Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beliefs about The Judgment Day and Resurrection

Beleif: The day of Judgement (Qayama't) will definitely be established. One who rejects this, is a disbeliever.

Beleif: If a person's body has been disintegrated, decayed or even devoured by animals; Allah azzawajal will gather all of this and raise the body again. On the day of Qiyaamat, people will emerge from their graves without shoes or clothes and uncircumcised. Some people will be on foot whilst others will be on animals. Some will be alone on an animal; others will be two, three, four, five right up to ten persons per animal. The disbelievers will go towards the Plains of Resurrection walking on their faces.� Some will be dragged towards the Plains by Angels whilst others will be engulfed by fire.

The Plains of Resurrection will be established in Syria. The ground will be made so flat, that if a mustard seed were placed on the opposite end, it would be visible.� On this Day of Judgment, the earth will be made of copper and the sun will be only one mile away from the earth. The narrator of the Hadith states, 'It is not known whether one mile (in this case) refers to the stick used in a surma or the normal distance of a mile." Even if it refers to a mile, then it is obvious how intense the heat of the sun will be on that day. Presently, the sun is four thousand years distance away from the earth and the rear of the sun is facing us now whilst on the day of Qiyaamat the sun will face us. When the sun is at its peak on a normal summer's day, it becomes even difficult to go outside. Imagine the intensity of the sun, when it will be only one mile over our heads. Now, the ground is made of sand and we have shoes etc. to wear. On the day of reckoning, the ground will be of copper and we will be bare feet. There is none that can explain the intensity of the heat at that time. May Allah azzawajal protect us.

It will be a time when our brains will boil and we will perspire to such an extent that the perspiration will seep seventy yards into the earth. When the earth can not take in anymore perspiration, the perspiration will rise above the ground. Some will be in perspiration up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to their waist, some up to their chest, and some up to their necks. The disbelievers will be drowning in their own perspiration up to their mouths just as the reigns of a horse are placed in its mouth. Thirst will be so severe, that we can not really explain it. The tongue will become so dry, that it will feel like thorns. The tongues of some will be hanging out of their mouths. The heart will boil and come into the throat.

Every person will be in hardship as per his or her sins. If a person did not give his zakaat properly, then gold and silver will be melted. This will be used to brand him on his side, back and forehead. If a person did not give Zakaat on his livestock, then these animals will brought on the day of Qiyaamat. They will be made strong and healthy. He will be made to lie on the hot ground and the animals will run over him stampeding him and piercing him with their horns. When they run over him once, they will return from the opposite direction doing exactly the same thing. This stampeding will continue until the reckoning of the people comes to an end.

With all these hardships taking place, none will be thinking of the other. Brothers will run away from their brothers. Parents will release themselves from their children. A person's wife and children will run far away from him. Every one will be in caught up in his own punishment. None will be able to be of assistant to any one else.

Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) will be commanded to separate the Jahanamis (dwellers of hell) from the Jannatis (dwellers of paradise). He will ask, How many from how many? And the reply will be, 'Nine hundred and ninety nine (go to hell) from every thousand.' This will be such a time, that due to sadness, children will become old. Women carrying children will miscarry. It will seem as if every one is intoxicated (This will be due to their immense fear and sadness), even though they will not be intoxicated in reality.

The Punishment commanded by Allah is very intense. I am not sure of which of the hardships to explain. If there were one or two, or even one hundred or thousand, I would be able to explain them, but on the day of Qiyaamat, there will be numerous hardships that we will face, and all that we can really do, is ask for salvation. These hardships will not last just for a few hours, days or months, but for the entire day of Qiyaamat, which will be equivalent to fifty thousand years.

After almost half the day passes, and the people find themselves in the same frightening position, they will consult with one another and decide that they need to find someone to intercede on their behalf. They will finally decide to present themselves in the court of Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam), because he is the father of all humans and Allah azzawajal created him with His Dast‑e‑Qudrat and blessed him with a place to live in Jannat, and gave him the great gift of Nabuiwat. After much difficulty, they will find their way to Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam). They will say, 'O Adam (alaihis salaam)! You are the father of all humans. Allah azzawajal created you with His Dast‑e‑Qudrat and He entered a chosen soul into you. He commanded the Angels to prostrate before you and He kept you in Holy Paradise. He blessed you with the knowledge of the names of all things. Allah azzawajal has also made you 'Safee' (His Chosen Friend). Please have mercy on our pitiful condition and intercede on our behalf, so that Allah azzawajal releases us from this punishment and torment. Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) will say, 'This is not my position (to intercede). Today I am in thought about my own position.' He will say that the Wrath of Allah is so intense, that never has it been seen in this intensity before and never will it be seen again. He will ask them to go to another. They will ask about where they should go and he will recommend them to go to Hazrat Nooh (alaihis salaam) as he is the first Rasool whom Allah azzawajal sent on earth for the guidance of a nation.

The people will then go to Hazrat Nooh (alaihis salaam) and they will praise his excellence. They will then ask him to intercede on their behalf. Here too, they will receive the same answer. He will then send them to Hazrat Ibraheem (alaihis salaam) as Allah had blessed him with being His "Khaleel" They will go to Hazrat Ibraheem (alaihis salaam) and he too will give the same answer. In brief, they will then go to Hazrat Moosa (alaihis salaam) who will in turn send them to Hazrat Esa (alaihis salaam). He too will tell them that it is not within his power to intercede on this day. He will ask them to go to him, in whose hands Allah has given the authority of intercession, and who is without any fear even on this frightful day. He will ask them to go towards the leader of all the children of Adam (alaihis salaam). He will send them towards Khatimun Nabiyeen Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), saying that it is he who has the authority of intercession. The people will go around in circles looking for the beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) until finally they find him. They will say, 'O Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! Allah azzawajal has blessed you with the power to open the doors of intercession. They will praise the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the best manner possible and beg his assistance. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will answer by saying, "I am for this reason. I am the one for whom you have been searching all over." The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will then enter into Sajdah and intercede on our behalf. Allah azzawajal will say, 'O Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! Lift up your head (from sajdah) and say whatever you wish to say and it will be heard. Ask whatever you desire and it will be fulfilled and intercede, for your intercession is accepted. In another narration, it has been mentioned, "Ask and it will be complied with."

The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will then intercede and every person will be interceded for including a person who has Imaan equal to a mustard seed in his heart. Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will even remove such persons from hell, who accepted Islam with a sincere heart and but not do any good deeds, the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will even remove him from hell. All the other Prophets will then be allowed to intercede for the Ummats. The Awliyah Allah, Shaheeds, Ulama, Hufaaz, Hajees, and every person who has been blessed with some religious status, will be allowed to intercede for their relatives and friends. Some people will go to the Ulama and remind them that they had given them water for wudhu on certain occasions and clay pieces to answer the call of nature. The Ulama will even intercede for these people.

Beleif: Reckoning on the last day is the truth. We are definitely going to be accountable for our deeds.

Beleif: One who rejects the issue of accountability and reckoning is a disbeliever. There will be those whom Allah azzawajal will question in privacy and they will accept all their wrongs and fear the judgment of Allah. Allah will say, 'I hid your sins whilst you were on earth, and now I am forgiving you.' Some people will be questioned with much firmness and those who are questioned in this manner will have their fate sealed. He will ask some, 'Did I not bless you with respect and dignity? Did I not make you a leader amongst your people? Did I not give in your property, horses and camels? With the exception of these Allah azzawajal will remind them of various other bounties which He bestowed upon them. They will answer in the positive, saying that it is true that Allah azzawajal had blessed them with everything. Allah will say, 'Did you know that you were to meet with me?' and they will answer negatively. Allah azzawajal will say, 'Then just as you did not remember me, We too shall leave you trapped in this punishment.'

When Allah azzawajal will remind some of the disbelievers about His bounties and He questions them about what they did, then they will say that they brought Imaan in Allah, His Books, and His Prophets. They will claim to have established Namaaz and Fasting. They will also say that they gave Sadqa and did various other good deeds. Allah azzawajal will then silence them and bring witnesses unto what they have said.� These people will be confused about who will be brought as witnesses against them. A seal will be placed onto their mouths and the rest of their body will be commanded to testify.� Their thighs, flesh, bones, hands and feet etc. will testify against him and the truth will be heard, and they will be thrown into the dungeons of hell. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, 'Seventy thousand people from my Ummat will enter Jannat without reckoning and through their blessings, another seventy thousand will enter Jannat with each one of them and Allah azzawajal will send another three Jamaats into Paradise with them. It is not known concerning how many persons will make up each jamaat. Allah knows the number of people in each Jamaat. All those who performed Tahajjud will be allowed to enter Paradise without reckoning. In this Ummah, there will also be such a person, whose ninety nine journals will be of sins and each journal will be as far as the eye can see. All these books will be opened and Allah azzawajal will ask him if he has any complaint about any of the deeds that have been presented. Allah will ask if Kiraaman Kaatibeen (Angels who write our deeds) are justified in what they wrote. He will answer by saying that all that has been written is the truth. Allah azzawajal will ask if he has any excuse and he will say that he does not have excuse for his sins. Allah azzawajal will say, 'Your one good deed is present with Us. Today, you will not be treated unjustly.'� A piece of paper will be presented on which will be written 'Ash Hadu An Laa ilaaha ilal laah wa Ash Hadu An'na Muhammadan Abduhoo Wa Rasooluhu' and Allah azzawajal will command for it to be weighed. He will say that this one piece of paper is nothing compared to all his bad deeds, and Allah azzawajal will again tell him that he will not be treated unjustly. Then, all his journals of bad deeds will be placed on one end of the scale and the piece of paper will be placed on the other end of the scale. That piece of paper will weigh more than all his journals of bad deeds. There is no limit to the Mercy of Allah azzawajal. Through His Mercy, little things may become vast.

Beleif: On the day of Qiyaamat each person will be handed his books of deeds. The obedient servants of Allah will receive it in their right hands and the sinful ones in their left hands. The disbelievers chest will be torn open and his hands will be thrust into the chest and pulled out through his back. Then his deeds will be handed over to him.

Beleif: The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been blessed with the Pool of Kauthar. This is Haq (a fact). The length and width of Kauthar is equal to the distance covered during one month's journey. On its banks, there are very beautiful dome shaped structures made from pearls. Its four ends are all of the same measurement, in other words all equal right angles. Its sand is fragrant with musk. Its water is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and more pure than musk. Once you take a sip of kauthar, you will never be thirsty again. There are goblets floating on kauthar, which are more than the number of stars in the sky. There are two streams of Jannat that lead into the Pool of Kauthar. One is of gold and the other of silver.

Beleif: Meezan (The Scale) is Haq (True). The good and bad deeds of the people shall be weighed on this scale. The plates of this scale will work different from the ones on earth. The one which is heavy will be suspended whilst the one which weighs less will face downwards.

Beleif: Allah azzawajal will bless the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with Maqaam‑e‑Mahmood (The Station of Praise).� It is here that all the creation from the beginning up to the end will praise him.

Beleif: The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be blessed with a banner (flag) which will be called Liwa ul Humd (The Flag of Praise). All the believers from the time of Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) right up to the end will be gathered under this banner.

Beleif: Pul Siraat (The Bridge) is Haq (True). This is a bridge which is constructed over the fire of Hell. It is thinner than a hair and sharper than a sword. This is the only road that can be taken to go to Jannat. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be the first to cross the Pul Siraat, then All the Ambia and Mursaleen (alaihimus salaam), followed by the Ummat of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and then the Ummats of all the other Prophets. One will pass over pul siraat as per his deeds. Some will pass as fast as the flash of lightning. Some will pass like wind travelling at high speeds. Some will pass as fast as birds fly, whilst others will pass in the speed of a fast horse. Some will travel in the speed of a running man and some will be dragging themselves on their bottoms. There will be those who will be passing as slow as ants.

On both ends of Pul Siraat, there are two massive iron rods with curved ends like hooks (Only Allah and His Rasool sallal laahu alaihi wasallam know how huge they are). It will seize whomsoever it is commanded to seize. Some of those seized will be severely wounded, but will manage to pass pul siraat, whilst others will be plunged by it into the fire of hell. The entire nations will be struggling to pass over pul siraat, but our pure master, the intercessor for the sinful (Muhammadur Rasoolullah sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be waiting on the other end of Pul Siraat praying for his Ummah to pass with safety. He will be saying, "Ya Rabbi Sal'lim Sal'lim" O Allah grant them safe passage. O Allah grant them safe passage. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will not remain in one spot on the day of reckoning. Sometimes he will be near the Mizaan interceding for those whose good deeds are few, allowing them to be pardoned, and immediately he will be at the Pool of Kauthar quenching the thirst of his thirsty Ummat. From there he will move to Pul SIraat. The beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be lifting those who fall on their way to Jannat. In other words, the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be at every juncture comforting his Ummah. Everyone will be calling out to him for his assistance, and who else can be called upon in such a difficult time? Since every one will be in his own hardship. He (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be the only one who will not be concerned about himself but he will be carrying the responsibility of the entire Universe.�

This day of Qiyaamat will take fifty thousand years to pass and it will be a day full of the most testing hardships and difficulties.� This day will be made very easy for the pious and chose servants of Allah. For these pious servants, the fifty thousand year day will pass like the amount of time that it takes one to read one Fard Salaah, and in reality, it will pass even faster than that. For some, this day will pass as fast as the blink of an eye. The Day of Qiyaamat for the righteous is like the blinking of an eye and even less than that."

The greatest blessing upon the Muslims on that day will be the great opportunity of seeing Allah azzawajal. There is no blessing greater than this. Once a person sees Allah azzawajal once, he will enjoy the blessing of the Divine Vision forever. It is something that he shall never forget. The first person to make Deedar (see Allah azzawajal) will be the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

Up to this point, we have very briefly discussed the issues relating to the Day of Resurrection. After the entire day of reckoning ends, we will enter our final abode, which is for ever. Some will receive the abode of peace and tranquility which is called Jannat (paradise) whilst others will enter the abode of pain and suffering which is called Jahanum (hell).

Beleif: Jannat and Jahanum are Haq. One who rejects this, is a disbeliever.

Beleif: Jannat and Jahanum have been created by Allah hundreds of thousands of years ago and are in existence even now. It is not true to say that Jannat and Jahanum do not exist and will be created close to or just before the last day.

Beleif: Qiyaamat, resurrection, the reckoning, accountability on the last day, reward, punishment, Jannat and Jahanum mean the same as it is generally understood by the true Muslims. Any person, who claims these to be true, yet shows different meaning for them (e.g. To say that reward refers to seeing ones good deeds and being pleased or punishment refers to being saddened by your bad deeds and the day of resurrection only pertains to the souls etc). Such a person is in reality rejecting all the above mentioned beliefs and such a person is termed a disbeliever. Now a brief discussion on Jannat and Jahanum is being presented (for your perusal).

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