So not only do the Vedic LIteratures explain about what the heavenly planets are and how to get there it also explains about Gods abode and how to get there. In fact there is a HAdith that explains that when Prophet Muhammed ascended to God he penatrated all 7 layers of Heaven.
So in fact the aim of life in both religions is to get to God and help serve Him, not simply a paradise were you can enjoy your senses more.
I had a firm belief in God and feared the day of judgement so tried to be good. Other times I would speculate more about what Allah was like and what heaven is like.
But when I asked my elder Muslim brothers and fathers they would often tell me not to think of these things and just take what the Quran and hadith say, full stop.
My muslim upbringing had showed me that Islam was the last and final religion and that Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was the last Prophet.
But at the age of 17 I, as are you, was most fortunate to come in contact with the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is and Srila Prabhupada’s books.
But the real difference in spiritual life of the vedic literatures is that God does not live in the heavenly planets.
Even the Quran says that God created the Earth and the Heavens which means that He existed before the Heavens and therfore these are not His eternal abode.I downloaded Bhagvad Geeta from your site and read it.I am extremely impressed and moved by the teachings of Krishana Ji.Is there any way to act upon the teachings of Krishana Ji, without compromising on the teachings of Islam.For example, being a Muslim I cannot meditate, visualising the image of Krishana Ji. Sincerely, Muhammad Lahore, Pakistan Dear Muhammed Asalaamulakum and Hare Krishna My name is Khan and I have visited Pakistan. And they like good muslim parents encouraged me in the islamic way of life.As I read the BHagvad-Gita and many other smaller books I began to realise that all the religions were actually linked. But when you compare the scriptures of each you will begin to see that there is a common link.