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Belief in the Day of Judgment

Belief in the Hereafter and the Day of Judgment are central to Islam. All people will be resurrected in order to be judged on what they did in this world. On that day, people will be held personally accountable and will find no one to help them or shoulder their sins. Believers who have done good will have an easy Day of Judgment; evil-doers and unbelievers will find that Day to be very harsh. God reveals the details of this Day. For example, nothing will remain secret, not even the smallest things, and everyone's good and evil deeds will be proclaimed and rewarded. The Qur'an reveals that:

We will set up the Just Balance on the Day of Resurrection, and no soul will be wronged in any way. Even if it is no more than the weight of a grain of a mustard seed, We will produce it. We are sufficient as a Reckoner. (Qur'an, 21:47) On that day, the unbelievers' ears, eyes, and skin will bear witness against them: When they reach it [the Fire], their hearing, sight, and skin will testify against them concerning what they did. (Qur'an, 41:20) Prophets and other witnesses will give evidence when people account for their deeds on Earth. God, Who is infinitely just, will judge each individual:

And Earth will shine with the Pure Light of its Lord, the Book will be put in place, the Prophets and witnesses will be brought, and it will be decided between them with the truth. They will not be wronged. Every soul will be repaid in full for what it did. He knows best what they are doing. (Qur'an, 39:69-70)

The following passages on the Day of Judgment are from the Bible:

Nothing in all of creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to Whom we must give account. (Hebrews, 4:13) … [It is God] Who will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking, who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. (Romans, 2:6-8) The accounts in the Torah also confirm the existence of this Day and reveal that humanity will be judged by God: The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head. (Obadiah, 1:15)

Adapted from: "A Call for Unity" by: "Harun Yahya"

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