The unavoidable truth approaching: the Day of Judgment

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Have they not reflected within themselves? Allah did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them except with truth and for a fixed term. Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord. (Surat ar-Rum, 8)
 

Take a look at what kind of works occupy your daily life. You probably spend most of your time rushing somewhere trying to finish deadlines. You pay attention to many things and reflect upon them deeply. But there are also issues you want to avoid to think about. One of these, and may be the most important one, is death, which is a certain “end” that inspire deep fear and distress in many people. (Harun Yahya, Portents of the Day of Judgment)

People who do not live by the morality of the Qur’an try to protect themselves from this end by many methods. The most widespread but the most unrational one is to avoid its thought and, if possible, even to forget about it. Allah relates this fact in the Qur’an as follows:

 

Every self will taste death. You will be paid your wages in full on the Day of Rising. Anyone who is distanced from the Fire and admitted to the Garden has triumphed. The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion. (Surah Al Imran, 185)
 

Death is also very close to you once you finish reading this article and get involved in your daily routine works. No matter how old you are each passing day makes you closer to that day destined for you. None of the measures you take to avoid this end, and even to postpone it for a while will save you from being “temporary” in this world.

Just as all people preceeding you, your life will also end one day. However, as is the case with all people, the life of this world which will come to an end with death will resume with a new “resurrection” on the Day of Judgment and go on for all eternity. Not only the last day of you, it is also the last day of the Earth and even the universe.

The Day of Judgment when the life of this world will come to an end will also be a glorious “last day” with dimensions beyond the boundaries of imagination on which only sheer terror will be experienced.

Everything on Earth will be ruined and mountains will collapse like heaps of wool. Successive disasters will take place, the Sun will darken, stars will get lost and disappear. Following this Allah revive all people that have ever lived on Earth, gather them together and every human being will witness this day. As our Lord states in one verse, this last day is an “ardous “ one for disbelievers. (Surat al-Muddaththir, 9)

The Day of Judgment is not far in the distance, as majority of people presume, and it draws even closer. On that day everything in this world will disappear together with everything in it. Ambitions, wishes, anger, expectations, hostilities and pleasures will all come to an end. That day will render all plans pertaining to the future futile. For everyone who feigns ignorance that he will be returned to our Lord, all specious wealth, beauties and indulgences of this world which they prefer over enternal life will come to nothing. On that very day people will definetly witness Allah’s existence and face the Day of Reckoning they have tried to forget. If they have disbelieved their short life they have spent in heedlessness will come to an end, an infinite beginning full of torment will await them. This life of eternal torment that will bring no happiness to disbelievers will be so severe from the first moment that those experiencing it will desire to vanish rather than being exposed to the torment. However this will not be possible. On that day everyone will be called to Allah’s presence to give an account of every deed they have done in the life of this world.

The Day of Judgment will be the last day of the life of this world, and even the whole universe. But at the same time it is the beginning of the eternal life in the Hereafter. At the beginning of this eternal life all people will resurrect. Those who had faith in Allah and this day will be hosted in Paradise while disbelievers will be transformed into Hell.

This is the greatest truth that awaits humanity and no other worldly conception can be more important than pondering over this truth.

Ignoring the Day of Judgment that no soul can ever evade will in no way eliminate its existence. On the contrary it will cause them to spend their infinite lives in torment.

What an intelligent and sincere person needs to do is to pay attention to the voice of his conscience as our Lord states, "In fact, man will be clear proof against himself." (Surat al-Qiyama, 14), strive to correct his errors and live a life in compliance with the morality of the Qur'an.

 

And the moon is eclipsed, and the sun and moon are fused together, on that Day man 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-Qiyama, 8–12)
 


2010-12-23 18:33:46
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