Part II: The Day of Judgment
What is the Day of Judgment?
Day of Judgment, or Qiyaamah, is the
day when all creatures will die and the whole universe will be destroyed.
Mountains will fly like flakes of cotton, stars will break down. Everything will
be shattered and destroyed.
How will all the creatures die on the Day of Judgment?
Israafeel () will blow the soor
(trumpet). Its sound will be so dreadful and so strong that its shock will kill
every living being and everything will be shattered and destroyed.
When will Qiyaamah come?
is to come. But none except Allah knows its exact time. Only this much is
known, that it will be Friday and the date will be the 10th of
Muharram. Our Prophet ()
has given some of
the signs of Qiyaamah. Observing these
signs, the nearness of Qiyaamah may be
What are those signs?
has said that: When
sins begin to increase in the world; people begin to disobey their parents and
treat them harshly; begin to break trusts and abuse confidences; music and dance
prevail in excess; new generations begin to abuse their ancestors; illiterate
and people with little education become leaders; mean and ordinary people begin
to construct high buildings; and the unworthy people begin to get high posts –
it may be taken that the Qiyaamah is approaching near.
What is taqdeer (fate) ?
Allah’s knowledge, there is an estimate and appraisal for everything good and
bad. Allah knew this about every creature before anything was created. This
knowledge and the estimate of Allah is called taqdeer. Nothing, good or bad, is beyond Allah’s knowledge and
What is meant by life after death?
will be destroyed in Qiyaamah but when
Hazrat Israafeel () will blow the soor
for the second time, everything will come to life once again. Human beings will
also come to life. All will assemble before Allah in Maidaan-e-Hashr (Field of Resurrection). There, an
account of deeds will take place. The day on which this will be done is called Yau-mul-Hashr
or the Day of Resurrection, Yau-mul-Jazaa
and Yau-mid-Deen (Day of Recompense)
or Yau-mul-Hisaab (Day of
Is a person entitled to be called a Muslim if he does not accept one or
two things out of the seven things mentioned in the imaan
at all. Unless one believes fully in the Oneness of Allah, in the prophethood of
all the prophets, in Allah’s Books and angels, in taqdeer (divine predestination) decreed by Allah, and Qiyaamah
(Day of Judgment) and the Life after Death, he cannot be called a Muslim.
Prophet Muhammad ()
has named five things as the basis of Islam. But there is no mention of angels,
Allah’s Books, Qiyaamah, taqdeer,
etc. Why not?
the five things there is mention of expressing imaan
on Hazrat Muhammad ()
and when one
believes in the Holy Prophet (), he has to accept
everything that the Holy Prophet ()
has said. It will also be necessary to believe in Allah’s Book that was
revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ()
and express one’s
imaan in it. All these things are
mentioned in imaan mufassal and
are supported to be true by the Holy Quran and by the traditions (ahaadeeth)
of the Holy Prophet ().
Will one remain a Muslim if one does believe in all these seven things
heartily, and testifies to them orally but does not say salaah
or give zakaah or keep fasts or
perform the Hajj?
he is a Muslim but he is sinful and disobedient to Allah. Such a person is
called faasiq (sinner or impious
person). These people will be punished for their sins but will be pardoned in