I have been struggling with the Iblis in me for a while on the concept of life after death.
What if the elites (Kings and the Clergy) incorporated the concept of Life after Death as an essential element of faith to help raise armies to support their territorial conquests and conflicts. They promised virgins, fruit gardens, and streams of flowing wines, milk and honey to the desperate youths before sending them off to the battles since there was never enough money to pay for somebody who would be killed in the combat; and if there was the dead person could not use it.
Please! I do not need any fatwa but just a convincing answer if someone has it.