you life.* You should know that GOD is closer to you than your heart, and that before Him you will be summoned.
*8:24 See Appendix 17. When the righteous exit their bodies, they go straight to Heaven.
[8:25] Beware of a retribution that may not be limited to the evildoers among you.* You should know that GOD’s retribution is severe.
*8:25 A community that tolerates homosexuality, for example, may be hit by an earthquake.