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Questions on the Day of Resurrection

It is mentioned at many places in the Holy Quran that the Messengers and the communities will be asked,

Most certainly then We will question those to whom (the apostles) were sent, and most certainly We will also question the apostles; (7:6)

The messengers and Prophets will be asked, "We had sent you to invite people towards Us. Did you convey the message to them?" They will submit, "Our Lord! You are witness that we left no stone unturned in this matter." A voice will be heard "Who is your witness?" All will reply, "0 Our Lord! Our witness is the last prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.)."

And thus We have made you a medium (just) nation that you may be the bearers of witness to the people and (that) the Apostle may be a bearer of witness to you; (2:143)

Similarly, Isa (a.s.) will be asked, "Did you tell people to worship you and your mother?" Prophet Isa (a.s.) will tremble and say, "My Lord! Had I said so, You must have known it at once. What I said was only that I am a servant of God. So worship only my Lord and your Lord."

And when Allah will say: 0 Isa son of Marium! did you say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah, he will say: Glory be to Thee, it did not befit me that I should say what I had no right to (say); (5:116)

Communities will also be questioned, "Did your messenger not inform you about the events of today?" All would reply, "Yes, 0 Lord, they did!"

Adapted from the book: "The Hereafter (Ma'aad)" by: "Ayatullah Dastghaib Shiraazi"

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