This article of faith teaches us to believe that everyone will die and Allah will raise everyone from the first human until the last to be judge. From the judgement, Allah will decide who go to heaven and hell. Believe in the Judgement day is mention in the Quran in:
Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.(Al Baqarah : 62)
There are many names for the Last Day to show that this day is so important.
Explanation on the meaning of some of the names:
- Day of Great Gathering: You and your deed, jinn, angel, family will be gathered together.
- Day of Standing: Everybody will stand on his/her feet.
Minor signs of judgement day:
- Women wear cloth but naked
- Time past rapidly
- Women dressed as men and vice versa
- Homosexual widespread
- Slave become king
- Music and wine widespread
- More earthquake
- Slave give birth to master.
About The Hour
• No one knows when exactly is The Hour
They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, “Its knowledge is only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly.” They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, “Its knowledge is only with Allah, but most of the people do not know.” (Al Araf :187)
• The Hour is near
The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. (Al-Qamar:1)
Effect of believe in the Last Day
- Demonstrate His attributes – Demonstrates the completeness, greatness and uniqueness of Allah’s Names and Attributes.
- Love meeting Allah – Increases the love for meeting Allah s.w.t. in the hearts of the believers, knowing that paradise is real
- Encourage good deeds – Aids and encourage us in hastening towards good deeds.
- Abstain from wrong – Aids in patience and perseverance in doing good.
- Patience in hardship – Aids in patience during times of hardship.