5.Belief in the Last Day

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5. Belief in the Last Day:

It is to have firm belief in the Day of the great Resurrection which there will be no day after it. Allaah The Almighty says: {Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.} [Al-Faatihah: 4]

Belief in it also includes the belief in all what will occur after death such as:

Questioning by the two angels: Munakr and Nakeer for the deceased:It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Allaah The Almighty says: {Allaah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter.} [Ibraaheem: 27] It was descended regarding the Torment of the Grave. It will be said to him (the deceased): Who is your Lord? Allaah is my Lord and Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is my Prophet. This is the saying of Allaah The Almighty: {Allaah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter.} [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

It was also narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "When a human being is laid in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask him: ¿What did you use to say about this man, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him? The believer will say: I testify that he is Allaah's slave and His Messenger. Then it will be said to him, 'Look at your place in the Hellfire. Allaah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it." The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, added, "The dead person will see both his places. But a non-believer or a hypocrite will be said to him: What did you use to say about this man?' He will say: “I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say! It will be said to him, 'Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Quran).' Then he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry will be heard by whatever approaches him except human beings and jinn.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Then the people of obedience will be pleased and torture will be for all who deserves it from the people of disobedience and immorality. Allaah The Almighty says: {So Allaah protected him from the evils they plotted, and the people of Pharaoh were enveloped by the worst of punishment -The Fire, they are exposed to it morning and evening. And the Day the Hour appears [it will be said], "Make the people of Pharaoh enter the severest punishment.} [Ghaafir: 45-46]

It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “When anyone of you dies, he is shown his place both in the morning and in the evening. If he is one of the people of Paradise; he is shown his place in it, and if he is from the people of the Hellfire; he is shown his place there-in. Then it is said to him, 'This is your place till Allaah resurrects you on the Day of Resurrection.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Questioning, pleasure or torment will be for the one who deserve them whether he is buried in a grave or not, whether he is eaten by wild animals or burnt until it becomes dust, or drown in the sea or the like. This pleasure or torment will be for the soul and body as well. The soul will be pleased or tortured while it is attached to the body. Accordingly, pleasure and torment will be for both of them. Also, the soul may sometimes be pleased or tortured away from the body.

Resurrection after death: 

It is when Allaah The Almighty resurrects the dead and bring them forth from their graves. Allaah The Almighty will gather the bodies of the dead that are disintegrated and recreated them with His power as they were. Then He The Exalted will give them back their souls. Allaah The Almighty says: {Then indeed, after that you are to die. Then indeed you, on the Day of Resurrection, will be resurrected.} [Al-Mu’minoon: 15-16]  

He The Almighty says: {Those who disbelieve have claimed that they will never be resurrected. Say, "Yes, by my Lord, you will surely be resurrected; then you will surely be informed of what you did. And that, for Allaah, is easy.} [At-Taghaabun: 7]

He The Almighty says: {And he presents for Us an example and forgets his [own] creation. He says, "Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?" Say, "He will give them life who produced them the first time; and He is, of all creation, Knowing."} [Yaa-Seen: 78-79]

It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Then (after this period) Allaah will send water from the sky and then the dead bodies will grow like vegetation grows. There is nothing of the human body that does not decay except one bone; that is the little bone at the end of the coccyx from which the human body will be recreated on the Day of Resurrection.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

This is unlike the condition of the prophets for Allaah The Almighty prohibited the earth to eat the bodies of the prophets, peace be upon them, as it was previously outlined.

Al-Hashr (Assembly): Creatures will be driven and gathered after resurrecting them to the land of Mahshar (Assembly). Allaah The Almighty says: {On the Day the earth breaks away from them [and they emerge] rapidly; that is a gathering easy for Us.} [Qaaf: 44]

He The Almighty also says: {And We will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone.} [Al-Kahf: 47]

He The Almighty also says: {It will be] on the Day the earth will be replaced by another earth, and the heavens [as well], and all creatures will come out before Allaah, the One, the Prevailing.} [Ibraaheem: 48]

It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “People will be gathered on the Day of Resurrection barefoot, naked and uncircumcised.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, also said: “Allaah will gather mankind, the first and the last of them, in one place, so that the caller will be able to make them all hear his voice and the watcher will be able to see them all.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

In this day, Allaah The Almighty will judge among the creatures. It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “All rights will be restored on the Day of Resurrection, until even the hornless sheep will settle its score with the one that has horns.” [Reported by Muslim]

Then those who are competent for religious assignment will be reckoned, their deeds will be weighted by a real balance that has a beam and two pans. It will be inclined by an atom's weight of good or evil.

Allaah The Almighty says: {And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all.} [Al-Anbiyaa’: 47]

 Some of them will take their books with their right hands while some others will take them with their left hands (as it is mentioned in the Soorat of Al-Ahqaaf; verses No. 18-34)

Then the bridge will be laid over the Hellfire. All the first and last generations will pass over it. It is their way to the Paradise. It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Then the bridge will be laid across Hell." We, the companions of the Prophet said, "O Allaah's Messenger! What is the bridge?' He said, "It is a slippery (bridge) on which there are clamps and (Hooks like) a thorny seed that is wide at one side and narrow at the other and has thorns with bent ends. Such a thorny seed is found in Najd and is called As-Sa‘daan. Some of the believers will cross the bridge as quickly as the wink of an eye, some others as quick as lightning, a strong wind, fast horses or she-camels. So some will be safe without any harm; some will be safe after receiving some scratches, and some will fall down into Hell (Fire). The last person will cross by being dragged (over the bridge).” [Reported by Al-Bukhaari]

Then they will go to Paradise which is the abode of eternal reward for whoever obeys Allaah The Almighty. Allaah The Almighty has prepared for its people in it of pleasures what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has never crossed the mind of man.

Or they will go to the Hellfire which is the abode of punishment for whomever Allaah The Almighty wills to punish of the disobedient believers who will remain in it according to their sins then they will enter paradise. It is the eternal abode for the disbelievers, polytheists and those who have doctrinal hypocrisy.

Furthermore, belief in the Last Day includes the belief in all what will occur before the Day of Resurrection such as the portents and signs of the Hour, too much killing, earthquakes, eclipses, the emergence of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal, descent of ‘Isa, peace be upon him, emergence of Gog and Magog and the like of the signs that are conveyed from Allaah The Almighty or His Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him.

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