Many times, Muslim use “faith” interchangeably with “Iman.” But what is Iman in Islam? Iman is heartily accepting all of Islam’s essential and foundational beliefs. So are there any foundational principles of Iman? Yes, there are strong pillars of Iman. “The Pillars of Iman” or “Arkan Al-iman” refer to the fundamentals of the Islamic faith…
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What happens on the day of Judgment?
Muslims believe that on a day decided by Allah, and known only to Allah, life on Earth will come to an end and Allah will destroy everything. On this day all the people who have ever lived will be raised from the dead and will face Judgment By Allah.
What is Judgement day in Islam?
Yawm ad-Din is the Day Of Judgement when Allah will decide how people will spend their afterlife. Most Muslims believe they have free will to make their own choices. They also believe that they will be judged by God for those choices. They recognize that humans are still responsible for their actions.
After belief in One God, belief in the Day of Judgment is the most emphasized doctrine in the Quran. No other revealed book draws such a vivid picture of the Day of Judgment as does the Holy Quran. According to the Quran, on the Day of Judgment this entire universe will come to an end. Then the dead will be resurrected and accounts taken of their deeds. People with good records will be rewarded and welcomed into heaven while those with bad records will be punished and cast into hell. The concept of hell in Islam is more of a reformatory, where people will spend limited time before eventually entering heaven, which will last for ever. The Day of Judgment is referred to by many names in the Holy Quran, some of which are mentioned below:
yaum ad din – the Day of Judgment
yaum al akhir – the Last Day
yaum al qiyama – the Day of Resurrection
yaum al fast – the Day of Distinction
yaum al jami – the Day of Gathering
yaum al talaqi – the Day of the Meeting
as sa’at – the Hour (of Doom)
al qariah – the Calamity
In the Quran are given many signs of the coming of the Hour but its exact timing is known only to God. Following is a description of the Day of Judgment taken from Surah al Qariah, the 101st Chapter of the Holly Quran: