Resurrection a Physical Process?
Introduction to Cosmology
Future of the Universe
Future of the Universe as Described in The Qur'an
Expansion of the Universe
Contraction of the Universe and the Reversal of Time
Free Will in the Contracting Universe
"Empty" from Inside with the Sky in its Center
Smooth Outer Surface of the Earth
we Regress to Nothingness with the Reversal of Time?
Black Holes: "The Blocked Gateways" to the Higher Dimensions
Descend through the Gates in the Sky
will the Day of Judgment Arrive
in the Grave for Day of Judgment to Arrive?
belief in life after death is universal; it is reflected in the
teachings of all the major religions of the world, permeating culture
and time. Despite tremendous scientific and technological advancement
of the twentieth century, we have no answers to many questions that
have plagued the minds of people from time immemorial. What happens
to us on dying? What is soul? Does it leave the body to enter the
spiritual world, which is beyond human perception in some other
dimension? Are the souls reincarnated entering some other body to
be recycled again as in the beliefs of some eastern religions? Is
the soul captured and kept somewhere until the Day of Judgment to
be reunited with the body that rises from the grave? How can a body
that had decayed and disappeared into dust, regain its original
shape and form? We can believe what we wish; however the modern
world is based on truthful pursuit of science and technology. Truth
cannot be decided on wishful thinking or majority vote, if that
was the case then Columbus would have surely fallen of the earth
live in a world that demands proof and is not just content with
belief. The belief or even the proof however, is only for the believer,
and belief comes from within our hearts. The greatest of proofs
will not satisfy the non-believer, while the slightest evidence
can be a great source of satisfaction for the believer. In this
context let us look at the story of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be on
him) given in the Quran. (Chapter ii verse 260.)
Prophet Ibrahim wanted to know how God gives life to the
dead. He had the faith of a man who was willing to sacrifice his
own son for the sake of God, yet he wanted reassurance; which then
was given to him in the form of a great miracle. Ordinary people
like us are also in need of reassurance in a world where science
and technology have assumed greater importance than religion.
There is only one version of the Quran. It is the only religious
book that even the critics of Islam admit was never altered since
its revelation to Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him: Pbuh) fourteen
hundred years ago. Scientific advancements have provided better
understanding of many Quranic verses that appeared obscure in the
past. The Quran accurately describes a variety of scientific facts
that were discovered in the last one hundred years. This is one
of the reasons that the Quran stands far above other religious books
in its authority as a truly revealed book.
Quran in many verses describes the future of the universe and The
Day of Judgment. The verses appear to depict some great final catastrophe
that will affect the whole universe. Many chapters mention the final
earthquake, the opening of gates in the sky and "a time"
in which mankind will see what they had done before so that they
will become witnesses against their own selves.
In this article I explore the similarities between the Qur'anic
description of The Day of Judgment and some theories of cosmology
that predict reversal of time in the future with the beginning of
the contraction phase of the universe. You will be surprised to learn
that the religious contention that man will rise from the grave is
not a myth or wishful thinking but is based on real scientific principles.
I would like to however caution the reader that scientific ideas keep
on changing, and my presentation here does not in any way mean that
this is the only way for mankind to come back alive. God has absolute
power and when He wishes something to happen IT IS.
RESURRECTION A PHYSICAL PROCESS?
is God, Who sends the winds and they raise a cloud then leads it
to a dead land and revives the earth after its death, Such is the
Resurrection. Qur'an Chapter 35 Verse 9
raising of clouds and the growth of plants following rain had appeared
miraculous in the past. Now we understand these as due to various
natural laws. In the Quran the resurrection is compared to the physical
processes such as the growth of plants after rain; this suggest
that revival after death is also based on some physical laws created
by God. Following
are the main themes of the Day of Judgment described in the Quran:
The final earthquake and the transformation of the earth into a
Rising from the grave.
A time when our hands feet and tongue will become witnesses against
Opening of gates in the sky.
Through which every one will be removed to some other higher dimensions
beyond the dying universe.
of the above events can be explained on the basis of reversal of
time and the accompanying reversal of gravity which the physicists
believe, has to happen if the time is going to reverse. Sometimes
in the future the knowledge of the Day of Judgment that is given
in the Quran might become widely known and accepted as the truth.
shall show them our signs on the horizons and within themselves
until it will become apparent to them, that it is the truth is your
Lord not sufficient since He is witness over all things? Qur'an
Chapter41 Verse 53
INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY
understand how the future of the universe is linked to the Day of
Judgment, some knowledge of cosmology is essential. In the next
few pages we will learn, how the universe began, what it is like
now and what are the possibilities in the future.
Our solar system consists of earth and eight other planets
that are orbiting around a star that we call the sun. The sun, along
with two hundred billion other stars, comprises our galaxy "The
Milky Way." The galaxies are shaped roughly like a disc, with
the stars orbiting at various distances around a large central mass.
universe is so vast that the distances between stars and galaxies
have to be measured in "light years." A light year is
the distance travelled by light in a year, at the speed of three
hundred thousand kilometres per second. The distance between the
earth and the sun is only eight minutes at the speed of light. Compared
to this, the nearest star from the earth other than our sun, is
four light years away. The galaxy we live in, "The Milky Way,"
is one hundred and fifty thousand light years across. This means
that traveling at the speed of light, it would take one hundred
and fifty thousand years to go from one side of Milky Way to the
other. The galaxies on the average are separated from each other
by ten million light years. Many hundred billion such galaxies are
part of the truly gigantic universe.
creation of the heavens and the earth is definitely a greater thing
than creation of mankind, however, most of mankind knows not. Qur'an
Chapter 40 Verse 57
The galaxies other
than our "Milky Way" are moving away from us at tremendous
speeds. This can be ascertained, by analysing the light given off
by the galaxies, by an instrument called the spectroscope. The more
distant a galaxy is the greater is its speed of recession. This
motion of the galaxies is due to the expansion of the universe.
The universe began about fifteen to twenty billion years ago with
a tremendous explosion called "The big bang" and has been
expanding ever since. The universe is not just a sphere of galaxies
rushing away from each other into unending emptiness of space. It
can be compared to a balloon with many dots on it, each representing
a galaxy. However, the surface of this balloon, which is two dimensional,
represents all three dimensions of our space, and is expanding into
a higher dimension, that is beyond our imagination.
FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE
is not known if the universe will expand forever, or if one day
it will begin to contract. In either case, the future of all the
inhabitants of the universe could be rather bleak. If the expansion
continues, after billions of years, all the energy of the sun and
stars will be exhausted and every living thing will freeze to death.
Eventually, only the expanding emptiness will remain. Alternatively
if there is enough mass in the universe, gravity will one day stop
the expansion and then contraction will begin. A contracting universe
would ultimately end in a very hot and compressed state called "The
Big Crunch." This would also destroy all life forms, as we
Besides the above two depressing and purposeless scenarios
of the future, there is an another possibility. Some physicists
feel that time may reverse when the universe begins contracting.
This prospect has a striking resemblance to the Qur'anic description
of the Day of Judgment.
FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE AS DESCRIBED IN THE QUR'AN
It is not known
if the universe will expand forever, or if one day it will begin
to contract. In either case, the future of all the inhabitants of
the universe could be rather bleak. If the expansion continues,
after billions of years, all the energy of the sun and stars will
be exhausted and every living thing will freeze to death. Eventually,
only the expanding emptiness will remain. Alternatively if there
is enough mass in the universe, gravity will one day stop the expansion
and then contraction will begin. A contracting universe would ultimately
end in a very hot and compressed state called "The Big Crunch."
This would also destroy all life forms, as we know them.
Besides the above two depressing and purposeless scenarios
of the future, there is an another possibility. Some physicists feel
that time may reverse when the universe begins contracting. This prospect
has a striking resemblance to the Qur'anic description of the Day
let us turn our attention to the verses in the Quran that describe
the beginning, the expansion and eventually the contraction of the
universe. There is marked similarity between the Qur'anic revelation
and recent discoveries in cosmology. The Qur'anic verses however,
go far beyond modern cosmology in describing the future of the universe.
The Quran gives us insight into laws of the universe that are yet
to be discovered, the laws of the contracting universe.
The universe came into existence billions of years ago with a tremendous
explosion called "The big bang." This is clearly mentioned
in the Quran in the following verses:
not "those who disbelieve" known that heavens and earth
were of one piece, We parted them and, We made every living thing
of water will they not then believe? Qur'an Chapter 21 Verse 30
discovery of "The Big Bang" and that of "The aquatic
origin of life" was made by the non-Muslims, ("those who
disbelieve"). When the universe began all matter and space
(heavens) was at one point (one piece).
Then everything was separated in what the physicists describe
as "The big bang." The evidence that the universe began
in the "The big bang" is so overwhelming that it is now
considered a fact and not just a theory.
EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE
Universe has been expanding since its creation. Hubbell, an astronomer
made this great discovery, in the early part of this century.
It was also predicted by Einstein's theory of "General
expansion of the universe is clearly mentioned in the following
heavens, We have built with power and, We are expanding it. Qur'an
Chapter 51 Verse 47
CONTRACTION OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE REVERSAL OF TIME
is one of the most elusive mysteries of the universe. No one knows
what time really is. Albert Einstein explained time by saying that
time is something that we measure with the clock. Time passes slowly
within objects moving at speeds close to that of light and stops
altogether at the speed of light. Time also slows near massive objects
like earth, sun, very dense stars called the neutron stars, and
almost stops inside the super massive stars “the black holes.” Time
has a direction, it always moves towards the future. We see rain
falling from the sky, objects breaking up, people getting older,
and people dying. We do not see a glass becoming "unbroken"
or anyone returning from the dead. That could happen only if time
ran backwards. Some physicists like Michael Berry, Thomas Gold,
and Steven Hawking have proposed that time may reverse when the
universe begins to contract. Verses in the Quran suggest that one
day the universe will start contracting and this will coincide with
beginning of the Day of Judgment.
day" when, We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolls
up a written scroll. As, We began the first creation We shall repeat
it. Qur'an Chapter 21 Verse 104
the above verse, "The Day" means The Day of Judgment and
the contraction of the universe, is compared to the closing of a
scroll. This is when time may reverse. Reversal of time will cause
man to rise from his grave and again become alive.
Every event will be replayed again as everything has been
recorded in time.
book pronounces against you with truth We have caused (all) you
did to be recorded. (In time). Qur'an Chapter 45 Verse 29
there is nothing hidden in the heavens, or the earth, but it is
a clear record (in time). Qur'an Chapter 27 Verse 75
the history of earth runs backwards through time, nations will return
one after another. All the good and evil deeds of the individual
as well as that of the nations will become completely apparent as
time reversal occurs.
you will see each nation humbled, each nation called to its record.
And it will be said to them: This day you are repaid for what you
used to do. Qur'an Chapter 45 Verse 28 (time reversal)
playing back of time will cause people to see what they had done
previously. They will
have no control over their hands, feet, mouths, and eyes. All the
wrong and right things that were done before by them will be repeated
again. In this sense,
the mouths, hands, and feet, will become witnesses against them
in front of the angels and God, and they will not be able to deny
any of their wrong doings.
the day when their tongues and their hands and their feet testify
against them as to what they used to do. Qur'an Chapter 24 Verse
24 (time reversal)
warn you of doom at hand. A day when a man will look on that his
own hand has sent before, and the non-believers will cry: "Wish
that we were dust.” Qur'an Chapter 78 Verse 40
the messengers are brought into their time appointed. Qur'an Chapter
77 Verse 11
(The prophets will be returned into their time as time runs backwards)
FREE WILL IN THE CONTRACTING UNIVERSE
is given a free will to choose between right and wrong in the expanding
universe, that is, when all his deeds are recorded in time. In the
contracting universe, there will be no free will, and no one will
have power to do harm or good to others, or change anything that
they have done in their previous life.
day when no soul has power at all over any other soul, The absolute
command on that day is God's. Qur'an Chapter 82 Verse 19
earth is shaken with her final earthquake. Qur'an Chapter 99 Verse
aspect of gravity is minute differences in time at different heights.
Time passes at a slightly faster rate at the top of a mountain,
as compared to the sea level. This difference in time, although
imperceptible to us, is enough to make things fall to earth, and
can be measured with the aid of atomic clocks. If time reverses
in the contracting phase of the universe, then this time difference
will also reverse. This will cause gravity to reverse so that everything
will fall upwards, producing an earthquake of a magnitude never
seen before. The earth along with the mountains will be suddenly
lifted up from under our feet and subsequently come crashing down.
the trumpet is blown one blast the earth with the mountains shall
be lifted and crushed with one crash. Qur'an Chapter 69 Verse 13-14
reversal of gravity will cause the earth to literally explode and
turn inside out. The mountains will fall apart. The red-hot lava
will be thrown out lighting up the sky like molten copper.
the sky will be like molten copper and the hills will be like flakes
of wool. Qur'an Chapter 70 Verse 8
"EMPTY" FROM INSIDE WITH THE SKY IN ITS CENTER
when the earth is spread out. And casts out all that was in her
and is "Empty.” Qur'an Chapter 84 Verse 3-4
reversal of gravity will cause earth to expand outwards, throwing
out all of its insides. The mass of the earth however, will not
disperse, as reversal of time will be directing all the matter to
return to its previous position in time. Thus, time and gravity
will become two opposing forces in the contracting universe. A balance
between these two forces will change the earth into a large sphere,
empty from inside. The position of the sky will Trans-locate so
that it will occupy the center of the hollowed earth.
the day when the earth will be changed other than this earth and
the heavens also and they will come forth unto God, The One The
Almighty. Qur'an Chapter 14 Verse 48
SMOOTH OUTER SURFACE OF THE EARTH
inner surface of the hollowed earth will be the exact-replica of
the present day earth as time plays backwards. However, the outer
surface of the earth will be made from the liquid lava that is at
the present time inside the earth, thus it will become smooth without
any mountains, hills, valleys or any kind of unevenness.
will ask about the mountains, say: My Lord will break them into
scattered dust and leave it (earth) as an empty plane, so you see
neither curve nor ruggedness. Qur'an Chapter 20 Verse 105-107
following verses describe the Day of Judgment in a comprehensive
manner. The Day of Judgment will start with the final earthquake
as gravity reverses. The
reversal of gravity will cause the earth to throw out all that was
once inside her, thereby becoming, completely empty. The hollowed
earth will have the sky towards its center. The people will begin
to rise from the graves coming back alive, one after another, "in
scattered groups". The history of nations will be played back
with the reversal of time.
Nations as well as people will be totally powerless caught
in the backward flow of time. They will helplessly re-enact and
witness their own deeds of the past. This drama will continue until
each one of us is removed to the beyond.
earth is shaken with her final earthquake. And earth yields its
burdens (From within). And man says what's wrong with her. That
day she will relate her History (in time) because your Lord inspires
her. That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be
shown their deeds. Qur'an Chapter 99 Verse 1-6.
WE REGRESS TO NOTHINGNESS WITH THE REVERSAL OF TIME?
an inquiring mind, it may occur that the reversal of time can lead
to the resurrection from the grave. If this process remained unchecked
then we will continue to grow younger, pass through our childhood
and regress into nothingness in our mother’s wombs. This is also
what time reversal theories say, again a purposeless exercise. Well
not quite so! The thought of the great and final earthquake may
instil fear into our hearts, but the real purpose is to make the
higher dimensions accessible for escape from the collapsing universe.
God has designed the universe with great precision. After the resurrection,
arrangements have been made, to escape the unrelenting effect of
time reversal, to beyond this universe.
that Day, He shall gather them together it will seem as if they
have stayed (in the grave) for an hour, recognizing one another.
Those who were not guided and denied the meeting with God will perish.
Qur'an Chapter 10 Verse 45
there are an infinite number of dimensions. However we only live
in a three dimensional space. Every object in our daily lives has
a length, width, and height. The concept that there are more than
three dimensions is impossible to imagine.
However, higher dimensions do exist as intense gravity near
the sun causes the space to curve in an extra higher dimension.
Einstein considered this for the first time and was able to accurately
calculate the orbit of the inner planet Mercury.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is based on the concept
of higher dimensions.
We may gain some insight into
the concept of higher dimensions by studying the problems faced
by people in the past. There was a time when people believed that
the earth is flat. They were afraid of the possibility of falling
off the earth if they traveled too far. This cannot happen because
the surface of the earth is curved and continuous like that of a
sphere. To get off the earth we just need to move in a dimension
(direction) that is perpendicular to the surface. That is straight
up, from anywhere we are. We face a similar conceptual problem in
understanding the higher dimensions.
We may imagine that we can leave the universe only by travelling
very far, but that is also not true. Even if we traveled billions
of miles, we will remain within the confines of our three dimensional
know that we cannot escape from God in the earth, nor can we escape
by flight. Qur'an Chapter 72 Verse 12
only way to go beyond the universe is by moving into a higher dimension
in a direction that is perpendicular to our three dimensional space,
right from where we are. In the present expanding universe this
is not possible, as our space is not continuous with the higher
dimensions. For that to happen, our space will have to literally
be torn apart first and then be connected to the higher dimensions.
Can this happen in the center of the black holes?
BLACK HOLES: “THE BLOCKED GATEWAYS" TO THE HIGHER DIMENSIONS
heaven is opened and becomes as gates. Qur'an Chapter 78 Verse 19
The opening of gates in the sky is a concept similar to that
of black holes. Such openings can be the gateways to beyond the
universe through the higher dimensions.
Massive stars, which collapse inward under their own weight,
can form black holes. Gravity
in such objects is so strong that even light cannot escape and they
become invisible. Hence, the name black holes.
Some physicists believe that space-time may be ripped apart
in the black holes, producing gateways to beyond this universe.
The curvature producing mass of the black hole however also blocks
the opening, thus preventing anything from escaping to the higher
the contracting universe, this problem should not exist. The reversal
of gravity in the contracting phase will change all the heavenly bodies
into massive hollow structures just as described in the Quran. These
hollow structures will have empty skies in their center where even
the reversed gravity of relatively lighter objects like earth, will
have a run away effect. This will cause the fabric of space-time to
be torn apart, forming portals or gateways to the higher dimensions
heavens will split asunder, for that day, it will be frail. Qur'an
Chapter 69 Verse 16
will see many strange things in the contracting universe that may
cause confusion, (When sight is confounded.) One of these is the
rising of sun from the west, mentioned in an authentic hadith. This
phenomenon due to the reversal of time will be visible briefly as
the Day of Judgment begins followed by the final earthquake. The
earth will change into a hollow structure, from within which both
the sun and the moon will not be visible. (The moon is eclipsed.)
The gateways to beyond the universe will form in the center-sky,
and may appear as a bright light constantly shining from straight
above. This may cause us to wonder weather the sun and the moon
have become one: (The sun and moon are united). This dilemma is
probably mentioned in the following verses.
sight is confounded, And the moon is eclipsed (hidden from view),
And sun and moon are united. (appear as one light). Qur'an Chapter
75 Verse 7-9
stars will stop shining as the light moves back with reversal of
time. They will also be hidden from view from within the hollowed
the stars are put out. Qur'an Chapter 78 Verse 8
DESCEND THROUGH THE GATES IN THE SKY
day when the heavens and the clouds will be rent asunder and the
angels will be sent down "A grand descent. Qur'an Chapter 25
reversed gravity in the contracting universe will open gates in
the center-sky of the earth. A spectacular site will be thousands
of angels descending down to accomplish the task assigned to them
on the Day of Judgment.
of the day when, We remove the hills, and you see the earth emerging
and We gather them together, as to leave not one of them behind.
Qur'an Chapter 18 Verse 47
collapsing universe will ultimately be destroyed in a fireball which
physicists call the "Big Crunch." Everyone will be gathered
much before that time comes and no one will be left behind. The
angels of “The grand descent” may accomplish the gathering and removal
of humans to “The beyond”. Anyone remaining behind could regress
to nothingness, as time will be running backwards.
you shall "ride" on from plane to plane. Qur'an Chapter
84 Verse 19
our final journey through the gates that will open in the center
sky, we may cross many planes or dimensions. The word “ride” is
used in the Quran, as if this journey will be accomplished by riding
we leave this universe we may be collected together on some vast plane
in an another dimension, every one will come from all times and places
in history to face the judgment of their deeds and heaven and hell.
WILL THE DAY OF JUDGMENT ARRIVE
ask you of the Hour. Say
the knowledge of it is with God only. What can convey to you that
may be the Hour is near. Qur'an Chapter 33 Verse 63
bid you to hasten on the doom. And if a term had not been appointed,
the doom would have definitely come on them. And it will come upon
them suddenly when they perceive not. Qur'an Chapter 29 Verse 53
it seems that if we knew the rate at which the expansion of the
universe is slowing, then we should be able to predict when the
Day of Judgment will begin. However, if time is related to the expansion
of space, we cannot observe the slowing of the expansion. This would
be like attempting to measure the speed of a car with a clock that
is connected to its wheels, so that the speed of time would depend
on the speed of the car. If the car slowed-down the time will also
slowdown and speed of the car would always appear the same. Similarly
as the expansion of the universe slows time and motion will also
slowdown, the rate of expansion, will appear the same.
threatened hour is near. None beside God can disclose it. Are you
surprised then at this statement? Qur'an Chapter 53 Verse 57-59
Even the most advanced civilization in the universe would
always observe that the universe is expanding at the same steady
rate with which it started.
far-reaches of space may even seem to expand faster when measurements
are made with our local slowing time. The nature of time is
such that slowing of time also cannot be perceived. This of course
means that the beginning of the Day of Judgment cannot be predicted
and may come at any time. Only God, who is independent of time,
knows of the real timing of the Day of Judgment.
IN THE GRAVE FOR DAY OF JUDGMENT TO ARRIVE?
the Quran, the soul is compared to consciousness and death is compared
to sleep. Once death overcomes us there is no perception of the
passage of time and the next thing we see will be the Day of Judgment.
on The Day when the Hour arrives the guilty will swear that they
remained (dead) but for an hour, thus they were ever deceived but
to those to whom knowledge and faith are given will say: ”The truth
is that you have remained (dead) until the Day of Resurrection by
God's decree. This is the Day of Resurrection, but you used not
to know.” Qur'an Chapter 30 Verse 55-56
The Day of Judgment, the reality of afterlife and the true religion
Islam will become clear to everyone. Those who had indulged in evil
deeds and followed false beliefs will wish that they had never existed;
but they will have to face the final justice.
May God have mercy on all of us.
God belongs the Sovereignty of heavens and the earth on the Day
when the Hour rises, who follow falsehood will be lost. Qur'an Chapter
45 Verse 27
With the tremendous scientific advancements of the twentieth
century, we have placed our trust in science and technology to solve
all our problems. Dazzled
by the ability of technology to produce quick results, our faith
in God has become weak. Our
actions are for worldly goals, although a stronger belief in God
and fear of accountability in the afterlife could make us better
people. We can see the consequences of lacking these in the moral
decay that is afflicting many societies all over the world.
God has sent guidance to human
beings according to the conditions existing at that moment in history.
When the Pharaohs ruled, magic was a very popular pastime. Then
Moses (Peace be on him: Pbuh) came with miracles from God and defeated
the magicians of the Pharaoh's court. The people at the time of
Jesus (Pbuh) were similarly deep into miracles, and we can see that
the life of Jesus (Pbuh) is full of miracles.
When Mohammad (Pbuh) came, the Arabic language and poetry
was at the height of its development. The Quran with its clear message
was revealed in the most eloquent poetry with a style unique and
Many verses in the Quran describe
the Day of Judgment. We live in a universe that has been expanding
since its creation billions of years ago. Both the birth of the
universe with the "Big Bang" and its expansion are described
in the Qur'an. Scientists do not know if the expansion will continue
forever, or if one day the universe will begin to contract. However,
the Qur'anic verses suggest that the universe will not expand forever
and that the Day of Judgment will begin with the contraction of
the universe. It appears that time and gravity will reverse when
the universe begins to contract. Reversal of time will bring about
the resurrection from the grave. In this time reversed world we
will come across all the good and evil that we did in our lives.
Reversal of gravity will be the cause of the final earthquake, mentioned
in the Quran. This will change the earth so that it will be turned
inside out and be transformed into a giant hollow sphere with the
sky towards its center. The reversed gravity focused towards the
"earth's center-sky" will have a runaway effect on space.
The space in the center-sky will be literally torn apart to produce
openings or gates to the higher dimensions that are beyond our universe.
Through these openings, we will be removed from the collapsing
Everyone will be taken away
to escape the unrelenting effect of time reversal that could regress
us to nothingness in our mother's wombs. In some higher dimension
or plane mankind will be brought together from all times and places
in history, to face the judgment for their deeds and hell or heaven.
From the Quran, it appears that
the timing of the Day of Judgment will never be known and it may
come at any time. We should be aware that The Day of Judgment is
very near to every one of us as there is no perception of passage
of time after death.
agony of death comes in truth; this is what you wished to avoid,
And the trumpet is blown; this is the threatened Day. Qur'an Chapter
50 Verse 19-20
we go through our daily life we should keep in mind that everything
big and small that we do is being recorded in time. If we do not
take steps to protect ourselves from evil, in addition to the threat
of severe punishment, we stand the chance of great embarrassment
on the Day of Judgment. The reversal of time will expose all our
hope this article will serve as a source of warning as well as encouragement
to the believers. They will realize that, The Day of Judgment is
a religious, scientific and mathematical truth, which every one
will have to face; and our deeds in this world will determine our
fate in the eternal life.
There is no doubt however, that the real knowledge of the
Day of Judgment is with God only.
non-Muslims hopefully, will appreciate that the religion of Islam
is more than just another belief and they will be stimulated to
further investigate the world of Islam.
Mohammad Humayoun Khan