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The Islamic Hereafter

Judgement Day - Part IV/V

Answering Your Questions about the Judgement Day

No Excuses

What if the devil made me do it, for example, worship another god instead of Allah?

The devil will dispute that claim, even if Allah readily admits that He sent devils to incite the unbeliever to sin even more.

50:27 His companion (his demon) will say: “Our Lord, I did not mislead him; but he was already in profound error.”

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19:83 Have you not seen how We sent the devils against the unbelievers to keep inciting them to [sin].

19:84 So do not hasten (O Muhammad) [their punishment] We are indeed counting for them the days.

That is wicked!

No kidding!

What if I believed in those other gods and now repudiate them?

If you did not repudiate them, or bow down before Allah when you were alive the first time, you are a criminal, and repudiating them in the Hereafter will be pointless.

30:11 Allah originates creation and then brings it back into being. Then unto Him you shall be returned.

30:12 And on the Day that the Hour comes, the criminals will be confounded.

30:13 And they will have no intercessors among their associates and they will repudiate their associates.

30:14 And on the Day that the Hour comes, they shall be divided.

30:15 As for those who have believed and done the righteous deeds, they will be in a garden, fully joyful.

30:16 But as for those who have disbelieved and denounced Our Signs and the Encounter of the Hereafter as lies, those shall be summoned to suffer the punishment.

What's with the bowing down?

If you did not bow down before Allah, and only Allah, Allah may take a personal interest in seeing you suffer which may include His beating you until you are in no condition to get down on all fours before His Eminence.

68:39 Or do you (Meccan unbelievers) have solemn oaths binding Us till the Day of Resurrection? You shall have in fact whatever you judge.

68:40 Ask them: “Who among them is a guarantor of that?”

68:41 Or do they have associates? Let them, then, produce their associates, if they are truthful.

68:42 On the Day when nothing shall be concealed and they shall be called upon to prostrate themselves, but will not be able to.

68:43 Their eyes shall be cast down, disgrace overwhelming them, although they were called to prostrate themselves while they were in sound condition.

68:44 So, leave Me alone with those who disbelieve this discourse. We shall draw them out whence they do not know.

68:45 And I will give them respite; My Cunning is certain.

What if I am a weak person who can’t help but submit to the domineering, something I can’t control, I can’t help but love the bad boys.

Being mentally or emotionally handicapped as your compulsory behavior would indicate, is not an excuse that I believe the Compassionate One will accept. His revelations, if you had believed in them could have given you the strength to resist whom Allah calls the overbearing.

14:21 And when they all appear before Allah, the weak will say to the overbearing : “We were indeed your followers; can you, then, do anything to save us from Allah’s Punishment?” They will say: “Had Allah guided us, we would have guided you. Whether we fear or forbear, we have no escape.”

You may want to join the mob who will ask Allah to be allowed to trampled the men and jinn who led them astray, if that will make you feel better.

41:29 The unbelievers shall say: “Lord, show us both those who led us astray of jinn and men, that we might trampled them under our feet and that they may be reckoned among the lowliest of creatures.”

I have never met a jinn. Have you ever met a jinn?

No I have not. But you may get to know some of them in Hell if that is your final destination.

46:18 Those against whom the Decree (the punishment, Moududi) was pronounced, from among nations which passed away before them, both of jinn and mankind, were truly the losers.

46:19 To each will be allotted ranks according to what they did, and He will certainly pay them in full for their works, and they shall not be wronged.

46:20 On the day that the unbelievers shall be exposed to the Fire: “You have squandered your goods in your worldly life and enjoyed them. Today, then, you will be rewarded with the punishment of humiliation, because you used to wax proud on earth, without any right, and because you used to sin.”

What if I was oppressed or treated badly by people in power.

If you mean downtrodden, you’re also out of luck.

34:31 The unbelievers say: “We will never believe in this Qur’an, nor in what came before it.” If you could only see when the wrongdoers are arrayed before their Lord, each one reproaching the other, the downtrodden saying to the arrogant: “But for you, we would have been believers.”

34:32 The arrogant will say to the downtrodden: “Did we really bar you from the guidance after it came to you? No, you were rather ungodly.”

34:33 Then the downtrodden will say to the arrogant: “It was rather your cunning night and day, when you commanded us to disbelieve in Allah and assign equals to Him.” They will be secretly remorseful, when they see the punishment. We will put shackles around the necks of the unbelievers; will they be rewarded but for what they used to do?

What if I believed those who said that that the Prophet was simply repeating “Fables of the ancients”; that I was an ignorant?

Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. You should know that by now. Chances are you will be joining those who accused His Messenger of telling tales, and of scheming, in Hell. Allah has dealt with their types before.

16:24 And if it is said to them: “What has your Lord revealed?” they say: “Fables of the ancients.”

16:25 So let them on the Day of Resurrection bear in full their burdens and some of the burdens of the ignorant whom they lead astray. How evil is that which they shall bear!

16:26 Those who came before them schemed and Allah razed their building from the foundation and the roof fell upon them from above them, and punishment came upon them from whence they did not know.

16:27 Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and will say: “Where are my associates about whom you used to argue?” Those who are given knowledge will say: “Disgrace and evil will this day be upon the unbelievers;

16:28 “Who are carried off by the angels while still wrongdoing themselves.” Then, they will offer submission saying: “We did not do any evil.” Surely, Allah knows well what you were doing.

16:29 Enter, then, the gates of Hell, abiding therein forever. Wretched indeed is the abode of the arrogant!

I thought we were talking about those who accused the Prophet of telling tales, and the ignorant not the arrogant.

It really does not matter what the topic is, Allah invariably brings it back to these other gods whom people worshipped and continue to do so. It’s a bit of an obsession, which may explain why the sin of Shirk, associating other gods with Allah, is the greatest sin of all.

What if I was an unbeliever and now believe? Can I expect any mercy from Allah?

Haven’t you been listening?

6:27 And if only you could see when they are stationed before the Fire and thus they say: “Would that we could be brought back so that we would not denounce the Revelations of our Lord, but would be part of the believers.”

6:28 Indeed, what they used to conceal before will become clear to them; and were they returned [to life], they would surely go back to that which they were forbidden from. They are indeed liars.

6:29 And they say: “There is only this life and we shall not be resurrected.”

6:30 And if only you could see when they are made to stand before their Lord. He will say: “Is not this the truth?” They will say: “Yes, by our Lord.” He will say: “Taste then the punishment, on account of your disbelief.”

6:31 Those who deny the Encounter with Allah are losers. And when the Hour overtakes them suddenly, they will say: “Alas, we neglected much in it.” For they carry their burdens on their backs. And evil is what they carry!

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14:42 And do not think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only gives them respite until the Day in which eyes shall stare blankly;

14:43 Hastening forward, their heads upraised, their gaze not returning to them, and their hearts vacant.

14:44 And warn mankind (Muhammad) of the Day when the punishment shall overtake them. Whereupon the wrongdoers will say: “Our Lord, give us respite for a near period and we will answer Your Call and follow the Messengers.” [It will be said to them]: “Did you not swear before, that you will never cease to exist?”

14:45 You lived in the dwellings of the those who wronged themselves, and thus you saw clearly how We dealt with them, and We made [them] examples to you.

14:46 And they hatched their plots, and Allah knew their plotting although their plotting was such as to move the mountains.

14:47 Do not think, then, that Allah will break His Promise to His messengers. Allah is truly Mighty and Capable of Retribution.

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16:84 And on the Day when We raise from every nation a witness, the unbelievers shall not be given leave or allowed to repent.

16:85 And when the wrongdoers behold the punishment, it shall not be lightened for them and they shall not be reprieved.

Having cruelly despatched the people who did not care for His Messengers, or their message into the next world, you would think that was punishment enough?

No, that was just the beginning of an eternity of pain. You just don’t mess with His Messengers, if you know what’s good for you.

Witnesses for the Prosecution

Why do I get the impression that only sycophants will be allowed into Paradise?

It may not only be an impression. Even, it would seem, sinless infants too young to know the difference between good and evil, but born to unbelieving parents, are going to roast in Hell for eternity, while believing adults who have done evil will be admitted into Paradise.

64:9 On the Day when He shall gather you for the Day of Forgathering. That is the Day of Mutual Exchange. He who believes in Allah and acts righteously, He will acquit him of his evil actions and admit him into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, dwelling therein forever. That is the great triumph.

And as to the extravagant, the less said the better.

34:34 We never sent forth a warner to a city but the extravagant in it said: “We disbelieve in the message you have been sent with.”

34:35 They say: “We have more abundant wealth and children and we will not be punished.”

34:36 Say: “Indeed, my Lord expands the provision to whomever He wishes and restricts it; but most people do not know.”

34:37 It is not your wealth or your children that bring you closer to Us, but it is he who believes and does the righteous deed. To those will be meted out the double reward and in the lofty chambers they shall be secure.

I don’t think it is extravagant to care more about your children and have the means to look after them, which I consider a more "righteous deed” than depriving them to cater to a jealous narcissistic deity who demands that I care more about Him than my children if I am to be allowed into Paradise – not even for double the reward!

And that is why I will probably see you in Hell.

That Day of Mutual Exchange you mentioned earlier when talking about sinless children going to Hell; are we going to be exchanging gifts; should I bring a gift, and for whom?

Don't bother. According to al-Tabari, a respected Dark Ages Islamic scholar, it is the day the inhabitants of Paradise defrauded, or will defraud, the inhabitants of Hell.

Are you saying that a believer defrauding an unbeliever roasting in Hell, of what, I cannot imagine since Allah says everyone will show up with nothing, is considered by Allah a simple exchange of property, not theft?

If it's acceptable for a believer to abscond with an unbeliever's property in the here-and-now, it is only logical that he has the right to an unbeliever's property in the Hereafter. Unbelievers have no right to any of Allah's Bounties wherever they are.

What about pardoning evil deeds?

Again, those who believe will be pardoned because they believed and did some good things to undo the evil they may have done; but there is nothing unbelievers can to do to undo the damage done to Allah's Self-Respect by not believing in Him and only Him, and for that they will pay dearly.

64:10 And those who disbelieved and denounced Our Signs, those are the Companions of the Fire, dwelling therein forever; and what a miserable fate!

Is it true that the Devil also will be sitting in judgement with God on Judgement Day?

You are correct. On Judgement Day, the Devil will be with Allah and the Prophets mocking the poor souls who allegedly followed his advice instead of that of His Messenger, and the Devil will agree with Allah that they all should suffer a painful punishment.

14:22 And the Devil said when the issue was settled: “Allah has surely given you a true promise; and I made you a promise but did not keep it. I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you answered me. Do not blame me then, but blame yourselves; I cannot help you and you cannot help me. I deny your associating me [with Allah] before. The wrongdoers will have a very painful punishment.”

14:23 And those who believe and do good works shall be admitted to Gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein forever, by their Lord’s Leave; their greeting therein shall be: “Peace.”

Anybody else?

Yes. For the big Day, Allah will have invited all the other gods that unbelievers believed in.

So these others god’s, which Allah goes on and on about in the Koran, are real, they actually do exist?

I guess so… but then again, in one revelation, Allah tells His Messenger to tell those who think they have gods interceding on their behalf with Him, that they are badly mistaken for He is not aware of their existence, and Allah, of course, always tells the truth.

10:17 For, who is more wicked than one who forges lies about Allah and denies His Revelations? Indeed, the wicked sinners shall never prosper.

10:18 They worship, apart from Allah, what neither harms nor benefits them, and (the unbelievers) say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say (O Muhammad): “Do you inform Allah about what He does not know in the heavens or on earth?” Glory be to Him, and may He be exalted above what they associate [with Him]!

To quote Moududi again: “To say that something is not known to God amounts to saying that it does not exist. For, quite obviously, all that exists is known to God.”

That is logical if you believe in an All-Knowing, Omnipresent God; but still it’s weird that Allah would, in one revelation have unbelievers believe that these lesser gods are a figment of their imagination, and in another, and in fact in more than one revelation give these assumed non-existent competing deities center stage on Judgement Day.

What can I say…?

Are these lesser gods there to try to convince Allah not to send me to Hell?

Yeah, right! They are there to disown those who believed in them. They will call them liars to their face, as Allah always knew they would, and will back away from those who used to worship them.

16:86 And when those who associated other gods with Allah see their associates they shall say: “Our Lord, these are our associates whom we used to call upon besides you.” But their associates will retort: “Surely you are liars.”

16:87 And they shall offer Allah submission on that day; and what they used to fabricate shall stray away from them.

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19:81 And they took, besides Allah, other gods, to be for them a source of strength.

19:82 No, they shall repudiate their worship and turn against them.

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25:17 And the Day He shall muster them and what they worship, apart from Allah, then He says: “Was it you, then, who misled these My servants, or did they stray from the Path themselves?”

25:18 They will say: “Glory be to You; we should never have taken, apart from You, any protectors; but You accorded them and their fathers momentary enjoyment, until they forgot the Reminder and became a lost people.”

Why would they do this?

By agreeing with Allah that you should spend an eternity in hell these lesser gods hope to avoid your fate.

18:51 I (Allah) did not call them to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor their own creation; and I did not take those who lead astray as supporters.

18:52 And on the day He will say: “Call on whom you claimed to be My Associates.” They will call on them, but they will not answer them, and We will set a valley of destruction between them.

18:53 The wicked will see the Fire and will think they will fall in it, and will find no escape from it.

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28:61 Is he, then, to whom We have promised a fair promise then bestowed it, like one to whom We granted enjoyment in the present life and shall summon on the Day of Resurrection?

28:62 On the Day He shall call them saying: “Where are my associates that you used to allege?”

28:63 Those upon whom the sentence will be passed shall say: “Lord, those whom we induced into error, we induced into error just as we were induced. We proclaim our innocence to You. It was not us they were worshipping.”

28:64 And it will be said to them: “Call your associates”; and so they call them, but the associates will not answer. They saw the punishment and they wished they had been well guided.

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35:14 If you call upon them, they do not hear your call; and were they to hear they will not answer you. On the Day of Resurrection they will repudiate your idolatry. None will inform you like the Well-Informed One.

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41:47 Upon Him devolves the knowledge of the Hour. No fruit comes out of its bud and no female bears or delivers but with His Knowledge. And on the Day He shall call out to them: “Where are my associates?”, they will say: “We proclaim unto you: ‘None of us is a witness.’ ”

41:48 And what they use to allege formerly will stray away from them and they will realize that they have no escape.

Hold on a minute! In verse 16:86 the other Gods, the associates, call the unbelievers liars and in verses 18:52 and 28:64 they remain silent. Which is it?

I don’t know. Maybe for Gods, silence speaks volumes. I think they talk. In the following verses they talk.

10:28 On the Day We will muster them all together; then We will say to those who set up associates with Allah: “Stay in your places, you and your associates.“ Then We shall separate them, and their associates will say: “You were not worshipping us.

10:29 “Allah is a sufficient witness between us and you; for we were unaware of your worshipping us.”

10:30 There, each soul shall know what it had done in advance; and they will be turned over to Allah, their true Master; and what [falsehood] they invented will stray away from them.

And Allah will believe them when they say that those who believed in them are liars?

Perhaps gods stick together even when one god denies the existence of the others.

Is that it! Any more snitches?

Yes, one more. And this one you won’t believe!

At this point I am ready to believe anything!

Your own body will accuse you of being an unbeliever or of having sinned. Your various appendages and organs will call you a liar.

36:65 Today, We set a seal upon their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us and their feet will bear witness, regarding what they used to earn.

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41:19 And when the enemies of Allah are mustered unto the Fire, they shall be held in check.

41:20 When they reach it, their hearing, sights and skins shall bear witness against them regarding what they used to do.

41:21 And they will say to their skins: “Why did you bear witness against us?” They will say: “Allah Who gave everything speech gave us speech, and He is the One Who created you the first time and unto Him you shall be returned.”

41:22 You did not try to hide from the witness that your hearing, sights and skins would bear against you; but you thought that Allah does not know much of what you do.

41:23 And that thought you entertained regarding your Lord led to your destruction, and so you were numbered among the losers.

41:24 Now if they bear up, then the Fire is their dwelling; and if they seek restoration to favour they will not be among those restored.

41:25 And We have ordained for them companions, who embellished what is in front of them and is behind them. The sentence then was pronounced against them, along with nations which had gone before them, of jinn and men. Truly, they were the losers.

Anybody else I should worry about?

Only if you were a community leader, politician, priest or rabbi – a public figure that people trusted. If you were one of those and have been cast into hell, your former friends in hell will plead with Allah to double your punishment and increase His curse for you having led them astray.

33:64 Allah has cursed the unbelievers and prepared for them a blazing fire;

33:65 Dwelling therein forever, not finding a protector or supporter.

33:66 The day their faces are turned around in the Fire, they will say: “If only we had obeyed Allah and the Messenger.”

33:67 They will say: “Lord, we have obeyed our masters and our chiefs and so they had led us astray.

33:68 “Lord, give them the punishment twofold and curse them mightily.”

The Messengers, the Scale and Losing It

If I am a believer and for some reason I have been sentenced to Hell, is there any way I can improve my chance of getting Allah to hear me out?

Yes. Whenever a believer utters the phrase “the peace and blessings of God be upon him” when His Messenger’s name is mentioned, an angel goes to the Prophet’s grave and brings him the good news. On Judgement Day, the Compassionate will grant a limited number of pleas for clemency from his last and greatest Messenger, based on the number of times a condemned believer as wished the Prophet well.

That means the Prophet Muhammad will be next to God on Judgement Day?

Yes.

Will he say or do anything, or will he just stand there with a smug “I told you so!” look on his face.

Earlier on in his mission when the Prophet was trying to win converts by being nice and conciliatory, Allah told him to tell the Meccan unbelievers that His Messenger would not be questioned about what they did, revelation 34:25.

34:23 Intercession will not avail with Him except for him whom He gave permission; until fear is lifted from their hearts, then they will say: “What has your Lord said?”, they will say: “The truth, and He is the All-High, the Great One.”


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Prophet said, "When Allah decrees some order in the heaven, the angels flutter their wings indicating complete surrender to His saying which sounds like chains being dragged on rock.

And when the state of fear disappears, they ask each other, "What has your Lord ordered? ? They say that He has said that which is true and just, and He is the Most High, the Most Great." (34.23) ...

Bukhari 60.324


34:24 Say: “Who provides for you out of the heavens and the earth?”, say: “Allah, and you or we are either rightly guided or in manifest error.”

34:25 Say: “You will not be questioned about our misdeeds and we will not be questioned about what you do.”

34:26 Say: “Our Lord shall bring us together and judge between us rightly. He is the All-Knowing Judge.”

It may have had something to do with other gods, no surprise there.

34:27 Say: “Show me those you have attached to Him as associates. Allah is rather the Almighty, the All-Wise.”

So he will just stand there?

That is not what I said. The Prophet will be there next to Allah on Judgement Day. All the prophets from the Bible and the Koran will be given the opportunity to get back at those who did not believe they were sent by Allah, what he said when he was trying to be nice notwithstanding.

4:41 How then will it be, when We bring forward from each nation a witness (its Prophet) and We bring you (Muhammad) forth as a witness against them?

4:42 On that Day, those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger will wish that the earth were level upon them, and they will conceal nothing from Allah.

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16:89 On the Day when We shall raise up in each nation a witness against them from among themselves, We will bring you (Muhammad) as a witness against them. We have revealed to you the Book (the Koran) which explains everything, as a guide, a mercy and good news to those who submit.

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7:6 So, We shall question those to whom Messengers were sent, and We shall question the Messengers.

7:7 Then, We shall recount to them in full knowledge; for We are never absent.

7:8 On that Day the weighing of deeds will be just; those whose scales are heavy will prosper;

7:9 But those whose scales are light, are those who lost their souls on account of denying Our Revelations.

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28:74 On the Day He will call them saying: “Where are My associates which you use to allege?”

28:75 And We picked from every nation a witness and said: “Produce your proof.” Then they knew that the truth is Allah’s and those they used to invent (their idols) strayed away from them.

This is incredible. Now we have a scale containing the good and bad deeds to decide who is going to Hell!

First I thought your guilt was decided when you were given your Book of Good and Bad Deeds behind your back before you appeared before the Judge, revelation 84:100. Then for some reason, it was revealed that Allah would call the Devil as a witness for the prosecution, revelation 50:17; followed or proceeded by the arrogant, only God knows the order of appearance of witnesses for the prosecution, to deny that they had led the accused astray, revelation 34:31; then there were all those revelations about all the supposedly non-existent other gods, which He admits to creating, revelation 18:51, appearing on behalf of the One All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Knowing God to bolster His case against the accused, all the while slinking away when the witnesses from every nation, the Messengers I assume, present their proof, revelation 28:75.

And to cap it all, the body parts of the accused testifying against their owner in a grotesque imitation of someone with Lou Gehrig’s Disease!

And now you are telling me that, after this mountain of real and surreal evidence against the accused, Allah will call all His Messengers, which one Islamic scholar estimated at more than 250 thousand, to testify against those who thought His Messengers were nuts.

This is ridiculous.

And don’t get me started on those confounding revelations about being resurrected and being led straight into Hell, like Pharaoh’s people, as if those unfortunate souls had anything to with the decisions of this pretender to some other god’s favours.

Relax, you will give yourself a heart attack. Remember what I told you at the very beginning about Judgement Day being strictly for show; that you would have been judged when you died and know if you were going to spend an eternity in Paradise or in Hell, unless you died while slaughtering unbelievers, in which case it’s a one-way ticket to Paradise, by the size and condition of your grave.

It would have been inconsiderate of Allah not to give his Messengers, especially His Last and Greatest to whom Allah revealed the most about what Judgement Day would be like, some speaking part. And as to the lesser Messengers, they may not have that much to say except perhaps those who have written things down:

5:109 The Day when Allah shall assemble the Messengers, then say: “What response were you given?” They shall say: “We have no knowledge; You are indeed the Knower of the Unseen.”

10:21 And If We let people taste a mercy after an affliction touches them, they begin to scheme against Our Revelations. Say: “Allah is Quicker at scheming.” Surely our Messengers write down what you scheme.

As to those souls who will be marched straight into Hell, think of Hell, in this instance, as a place where Allah keeps the criminals – which, as I keep telling you have already been judged when they died – until He has the time to officially sentence them, but not before humiliating them in front of the believers, because that is what Judgement Day is mostly all about

Allah sent Messengers when writing was chiselled hieroglyphics on stone tablets, if not earlier. Some of those Messengers will be dragging some heavy loads of evidence against the anti-revelations schemers before the All-Knowing Judge on that fateful Day. And don’t you find it ironic that Allah’s lesser Messengers could write but not His Greatest Messenger who was an illiterate?

Gods, I mean the One God works in mysterious ways.

The Naked Ones

With all the souls Allah will be sending to hell how will he know when it is full?

He will ask it.

50:30 “On the Day We shall say to Hell: ‘Are you full?”, and it shall respond: “Is there more to come?”.


Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, "The people will be thrown into the (Hell) Fire and it will say: "Are there any more (to come)?' (50.30) till Allah puts His Foot over it and it will say, 'Qati! Qati! (Enough Enough!)'"

Bukhari 60.371


So on Judgement Day, Allah will send everybody to Heaven or Hell all at once?

Probably, though Allah does make reference to a band of latecomers to heaven. I have no idea who they are.

56:14 And a small band of the latecomers.

Can I sneak into heaven?

That would be difficult. Its borders will be well guarded.

69:17 And the angels shall be ranged around its borders, eight of whom will be carrying above them, on that Day, the Throne of your Lord.

How will Allah be able to judge billions, if not trillions, in just one Day?

Allah said that an earth day for Him is a thousand years.

22:47 They ask you to hasten the punishment. Allah will never break His Promise; but a day for your Lord is like a thousand years of what you reckon.

A thousand year day, based on the estimated 186 billion people (Population Reference Bureau) living and dead since Adam and Eve, and a Lunar year of 360 days, means Allah will be judging approximately 21 thousand people per earth hour if Judgement Day should occur in 2012 (186,000,000,000 people / (1000 years X 360 days X 24 hours)). This is assuming twenty-four hours of non-stop judging. This estimate does not include an undetermined number of jinn, about whose lifespan and how they reproduce or die Allah has not provided any obvious clues, and Allah's alleged associates.

Judging 21 thousand people every earth hour with no break may have been unrealistic even for a no-nonsense judge like Allah, which may explain why He extended Judgement Day to last 50,000 years.

70:4 Unto Him the angels and the spirit (Gabriel) ascend on a Day the duration thereof is fifty thousand years.

The longer Allah waits to bring about Judgement Day the more onerous the task of deciding who will enjoy the hedonistic pleasures of Paradise and who will burn in Hell for eternity becomes.

Anything else I should know about Judgement Day?

Yes, until judgement is rendered, you will all be naked.

Won’t everybody stare at each other?

Funny, that is what the Prophet’s child bride, Aisha, asked her husband when he said “Everybody will be assembled unclothed, naked, and uncircumcised”. He recited to her revelation 80:37 where everybody is too busy with their own affairs to care about other people’s private parts. He later added that only the unbelievers would remain naked and that Allah would clothe the believers, starting with Abraham.

Maybe He will clothe them with the finery He created for them “in the present world”, and “exclusively for them on the Day of Resurrection” in revelation 7:32.

Perhaps. Now that you know how Allah will judge people on the big Day, don’t you agree that He is the “best of judges”?

Who said that?

Allah:

THE FIG

95 At-Tîn

In the Name of Allah,

the Compassionate, the Merciful

95:1 By the fig and the olive,

95:2 And by Mount Sinai,

95:3 And by this secure city (Mecca);

95:4 We have created man in the best of shapes;

95:5 Then brought him to the lowest ebb;

95:6 Except for those who have believed and done the righteous deeds; they shall have an unstinted wage.

95:7 What then causes you to deny the Judgement?

95:8 Is not Allah the Best of Judges?

Then, I agree!

Then there is hope for you that you will be one of the happy people on Judgment, and not one of those enveloped in smoke.

80:33 Then, when the Deafening Blast shall sound;

80:34 On the Day, when man shall run away from his brother,

80:35 His mother and his father,

80:36 His consort and his sons.

80:37 To every one of them on that Day is a business sufficing him.

80:38 Some faces, on that Day, will be bright,

80:39 Laughing and joyful;

80:40 And other faces, on that Day, will be covered with dust,

80:41 Enveloped in smoke.

80:42 Those are the unbelievers, the profligate.