THE HEREAFTER AND RESURRECTION
Verily one day, the earth, the skies, humans, jinns and Angels will all expire. Only Allah (The Exalted) is All Existing. Before the world comes to an end, a few signs shall become apparent.
- Three earth‑shattering earthquakes will occur causing many people to be swallowed by the earth. One will occur in the East, one in the West and one in Arabian Peninsula.
- Knowledge will be taken away, in other words, the scholars will be taken away from this world (very swiftly). This does not mean that the scholars will remain and the knowledge will be taken from their hearts (It means that the scholars will pass from this world).
- There shall be an excess of ignorance.
- Adultery will be in abundance. This will be so open, like donkeys mate with one another (without any shame). There will be no modesty between the old and the young.
- The population of men will decrease and the population of women will increase. For every one man, there will be fifty women.
- With the exception of the big impostor ‘Dajaal’ there will be thirty other Dajaals, and all of them will claim to be Prophets, even though the door of Prophethood has been sealed. Some of these Dajaals have already passed, such as Musailama Kazaab, Tuwaila bin Khuwaild, Aswad Ansi, Sajjah (was a female who later accepted Islam) and Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani, etc.
- There shall be an abundance of wealth. The river Euphrates will unveil its treasures which will form mountains of gold.
- Lush vegetation and orchards will grow in the Arabian Desert.
- To remain firm on Islam will be as difficult as holding burning coals in ones hand. People will go to the graveyard and wish that they were amongst the dead.
- There will be no blessing in time. A year will pass like a month, one month will pass like one week, one week will pass like one day and one day will pass so fast, like when something burns rapidly after catching fire. In other words, time will pass very swiftly.
- People will feel it a burden to give their Zakaat. They will think of it as a punishment.
- People will study religion but not for the purpose of religion.
- Husbands shall become the slaves of their wives.
- Children will disrespect their parents.
- People will associate with their friends and shun their fathers.
- There will be shouting and bickering in Masajids.
- Music will be in abundance.
- People will curse their predecessors and use bad language when addressing them.
- Wild animals (Lions, tigers etc.) will converse with humans. The tip of whips and the tongues of shoes will talk. They will say whatever a person did whilst in the market place.
- Those disgraced persons who once had no clothes or shoes to wear, will live in huge mansions with pride and arrogance.
- The appearance of Dajaal. With the exception of Haramain Sharifain (Makkah and Madinah), he will travel the entire world in forty days. In the forty days, the first day will be equivalent to one year, the second day will be equivalent to one month, the third day equivalent to one week and the rest of the days shall all be of twenty fours each. He will travel with great swiftness, like the strong winds steer the clouds. His fitna (corruption) will be very potent. He will have with him a garden and a huge fire. He will refer to his garden as paradise and his fire as hell. These will go with him where ever he goes. That which looks like a garden, will be fire and that which seems like fire, will be a garden. He will claim to be Allah. He will enter all those who bring faith in him into his garden and he will enter all those who reject him into his fire. He will bring the dead back to life. He will command barren land to grow lush vegetation. He will cause it to rain. He will cause the livestock to become healthy, when he enters a barren land, those buried there will rise and follow him like swarms of bees. He will show various other amazing signs and in reality all these will be illusions and the tricks of shaytaan. They shall have no bearing with reality. When he leaves any place, the people living there shall be left with nothing. He will try to enter Makkah and Madinah and the Angels appointed by Allah (The Exalted) will turn him away from this direction. Three earth tremors shall occur in Madinah. There will be those who live in Madinah under the pretext of being Muslims, but they will be kaafirs and their end will be with dajaal. These people will leave Madinah with fear of the earth tremors and will join the army of dajaal. The army of the Jews will be with dajaal. The word ‘Kaafir’ will be engraved on his forehead. All true Muslims will see this clearly, but the kaafirs will not be able to see this. After travelling the world, he will go to Syria. At this time, Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will descend on the Eastern Minaret of the Jaame Masjid of Damascus. It will be early in the morning. The Iqaamat for the Fajr salaah would have already been called out. Imam Mahdi (may Allah be pleased with him) will be present in this Jamaat. Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will command him to lead the Fajr Salaah. Imam Mahdi (may Allah be pleased with him) will lead the congregation and Dajaal will start melting through the fragrant breath of Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace), like salt melts in water. This fragrant scent of Nabi Esa’s (upon whom be peace) breath will spread for as far as the eye can see. He will flee and Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will pursue him, and throw a spear into his back, sending him towards the fire of hell.
- We have briefly explained the descending of Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) above. During his era, there shall be abundance of wealth. If any person gives wealth to another in this time, he shall refuse it. There shall be no jealousy and hatred during this time. Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will destroy all the crucifixes (crosses ‑ symbol of Christians). He will kill the swine. All the people of the book will accept Islam and bring Imaan on him. At this time, there shall be only one religion in the world and that will be Islam and one sect namely Ahle Sunnah. During this time, children will play with snakes and goats and lions will graze together. Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will be on the earth for forty years. He will marry and have children. After he passes away, he will be laid to rest in Madinah next to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).
- A brief synopsis of Imam Mahdi’s (may Allah be pleased with him) arrival is as follows: A time will come when the entire world will be trapped in kufr. During this time, all the Abdaals and the Awliyah from all over the world will make migration to Haramain Sharifain. It will be the only place where there will be Islam. The rest of the world will be filled with kufr. It will be the month of Ramadaan and the Abdaals will be making tawaaf of the Ka’ba and Imam Mahdi (may Allah be pleased with him) will also be present there. The Awliyah Allah will recognize him and will request to take (Bai’at) the oath of Allegiance at his hands. He will refuse to fulfil their requests. Just then, a voice would be heard saying, ‘This is Mahdi, the Khalifa of Allah. Listen to what he says and adhere to his commands.” Immediately, all the Awliyah will take bai’at at his hands. He will take all of them with him and journey to Syria. After the killing of Dajaal, Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will receive a command from Allah (The Exalted), in which Allah will command him to take all the Muslims onto the Mount Toor, since such a nation would emerge, with whom none shall be able to do battle.
- Yajooj Majooj (Gog and Magog): They will emerge after all the Muslims go onto the Mount Toor. Their population will be very large. When they pass through Buhira Tibriya (which is a ten mile long river) the first jamaat that passes through will drink every drop of water in this river. When the second jamaat passes through, they will feel that there was never any water in the river before their arrival. They will kill and destroy everything that is in their path causing mayhem. After all the killings and massacres, they will say, ‘we have killed all those on earth. Now let us kill those in the sky’. They will launch their spears into the sky and through the Will of Allah (The Exalted), they spears will return to the ground covered in blood. On the mountain Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) and his followers would be facing very harsh conditions. There will be a scarcity of everything. The price of one head of a cow will be even more valuable than the value of one hundred Ashrafis (gold coins) today. Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) and his companions will make supplication and Allah (The Exalted) will create a worm in the necks of the Yajooj Majooj. All of them will die instantly. After their destruction, Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) will descend with his followers from the mountain. They will see that the entire earth is covered with the foul smelling remains of the Yajooj Majooj. Again Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) and his companions will make supplication. Allah (The Exalted) will send a bird, which will lift their remains and discard of them where Allah (The Exalted) Wills. The Muslims will burn the spears, bows and arrows and quivers. These will burn continuously for seven years. After this, it will rain. The rain will cause the earth to be cleaned. The earth will be commanded to grow delicious fruit and vegetation. The skies and the earths will be commanded to unveil their bounties. The condition during this time will be so fulfilling, that one entire congregation will be able to eat one pomegranate and ten people will be able to sit under the shade of the pomegranate peel. There will be blessings in everything. One entire congregation will be able to drink milk from just one camel, one entire clan will be able to drink the milk from one cow and one entire family will be able to drink milk from one goat.
- A huge cloud of smoke will appear causing darkness from the earth up to the sky.
- Daabatul Ard will emerge. This is a creature which will have the Stick of Nabi Moosa (upon whom be peace) and the ring of Nabi Sulaiman (upon whom be peace) in its hand. He will make a bright mark on the foreheads of the Muslims, by using the Stick of Nabi Moosa (upon whom be peace) and by using the ring of Nabi Sulaiman (upon whom be peace); he will make an ugly black spot on the foreheads of the Kaafirs. At this time, all the Muslims and Kaafirs will be known clearly to all. This sign will never change. Those who are Kaafirs will never become Muslims and those who are Muslims will never lose their Imaan.
- The sun will rise from the west. When this phenomenon occurs, then the doors of repentance will be sealed. If any person accepts Islam after this, his Islam will not be counted.
- After the passing away of Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace) and when only forty years are left for the day of judgement, a fragrant breeze will blow which will pass under the armpits of the people. When this happens, all the Muslims will pass away and the entire earth will only be inhabited by kaafirs and it is upon them that the day of judgement will come. Only a few signs of the day of judgement have been explained here. Some of them are already evident and others are still to occur. After the fragrant breeze blows under the armpits of the people and when all the Muslims have passed away, there will come such a time, wherein no child will be born for forty years, in other words there will be no one younger than forty. There will be kaafirs everywhere. There will be none to take the name of Allah (The Exalted). People will be engrossed in their worldly lives, painting their homes and feasting etc. when Israfeel (upon whom be peace) will be commanded to blow the ‘Soor’ (like a horn) the sound of the soor will be very low at first and it will slowly increase in power. People will strain their ears to listen to this sound, which will render them unconscious. This will cause them to die. The skies, the earth, the soor and even Israfeel (upon whom be peace) and all the creation will cease to exist. With the exception of One Allah (The Exalted), nothing else will be in existence. Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘Whose Supreme Rule is there today?’ (Where are the Tyrants and the Arrogant today? None will be in existence to answer). Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘It is only the Rule of One Allah, The Most Powerful’. Then, when Allah (The Exalted) wills, He will cause Israfeel (upon whom be peace) to rise again. The soor will be brought back into existence and Allah (The Exalted) will command Israfeel (upon whom be peace) to blow the soor. All the creation of Allah (The Exalted), the Angels, Jinns, humans, animals etc. will come back into existence. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be the first to rise from his blessed grave. He will rise with ‘Abu Bakr Siddique (may Allah be pleased with him) on his right and ‘Umar‑e‑Farouk (may Allah be pleased with him) on his left. Then all the Muslims buried in Makkah and Madinah will rise. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will take all of them with him and go towards the Plains of Resurrection.
- 1 Belief: Judgement will definitely be established. One, who rejects this, is a kaafir.
- 2 Belief: If a person’s body has been disintegrated, decayed or even devoured by animals; Allah (The Exalted) will gather all of this and raise the body again. On the day of Judgement, people will emerge from their graves without shoes or clothes and uncircumcised. Some people will be on foot whilst others will be on animals. Some will be alone on an animal; others will be two, three, four, five right up to ten persons per animal. The Kaafirs will go towards the Plains of Resurrection walking on their faces. Some will be dragged towards the Plains by Angels whilst others will be engulfed by fire.
The Plains of Resurrection will be established in Syria. The ground will be made so flat, that if a mustard seed were placed on the opposite end, it would be visible. On this Day of Judgment, the earth will be made of copper and the sun will be only one mile away from the earth. The narrator of the Hadith states, ‘It is not known whether one mile (in this case) refers to the stick used in a surma or the normal distance of a mile.” Even if it refers to a mile, it is obvious how intense the heat of the sun will be on that day. Presently, the sun is four thousand years distance away from the earth and the rear of the sun is facing us now whilst on the day of Judgement the sun will face us. When the sun is at its peak on a normal summer’s day, it becomes even difficult to go outside. Imagine the intensity of the sun, when it will be only one mile over our heads. Now, the ground is made of sand and we have shoes etc. to wear. On the day of reckoning, the ground will be of copper and we will be bare feet. There is none that can explain the intensity of the heat at that time. May Allah (The Exalted) protect us.
It will be a time when our brains will boil and we will perspire to such an extent that the perspiration will seep seventy yards into the earth. When the earth can not take in anymore perspiration, the perspiration will rise above the ground. Some will be in perspiration up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to their waist, some up to their chest, and some up to their necks. The Kaafirs will be drowning in their own perspiration up to their mouths just as the reigns of a horse are placed in its mouth. Thirst will be so severe, that we can not really explain it. The tongue will become so dry, that it will feel like thorns. The tongues of some will be hanging out of their mouths. The heart will boil and come into the throat.
Every person will be in hardship as per his or her sins. If a person did not give his zakaat properly, then gold and silver will be melted. This will be used to brand him on his side, back and forehead. If a person did not give Zakaat on his livestock, then these animals will brought on the day of Judgement. They will be made strong and healthy. He will be made to lie on the hot ground and the animals will run over him stampeding him and piercing him with their horns. When they run over him once, they will return from the opposite direction doing exactly the same thing. This stampeding will continue until the reckoning of the people comes to an end.
With all these hardships taking place, none will be thinking of the other. Brothers will run away from their brothers. Parents will release themselves from their children. A person’s wife and children will run far away from him. Every one will be caught up in his own punishment. None will be able to be of assistant to any one else.
Nabi Adam (upon whom be peace) will be commanded to separate the dwellers of hell from the dwellers of paradise. He will ask, How many from how many? The reply will be, ‘Nine hundred and ninety nine (go to hell) from every thousand.’ This will be such a time, that due to sadness, children will become old. Women carrying children will miscarry. It will seem as if every one is intoxicated (This will be due to their immense fear and sadness), even though they will not be intoxicated in reality.
The Punishment commanded by Allah (The Exalted) is very intense. I am not sure of which of the hardships to explain. If there were one or two, or even one hundred or thousand, I would be able to explain them, but on the day of Judgement, there will be numerous hardships that we will face and all that we can really do, is ask for salvation. These hardships will not last just for a few hours, days or months, but for the entire day of Judgement, which will be equivalent to fifty thousand years.
After almost half the day passes and the people find themselves in the same frightening position, they will consult with one another and decide that they need to find someone to intercede on their behalf. They will finally decide to present themselves in the court of Nabi Adam (upon whom be peace), because he is the father of all humans and Allah (The Exalted) created him with His Dast‑e‑Qudrat (Hand of Power) and blessed him with a place to live in paradise and gave him the great gift of Prophethood. After much difficulty, they will find their way to Nabi Adam (upon whom be peace). They will say, ‘O Adam (upon whom be peace)! You are the father of all humans. Allah (The Exalted) created you with His Dast‑e‑Qudrat and He entered a chosen soul into you. He commanded the Angels to prostrate before you and He kept you in Paradise. He blessed you with the knowledge of the names of all things. Allah (The Exalted) has also made you ‘Safee’ (His Chosen Friend). Please have mercy on our pitiful condition and intercede on our behalf, so that Allah (The Exalted) releases us from this punishment and torment. Nabi Adam (upon whom be peace) will say, ‘This is not my position (to intercede). Today I am in thought about my own position.’ He will say that the Wrath of Allah (The Exalted) is so intense, that never has it been seen in this intensity before and never will it be seen again. He will ask them to go to another. They will ask about where they should go and he will recommend them to go to Nabi Nooh (upon whom be peace) as he is the first Rasool whom Allah (The Exalted) sent on earth for the guidance of a nation.
The people will then go to Nabi Nooh (upon whom be peace) and they will praise his excellence. They will then ask him to intercede on their behalf. Here too, they will receive the same answer. He will then send them to Nabi Ibraheem (upon whom be peace) as Allah had blessed him with being His “Khaleel” They will go to Nabi Ibraheem (upon whom be peace) and he too will give the same answer.
In brief, they will then go to Nabi Moosa (upon whom be peace) who will in turn send them to Nabi Esa (upon whom be peace). He too will tell them that it is not within his power to intercede on this day. He will ask them to go to him, in whose hands Allah (The Exalted) has given the authority of intercession and who is without any fear even on this frightful day. He will ask them to go towards the leader of all the children of Adam (upon whom be peace). He will send them towards the seal of Prophethood Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), saying that it is he who has the authority of intercession. The people will go around in circles looking for the beloved Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) until finally they find him. They will say, ‘O Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)! Allah (The Exalted) has blessed you with the power to open the doors of intercession. They will praise the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the best manner possible and beg his assistance. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will answer by saying, “I am for this reason. I am the one for whom you have been searching all over.” The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will enter into Sajdah and intercede on our behalf. Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘O Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)! Lift up your head (from sajdah) and say whatever you wish to say and it will be heard. Ask whatever you desire and it will be fulfilled and intercede, for your intercession is accepted. In another narration, it has been mentioned, “Ask and it will be complied with.”
The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will intercede and every person will be interceded for including a person who has Imaan equal to a mustard seed in his heart. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will even remove such persons from hell, who accepted Islam with a sincere heart and not do any good deeds, the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will even remove him from hell. All the other Prophets will then be allowed to intercede for the Followers. The Awliyah Allah, martyrs, scholars, Hufaaz, Hajees and every person who has been blessed with some religious status, will be allowed to intercede for their relatives and friends. Some people will go to the scholars and remind them that they had given them water for wudhu on certain occasions and clay pieces to answer the call of nature. The scholars will even intercede for these people.
- 3 Belief: Reckoning on the last day is the truth. We are definitely going to be accountable for our deeds.
- 4 Belief: One who rejects the issue of accountability and reckoning is a kaafir. There will be those whom Allah (The Exalted) will question in privacy and they will accept all their wrongs and fear the judgment of Allah (The Exalted). Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘I hid your sins whilst you were on earth and now I am forgiving you.’ Some people will be questioned with much firmness and those who are questioned in this manner will have their fate sealed. He will ask some, ‘Did I not bless you with respect and dignity? Did I not make you a leader amongst your people? Did I not give in your property, horses and camels? With the exception of these Allah (The Exalted) will remind them of various other bounties which He bestowed upon them. They will answer in the positive, saying that it is true that Allah (The Exalted) had blessed them with everything. Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘Did you know that you were to meet with me?’ and they will answer negatively. Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘Then just as you did not remember me, We too shall leave you trapped in this punishment.’
When Allah (The Exalted) will remind some of the kaafirs about His bounties and He questions them about what they did, they will say that they brought Imaan in Allah (The Exalted), His Books, and His Prophets. They will claim to have established Salaah and Fasting. They will also say that they gave Sadqa (charity) and did various other good deeds. Allah (The Exalted) will then silence them and bring witnesses unto what they have said. These people will be confused about who will be brought as witnesses against them. A seal will be placed onto their mouths and the rest of their body will be commanded to testify. Their thighs, flesh, bones, hands and feet etc. will testify against him and the truth will be heard and they will be thrown into the dungeons of hell. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, ‘Seventy thousand people from my followers will enter Paradise without reckoning and through their blessings, another seventy thousand will enter Paradise with each one of them and Allah (The Exalted) will send another three Jamaats into Paradise with them. It is not known concerning how many persons will make up each jamaat. Allah (The Exalted) knows the number of people in each Jamaat. All those who performed Tahajjud will be allowed to enter Paradise without reckoning. In this Followers, there will also be such a person, whose ninety nine journals will be of sins and each journal will be as far as the eye can see. All these books will be opened and Allah (The Exalted) will ask him if he has any complaint about any of the deeds that have been presented. Allah (The Exalted) will ask if Kiraaman Kaatibeen (Angels who write our deeds) are justified in what they wrote. He will answer by saying that all that has been written is the truth. Allah (The Exalted) will ask if he has any excuse and he will say that he does not have excuse for his sins. Allah (The Exalted) will say, ‘Your one good deed is present with Us. Today, you will not be treated unjustly.’ A piece of paper will be presented on which will be written ‘Ash Hadu Al Laa ilaaha ilal laah wa Ash Hadu An’na Muhammadan ‘Abduhoo Wa Rasooluhu’ and Allah (The Exalted) will command for it to be weighed. He will say that this one piece of paper is nothing compared to all his bad deeds and Allah (The Exalted) will again tell him that he will not be treated unjustly. Then, all his journals of bad deeds will be placed on one end of the scale and the piece of paper will be placed on the other end of the scale. That piece of paper will weigh more than all his journals of bad deeds. There is no limit to the Mercy of Allah (The Exalted). Through His Mercy, little things may become vast.
Book of Deeds
- 5 Belief: On the day of Judgement each person will be handed his books of deeds. The obedient servants of Allah (The Exalted) will receive it in their right hands and the sinful ones in their left hands. The Kaafirs chest will be torn open and his hands will be thrust into the chest and pulled out through his back. His deeds will be handed over to him.
Pool of Kawthar
- 6 Belief: The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) has been blessed with the Pool of Kawthar. This is a fact. The length and width of Kawthar is equal to the distance covered during one month’s journey. On its banks, there are very beautiful dome shaped structures made from pearls. Its four ends are all of the same measurement, in other words all equal right angles. Its sand is fragrant with musk. Its water is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and more pure than musk. Once you take a sip of kawthar, you will never be thirsty again. There are goblets floating on kawthar, which are more than the number of stars in the sky. There are two streams of Paradise that lead into the Pool of Kawthar. One is of gold and the other of silver.
- 7 Belief: Meezan (The Scale) is true. The good and bad deeds of the people shall be weighed on this scale. The plates of this scale will work different from the ones on earth. The one which is heavy will be suspended whilst the one which weighs less will face downwards.
- 8 Belief: Allah (The Exalted) will bless the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) with Maqaam‑e‑Mahmood (The Station of Praise). It is here that all the creation from the beginning up to the end will praise him.
Liwa ul Hamd
- 9 Belief: The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be blessed with a banner (flag) which will be called Liwa ul HAmd (The Flag of Praise). All the believers from the time of Nabi Adam (upon whom be peace) right up to the end will be gathered under this banner.
- 10 Belief: Pul Siraat (The Bridge) is true. This is a bridge which is constructed over the fire of Hell. It is thinner than a hair and sharper than a sword. This is the only road that can be taken to go to Paradise. The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be the first to cross the Pul Siraat, then All the Ambia and Mursaleen (upon them be peace), followed by the Followers of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and the Followers of all the other Prophets. One will pass over pul siraat as per his deeds. Some will pass as fast as the flash of lightning. Some will pass like wind travelling at high speeds. Some will pass as fast as birds fly, whilst others will pass in the speed of a fast horse. Some will travel in the speed of a running man and some will be dragging themselves on their bottoms. There will be those who will be passing as slow as ants.
On both ends of Pul Siraat, there are two massive iron rods with curved ends like hooks (Only Allah and His Rasool may Allah bless him and grant him peace know how huge they are). It will seize whomsoever it is commanded to seize. Some of those seized will be severely wounded, but will manage to pass pul siraat, whilst others will be plunged by it into the fire of hell. The entire nations will be struggling to pass over pul siraat, but our pure master, the intercessor for the sinful (Muhammad Messenger of Allah may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be waiting on the other end of Pul Siraat praying for his Followers to pass with safety.
He will be saying, “Ya Rabbi Sal’lim Sal’lim” O Allah grant them safe passage. O Allah grant them safe passage. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will not remain in one spot on the day of reckoning. Sometimes he will be near the Mizaan interceding for those whose good deeds are few, allowing them to be pardoned and immediately he will be at the Pool of Kawthar quenching the thirst of his thirsty Followers. From there he will move to Pul Siraat. The beloved (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be lifting those who fall on their way to Paradise. In other words, the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be at every juncture comforting his Followers. Everyone will be calling out to him for his assistance and who else can be called upon in such a difficult time? Since every one will be in his own hardship. He (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be the only one who will not be concerned about himself but he will be carrying the responsibility of the entire Universe.
This day of Judgement will take fifty thousand years to pass and it will be a day full of the most testing hardships and difficulties. This day will be made very easy for the pious and chosen servants of Allah. For these pious servants, the fifty thousand year day will pass like the amount of time that it takes one to read one Fard Salaah and in reality, it will pass even faster than that. For some, this day will pass as fast as the blink of an eye. The Day of Judgement for the righteous is like the blinking of an eye and even less than that.”
The greatest blessing upon the Muslims on that day will be the great opportunity of seeing Allah (The Exalted). There is no blessing greater than this. Once a person sees Allah (The Exalted) once, he will enjoy the blessing of the Divine Vision forever. It is something that he shall never forget. The first person to see Allah (The Exalted) will be the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).
Up to this point, we have very briefly discussed the issues relating to the Day of Resurrection. After the entire day of reckoning ends, we will enter our final abode, which is for ever. Some will receive the abode of peace and tranquillity which is called Paradise (paradise) whilst others will enter the abode of pain and suffering which is called hell.
- 11 Belief: Paradise and Hell are true. One who rejects this, is a Kaafir.
- 12 Belief: Paradise and hell have been created by Allah (The Exalted) hundreds of thousands of years ago and are in existence even now. It is not true to say that Paradise and hell do not exist and will be created close to or just before the last day.
- 13 Belief: Judgement, resurrection, the reckoning, accountability on the last day, reward, punishment, Paradise and hell mean the same as it is generally understood by the true Muslims. Any person, who claims these to be true, yet shows different meaning for them (e.g. To say that reward refers to seeing ones good deeds and being pleased or punishment refers to being saddened by your bad deeds and the day of resurrection only pertains to the souls etc). Such a person is in reality rejecting all the above mentioned beliefs and such a person is termed a Kaafir.
There are different words that are used in this text such as ‘Takfeer’ which means it is without any doubt what-so-ever clear Kufr and one will be out of the folds of Islam.
The term ‘is a Kafir,’ ‘will be Kufr,’ ‘are words/statement of Kufr’ and ‘is Kufr’ are similar, however, depending on the (Urf) custom of the time or environment in the community it could have different meanings, hence, the Fatwa of Kufr will not be given. This can only be done by a qualified Mufti.
Words of Kufr in regards to the hereafter
- Whoso denies the accounting of the Day of Judgement, the Scales (Mizaan), the Bridge (Pul Siraat), Paradise, Hell is a Kafir. [i] However, to deny the real weightier weighting scales, pul siraat and accounting there is a dispute over their Kufr. [ii]
- Whoso said, I don’t know what the day of judgement is! This is Kufr when it is said with rejection. [iii]
- To reject rising after death is Kufr. [iv]
- It is said to the one who is oppressed, that where will you find me on the day of judgement in the crowd, this statement is Kufr. [v]
- If someone believes that the occurrence of the day of judgement is impossible this is Kufr. [vi]
- It is said, “If you would leave the (love of the) world, you will get the hereafter” the other said, “I do not leave money, for credit,” this statement is Kufr. [vii]
- Whoso says give me more today, I will return it all on the day of judgement, upon this there is the rule of Kufr as the appearance of the statement is to reject the day of judgement or rejected the fear of punishment or rejected giving of reward for the goods on the day of judgement. [viii]
- Whoso says give me wheat I will give you barley on the day of judgement; this statement is Kufr as such a person joked about the Day of Judgement. [ix]
- If one says to a creditor give me 10 more and take 20 of me on the day of judgement, this statement is Kufr. [x]
- Whoso said “What have I to do with the hereafter (Mahshar)” or “I do not fear the hereafter” or “I do not fear the Day of Judgement,” all these are statements of Kufr. [xi]
- Whoso said, doesn’t matter whatever is in the hereafter, in this world there should be Chapati, this statement is Kufr. [xii]
- If an ill person said “O Allah! If you wish to take me away, do so, as a Muslim or a Kafir,” this statement is Kufr. [xiii]
- It is said that, do not commit sin as Allah (The Exalted) will put you in Hell, the other said, I do not fear Hell, are words of Kufr. [xiv]
- To believe that after death the soul will enter another body (reincarnation) be it human or animal, is rejected and to believe in it is Kufr. [xv]
- Whoso believes that the soul comes to an end is misguided. [xvi]
- One who rejects accounting on the day of judgement is a Kafir. [xvii]
- Paradise and Hell are reality, the rejector is a Kafir. [xviii]
- The Day of judgement, rising from the dead, hereafter, accounting, reward, punishment, hell all have the same meaning that are commonly used by Muslims, whoso believes these as the truth but take out new meaning are Kafir. [xix]
- Whoso says I don’t know if a Kafir will enter paradise or hell or says I do not know the destination of a Kafir, the rule of Kufr will apply. [xx]
- One who denies seeing Allah (The Exalted) after entering paradise is a Kafir. [xxi]
- I am disgusted of the reward and punishment, the rule of Kufr will apply. [xxii] To reject it is also Kufr. [xxiii]
- If it is said, if on the day of judgement you don’t give anything to Rizwan-e-Jannat (door keeper of paradise) he will not open the doors, this statement is Kufr. [xxiv]
- If someone said, it is good if we go to the Hell fire as there will be film actors there, is Kufr.
- If someone said, if we go to the Hell fire and if when it is cold the people of paradise come to get fire we will not give it, are words of Kufr.
- If someone objects to the wisdom of the day of judgement, accounting and punishment, such a person is a Kafir.
[i] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 278 & 319. Bahr-ur-Raqiq. Vol: 5. p. 206. Tahtawi ‘Alal Darj. Vol: 6. p. 479. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 509. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274.
[ii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319.
[iii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 300.
[iv] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 35. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274. Fatwa-e-Khayriya. Vol: 1. p. 108.
[v] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274. Fatwa-e-Khaniya. Vol: 3. p. 575.
[vi] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319.
[vii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 320. Bahr-ur-Raqiq. Vol: 5. p. 204. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 511. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 275. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 343. Fatwa-e-Tatar Khaniya. Vol: 5. p. 486.
[viii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 512.
[ix] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 512.
[x] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 343. Fatwa-e-Khayriya. Vol: 3. p. 579.
[xi] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 319. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 343. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 512.
[xii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 320. Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 9. p. 172. Fatwa-e-Khayriya. Vol: 3. p. 574. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 275. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 343. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 512.
[xiii] Sharah Fiqh-e-Akbar. p. 320.
[xiv] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 9. p. 172. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 260.
[xv] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 26. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 264. Fatwa-e-Shaami. Vol: 6. 386. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 318.
[xvi] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 26.
[xvii] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 39.
[xviii] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 42.
[xix] Bahar-e-Shariat. Vol: 1. p. 43.
[xx] Bahr-ur-Raqiq. Vol: 5. p. 204. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 511.
[xxi] Bahr-ur-Raqiq. Vol: 5. p. 206. Majmu’a Anhar. Vol: 2. p. 509. Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 274.
[xxii] Bahr-ur-Raqiq. Vol: 5. p. 209.
[xxiii] Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 281. Fatwa-e-Bazaziya. Vol: 6. p. 325. Fatwa-e-Razwiyya. Vol: 6. p. 195.
[xxiv] Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. Vol: 2. p. 275.