Thursday, 14 December 2006

Imaan 105

THE BASIS OF A MUSLIM'S FAITH


The Last Day - Qiyamah

This world will ultimately come to an end one day and the dead will rise to stand trial before Almighty Allah.

This world is an abode of trial, some people are tested with wealth, whilst others are tested through poverty. Some have been given health whilst others have been subjected to sickness. Belief in the last day answers many complicated questions. There are people who commit sins and indulge in immoral activities, yet they seem to prosper, while the innocent and meek are sometimes exploited and oppressed.

The Holy Qur'an states:

"Let not the arrogant strutting of the unbelievers through the land deceive you, it is but enjoyment for a little while. Their ultimate abode is hell- what an evil abode!"

All deeds of mankind are known to Almighty Allah and are recorded by His angels. Mankind will have to answer for his / her deeds, and everyone will be held accountable and will either be rewarded or punished for his / her conduct and deeds. Justice and equality are the hallmarks of the hereafter.

The Holy Qur'an states:

"When the great overwhelming (event) comes to pass, man shall remember (all) that he strove for and hell-fire shall be placed in full view, for him who sees - then for such as had transgressed all bounds and had preferred the life of this world, the abode will be the fire of hell and for such as had entertained the fear of standing before the Lord, and had restrained their souls from lower desires, their abode will be the Garden of Bliss."

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