Just like Christians, Muslims have a firm belief that there will be a Day of Judgement. According to Quran and Hadiths, a day will come where the universe self-destructs leading to the annihilation of all life on the planet. On Judgment Day, all the dead will resurrected for and stand before God. Every human would be accountable for their deeds and will be rewarded likewise, as God has said: “And those who believe and do good deeds, they are dwellers of Paradise, they dwell therein forever.” (Quran, 2:82)
One who has faith in god is guaranteed a place in Heaven. However those who commit sins, regardless of having knowledge of what is right and wrong, would have to endure the wrath of God as He has said: “Those who have disbelieved and died in disbelief, the earth full of gold would not be accepted from any of them if it were offered as a ransom. They will have a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers.” (Quran, 3:91)
The life hereafter is all about living without any consequences as people would be immortal; having \ nothing to fear. Our existence in this world is just a trial to prepare us for what is to come. What we sow in this life we will have to reap in the afterlife, its either a reward or a punishment. Many references to Judgment Day can be found in the Quran as well as from Hadiths . They talk about events that will occur prior to Doomsday, as indication that the day is approaching. Muhammad talked at length about Judgment day and the indicators of the final hours. One can break down the signs in to two categories.
- Minor Signs
Minor signs are typical in nature and occur before Judgment Day such as indulging in the drinking of liquor, stealing and corruption.
- Major Signs
Significant signs can be noted by unprecedented events like: The Smoke, The antichrist, The Beast, Rising of the Sun from the place of it’s setting, The coming of Isa and Ya’juj & Ma’juj. Finally The Three Landslides: one in the East, one in the West and one in the Arabian Peninsula after that a Fire would spread from Yemen and drive the people to their place of gathering.
Below you’ll find examples of the signs.
#25 – The appearance of the Mahdi
The emergence of Imam Mahdi is one of the indications that judgment is approaching.
Cataclysms will fall upon the general population, to such an extent that it would be pointless to look for shelter. There will be world wide battles and civil wars. Each time a war ends another will begin. The general population will be so disturbed by what’s happening they’ll will wish for death. It is at this point Imaam Mahdi will appear.