The second phase of our existence
is the most crucial and decisive period of our life. The span of this life is
relatively very short i.e., 60 to 70 years in average, but it shapes a definite
nature of our endless life. On Quranic scale, the length of our stay in this world
is less than a day.
How the present shapes the nature
of eternal life?
This is the most important question
which all of us should strive to know. Quran has repeatedly mentioned that the
nature of our endless life depends upon how we live in this world. For this, we
all will be examined for two things.
- Thought and
perception. i.e., Emaan
- Actions and deeds. i.e., Amaal
human beings will be judged for these two things and will go either to Jannat
or Jahannum accordingly.
The first basic qualification
required by a person to enter jannat is perfect religion. Quran has explicitly
warned the entire mankind that no religion other than Islam will be accepted on
the Day of Judgment.
only true religion before Allah is Islam. (3:19)
all non-Muslims, who dont fulfill this pre-requisite condition are not qualified
for Jannat. The second important requirement is Amaal, i.e. actions. Islam has
given a full scheme of work, called Shariah (Islamic laws ), which has identified
all good and bad actions, obligatory duties and forbidden acts. Thus all those
Muslims who dont follow the rules of Shariah will not be qualified to enter
However, Allah is so kind and lenient that He
forgives all our sins if we sincerely ask Him for forgiveness. And His generosity
is such that He will multiply the reward of our good deeds ten times i.e. far
above the merit, and the punishment will be no more than what commensurate with
Quran confirms this in the following verse.
that does a good deed shall be repaid tenfold: but he that commits a sin shall
be punished only for it. (6:160)