As justice is the main concern of Islam it is necessary that people should get justice in this world and the world hereafter. It sounds natural and logical that everyone should reap what he has sown.
The Day of Judgment in the Quran has been also named as the Day of Reckoning, the Day of Resurrection, the Dooms day or the Day of Accountability. Everybody’s record is being maintained during his life period. It is very accurate record.
The Day of Judgment is the day of justice. Nobody will be wronged. His limbs will be his witness. He will see his record and his video film will be shown to him. Everyone will be rewarded or punished according to his deeds.
The Quran in Sura “The Israelite” says; “Everyman’s fate we have fastened on his own neck. On the Day of Judgment we shall bring out for him a scroll, which he will see spread open. Read thane record sufficient is thy soul this day to make out an account against thee”. (17:13-14).
There are three reasons for “Qayamah”:
It is the demand of natural and divine justice that everyone should get the result of his life examination.
Had there been no concept of the Day of Judgment there would have been no human morality. Might is right would have become the law of the day. Atheists are of two types - the ideological atheist and the practical atheist. The practical atheist is the one who claims to have a religious faith but in practical life he acts otherwise.
All the prophets have promised this day. They were sooth – Sayers. They were divinely appointed. They were not liars. They were the messengers and warners sent from Allah. They were tortured. They were persecuted. They were executed. But they never bowed before tyrants and vicious forces.
The Quran refutes the plea of the unbelievers who say that how it can happen. After death when we will be turned into dust, then how can we resurrect? After giving the argument of first birth the Quran gives the second argument. It says: “one of the clear divine signs is that you see the earth dead and motionless, but as soon as Allah pours rain on it, it comes to life and becomes fertile and green. Allah who revives the dead earth to life will also revive the dead man to life. Allah is able to do all things: (41:39).
Then in Sura “Saad” the Quran gives third argument on the basis of Justice. It is related to the Islamic concept of good and bad. The Quran says: “We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in vain, though this is the belief of the infidels. Woe to the disbelievers; they will suffer the torment of the Hellfire. Do we consider the righteously striving believers equal to the evil doers in the earth? Are the pious ones equal to those who openly commit sins?” (38:27-28).
These are the Quranic arguments about the Day of Judgment which no same person can reject. On the Day of Judgment people will emerge from their graves and congregate. The unbelievers will be raised with black faces and the righteous one with bright faces.
The virtuous will be given the book, result sheet in to their right hands and the evil doers will be given in to their left hands. It will be an eternal life. May Allah grant us guidance to do good deeds and abstain from evil deeds!
The writer is an advocate, Dhaka Judge Court and Reserach Officer, Chancery Research and Consultants Trust (CRC-trust). [email protected]
BDST: 0934 HRS, JAN 20, 2015