A Necessary Explanation
A NECESSARY EXPLANATION
I want to make it clear to my reader that the concept of Big Doom’s Day is prevalent in all the revealed religions and side by side there is a mention of smaller Doom:
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and satan and bound him 1000 years, and cast him to the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that, he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and Judgment was given unto them, and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, (Devil) neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.”
Revelation Chapter 20(1-6)
In a similar manner, the Holy Quran also mentions two resurrections, small and big. As there is a concept of only one resurrection among the masses, therefore all the verses about both are taken without distinction about one- the final doomsday. There is no obvious sign provided by the Quran that may facilitate us to distinguish what verse means the previous or final doomsday. The explainers of the holy Quran found an easy solution to this problem and applied all the verses to the final one. This is not a good solution. We have another authentic source for understanding the holy Quran. The Holy Book has itself made a reference to this:
“If you don’t know, ask ‘Ahl-e-Zikr’ viz. The family of the Holy prophet. When we refer to this source, we find a big collection of traditions that not only give the concept of two doom’s days but also draw a line of distinction between the two. Various Traditions show that the smaller doom’s Day has been given many names in the Holy Quran which are given on the next page
Some of these names are common for both. The Holy Imams have clearly explained them. With the concept of two last days, many verses of the Quran to this effect can easily be understood. With one last day in mind, we cannot understand the dialogue between God Almighty and the Devil at the advent of the Creation of Adam (A.S) told by the Holy Quran; when the Devil was pushed out of heaven, he requested a respite till the final Doom’s day. Almighty God turned down his demand and allowed him a respite up to a specified point in time. It means that there are two dooms, one is the final and the other up to which the permission has been granted to the devil. He will not be allowed to live after this period and will beheaded, lest he should torment God,s beloved persons.
Religions other than Islam provide that he will be chained, whereas Islamic Literature shows that he will be put to death.
Youm _ ul _ Din Youm _ Ullah
Youm _ ul _ Ashahad Youm _ ul _ Kharooj
Youm Yaqumurooh Youm _ ul _ Hisab
Youm _ ul _ Jomah Youm _ ul _ mulaq
Youm _ ul _ Jamma Almiad Youm _ ul _ Rajaat
Youm _ ul _ Azab _ ul _ Adna Youm _ ul _ Maood
Akhrah Youm _ ul _ Jaza
Youm _ ul _ Zalzaal Ghashiah
Youm _ Tubli assrair Youm _ ul _ Azeem
The preceding explanation was necessary because someone may not take us as not believing in Big Doom’s day. The reasons for small resurrection are better known to God Almighty, but what we can understand is that if we review the various periods of all the prophets, we find that invariably the masses remained divided into three groups.
- Those, who believed in prophets and made sacrifices;
- Those who opposed them and subjected them to all sorts of cruelty;
- Those, which remained neutral viz. They neither sided nor opposed the Prophets. The problems of their lives did not allow them to attend to their prophets. This group includes those who were living in far-flung areas and could not reach or even know the respective prophets. For example, the preaching of Jesus Christ remained limited only to Israel, Jordan, and Syria and to the partial areas of Iraq, Turkey, and Rome. Far East, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Nepal, etc. remained deprived of it. The same happened in the time of the Holy Prophet. (P.B.U.H) 23 years of his preaching were only specifically for Arabia. America, Russia, and other countries could not take any benefit. The residents of these countries are therefore to be taken as neutral.
So the small Doom’s Day is specifically meant for this group. On the said day the other two groups will also be called but for a short while. The oppressors and the oppressed both will be called and the oppressed will be avenged. The oppressors will be handed over to the oppressed. The Holy Quran says:
“Fight them! Allah will chastise them at your hands and He will lay them low and give you victory over them, and He will heal the breasts of folk who are believers. And he will remove the anger of their hearts.”
“The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, verily there is a reward for righteous: Verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.”
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
“And ye shall tread down the wicked: for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Many quotations can be cited more to show that the small resurrection is for a particular class of people and the final doom’s day will be for the whole of the creation. This is the concept prevalent in all the living religions.