петък, 9 юли 2010 г.

The End

The End

The end of every living thing in this universe is death… nothing can escape it. Allah (I) says:

(Whatsoever is on it [the earth] will perish. * And the Face of your Rubb full of Majesty and Honor will abide forever.) [55:26-7]

However much man tries to avoid it, he will never be able to. Allah (I) says:

(Say (to them): 'Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allah), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do.') [62:8]

Whatever man does to prolong his life; he would not be able to, since it is something which is set and prescribed. Allah (I) says:

(And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment).) [7:34]

Allah (I) challenges men and jinn who doubt the existence of Allah, the Creator, Who created them, with the following:

(Then why do you not (intervene) when (the soul of a dying person) reaches the throat? And you at the moment are looking on. But We [i.e. Our angels who take the soul] are nearer to him than you, but you see not. Then why do you not, if you are exempt from the reckoning and recompense [punishment, etc.], bring back the soul (to its body), if you are truthful?) [56:83-7]

Upon death, everyone will believe, but they will not have the opportunity to return to this world and do good deeds. Allah says: 

(Until, when death comes to one of them [those who join partners with Allah], he says: 'My Rabb! Send me back. So that I may do good in that which I have left behind!' No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected.) [23:99-100]

Only Allah knows when and where man will die. Allah (I) says:

(Verily, with Allah alone rests the knowledge when the last hour will come; and He (it is who) sends down rain; and He (alone) knows what is in the wombs; whereas no one knows what he will reap tomorrow, and no one knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah (alone) is All-Knowing, All-Aware.) [31:34]

Death is of two types; greater and lesser. Greater death is when the soul departs the body without returning to it. The lesser death is sleep; when the soul departs the body and returns to it thereafter. Allah (I) says:

(It is Allah who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.) [39:42]

What Happens After Death

After death one would be resurrected, and the records would be handed out. Allah (I) says:  

(That is because Allah: He is the Truth, and it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He who is able to do all things.) [22:6]

The unbelievers throughout the ages disbelieve in Resurrection and handing out of records. This is not a new thing. Allah (I) says:

(The disbelievers pretend that they will never be resurrected (for the Account). Say (O Muhammad (r)): Yes! By my Rubb, you will certainly be resurrected, then you will be informed of (and recompensed for) what you did; and that is easy for Allah.) [64:7]

They try their best to lead men astray and to make them reject the fact that they will be resurrected after death. Allah (I) says:

(Does he promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones,, you shall come out alive [resurrected]? Far, very far is that which you are promised!) [23:35-6]

They deem their life and death to be mere facts of nature and do not realize that they (life and death) are creations like themselves. Allah (I) says:

(And they say: 'There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr [the time].' And they have no knowledge of it, they only conjecture.) [45:24]

Some even sought impossible evidences in order to believe. Allah (I) says:

(Verily, these (Quraish) people are saying: 'There is nothing but our first death, and we shall not be resurrected. Then bring back our fore-fathers, if you speak the truth!') [44:34-7]

Allah (I) refutes them by saying:

(And they say: 'When we are bones and fragments [destroyed], should we really be resurrected (to be) a new creation?' * Say (O Muhammad (r)): 'Be you stones or iron. * Or some created thing that is yet greater (or harder) in your breasts [thoughts to be resurrected, even then you shall be resurrected][U2] .' Then, they will say: 'Who shall bring us back (to life)?' Say: 'He Who created you first!' Then, they will shake their heads at you and say: 'When will that be?' Say: 'Perhaps it is near!' * On the Day when He will call you, and you will answer (His Call) with (words of) His Praise and Obedience, and you will think that you have stayed (in this world) but a little while!) [17:49-52]

They reject and belie the Day of Requital. Allah (I) says:

(Those who disbelieve say: 'The Hour will not come to us.' Say: 'Yes, by my Rubb, it will come to you.' (Allah is) the All-Knower of the unseen, not even the weight of an atom (or a small ant) or less than that or greater, escapes from His Knowledge in the heavens or in the earth, but it is in a Clear Book [al-Lawh al-Mahfoodh]. That He may recompense those who believe (in Islam) and do righteous good deeds. Those, theirs is forgiveness and a generous provision (in Jannah).) [34:3-5]

On that Day, Allah (I) will resurrect the entire creation. Allah (I) says:

(The creation of you all and the resurrection of you all are only as (the creation and resurrection of) a single person. Verily, Allah is All­-Hearer, All­-Seer.) [31:28]

Allah will gather them all together on that Day, the Day of Recompense. Allah (I) says:

(Say (O Muhammad (r)): '(Yes) verily, those of old, and those of later times. All will surely be gathered together for the appointed Meeting of a known Day.') [56:49-50]

All of creation shall be resurrected on that Day. Allah (I) says:

(And indeed, We know the first generations of you who had passed away, and indeed, We know the present generations of you (O mankind), and also those who will come afterwards.) [15:24]

Allah will judge all of mankind accordingly; if they did good, they would receive a reward, and if they did evil they would be punished. Allah (I) says:

(On the Day when every person will be confronted with all the good he has done, and all the evil he has done, he will wish that there were a great distance between him and his evil. And Allah warns you against Himself [i.e. His Punishment] and Allah is full of Kindness to the (His) slaves.) [3:30]

Allah (I) also says:

(On the Day when Allah will resurrect them all together [i.e. the Day of Resurrection] and inform them of what they did. Allah has kept account of it, while they have forgotten it. And Allah is Witness over all things.) [58:6]

On that great day, humans will disown their closest and most beloved relations. Allah (I) says:

(Then when there comes as-Saakhkhah [the Day of Resurrection's second blowing of Trumpet], * That Day shall a man flee from his brother. * And from his mother and his father. * And from his wife and his children. * Everyman that Day will have enough to make him careless of others.) [80:33-7]

When evildoers see the punishment with their own eyes, they would wish that they could ransom themselves from the Fire with the most beloved people to them. Allah (I) says:

(Though they shall be made to see one another [(i.e. on the Day of Resurrection), there will be none but see his father, children and relatives, but he will neither speak to them nor will ask them for any help)] - the mujrim [criminal, sinner, disbeliever, etc.] would desire to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day by his children. * And his wife and his brother. * And his kindred who sheltered him. * And all that are in the earth, so that it might save him.) [70:11-4]

That Day will come to pass; no one can ransom himself nor will there be bartering. Allah (I) says:

(Verily, those who disbelieve, if they had all that is in the earth, and as much again therewith to ransom themselves thereby from the torment on the Day of Resurrection, it would never be accepted of them, and theirs would be a painful torment.) [5:36]

The only thing accepted on that Day is one's righteous deeds. Allah (I) says:

(And it is not your wealth, nor your children that bring you nearer to Us [i.e. pleases Allah], but only he (will please Us) who believes (in the Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds; as for such, there will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will reside in the high dwellings (of Jannah) in peace and security.) [34:37]

On that Day:

(no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed not before, nor earned good [by performing deeds of righteousness] through his Faith.) [6:158]

All material things which man used to seek help with will come to an end. Allah (I) says:

(And truly you have come unto Us alone (without wealth, companions or anything else) as We created you the first time. You have left behind you all that which We had bestowed on you.) [6:94]

The only thing that remains are the deeds which he did in this life; whether evil or good. Allah (I) says:

(So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or small ant) shall see it. * And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant) shall see it.) [99:7-8]

What will happen After Allah Resurrects Us?

After Resurrection, man would either go to Jannah or to Hell; which are eternal. Its inhabitants would also live eternally in their abodes. Mankind will be judged by Allah, the Exalted, who is Just. Allah (I) says:

(And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners.) [21:47]

Every nation will be judged according to the Deen which their messenger conveyed to them. Allah (I) says:

((And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam [their Prophets or their Holy Books like the Qur'an, the Tawraah (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), etc.]. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least. And whoever is blind in this world [i.e., does not see Allah's Signs and believes not in Him] will be blind in the Hereafter, and more astray from the Path.) [17:71-2]

The Muslims would enter Jannah, whose joy is eternal, because they believed and did good deeds. They fulfilled what Allah and His Messenger commanded them with, and abstained from that which they prohibited. No one will die in it, as Our Rubb Allah (I) informed us, saying:

(Verily! The Muttaqoon [pious], will be in place of Security (Jannah). * Among Gardens and Springs. * Dressed in fine silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other. * So (it will be), and We shall marry them to Hoors [female fair ones] with wide, lovely eyes. * They will call therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security. * They will never taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire. * As a Bounty from your Rubb! That will be the supreme success!) [44:51-7]

As for the blessings which the people of Jannah will enjoy; the Messenger (r) narrated that Allah (I)[30] said:

"I have prepared for my righteous slaves such (a reward) that no eye has seen nor ear has heard, nor can any human even think of." Abu Hurairah (t) said: "Read if you like the saying of Allah:

(No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.) [32:17][31]

The Prophet (r) said:

"The first group of people who will enter Jannah will do so like a full moon. The next group will do so like the brightest of stars in the sky. The will have to neither urinate or defecate or spit nor remove mucous (therein). There combs will be of gold, their perspiration will be musk, and their incense will be of Indian 'Ood There wives will be the Hoor al-'Een, there manners will be the manners of one person [i.e. they will not hate each other or disagree], and they will resemble their father, (Adam,) sixty arm-lengths (in height)." [Ibn Hibbaan]

Jaabir (t) reported that the Prophet (r) said:

"Indeed the inhabitants of Jannah will eat and drink, but they will neither spit or urinate or defecate nor need to remove mucous." They asked, "What about their food?" He said, "They will burp and perspire the scent of musk. They will involuntarily glorify and praise Allah like they breathe." [Muslim]

Zaid bin Arqam said:

"A man from the Jews came to the Prophet (r) and said: 'O Abaa al-Qaasim (Muhammad (r))! Don't you think that the people of Jannah eat and drink? The Messenger of Allah (r) said: "By him in whose hand is my soul. Everyone of you will be given the strength of a hundred men in his ability to eat, drink, and have sex." The Jew said: "Indeed one who eats and drinks must also relieve himself." The Messenger of Allah (r) responded: "They relieve themselves by perspiring through their skins, and its fragrance will be that of musk, and all stomachs will have become lean."  [Ibn Hibbaan]

Abu Hurairah (t) reported that the Prophet (r) said:

"A caller will call and say: Indeed may you be healthy and never be sick again, may you live and never die again, may you be young and never grow feeble again, may you enjoy, and never feel sorrow and regret again. And this is the saying of Allah:

(And it will be cried out to them: 'This is the Jannah which you have inherited for what you used to do.') [7:43]."[32]

The Prophet (r) also informed us about the bounties enjoyed by the inhabitants of the lowest level of Jannah. He (r) said:

"Indeed I know of the last of the people to leave the Hellfire and the last of the people to enter Jannah: it will be a person who leaves the Hellfire crawling. Allah will say, 'Go and enter Jannah.' When he arrives at it, it will be made to seem as if it is full, so he will return and say, 'O my Rubb, I have found it to be full.' Allah will repeat, 'Go and enter Jannah.' When he arrives at it, it will be made to seem as if it is full, so he will return and say, 'O my Rubb, I have found it to be full.' Then Allah will say, 'Go and enter Jannah, for indeed for you is the likes of the world tenfold (or ten times greater than the world)' He will say, 'I know that you are you not mocking me (or laughing at me) for You are the King [but the strange thing is how can you grant me this while I do not deserve it]!'."

The narrator then said:

Upon that, I saw the Messenger of Allah (r) laugh until his molar started to show. That was said to be the lowest level of Jannah. [Bukhari & Muslim]

As for the disbelievers who reject and belie the messengers and their message, their end will be the Hellfire, and they will reside therein forever. Allah (I) says:

(But those who disbelieve (in Islam), for them will be the Fire of Hell. It will neither have a complete killing effect on them so that they die, nor shall its torment be lightened for them. Thus do We requite every disbeliever. * Therein they will cry: 'Our Rubb! Bring us out! we shall do righteous good deeds, not (the evil deeds) that we used to do.' (Allah will reply): 'Did We not give you lives long enough, so that whosoever would receive admonition, could receive it? And the Warner came to you. So taste you (the evil of your deeds). For the Dhaalimoon [polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.] there is no helper.') [35: 36-7]

The Noble Messenger (r) described the least amount of punishment met out in the Hellfire in his saying:

"The least amount of punishment met out to a person in Hellfire on the Day of Requital will be one whom two flaming coals will be placed under the arches of his feet. His brains will boil as does a cooking pot." [Bukhari]

Another factor which will increase the people of Jannah in their joys and blessings and the people of Hellfire in their sorrow is what the Messenger of Allah (r) mentioned in his saying:

"Death will be brought in the form of a black and white ram. A caller will cry, "O People of Jannah!" and they will all try to see over the crowd. He will continue, "Do you know this?" They will reply, "Yes, this is death." All of them will have seen it. Then the ram will be slaughtered. Then he will say, "O people of Jannah, live forever without seeing death, and O people of Hellfire, live forever without seeing death." Then the Prophet (r) recited:

(And warn them (Muhammad (r)) of the Day of grief and regrets, when the case has been decided, while (now) they are in a state of heedlessness...)

(… they are in a state of heedlessness) i.e. the people of the world…

(… and they believe not.) [19:39][33]

The Prophet (r) said:

"None shall enter Jannah until he is shown (while in the grave) the place he would have resided in the Hellfire if he did evil [disbelief], so that he will (feel more joy and) show more gratitude. And none shall enter the Hellfire until he is shown the place he would have resided in Jannah if he did righteousness [accepted Islam], so that he will feel more agony." [Bukhari]

From here the true, everlasting life will start and only those who prepared for it by doing good deeds will experience the real joy.

Evidences of the Resurrection in the Qur'an

The Qur'an has encouraged man in many verses to ponder over the nature of their creation. He who created them out of nothing is indeed able to bring them back to life once again. Allah (I) says:

(And (the disbelieving) man says: 'When I am dead, shall I then be raised up alive? * Does not man remember that We created him before, while he was nothing?) [19:66-7]

Allah encourages man to ponder over how He produces fresh vegetation from land which was once dead. Allah (I) says:

(And among His Signs (in this), is that you see the earth barren; but when We send down water [rain] to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of vegetation). Verily He Who gives it life, surely, (He) is Able to give life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed He is Able to do all things.) [41:39]

Allah encourages humans to ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth which is something greater than the creation of humans. Allah (I) says:

(Do they not see that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead? Yes, He surely is Able to do all things.) [46:33]

Allah encourages man to ponder over they wake up from their sleep, which is similar to life after death. This is the reason why it is called the 'lesser' form of death. Allah (I) says:

(It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.) [39:42]

Al-'Aas bin Waa`il came to the Messenger of Allah (r) with a crumbling bone, and crushed it, and then said:

'O Muhammad! Will Allah raise this after it has become dust?" He replied, "Indeed Allah will raise this! He will cause you to die, then He will bring you back to life and then He will put you in the Hellfire."

He (the narrator) said,

"Then the following verses were revealed:

(Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah [mixed male and female discharge semen drops]. Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent. * And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: 'Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?' * Say: (Muhammad (r)) 'He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation! * He Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, when behold! You kindle therewith. * Is not He, Who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the like of them? Yes, indeed! He is the All-Knowing Supreme Creator. * Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, 'Be!' and it is! * So Glorified is He and Exalted above all that they associate with Him, and in Whose Hands is the dominion of all things, and to Him you shall be returned.) [36:77-83][34]

How Can One Save Himself?

If you want to know what the accepted Deen on that Day is; the Deen which will lead man to live a life of eternal happiness and the mercy of Allah, and which will save him from eternal miser…know that this is the Deen of Islam, which was revealed to Prophet, Muhammad (r).

"Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it." Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)[Sahih Muslim]
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