You’ll Be Questioned
About Your Actions
(M. Javed Naseem)
وَإِنَّهُ لَذِكْرٌ لَّكَ وَلِقَوْمِكَ وَسَوْفَ تُسْأَلُونَ
“This (Quran) is indeed a Reminder
for you and your people; and you
shall soon be questioned.”
Islam is a way of life (Deen) based on social justice and good conduct. The success, strength and stability of this system is greatly linked to the relationship we have with our Creator. We should fear Him before doing something wrong; we should obey Him and glorify Him as our Lord – the Supreme Creator; and we should always be thankful to Him for all the mercy, blessings, favors and bounties He bestows upon us.
If you think that you’ll be left alone
and won’t be questioned about your
actions, choices and treatment of
others, you are dead wrong!
You’ll be questioned!
You’ll be held accountable!
You’ll be dealt with justice!
We are responsible for our actions. Whatever we do here in this world, we would be asked about it in the Hereafter. On the Day of Judgment, we’ll be questioned about our life on this earth. We are answerable to our Creator for everything we do here and we would be held accountable.
If we misguide or mislead others by our actions, writings, preaching, suggestions and instructions, the burden of sins of those who are misguided or misled would also be added to ours. We’ll be held responsible and on the Day of Judgment we’ll be dealt with justice.
وَلَيَحْمِلُنَّ أَثْقَالَهُمْ وَأَثْقَالاً مَّعَ أَثْقَالِهِمْ
وَلَيُسْأَلُنَّ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ عَمَّا كَانُواْ يَفْتَرُونَ
‘They will bear their own burdens, and
(other) burdens along with their own, and
on the Day of Judgments they will be
called to account for their falsehoods.’
The Holy Quran is full of commands of Allah that determine our path in this world – what we should DO, and what we should NOT do. We choose the path we want to follow, and that will lead us to Heaven or Hell. We’ll be held accountable for our choices.
Prepare some answers by
helping others; teaching and
guiding others; and by easing
the pains of others!
On the Day of Judgment, every human being has to answer five major questions (along with other questions) before he/she is admitted to Heaven or Hell. I would like to remind you of those very important questions in case you’re living a care-free life on this planet.
The questioning starts from the grave. At the very first stage you would be asked three basic questions – about your Lord, about your Deen (religion), and about your Messenger (Prophet sent to guide your nation). Then there are other sessions of interrogation. Some people say there are 30-33 questions; others say it’s 300 or more. Allah knows best. What we know from the sayings (Hadiths) of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) that there would be many questions, out of which the following five are the most important:
Q. 1: How did you live your life on earth? (As per commands of Allah?)
Q. 2: What did you do with your youth? (The most powerful, resourceful, beautiful and effective tool to work with).
Q. 3: How did you earn your livelihood (money)? (By Halal or Haram means?)
Q. 4: How did you spend your earnings/wealth? (In the cause of Allah, helping the needy?)
Q. 5: What did you do with your knowledge (education)? (Did you use it to serve Allah, serve mankind and to guide others to the right path?)
Easy questions, difficult answers!
The most slippery question is about your earnings/wealth. How did you make it and how did you spend it? We don't spend it on the poor and needy but we spend billions on wars of invasion.
As far as poverty is concerned, there are only two ways of eliminating it: Turn the poor into rich or kill them. The Zionist rich don't want others to get rich, so they go for the second option -- kill them and get rid of the poor and the poverty. And that's what's happening in the world in the name of 'war on terror'.
On idividual and personal level, everybody knows what the ‘Halal’ (legitimate) means of earning are. But do we abide by the ‘Halal/Haraam rules in life?
We better reflect upon it seriously and prepare some valid answers! The Day of Accountability is fast approaching!