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Advice of Scholars - THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

Hadrat Imâm-i Rabbânî says in the  17th letter of the third volume of his Maktûbât:

There is the day when the world will end. That day will surely come. On that day, the skies will be torn into pieces, the stars will disperse, the earth and mountains will break into pieces and will be annihilated. The Qur’ân communicates this fact and all groups of Muslims believe it. He who disbelieves it becomes a kâfir. Even if he misrepresents his obstinacy well by means of some fantastic stories, or if he deceives the ignorant by pushing knowledge and science on them, he is still a kâfir. 

At the end of the world, after all creatures are annihilated, they will then be recreated, and everybody will be resurrected from his grave. Allahu ta’âlâ will resurrect the bones that have rotted and turned into dust. That day a pair of scales will be set up; the account-books of all humans will fly to their owners, to the righteous ones from their right and to the evil ones from their left. The bridge of Sirât, which is set over Hell, will be passed, the pious ones will pass over it and will go into Paradise, but those who are for Hell will fall down into Hell. 

These things which we communicate are not impossible. Since the Mukhbîr-i sâdiq ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ alaihi wa sallam’ has declared them, we have to accept them and believe them instantly. We shouldn’t doubt about them by being fed on illusions. Allahu ta’âlâ declares in the seventh âyat of Sûrat-ul-Hashr: “Take what my Messenger has brought for you!” that is, believe whatever he says! 

On the Day of Resurrection, with the permission of Allahu ta’âlâ, the virtuous ones will perform shafâ’at for the evil ones, that is, they will intercede for them. Our Prophet declares: “My shafâ’at is for the ones with great sins from among my Ummat. ” After settling accounts, disbelievers will go into Hell and will stay in Hell and be tormented eternally. Believers will stay in Paradise and in the blessings of Paradise eternally. Those Muslims whose sins are greater than their good deeds will possibly go into Hell, being tormented there for a while or to the extent of their sins. Yet they will not remain in Hell eternally. A person with îmân equaling a speck will not remain in Hell eternally, but being blessed with divine mercy, he will enter Paradise.