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The conditions of the day of Judgement

It is a part of Muslim belief to believe in the occurrence of the judgment day. The belief in this day is related with the life hereafter. When a Muslim believes that there is a life hereafter, then he or she also agrees to the fact that with the end of time there is going to be a judgment day where all people will be judged on the bases of their deeds and then as per those deeds they will enjoy punishment or reward in the eternal afterlife.

The day of resurrection is the day when all of humankind will be brought back to their Lord. The Day will be a Day of tremendous significance and immense horror, the like of which mankind will never have seen.

 The Day of Judgment in the Quran has been also named as the Day of Reckoning, the Day of Resurrection, the Dooms day or the Day of Accountability. Allah Almighty clarified the enormity of its terrors in various verses of the Qur'an.

* Allah, the Most Exalted, described the Day as being great.

His description of it as such is sufficient for us to know that it is more serious than we can ever imagine. Allah Almighty Says:

{أَلَا يَظُنُّ أُولَٰئِكَ أَنَّهُم مَّبْعُوثُونَ * لِيَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ * يَوْمَ يَقُومُ النَّاسُ لِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ}.

{Do they not think that they will be resurrected? * For a tremendous Day* The Day when mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds?}. (Quran 83: 4-6).

The fear and terror which will befall mankind on that Day will be so great that the mother, who would readily sacrifice herself for her infant will, on that Day, be heedless of him. Pregnant women will miscarry, and people will be like drunkards who have lost their senses; Allah Says:

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ * يَوْمَ تَرَوْنَهَا تَذْهَلُ كُلُّ مُرْضِعَةٍ عَمَّا أَرْضَعَتْ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سُكَارَىٰ وَمَا هُم بِسُكَارَىٰ وَلَٰكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ}.

{O mankind, fear your Lord. Indeed, the convulsion of the [final] Hour is a terrible thing. * On the Day you see it every nursing mother will be distracted from that [child] she was nursing, and every pregnant woman will abort her pregnancy, and you will see the people [appearing] intoxicated while they are not intoxicated; but the punishment of Allah is severe}. (Quran 22: 1-2).

Because of the intensity of the terror on that Day, eyes will not be blinking and not looking right or left. Because of their great fear, people’s hearts will be empty, not comprehending anything at all.

Indeed, a man will run away from those who are dearest to him, from his brother, his mother, his father, his wife and his sons. Ponder Allah's Words:

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ وَاخْشَوْا يَوْمًا لَّا يَجْزِي وَالِدٌ عَن وَلَدِهِ وَلَا مَوْلُودٌ هُوَ جَازٍ عَن وَالِدِهِ شَيْئًا إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ...}.

{O mankind, fear your Lord and fear a Day when no father will avail his son, or will a son avail his father at all. Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth…}. (Quran 31: 33).

* On the Day of Resurrection, the disbelievers will be prepared to give up everything to save themselves from the punishment.

If they possessed everything on earth, they would try to ransom themselves with it. About this, Almighty Allah Says:

{وَلَوْ أَنَّ لِكُلِّ نَفْسٍ ظَلَمَتْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لَافْتَدَتْ بِهِ وَأَسَرُّوا النَّدَامَةَ لَمَّا رَأَوُا الْعَذَابَ ۖ وَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُم بِالْقِسْطِ  وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ}.

{And if each soul that wronged had everything on earth, it would offer it in ransom. And they will confide regret when they see the punishment; and they will be judged in justice, and they will not be wronged.}. (Quran 10: 54).

The unbelievers will be raised with black faces and the righteous one with bright faces.  The virtuous will be given the book, result sheet in to their right hands and the evil doers will be given in to their left hands.  It will be an eternal life.

Every Man For Himself:

Such will be the scenario of the judgment day that no one will bother for anyone other than him or herself. Therefore, the thought that at that day any relation from friends or family would help anyone is wrong. In Quran, Allah Almighty says:

{فَإِذَا جَاءتِ الصَّاخَّةُ * يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ * وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ *  وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ * لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ}.

{When the Deafening Blast comes * The Day a man will flee from his brother * And his mother and his father * And his wife and his children * On that Day every man among them will have concerns enough of his own}. (Qur'an50:33-37).

This ayah clearly explains that on that day no one will come to help of anyone, rather every person will be on his or her own without any assistance from anyone. Such will be the judgment day when only the deeds and acts of a person will predict his or her future.

In order to be among the one who view judgment day as a proclamation of good news, a Muslim must follow the instructions of Islam to be prepared for Judgment day and do as much good deeds in this world as possible.

May Allah grant us guidance to do good deeds and abstain from evil deeds!





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