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Final Exam – Day of Judgement

by | Jan 10, 2021

For many, we are pretty much into the season of receiving our final exam results. It is a nerve-racking time of year, you’re supposed to be on vacation, but you can’t help but think about your result: “Did I cite the author right?” “Did I balance the equation correctly?” and the dreaded “Did I forget to write my name again?!?” I too was once a student, and I too dreaded exams; never to the point of having an upset stomach or getting sick over it, but it was always in the back of my mind. Let’s face it, no one likes to be evaluated, given a score to one’s worth, or judged on one’s competence. 

Now, this is all because of a few exams that might influence some part of your life. I’m not trying to trivialize this occurrence, I’m just trying to relativize it with the following: the Day of Judgement. The day that really counts. The day that you get your final report card; one that is not filled with A’s and B’s and E’s. It is a pass or fail result : Heaven… or… Hell!

It is a day full of regret: the bad would have wished to be good, and the good would have wished to be better. It is a day full of blame: each person will try to unload his burden of deeds on anyone else. It is a day full of despair: knowing that there is no way of getting out of one’s predicament.

However, it is also a day full of joy: finally living in eternal bliss. It is a day full of satisfaction: pondering on what one has been through and acknowledging that the reward far outweighs any adversity endured. 

But most of all, it is a day of ultimate justice: when all will reap what one has sown, and no one will be treated unfairly by any sense of the meaning.So when you compare both situations, one is way more dramatic than the other; even if you tell me that you are tens of thousands of dollars in debt, even if you’ve passed a week of sleepless nights: NOTHING is comparable to the hereafter.

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Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)

Faith

the process of belief