Muslims believe that this worldly life is a trial preparation for the next life that Hereafter which will remain forever. It is a part of Muslim belief to believe in the existence of the judgment day. The belief in Day of Resurrection is related to the life hereafter.
Judgment Day will come when the whole universe will be destroyed and the dead will be resurrected for Judgment by Allah Almighty. Judgment Day will be the beginning of life that will never end. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran about the Judgment Day in a way: “And those who believe and do good deeds, they are dwellers of Paradise, they dwell therein forever.” (Quran, 2:82)
When Muslims believe that there is a life hereafter which will remain forever, they know the fact of the Judgment Day where all people of this world will be judged on the basis of their deeds and on the basis of these deeds they will earn reward or punishment in the eternal life. In Holy Quran Allah Almighty says: “On that Day, people will come forward in separate groups to be shown their deeds: whoever has done an atom’s weight of good will see it, but whoever has done an atom’s weight of evil will see that” (Quran, 99:6-8).
Many verses of the Holy Quran describe the fact of Judgment Day. “And the Horn will be blown, and at once from the graves to their Lord they will hasten.” (Quran, 36:51). In another verse Allah Almighty described in such a way: “As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it,” (Quran, 21:104).
According to the Holy Quran, the occurrence of Resurrection Day is inevitable and no one should have any doubt in it. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “Allah, there is no god but He – He will most certainly gather you together on the resurrection day, there is no doubt in it; and who is more true in word than Allah?” (Quran, 4:87)
The judgment day is a transient day when the human life of this world would end and all will move on to their respective status in the life hereafter which will remain forever.
Signs of the Judgment Day in Quran
Quran gives a picture of the way it will take place that is Resurrection Day and what will be the reactions of people once it occurs. The lines below discuss some signs of the Judgment Day as interpreted in Quran.
The Blowing of Trumpet
One of the signs of Judgment Day is the blowing of the trumpet. According to the Holy Quran at the end of the world, before the existence of Resurrection Day, the trumpet would be blown twice and this important event is a sign that Judgment Day is near. Quran represents the blowing of the trumpet in the following way: “And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except such as Allah please; then it shall be blown again, then lo! they shall stand up awaiting.” (Quran, 39:68)
The Resurrection day will start when the trumpet blows for the first time. When the trumpet blows, the first reaction to it would be the entire all that is in heaven and earth will faint, means that the life on it would end, except for those who Allah wants to live. When the second time the trumpet will blow, all will rise and all will come into an order that marks the initiation of the Judgment Day.
Collapse of Solar System
One of the signs of Resurrection Day is the collapse and complete derangement of the Solar System as mentioned in a many of verses of the Holy Quran. Some of them are as follows: “When the sun is covered, and when the stars darken, and when the mountains are made to pass away.” (Quran, 81:1-3)
“On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings…” (Quran, 21:104)
“On the day when the earth shall be changed into a different earth, and the heavens (as well), and they shall come forth before Allah, the One, the Supreme.” (Quran, 14:48)
Every Man for Himself
Such will be the scenario of the Judgment Day that no one will concern anyone other than him or herself. Therefore, the thought that at that day any relation from friends or family would help anyone is wrong. In Quran, Allah Almighty says: “When the Deafening Blast comes, the Day a man will flee from his brother and his mother and his father, and his wife and his children: on that Day every man among them will have concerns enough of his own.” (Quran, 50:33-37)
In short, a Muslim must realize that the Judgment Day is as inevitable as death. So, in order to be the one who views Resurrection Day as a notification of good news, a Muslim must follow the instructions of Islam to be prepared for the Resurrection Day. May Allah give us the strength to do good deeds for the success in the hereafter life! Ameen