The End

Everyone of them shall come to Him all alone on the Day or Resurrection.(19:95)

The present life of man is too short to receive his wages in full. Many of his high sacrifices, as for example, laying down his life for a noble cause, remain unpaid. His special status and responsibilities in the universe also demand that he should be raised once again to join the End-result of God’s Plan spread over millions of years, in which man was the main actor, to receive the balance of his wages. No, he should enter the bliss of Paradise, the Garden of Eternity, or else, if he had been a defiant law-breaker, roast in Hell.

Man should not, therefore, aim at petty comforts and pleasures of life but work for the ultimate goal with zeal, even at the cost of his life, wealth and family.


Present Life a Passing Phase

This Present Life is only a diversion and a play, and the final House, that is the Life, if they but knew. (29:64)

The Likeness of the present life is like water that We send down from the heaven with which mingle the plants of the earth that men and cattle eat; till, when the earth takes on its glitter and adorns itself, and its people think that they hold power over it, Our command comes upon it by night or by day, and We make it stubble, as if nothing flourished there yesterday. Thus We explain the signs for a people who ponder. (10:24)


Man shall have Another Life

Every soul shall taste of death; and, no doubt, you shall be paid in full your wages on the Day of Resurrection. (3:185)

They say, ‘when we are bones and broken bits, shall we be raised up in a new creation?’ Say, ‘ let you be stones or iron, or a creation that seems bigger in your thoughts!’ Then they will say, ‘who will bring us back?’ Say, ‘He who originated you the first time. ‘Then they will shake their heads at thee, and say, ‘when will it be? ‘Say, ‘it may be near,’ (17:49-51)

What! When we are dead and become dust! That is a far- returning! We indeed know what the earth diminishes of them and with us is a guarding Book. (50:3-4)

Has not man seen that We created him from a sperm drop, yet he is an open adversary. He strikes for Us a similitude and forgets his creation; he says, ‘who shall quicken the bones when they are decayed?’ Say ‘He who originated them the first time shall quicken them, and He knows every creation; He who makes for you fire out of the green tree, from which you kindle. Is not He Who created the heavens and earth powerful to create the like of them? Yes, for He is the All- creator, the Knower. His command, when He desires anything, is only to say to it, ‘be’ and it is. Holy be He in whose hand is the dominion of everything and unto Him you shall be returned.’ (36:77-83)


When shall the Hour come

They ask thee concerning the Hour, when it shall arrive. Say, ‘its knowledge is only with my Lord; none but He shall reveal it at its time; it shall be heavy in the heavens and earth; it shall not come on you but suddenly.’ They question thee as if thou art informed of it; say, ‘its knowledge is only with God, but most men do not know.’ (7:187)


The Day of Judgement

The trumpet is blown, then behold, they are sliding down from their tombs to their Lord. They say, ‘alas for us, who aroused us from our sleeping place?’ ‘This is what the All Merciful promised and the Envoys spoke truly. It is only one cry and behold, they are all arraigned before Us. ‘today, no soul shall be wronged in the least, and you shall not be recompensed but for that you have been doing. The inhabitants of Paradise today shall be busy in rejoicing, they and their spouses reclining upon couches in the shades. They shall have fruits there and have whatever they call for. "Peace" shall be the word from a merciful Lord’. ---‘And you, O criminals, today keep yourselves apart. Did I not make covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall serve Me, that is a straight path? This is the Hell that you were promised. Roast well in it today for you disbelieved’. Today We set a seal on their mouths, and their hands speak to Us, and their feet bear witness to Us, for that they have been earning. (36:51-65)

They have not measured God with His true measure; the earth shall be in His grip altogether on the Day of Resurrection and the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand; glory be to Him, High, Exalted above that they associate. And the Trumpet shall be blown and whosover is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth shall faint, except those whom God will; then it shall be blown again and lo, they stand beholding. And the earth shall shine with the light of its Lord, and the Book shall be placed, and the witnesses shall be brought, and it shall be decided between them with truth, and they shall not be wronged. And every soul shall be paid in full for what it did; and He knows very well what they do. Then those who disbelieved shall be driven in companies towards Hell, till when they have reached there, its gates will be opened and its keepers will say to them, ‘did not Messengers come to you from among you, reciting to you the signs of your Lord and warning you about meeting of this Day of yours?’ They shall say, ‘yes indeed.’ But the word of the punishment proved true against the unbelievers. It shall be said, ‘enter the gates of Hell to be there forever.’ How evil is the lodging of the arrogant! And those who feared their Lord shall be led in companies towards Paradise, till when they have reached there and its gates are opened and its keepers say to them, ‘peace he upon you; well done, enter it for ever.’ And they shall say, ‘praise be to God Who fulfilled His promise and bequeathed on us the earth, that we dwell in Paradise where we will.’ How excellent is the wage of the workers! And thou shalt see the angels encircling about the Throne proclaiming the praise of their Lord; and it shall be decided between them on truth, and it shall be said, ‘praise be to God, the Lord of the world.’ (39:67-75)

Till, when death comes to one of them, he says, ‘my Lord, return me, so that I act right in that I left.’ No indeed; it is a word that he speaks for behind them is a barrier until the day when they shall be raised up. So when the Trumpet is blown, that day, there shall be no kinship between them, nor will they question one another. Then he whose scales are heavy they shall prosper. And he whose scales are light, they are the ones who have given loss to themselves to dwell in Hell forever. The Fire will scorch their faces the while they grin there -- ‘Did you think that We created you for nothing and that you will not return to Us?’ (23:99-104,115)

We have created many jinn and men for Hell; they have hearts with which they do not understand; and they have eyes with which they do not see; and they have ears with which they do not hear; they are like cattle; no, they are far astray; they are the heedless. (7:179)

That day you shall be presented, not a secret of yours concealed. Then, as for him who is given his Book in his right hand, he shall say, ‘here, take and read my Book; I thought that I should meet my reckoning.’ So he shall be in a pleasing life, in a lofty garden whose clusters are near --- ‘eat and drink with wholesome appetite, for what you did long ago in the days gone by.’ And as for him who is given his Book in his left hand, he shall say, ‘alas for me, I had not been given my Book, and I had not known my reckoning. Alas, it had been the end. My wealth has not availed me; authority is gone from me.’ ---‘Hold him and fetter him, then cast him in Hell, then in a chain of seventy cubit length, insert him. He did not believe in God, the Mighty, and did not urge the feeding of the needy. So today, he has no friend and no food except foul pus, which none eats except the sinners.’ (69:18-37)

That day the heaven shall be like molten copper and the mountains shall be like plucked wool tufts, and no friend shall care for a friend though seeing him. The criminal will wish if he could ransom himself from the chastisement of that day by his sons, his companion wife, his brother, his kin who sheltered him, and whosoever is in the earth all together, then save him. But no, it is a furnace that snatches away the scalp, calling him who turned away, and gathered and hoarded. (70:8-18)

That is a Day when mankind shall be gathered, and that is a Day to be witnessed. We postpone it to a reckoned term only. And the Day it comes, no soul shall speak but by His leave; and among them shall be (both) the wretched, and the blessed. As for the wretched, they shall be in the Fire, moaning and sighing there, dwelling there for ever, so long as the heavens and earth abide, except as thy Lord will. Surely thy Lord accomplishes what He desires. And as for the blessed, they shall be in Paradise dwelling there forever, so long as the heavens and earth abide, except as thy Lord will. It will be a gift unbroken. (11:103-108)


None shall help That Day

Fear the Day when no soul shall avail another soul at all, nor shall intercession be accepted from it, nor any counterpoise shall be taken, nor shall they be helped. (2:48)

The day God shall gather the Messengers, He shall say, ‘what answer were you given?’ They shall say, ‘we have no knowledge; Thou art the Knower of the unseen’ … God shall say, ‘O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, ‘take me and my mother as gods apart from God?’ He shall say, ‘glory be to Thee, it is not mine to say what I have no right to; if I had said it, Thou wouldst have known it; Thou knowest what is in my mind, but I do not know what is in Thy mind; Thou art the All-Knower of the unseen. I said to them only what Thou didst command me, ‘serve God, my Lord and your Lord’ and I was a witness over them while I remained among them; but when Thou didst take me, Thou wast the watcher over them, and Thou art a witness over everything. If Thou chastisest them, they are Thy servants, and if Thou forgives them, Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.’ God shall say, ‘this is a Day when the truthful shall be profited by their truthfulness; they shall have gardens underneath which rivers flow, dwelling there for ever and ever.’(5:109,116-120)


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