033  Life after death

Dear Readers,

Life after death begins with death of the human. Of course, it is impossible to obtain information about life after death for the human, all information of whom is restricted with his perceptions from the world. We were informed about Hereafter by the messengers of Allah, who is the creator and the owner of the order we live in. We shouldn’t get even the smallest suspicious about the information that the messengers of Allah provided us. Because they didn’t lie even for joking. To be honest (sidk) is one of the most important qualities of a prophet. In addition, many of information they provided us for future was confirmed with events that come true later. It is ordered in the Quranic verses that:

"shun the word that is false" [Hajj, 30]

"O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and make your utterance straight forward." [Ahzab, 70]

Rasulullah (s.a.w.) ordered that:

"I also joke, but tell the truth." [Imam-ý Ghazali]

"Shame on those lying to make people laugh!" [Abu Dawud]

"Lie is one of the gates of discord." [Ibn Adiy]

"True believer can make any kind of fault, but cannot try to harm and lie." [Ibn Abi Shayba, Bazzar]

The prophet of such religion, in which lie is considered as a very terrible thing, is not expected to say lie, and even the smallest suspicious cannot be gotten about any information he provided in this respect.

# Everything that happened and will happen until judgment day

Dear readers, everything that happened and will happen until judgment day were informed to our Prophet. Reportedly from Abdullah b. Omar (r.a.), Rasulullah (s.a.w) ordered that[1]:

"Surely, Allah removed the (curtain) of the world from my eyes. As I see what's going on today, I see everything that happened and will happen until judgment day as I see my knee (by hitting his knees). As Allah showed them to his existing prophet, He also showed them previous prophets."

Reportedly from Huzayfa (r.a.) that:

“Rasulullah (s.a.w) preached us a sermon. In this sermon, he told everything thoroughly that will become true until judgment day. Some people could keep them in their mind, some people couldn’t. In the same way how someone forget somebody after introducing him, and remember again when see him, I also remember those that I forgot after Rasulullah (s.a.w)’s sermon when they come into existence.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

Confirmation of Rasulullah's words by various events that occurred subsequently is surely so amazing issue strengthening the faith of believers.

# Life after death

Dear Readers,

Life after death will start with “resurrection” and continue until the time Allah wishes. Since it was informed in many Quranic verses that unbelievers would remain in hell and believers would remain in heaven perpetually, it is concluded from these statements that this time will continue forever. So, even the human live a hundred years, a thousand years, even though one hundred thousand years, they shouldn’t ruin their eternal life after death by being contented the temporary pleasure of the temporal world, which is nothing comparing to the life after death, which will last forever. Allah (swt) doesn’t lie, doesn’t go back from his word, He does whatever He wants; there is no power and force that can stop Him. He is the one providing power, force, and energy to everything with live and lifeless. Even a leaf can not move without his command. What a great heedlessness is not to recognize the Creator? Why He doesn’t punish immediately our intentionally or unintentionally immoralities is because of His mercy. This occasion shouldn’t encourage us in bad way and lead us to indulge in extravagances.

# Resurrection (Qiyamah)

Qiyam means standing in Arabic. The term "Qiyamah" means that the whole existing life except for those that Allah wishes, will be destroyed by being blown of first sűr and all creature will be revived and stood up for giving account and eternal life by being blown of second sűr.

Rasulullah (s.a.w) ordered that:

"All bones except for one ]bone in human body decomposes. This bone which doesn’t decompose is coccyx called as acbu'zzeneb. In judgment day, the creation will be constituted by this bone." [Bukhari, Muslim]

It is ordered in the Quranic verses for those who doubt the creation that:

"Doth not man see that it is We Who created him from sperm? Yet behold! he (stands forth) as an open adversary! And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: he says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?" Say, "He will give them life Who created them for the first time! For He fully knows all!" [Yasin, 77-79]

"See they not that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and never wearied with their creation, is able to give life to the dead? Yea, verily He has power over all things." [Ahqaf, 33]

"Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof?" [Yasin, 81]

"for Him it is most easy." [Rum, 27]

# Those talking about Resurrection unknowingly

For the unbelievers who talk about Resurrection without knowing any precise information about the truth, it is ordered in the Quranic verse that:

"And they say: "What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live, and nothing but time can destroy us." But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture." [Jathiya, 24]

Dear readers, we shouldn’t get even the smallest suspicious about establishment of an entirely new order in a new format with new rules followed by disintegration of the divine order we exist in. Because it is very easy for Allah, who is the creator of the order we currently exist in, managing this order, and administrating quadrillion event occurring in this divine order, being associated with each other, in an organized way without disarranging to each other in an integrity. We shouldn’t compare His science, power and strength with the possessions of us, His weak servants. The every talent of human has created by Allah. They have a relative, temporary, and representative character, being based on material mechanisms. However, in the point of final development provided by Allah, the human clones the species using inheritance information he obtained. He performs DNA identification with a tiny piece of body. Moreover, he can make changes on nucleoprotein molecules arrangement; he develops new races bearing new features by adding and removing new genes. While a helpless servant could succeed these events, could Allah be unable of creating any new formation? Who is the creator of all things, giving form them, arranging them. Allah surely is not unable of anything…

# The time of doomsday is known by only Allah

When doomsday will occur is known by only Allah (swt):

"They ask thee about the Hour, -'When will be its appointed time? Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?" [Naziaat, 42-43]

"Men ask thee concerning the Hour: Say, The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone)" [Ahzab, 63]

It is ordered in hadiths that:

"As long as Muslim saying Allah exists on earth, doomsday will not take place." [Muslim, Tirmidhi]

"There won’t be any person performing His religious practice until a hundred years ago before doomsday took place." [Hakim]

"Unless unbelief spread everywhere, and is performed obviously, Mahdi doesn’t come." [M. Rabbani]

"Doomsday will not take place unless bad people dominate the world.” [Tirmidhi]

Dear readers, as comprehended through these hadiths, as long as the people mentioning Allah, glorifying His glory exist and the divine provisions is implemented on earth, doomsday will not take place. Doomsday will take place over godless and cruel people, after malignancy spread everywhere and any worshipper doesn’t exist.

Be entrusted to Allah.

Dr. Ismail Ulukus

[1] Kitapci, Zekeriya, 2009. Hz. Peygamberin Hadislerinde Turkler, 6.baski. Yedi Kubbe Yayinlari: 1, Konya.