Belief in the Last Day

Belief in the Last Day

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Belief in the Last Day means believing in the Coming of the Hour of Reckoning and Recompense.

     Belief in the Last Day includes belief in the torment of the grave and its pleasures, such that when a person has died and is buried, he will be asked in his grave about his Lord, his religion, and his prophet. If he was a disbeliever, an idol worshipper, an atheist, or a non-Muslim, he will be punished in his grave until the Day of Resurrection—the Day when people will stand before the Lord of the Worlds (Noble & Sublime) for reckoning. Then they will enter the Fire where they will remain forever and ever.

     If he was a believer, who obeyed Allah (Mighty & Majestic), he will experience pleasure in his grave until the Day of Resurrection, when he will be brought back to life to be presented before his Lord (Blessed & Exalted). Then he will enter Paradise where he will live forever and ever.

     If he was a disobedient believer, he will be subject to the Will of Allah (Mighty & Majestic): if He wills, He will punish him, before allowing him to enter Paradise and live forever and ever, or if He wills, He (Blessed & Exalted) will forgive him, and let him enter Paradise where he will live forever and ever.

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]

{So Allah 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 Allah 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.


**  Belief in the Last Day and the Hereafter

** Belief in the Last Day, Sheik Bilal continues to discuss the moral foundation of Six Pillars of Faith.



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