Author: Umar S. al-Ashqar
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH) 2003
Pages: 406 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
The topic of this book is one of the central tenets of Islamic faith. It is a belief that was preached by all prophets, and it is a belief that makes sense of a sometimes incomprehensible world. Belief in the day of resurrection and the final judgment brings benefits in this world, on the individual and social levels. It makes the individual focus on what is in his ultimate best interest, guiding his actions in ways that will benefit him and bring him happiness in this world and the next.
On the broader social level, this belief imposes controls on human greed and restrains people from committing transgressions for which they would ultimately have to answer.
The Qur’an and Sunnah are filled with detailed information of what will come to pass on the great Day. Drawing upon these sources of Islam, Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar takes us through the events of the Day, from the first Trumpet-blast and the end of life in the heaven and on earth, through the terrors of the Resurrection and the ordeals of the Judgment, to the final entry to the place of eternal abode, in Paradise or Hell.