Benefits and Benefits of Faith in the End Times

Previously explained a little about the End Times . On this occasion, we will learn a little more about the End Times or what is often referred to as Doomsday. will gradually become a hill.

For those who don’t know for sure there are questions that often arise in their hearts. Actually, for what do we believe in the End Times ?? . for those who want a short answer, of course it is as one of the provisions later in the next life.

But for those who want clearer and more detailed answers, they will certainly find out the causes and reasons. But one thing that needs to be known is that the Last Days or Doomsday events cannot be achieved by the logic of our reason (only Allah knows best).

The event is one of the unseen events, no one knows when and when. That is why the End of Days or Doomsday is included in one of the pillars of faith that we must believe in and believe.

Before elaborating further, of course we all must know that the name Doomsday itself is divided into two kinds, namely Doomsday Sughra (Little Doomsday) and Doomsday Kubra Doomsday Big). To know this event, humanity is only given its signs.

The purpose of this Doomsday Doomsday is a small Doomsday means the end of one’s life (death) or the damage that befell this universe that causes some living things to die.

For example, landslides, volcanoes, major floods, earthquakes and so on. Which of these events claimed many victims. One of them is as described in the Koran Ali Imran (3) verse 185.

كل نفس ذآئقة ٱلموت وإنما توفون أجوركم يوم ٱلقيمة فمن زحزح عن ٱلنار وأدخل ٱلجنة فقد فاز وما ٱلحيوة ٱلدنيآ إلا متع ٱلغرور 185

Meaning:

“Every soul (surely) will feel dead. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages. Whoever is kept away from hell and put into heaven, truly he has been lucky. Life of the world is nothing but a tricking pleasure “(Surah Ali Imran: 185)

As a human being, this Doomsday Sughra has signs or a warning. This is as explained by the Prophet Muhammad. in a hadith that reads:

عن أنس بن مالك قال : ألا أحدثكم حديثا سمعته من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يحدثكم أحد بعدي سمعه منه إن من أشراط الساعة أن يرفع العلم ويظهر الجهل ويفشو الزنا ويشرب الخمر ويذهب الرجال وتبقى النساء حتى يكون لخمسين امرأة قيم واحد (متفق عليه)

Meaning:

From Anas bin Malik he said; “Know, I will tell you a hadith that I have heard from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam that no one will recount to you after my death. He said: ‘Among the signs of doom are:

  1. (Raised) or loss of knowledge (learn also: the hadith about seeking knowledge)
  2. It seems foolish
  3. Rampant adultery
  4. A lot of people drink alcohol
  5. Decreasing male population and increasing women, until finally a man will be responsible for fifty women ”(HR. Muttafaqun ‘Alaihi)

Apart from the five things above, there are actually many more such as; respect for someone for fear of his evil deeds, when a betrayer is considered a hero and a person who renders meritorious or a hero is considered a traitor, the division of Muslims due to the slander of the enemies of Islam, and so forth.

After Doomsday Sughra, of course there is Doomsday Kubra. Doomsday Kubra is the destruction or destruction of the universe and what is in it, so that all living creatures in the universe are destroyed.

Doomsday Kubra has broader and universal coverage, so that there is no life at all except the Essence of the All-Life itself, namely Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’alaa. One of them, as revealed in al-Qur’an surah al-Qashshaash verse 88 below

… كُلُّ شَيۡءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلَّا وَجۡهَهُۥۚ لَهُ ٱلۡحُكۡمُ وَإِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ ٨٨

Meaning:

“Every thing must perish, except Allah. “For Him is all the determination, and only to Him are you returned”

We can read this description of Doomsday Kubra in QS. Al-Waqi’ah (56) verses four through six:

إِذَا رُجَّتِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ رَجّٗا ٤ وَبُسَّتِ ٱلۡجِبَالُ بَسّٗا ٥ فَكَانَتۡ هَبَآءٗ مُّنۢبَثّٗا ٦

Meaning:

“When the earth is shaken violently. And the mountains were destroyed completely. Then he will be flying dust ”(QS.al-Waqi’ah (56): 4-6)

Coupled with QS. Al-Infithaar (82): 1-5, which reads:

إذا ٱلسمآء ٱنفطرت 1 وإذا ٱلكواكب ٱنتثرت 2 وإذا ٱلبحار فجرت 3 وإذا ٱلقبور بعثرت 4 علمت نفس ما قدمت وأخرت 5

Meaning:

“When the sky is split. And if the falling stars are scattered. And if the ocean overflows. And if the graves are dismantled. Then each soul will know what he has done and neglected ”

The Doomsday Kubra event itself also has its own signs, including:

1 # The rising / rising of the sun from the west and sinking to the east. This happens because of damage to the shaft or arrangement that has been arranged, so that everything is not in their respective paths. Like the following hadith:

«لا تقوم الساعة حتى تطلع الشمس من مغربها فإذا طلعت من مغربها آمن الناس كلهم أجمعون فيومئذ لا ينفع نفسا إيمانها لم تكن آمنت من قبل أو كسبت فى إيمانها خيرا ».

Meaning:

“It will not happen on the Day of Judgment so the sun comes out from the west. So, when this sun rises from the west, believe all mankind on that day. However, believing at that time is not beneficial to him, nor is it for those who have never done good when they believe. ” (HR. Muslim)

2 # There are strange animals, which animals can converse with humans and tell that the end of the world is coming. This is as explained in the Qur’an an-Naml (27): 82

۞وَإِذَا وَقَعَ ٱلۡقَوۡلُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ أَخۡرَجۡنَا لَهُمۡ دَآبَّةٗ مِّنَ ٱلۡأَرۡضِ تُكَلِّمُهُمۡ أَِِِٱَِ‍َََََُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُُْْْٔ

Meaning:

“And when words fall on them, we remove a kind of creeping thing from the earth that will tell them, that in fact mankind was not sure of our verses”

3 # Exit of the Antichrist. Who seeks to influence mankind to follow him and no longer believe in the existence of the Essence of the Almighty, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.

4 # The discharge of Imam Mahdi.

5 # The  fall of the Prophet Isa ‘ alaihissalaam

6 #  Black clouds or smoke

7 #  Damage to Baitullah (Kaaba)

8 #  The disappearance of the Qur’an from the face of the earth. Both in the form of writing and in the form of memorization.

Of the few additional explanations above can certainly add insight into the End Times or Doomsday. Belief in the End Times also has several functions and benefits. Among them:

  1. So that we realize that life in the world is temporary. There’s more life after that. That is why humans are instructed to make the best use of time.
  2. Give a sense of responsibility to every human being that life is an accountability that will be held accountable.
  3. Give confidence that He is the All-Living and All-Knowing God. He is the one who lives and kills all living things and knows all the deeds.
  4. Give warning to mankind to always do good and stay away from immoral and evil deeds.Of the few additions above, can increase our faith and gratitude for the blessings that have been given by Him. Until this moment we are still given the opportunity to be able to carry out worship as closely as possible and as well as possible. Plus it’s always trying to get a good ending ( Husnul Khotimah )

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