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The Day: At-Tariq, Al-Adiyat & the Masih

Surah At-Tariq (Surah 86 – The Nightcomer) warns us of the coming Day of Judgment when

Surely (God) is able to bring him back (to life)!

The Day that (all) things secret will be tested,

(Man) will have no power, and no helper.

Surah At-Tariq 86:8-10

Surah At-Tariq tells us that Allah will examine all our secret and shameful thoughts and deeds with no one to help defend us from the test of His judgment. Similarly, Surah Al-Adiyat (Surah 100 – The Courser) describes that same Day when

Truly man is, to his Lord, ungrateful;

And to that (fact) he bears witness (by his deeds);

And violent is he in his love of wealth.

Does he not know,- when that which is in the graves is scattered abroad

And that which is (locked up) in (human) breasts is made manifest-

That their Lord had been Well-acquainted with them, (even to) that Day.?

Surah Al-Adiyat 100:6-11

Surah Al-Adiyat warns that even the shameful secrets known only inside our chest will be made known since Allah is well acquainted with even these deeds of ours.

Now, we can avoid thinking about this coming Day and just hope that it works out for us, but Surahs At-Tariq and Al-Adiyat have very clear warnings about the Day.

Is it not better to be prepared? But how?

Luckily, the Prophet Isa al Masih PBUH came for those of us who seek to be prepared for that Day. He said in the Injil:

21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

John 5:21-27

So we see that Isa al Masih PBUH claims great authority – even in overseeing Judgment Day. The Taurat of Prophet Musa prophesied his authority from the Creation of the world. The Zabur and succeeding prophets prophesied details of his coming proving he had been given this authority from Allah. What did the prophet mean by “whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned”? We see here.

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