… and the Hour is coming without any doubt and Allah will raise up all those in the graves. (Surat al-Hajj, 7)
With every second we live, we are coming closer to the Judgment and the day we appear in the Presence of Allah to account for ourselves. Moreover, we have no idea how much longer we will be in this world. Whether we have 1 minute or 80 years left, we will eventually die. In all probability, the angels of death will come for our souls when we least expect it, after which we will see the Day of Judgment. Everything about this world will suddenly lose all meaning, and everyone will see the existence of Allah, the Judgment and the hereafter.
So while you still have the time, do not forget that everything related to this world will come to an end, nor to make preparations for the Day of Judgment, when everyone who has ever lived and done will be taken away and collected together to give account of themselves to Allah.
On the Day of Judgment, everything that everyone has ever done will be set out before them. On that day, those who did well and those who did evil will be recompensed in full for their actions, and those who did evil will wish that their evil deeds were a long way away from them. People will enter the Presence of Allah all alone, and judgment will be pronounced on them, without their suffering the slightest injustice.
Do not forget that the Day of Judgment is approaching and that you will be called to account in the Presence of Allah. Do not ignore the warnings and fall into the error of those who live lives far removed from Allah and the faith.
Mankind’s Judgment has drawn very close to them, yet they heedlessly turn away. No fresh reminder comes to them from their Lord without their listening to it as if it was a game. (Surat al-Anbiya’, 1-2)
On that day, through the eternal memory of Allah, all one’s thoughts and deeds, even those one has forgotten, will be brought up before on.
People are forgetful, but Allah never forgets and is never mistaken, so nobody will be able to escape the evil deeds he committed in this world. A person may not remember than he said something displeasing to Allah or harbored rebellious thoughts 10 years in the past, but on the Day of Judgment, Allah will raise all those thoughts and words before him, unless he has repented:
Say, ‘Whether you conceal what is in your chest or make it known, Allah knows it. He knows what is in the heavens and what is on earth. Allah has power over all things.’ On the Day that each self finds the good it did, and the evil it did, present there in front of it, it will wish there were an age between it and then. Allah advises you to beware of Him. Allah is Ever-Gentle with His slaves. (Surat al-‘Imran, 29-30)
On the Day Allah raises up all of them together, He will inform them of what they did. Allah has recorded it while they have forgotten it.Allah is a Witness of all things. (Surat al-Mujadilah, 6)
The Qur’an contains detailed descriptions of that difficult Day of Judgment in order to warn people. The Day of Judgment is when all material things will decay and cease to exist. Allah tells us "that Day will be a difficult day, not easy for the kafirun." (Surat al-Muddaththir, 9-10).
The Judgment begins with the first blast on the trumpet. People who sleep out on the streets after even the faintest tremor, will be stunned by the ferocity with which mountains are broken apart. Allah refers to that day as follows in Surat al-Qamar, verse 6, "On the Day the Summoner summons them to something unspeakably terrible…”
On that day, there will be a terror that enfolds all things and all places, the like of which has never been seen before. The oceans will boil over with a swell (Surat at-Takwir, 6), the sky will be like molten brass (Surat al-Ma’arij, 8), the stars will be extinguished (Surat al-Mursalat, 8), the moon will beeclipsed and the sun and moon will be fused together (Surat al-Qiyamah, 8-9), heaven will be opened and become doorways (Surat an-Naba’, 19), the mountains will be pulverized (Surat al-Mursalat, 10), the mountains will be like tufts of colored wool (Surat al-Qari’ah, 5) and there will be no dip or gradient in the world (Surah Ta Ha, 107).
When the trumpet is blown for a second time, the dead will begin returning to life and people will be brought together to account for themselves. Verses say:
The Trumpet will be blown and those in the heavens and those in the earth will all lose consciousness, except those Allah wills. Then it will be blown a second time and at once they will be standing upright, looking on.
And the earth will shine with the Pure Light of its Lord; the Book will be put in place; the Prophets and witnesses will be brought;it will be decided between them with the truth; and they will not be wronged. (Surat az-Zumar, 68-69)
On that day, “They will emerge from their graves with downcast eyes, like swarming locusts, necks outstretched, eyes transfixed, rushing headlong to the Summoner.The kuffar will say, ‘This is a pitiless day’!” (Surat al-Qamar, 7-8). Those who imagine that Allah did not fix a certain time to call them to account (Surat al-Kahf, 48) “will say, ‘Where can I run?’ No indeed! There will be no safe place. That Day the only resting place will be your Lord.” (Surat al-Qiyamah, 10-12)
Those who think they will never be resurrected and that death will last forever, will realize that the reminders they were given were true when the hour of the Judgment comes:
They will say, ‘Are we to be restored to how we were? when we have become perished, worm-eaten bones?’ (Surat an-Nazi'at, 10-11)
They will say, ‘Alas for us! Who has raised us from our resting-place? This is what the All-Merciful promised us. The Messengers were telling the truth.’ (Surah Ya Sin, 52)
On that day, believers and unbelievers will be separated from one another. Verses say that the faces of the believers will shine brightly as a reflection of the joy within them, while the faces of the unbelievers are darkened:
Faces that Day will be radiant, gazing at their Lord. And faces that Day will be glowering, (Surat al-Qiyamah, 22-25)
While believers who spend their lives on Allah’s path and for our Lord’s approval, those forget they will have to account for themselves to Allah will live in sorrow and regret, and, as Allah reveals in verses, will say, "... will say, ‘If only I had not been given my Book and had not known about my Judgment’!” (Surat al-Haqqah, 25-26)
Everyone’s own Judgment will begin with death, and apart from those whom Allah chooses, everyone in the earth and sky will be terrified. Sinner will blame one another and unbelievers will be unhappy. Only those who sincerely obeyed Allah’s commands throughout their lives will enjoy security amid that fear on that day. The more people were heedless of the Judgment in the life of this world, and the less prepared they were for it, the greater the terror they will feel on that day. Allah reminds people of the terror of that day in verses:
Mankind, have taqwa of your Lord! The quaking of the Hour is a terrible thing. On the day they see it, every nursing woman will be oblivious of the baby at her breast, and every pregnant woman will abort the contents of her womb, and you will think people drunk when they are not drunk; it is just that the punishment of Allah is so severe. (Surat al-Hajj, 1-2)
Do not forget that on such a day, nobody will ask after even his closest friend and nobody will treat anyone with friendship or help them. People will be happy to hand over even those closest to them as hostages in order to escape the punishment. But none of these will be accepted:
even though they can see each other.An evildoer will wish he could ransom himself from the punishment of that Day, by means of his sons, or his wife or his brother or his family who sheltered him or everyone else on earth,if that only meant that he could save himself. But no! It is a Raging Blaze (Surat al-Mearij, 11-15)
In short, there will be no precautions that people can take against what befalls them on that day, and no place of refuge. Rank, title, family or money in this world will mean nothing. On that day, people will be divided solely on the basis of the good or evil they committed. Everyone will be asked whether or not he served Allah, his creator. On that day, when nothing remains hidden, nobody will be able to make amends for their mistakes in this world.
on the Day when the secrets are sought out and man will have no strength or helper. (Surat at-Tariq, 9-10)
But on that day, everything will be easy for Muslims, insha’Allah. They will be in safety against the fear of the Day of Judgment and kept far away from the flames of the punishment. They will attain the countless blessings of paradise.
The Day of Judgment is an absolute fact, and it is approaching. Even an irreligious person must admit the possibility he will see the day described here. It is illogical to say, “I do not believe, so that day will not affect me.” Because even if someone does not believe, according to his own logic he must admit there is an at least 50% possibility of seeing that day. When he considers the features of the Day of Judgment and the punishment in hell, he will be terrified that there is a 100% probability of seeing that day, and must strive to avoid the endless torment that will follow.
In addition, death and the Day of Judgment are drawing closer every second. Death and the Judgment are the inescapable fate of all. That being the case, do not forget your Judgment before it is too late, and strive to attain your endless life of the hereafter.