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108. Believers will see Allah on the Day of Judgment

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Imam Ibn Qudaamah wrote:

In the next life, the believers will see their Lord with their own eyes. They will visit Him, and He will speak to them and they will speak to Him. Allaah, Most High, stated

“Some faces will be radiant on that day, gazing at their Lord.” (Qur’an Chapter al-Qiyaamah 75:22-23)

“No. On that day they will be veiled from their Lord.” (Qur’an Chapter al-Mutaffifeen 83: 15)

Since those are veiled due to [Allaah’s] anger, it indicates that the believers will see Him due to His pleasure [with them], otherwise there would be no difference between them.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Indeed you will see your Lord the way you see this moon. You will not struggle with crowds to see Him.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 1, no. 529 and Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, no. 1322)

‘Adee ibn Abee Haatim quoted the Prophet (pbuh) as saying:“Verily each one of you will see Allaah on the day when you must meet Him, and there will not be between Him and you a veil nor a translator.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 9, no. 535)

Ibn ‘Umar also reported that the Prophet (pbuh) once said, “The day of Resurrection is the first day that any eye will look upon Allaah, Most Great and Glorious.” (An authentic narration collected by ad-Daaraqutnee and ad-Daarimee in his book ar-Radd ‘alal-Jahmiyyah, p. 57)

The Wisdom Behind Not Seeing Allaah

If God could be seen in this life, the tests of this life would be pointless. What makes this life a real test is the fact that we are obliged to believe in Allaah without actually seeing Him. If Allaah were visible, everyone would believe in Him and all that the Prophet (pbuh) taught. In fact, men would end up like angels, in total obedience to Allaah. Because Allaah made man to be higher than the angels, whose beliefs in Allaah was without choice, man’s choice of belief over disbelief had to be in a situation where Allaah’s existence could be questioned. Thus, Allaah has kept himself hidden from humankind and will continue to do so until the last day. (The Fundamentals of Tawheed, pp. 136-144)

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