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Belief in the Day of Judgment / Day of Resurrection

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The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). (Qur’an 102:1-2)


Muslims believe that the present life is only a trial preparation for the next realm of existence.  This life is a test for each individual for the life after death.  A day will come when the whole universe will be destroyed and the dead will be resurrected for judgment by God.  This day will be the beginning of a life that will never end.  This day is the Day of Judgment.  On that day, all people will be rewarded by God according to their beliefs and deeds. (Source:

And those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, they are dwellers of Paradise, they will dwell therein forever. (Qur’an 2:82)

Belief in the Day of Judgment is part of our Imaan or faith.


To establish accountability & absolute justice. Humans naturally seek justice in all aspects of their lives. For our work, we expect pay or salary. When an individual is harmed, he seeks compensation. Even though humans strive hard to establish justice, the reality is that this world will never be perfectly just. Many criminals go unpunished while the oppressed are denied basic rights. Do their lives simply dissolve without any accountability or fair dealing? Should the powerful persecutors of innocents (e.g.: Pharaoh, Abu Jahl, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, etc.)  go unpunished forever?

Or do those who commit evils think We will make them like those who have believed and done righteous deeds – [make them] equal in their life and their death? Evil is that which they judge. (Qu’ran 45:21)


That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds. So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it,And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it. (Qur’an 99:6-8)


Record of our deeds:

And [for] every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open. [It will be said], “Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant.” (Qur’an 17:13-14)


That Day, We will seal over their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will testify about what they used to earn (Qur’an 36:65)


Only God knows when it will happen.

Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted. (Qur’an 31:34)


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Written by S Ibrahim

Jun 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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