Alice Visits a Mosque to Learn About Judgement Day
Miscarriages Everywhere and Children Scared White
Alice: Did the Prophet drink at all?
Imam: Of course not. Allah forbids it. But on Judgement Day, everyone will stumble about like drunks. Allah said:
22:1 O people, fear your Lord. Surely the clamour of the Hour is a terrible thing.
22:2 The Day you will witness it, every suckling mother will be distracted from the child she is suckling, and every pregnant woman will deliver her burden, and you will see people drunk, whereas they are not drunk; but the punishment of Allah is terrible.
Alice: Did Allah actually say "every pregnant woman will deliver her burden" at the outset of the Day of Judgement?
Imam: Allah reveals what Allah reveals, and what Allah reveals is the truth, even the “terrible” truth.
Alice: O MY GOD! That means when Judgement Day is eminent, while thousands of women will be singing their hearts out, millions of other women around the world will be screaming in pain as they give birth to premature babies or spontaneously aborted fetuses. I thought Islam was against abortion?
Imam: Not only is Islam against abortion, it is against all forms of artificial impediments to conception.
Alice: O MY GOD! That means that it will be mostly believing women who will spontaneously give birth or be aborted with the excruciating pain the tearing will cause, and no anesthetics. If it was mostly unbelieving women whom Allah will relieve of their burden in such a manner, I might understand, in His Mind they had it coming, but believing women ...?
Imam: Millions of women experience such trauma every day. It is not exceptional to Judgement Day except in scope. Allah is simply accelerating the process. He is not causing any pain or discomfort that would not have been theirs, Judgement Day or no Judgement Day.
Alice: What about the millions, perhaps tens of millions of babies, born on the worse of days; babies whose drunk-like mothers, Allah said, will be so distracted by what is going on that they may forget to suckle them or not suckle them adequately, with stumbling drunk-like fathers unable to provide any kind of guidance or support. How awful. What does Allah have against babies?
Imam: Nothing! Allah will take care of them I am sure.
Alice: Does He say so in His Koran?
Imam: No, but that does not mean that babies will not be taken care of.
Alice: But still, Allah never fathered a child; if He had, maybe He would relate to them on a more personal level in His Book About Everything?
Imam: Allah does not father babies He creates them. Who is more knowledgeable about babies than one who creates them? Allah said:
80:17 Man may perish! How thankless he is!
80:18 Of what did He create him?
80:19 Of a sperm, He created him and determined him.
Alice: Still, what a horrendous way to start Judgement Day by punishing mothers and babies.
Imam: CHILDBIRTH IS NOT PUNISHMENT!
Alice: Could it be that Allah does not want to judge pregnant women, or does not want a women giving birth during the proceedings and causing a commotion, and that is why He will cause millions of premature births and millions of fetuses to suddenly abort?
Imam: I can understand a female's preoccupation with babies; but is not Allah by causing all those babies to be born before Judgement Day, giving women one less thing to worry about when they appear before him to be judged?
Alice: When you put it that way… If only I was sure the babies will be okay and the aborted fetuses and dead premature babies given a dignified burial, something that I know may be impossible to do on such a chaotic miserable day.
Imam: They will be taken care of, of that I am sure, and nothing is impossible for Allah.
Alice: What do you mean by that?
Imam: All babies may be born full grown when Allah relieves pregnant females of their burdens.
Alice: THAT IS EVEN WORSE! How big do men think the birth canal gets?
Imam: THEY WILL APPEAR FULL GROWN AFTER BIRTH YOU STUPID WOMAN. In one saying of the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, recorded by a scholar by the name of Tirmidi, God’s Messenger said:
The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl, aged thirty or thirty-three years.
Alice: Couldn't Allah have simply announced Judgement Day nine months beforehand so that if a woman became pregnant in the meantime, it would be her own fault if Allah was forced to end her pregnancy prematurely?
Imam: That is not how it works ...
Alice: Rejoicing, getting pleasure from watching another of our kind who has never harmed us in any way, or wished us harm, in excruciating pain! If it wasn't for the sadism, that would be so childish!
Imam: It is not being childish! Allah is not a child or a sadist and neither are the people of Paradise, the believers! Enjoying seeing wicked people getting what they deserve is not sadism, it is celebrating the triumph of good over evil and there is nothing wrong with that. And as to children, they too will not be spared the terror of Judgement Day. Allah said:
73:17 So, how will you guard, if you disbelieve, against a Day which will make children white with fear?
Alice: Children being scared white! How awful! What kind of god takes pleasure in scaring children? I thought Jesus was one of Allah’s Messengers and Jesus loved and was very protective of the innocent; he even said that the Kingdom of Heaven was theirs?
Imam: Yes, Jesus was a Messenger of Allah, but not His son. That is a lie told by Christians to diminish the Compassionate. To associate other Gods with Allah is the sin of shirk. There is no greater sin, and every time Christians say Allah has taken a son they commit the greatest sin of all.
Alice: What about Jesus saying that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children?
Imam: HE WAS WRONG! It belongs to Allah. It was to correct such miscommunications that Allah sent the perfect human being, the perfect communicator, His Greatest Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, to correct lesser, less capable Messengers like Jesus.
Alice: Still, it is difficult to believe that Jesus was the Messenger of a God who would brag about scaring children to the extent that blood will drain from their faces.
Imam: How many times do I have to say it, Allah loves children, and they will be welcomed in His Paradise if they behaved and feared and worshipped Allah and only Allah when told to do so. Allah on Judgement Day will treat children fairly, just like the adults who submitted, and just like their mothers and fathers, they will appear before him to be judged alone. Allah said:
31:33 O people fear your Lord and beware of the Day when no father shall stand for his child and no infant shall stand for his father in the least. Allah’s promise is true, so let not the present life delude you or let any deceiver delude you regarding Allah.
Alice: O MY GOD! The poor children appearing before the same person who scared them almost to death, by themselves [wipes away a tear].
Imam: Do not refer to God as a person. He is Allah the Wise, the Magnificent, the All-Powerful.
Alice: I am sorry [regaining her composure], you are right; no person that I know or have known is capable of what He is capable of.
Imam: Allah is capable of everything; He is Allah!
Alice: Is it possible that Allah's scaring of children has anything to do with Him making an orphan of His Greatest Messenger when he was only six years old, and wanting to make amends for depriving the Prophet of a normal childhood by getting back at children who grew up with one or both parents?
Imam: Allah does not make amends; Allah does not need to make amends. Have you not considered that Allah's scaring of children is done for the same reasons He frightens adults, so that they will be scared of Judgement Day and therefore remain loyal, and on the strait path that leads to Paradise?
Alice: I just think that if the Prophet Muhammad had grown up with a loving father and mother he would have at least tried to temper Allah's terrorist side when it came to children [sniveling].
Imam: ALLAH IS NO TERRORIST!
Alice: Of course; it is not what I meant.
Imam: What people mistake for terrorism is simply a caring god acting in the best interest of His loyal followers, making sure they remain loyal by letting them know what is in store for them if they betray His Trust, and humiliating, and yes, scarring their common enemy, the unbelievers; BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE HIM A TERRORIST.
Alice: Anymore uh … thoughtful tactics in Allah’s Revelations about Judgement Day meant to keep the believers in line, and the unbelievers shaking, white with fear?
Alice: What does Allah mean by “it is not your children that bring you closer to Us” and when is raising your children not doing the right, the virtuous thing?
Imam: What Allah means when He says it is not your children that bring you closer to Us is that simply having and raising a family will not be counted as a good deed. If you are a believer and your good deeds outnumber your bad deeds then Paradise is almost a certainty. Children, as Allah reminds us, are often a temptation not to do what is righteous and mothers are the most vulnerable to their whims and desires. Allah said:
8:28 And know that your wealth and your children are a temptation, and with Allah is a great reward.
Alice: Children a temptation to do evil. I do not understand. Why would someone say something like that?
Imam: Anyone who has raised a family knows that sometimes it is difficult to say no to a child. You must not let your children’s wants interfere with your Worship of Allah and doing as He has commanded in His Koran if you aspire to the greatest reward of all.
28:60 Whatever you have been given is merely the pleasure of this life and its finery; but what Allah has in His possession is better and more lasting. Do you not understand?
Alice is getting angry.
Alice: I think for most mothers a child is a great reward and not a temptation to do evil. That is something an eternal woman-hating bachelor might say.
Imam: The best reward is with the God who has no need of children or spouses and who only hates those who refuse to believe, whether they be men or women. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
Alice: Not better than a mother’s love for her children and the love they have for her! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?
Imam: He is Allah, and you should not forget that.
Alice: I did not mean to be disrespectful; but I don’t think it is extravagant for a mother to care more about her children's welfare and their well-being than a place in Paradise.
Imam: Mothers' misguided priorities are one reason why Hell is mainly for their benefit.
Alice: How could you say such a horrible thing?
Imam: It may be horrible, but it is the truth. The Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, to whom Allah gave glimpses of Hell, like Allah, only speaks the truth, even the unspeakable truth.
Alice: How would he, the Prophet, know who are, who will be? This mixing of the past, present and future in Allah’s revelations as if everything is happening all at once, is so maddening. What the Prophet saw had to be an empty lukewarm Hell with no unbelievers on fire, Judgement Day being still in the future?
Imam: Allah gave the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, visions of what, I agree, would have had to be of a future Hell. In some of these visions the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, reported seeing mainly women on fire. One reason God’s Messenger gave for so many wives and mothers roasting in Hell for an eternity was that they had been ungrateful for the favours their husbands bestowed on them. The Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, describe what he saw and why this way:
I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful. It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them.
Alice: Can I avoid a wife and a mothers' increased risk of going to Hell by believing with certainty, submitting, but remaining celibate?
Imam: I would not recommend it. Allah said:
24:32 Encourage the unmarried among you and the righteous among your servants and maids to marry. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them from His Bounty. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
Alice: Will women have to prepare meals for their husbands on Judgement Day, or will Allah provide?
Imam: Allah, perhaps to remove part of a woman's burden on such a Day will provide; but the unbelievers may want to pass on it. Allah said:
56:51 “Then you, erring ones and denouncers,
56:52 “Shall eat from the Tree of Bitterness,
56:53 “Filling your bellies therefrom,
56:54 “And drinking on top of it boiling water,
56:55 “Lapping it like thirsty camels.”
56:56 That shall be their meal on the Day of Judgement.
Alice: So, the Prophet will not judge or be judged. Being perfect, that makes sense, I guess. But will the perfect human being just stand there with a smug, I told you so look on his face as His Mentor hands out a brand of justice that would make ordinary people turn away in horror.
Imam: What do you mean by ordinary people?
Alice: People to whom compassionate means being aware of the suffering of an other and wishing to relieve it, and merciful as being unconditionally kind, even to those who don't worship the same god you do.
Imam: Believers are not ordinary people, they are better than that. You cannot be unconditionally kind to an unbeliever and pretend to be a believer. How could you fight, kill and die in the Way of Allah while being unconditionally kind to those who will not submit to His Will under any circumstances.
Alice: But isn’t being unconditionally kind, especially when there is no real harm done, a good thing?
Imam: NO REAL HARM DONE. People who don’t submit are a bad influence and will encourage other people not to submit, forcing the Hand of the Compassionate, Who will have no choice but to condemn them all to an eternity on fire. Allah has, and the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, had the courage and the internal fortitude to do what needs to be done to the unbelievers, as do most men who submit, so as to save as many people as possible from the Wrath of the Compassionate. A female would not understand.
Alice: Women give birth; they understand pain, which may be why they seldom wish to see other people suffer, no matter what!