Q: Could you make things clearer by giving examples?
A: Yes, just take that example: The sleeping person may see in his dreams some things that please him and some other things that displease and cause him pain while the one who sits beside him know and feel nothing of that. This is exactly what will happen to the deceased. He will be asked in his grave and reply. Then he will be given his share of pleasure and torment while no one of the living feel or know nothing about what is happening to him.
Q: How should one believe in the gathering of creation and that creation will be brought back again as it was firstly begun?
A: It is to believe that Allah The Almighty will bring forth and resurrect all people after their death like the first creation. So, they will arise from their graves and they will be gathered in one place called Al-Mawqif (the Standing).
Q: How should one believe in Al-Hisaab (Reckoning)?
A: It is to believe that after Allah The Almighty gathers people in the land of gathering, He will reckon everyone and make him acknowledge his good and evil deeds. The organs of the liars will bear witness against them and all people will know their scandals, argument will be established against them and there will be no excuse for them at all. Allah The Almighty says:
So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it [Az-Zalzalah:7-8].
Q: How should one believe in Al-Mizaan (Scale) and Al-Kitaab (Book of records)?
A: It is to believe that after Allah The Almighty reckons people and make them acknowledge their deeds, then their deeds will be weighted so that everyone may know the amount of his deeds. So, whoever his good deeds overweight his bad ones, then he will be given his book with the right hand and he has achieved a great success and whoever his bad deeds overweight his good ones will be given his book with the left hand and has certainly sustained a clear loss.
Q: How should one believe in As-Siraat (the Bridge over Hellfire)?
A: As-Siraatmeans the bridge that will be laid across Hellfire for the people to pass over on the Day of Judgment. The believers will stand firm on it and will cross it to be admitted into Paradise. Some of them will pass over it like lightening, some like the finest horse and some will pass over it slowly. As for the disbelievers and disobedient, their feet will slip and thus cast down into the Hellfire. There should be no wonder in that for the One Who makes walking over it (the Bridge) easy is the same One Who made birds fly in the space.
Q: Will anyone intercede on that Day?
A: Prophets (peace be upon them), Awliyaa’ (devoted worshipers of Allah The Almighty), sincere scholars and martyrs will intercede on that Day.
Q: On whose behalf those who are permitted to intercede?
A: They will intercede on behalf of some disobedient believers.
Q: Will anyone intercede on behalf of the disbelievers?
A: No one of the Prophets and no one else will be able to speak to Allah The Almighty regarding anyone of the disbelievers for they know that the word of punishment has come into effect upon them (the disbelievers) and that Allah The Almighty does not permit that. Allah The Almighty says:
Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? [Al-Baqarah: 255]
That Day, no intercession will benefit except [that of] one to whom the Most Merciful has given permission and has accepted his word[Ta-Ha : 109].
Q: What is Al-Kawthar that Allah The Almighty has given to our Prophet (pbuh) and mentioned it in His words:
Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], Al-Kawthar[Al-Kawthar : 1]?
A: It is a river in Paradise. It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever drinks from its water will never feel thirst after that.
Q: What will happen to the obedient believer after reckoning?
A: After reckoning, the obedient believer will be admitted into Paradise and remain eternally in its great pleasure.