Life, a trial preparation for the eternal realm of existence whereas death is universally accepted and irrefutable fact which regardless of creeds, faith everyone has to bear. The question looms in the mind of every single person that what will happen when they die, to this query Holy Quran holds complete answers by entailing that the world on earth never halts rather it is an extension to the eternal life. Despite its inevitability, humans get so absorbed in this lavish lifestyle that they never ponder what will happen to them until jolted by the tragedy inflicted upon their loved one. Allah has clear narrative regarding the day after death when the judgment will take place and everyone will face accountability as per committed deeds. Quran says:
“Surely, those who disbelieve and die while they are unbelievers, the earth full of gold shall not be accepted from one of them, though he should offer to ransom himself with it, these it is who shall have a painful chastisement, and they shall have no helpers.” [Quran 3:91]
What Will Happen Next?
All who have ever lived on earth will be resurrected on the Reckoning Day which will be perplexing for those who have denied the words of God whereas a place of eternal satisfaction for those who have kept their firm faith in Allah Almighty. The divine scriptures synonymously stated it as trumpet-to-be-blown, which has quoted as:
“And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allah will. Then it will blown a second time and behold, they will be standing, looking on (waiting).” [Quran 39:68]
The trumpet blown is an idiom to the death over living souls. When the horn will be blown everyone will taste death except whom Allah, The Exalted Mighty wants to live. When the second time trumpet will be blown all the dead will rise with the supreme power of Allah Almighty. The souls will gather and eventually will lead to the commencement of Reckoning Day.
Why Rise After Demise?
Linguistically “Qayamah” means “to rise” to which the ignorant ones are astonished that why rise after havoc and demise. There are three answers including:
- Every life’s scrutiny is necessary by nature after being blessed, to surf it on earth, to intact the rulings of justice.
- Had there no end justice and accountability, there would have been no morality among humans. The concept of hell and heaven is essential for keeping balance in human conduct.
- It is a fulfillment of Prophetic Prophecies, which they have promised to their Apostles. They were the messenger of authentic scriptures and celestial Lord, hence the occurrence of this day is the mere authenticity upon divine words.
How Idolaters Will Respond?
On the day when the souls will be in front of Allah for judgment, occupied much in their tribulations that they will turn a blind eye towards their spouse, children and parents. Their reaction in purview of Quran will be:
“But when the deafening cry comes, The day on which a man shall fly from his brother, And his mother and his father, And his spouse and his son– Every man of them shall on that day have an affair which will occupy him.” [Quran 80: 33-37]
Lineage will lose its importance and the only fear will remain the safety from the wrath and punishment of Mighty Lord but verily their efforts will bring no results. That will be the day, when the non-believers will realize that no action is more gross and magnanimous than the consent of Allah. They will regret but all in vain, nothing would revert their miseries and calamities except that they will rot in hell, a permanent residence for its dwellers.
“And the Day the wrongdoer will bite on his hands [in regret] he will say, “Oh, I wish I had taken with the Messenger a way. True sovereignty, that Day, is for the Most Merciful. And it will be upon the disbelievers a difficult Day. Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one as a friend. He led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter.” [Quran 25: 27-29]
These are suffice proofs of the reactions of the disbelievers who were in denial of the judgment day. Had they know their plight they would have realized that the messengers were telling the truth and accept the ultimate omnipotence of the Lord. Quran encodes it as:
“They will say, “O woe to us! Who has raised us up from our sleeping place?” [The reply will be], “This is what the Most Merciful had promised, and the messengers told the truth.” [Quran 36:52]
Amusements for the Believers:
The non-believers undoubtedly will want to vanish this day while on the contrary the believers would want to jubilate, in total amusement. A joyful and zealous time they have waited for. The moment for the believers has described in Quranic verses as:
“Some faces that Day will be beaming, laughing, rejoicing. And other faces that Day will be dust-stained, Blackness will cover them: Such will be the Rejecters of Allah, the doers of iniquity.” [Quran 80: 34-42]
Meaning, the idolaters and falsehood worshippers will lament over their state of being in oblivion for their entire life. They will be desperate to get a second chance to follow the path of righteousness but the folds would have drawn with their fate already decided. The only solace seeker will be the firm believers as Quran narrates:
“But they who believe and do righteous deeds – those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.” [Quran 2:82]
Surmising, Quran holds all the teachings regarding the Day of resurrection, occurrence, and life after death. The true believers, hence should, believe on the commandments of Lord and keep faith that a day is nigh when the Heretics will be flogged to hell and believers be blessed with the eternal life of virtues and bounties in shape of Heaven.