Let's know Islam (204)
Welcome to this week's episode of the series Let's Know Islam. Today, we will continue to discuss the topic of Day of Resurrection.
It was said that the situation of the righteous people and wrongdoers are different to each other on the Day of Judgement. We pointed out that on the Day of Resurrection, wrongdoers are tearful and in despair, while the faithful cover the path to Heaven and are heading toward eternal prosperity. So, a group of people are cheerful, while another group are deeply regretful and saddened on the Day of Judgement.
Human life in the material world is not separated from his life in Hereafter, and in fact they are interconnected. This reality has always been reminded to mankind by divine messengers. On the Day of Judgement, mankind faces reward or punishment for his good deeds or his misdeeds.
This world has been resembled to a farmland and mankind resembles a farmer. Obviously, in Hereafter, mankind harvests whatever he has cultivated.
If in the material world, mankind carries out criminal activities and is mired in corruption, he would not achieve eternal prosperity in Hereafter. So, the fate of mankind in Hereafter is in fact shaped by his deeds in this world.
After an individual makes a number of remarks or carries out a deed, it seems as though his remarks and deeds disappear. However, this is not the case. On the Day of Judgement our deeds emerge in different forms and shapes. Good deeds are visualized in the form of highly pleasant appearances, while misdeeds appear in very ugly and frightening shapes and forms.
Whatever deed we conduct in this world maintains a worldly and material appearance, which we observe, such as trustworthiness, forgiveness, kindness and philanthropy, or ugly deeds such as crime, theft, and betrayal.
However, the outcome of the innate nature of our deeds manifest themselves in Hereafter, either comforting the individual, or irritating him in the other world.
So, any deed that mankind carries out maintains a worldly aspect and a Hereafter aspect.
In the other world, there is a connection between human deeds, and whatever he observes in Hereafter. In fact, whatever mankind faces in Hereafter, is a reflection of his deeds in the material world.
In the 30th ayah of Surat Al-I'Imran in Holy Quran, God Almighty refers to the Day of Judgement, noting: "The day when every soul will find present whatever good it has done; and as to whatever evil it has done it will wish there was a far distance between it and itself…"
In this manner, our deeds never disappear and always remain in this world, although we imagine that our past deeds have disappeared. Sinners and good-doers observe the outcome of their deeds on the Day of Judgement. On that day, wrongdoers cannot shirk responsibility for the misdeeds and sins that they have committed.
In Hereafter, human deeds are an integral part of their existence. Naturally, someone who maintains faith in God and Day of Judgement, meticulously monitors his own deeds.
Meanwhile, in the 6th ayah of Surat al-Zalzalah in Holy Quran, God notes: "On that day, mankind will issue forth in various groups to be shown their deeds."
The 7th and 8th ayahs of Surat al-Zalzalah in Holy Quran point out: "So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, and whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it."
Based on these ayahs, God's Judgement on the Day of Resurrection is highly precise.