[55:26] Everyone on earth perishes.
[55:27] Only the presence of your Lord lasts. Possessor of Majesty and Honor.
[4:78] Wherever you are, death will catch up with you, even if you live in formidable castles...
[40:68] He is the only One who controls life and death. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is.
Everyday, we witness that the end of the human's life on earth is irrevocable. We know for a fact that we are all heading towards the same fate. The number of breaths each of us is entitled to take gets less and less every second.. Once the predetermined moment of departing this world is here, there is no escape, there is no reverse. Based on Quran, this earthly life is simply a TEMPORARY phase we go through for the mere purpose of redeeming our souls and fixing the mistake we all committed during our first life when we failed to uphold God's absolute authority (33:72, 20:115). The majority is distracted and mislead by Satan's invitations to the point of forgetting that this life and all that Satan promises is not real or everlasting. Our destiny upon death is the REAL ETERNITY, permanent bliss or misery.
[40:39] "O my people, this first life is a temporary illusion, while the Hereafter is the eternal abode."
[17:64] "You may entice them with your voice, and mobilize all your forces and all your men against them, and share in their money and children, and promise them. Anything the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
Quran identifies death, life and resurrection as the moments of separation and union of the soul and the earthly body. All three moments are glorious creations by the Almighty, the Best Creator:
[39:42] GOD puts the souls to death when the end of their life comes, and also at the time of sleep. Thus, He takes some back during their sleep, while others are allowed to continue living until the end of their predetermined interim. This should provide lessons for people who reflect.
[75:26] Indeed, when (the soul) reaches the throat.
[75:27] And it is ordered: "Let go!"
[75:28] He knows it is the end.
Where Did We Come From? [22:5] O people, if you have any doubt about resurrection, (remember that) we created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, which turns into a hanging (embryo), then it becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed lifeless. We thus clarify things for you. We settle in the wombs whatever we will for a predetermined period. We then bring you out as infants, then you reach maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the worst age, only to find out that no more knowledge can be attained beyond a certain limit. Also, you look at a land that is dead, then as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of beautiful plants.
[81:1] When the sun is rolled.
[81:2] The stars are crashed into each other.
[81:3] The mountains are wiped out.
[81:4] The reproduction is halted.
[81:5] The beasts are summoned.
[81:6] The oceans are set aflame.
[81:7] The souls are restored to their bodies.
When the irrevokable moment of departing earth comes, the believer's soul doesn't die but simply RETURNS to God and peacefully enters Paradise. The disbeliever's soul tastes death for the second time:
God ALONE: The Disbelievers Confess
[40:10] Those who disbelieve will be told, "GOD's abhorrence towards you is even worse than your own abhorrence towards yourselves. For you were invited to believe, but you chose to disbelieve."
God ALONE: The Disbelievers Suffer Two Deaths [40:11] They will say, "Our Lord, you have put us to death twice, and You gave us two lives; now we have confessed our sins. Is there any way out?"
The Righteous Do Not Really Die [44:56] They do not taste death therein - beyond the first death - and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.
[89:27] As for you, O content soul.
[89:28] Return to your Lord, pleased and pleasing.
[89:29] Welcome into My servants.
[89:30] Welcome into My Paradise.
Upon death, right when the soul becomes free from the body, we get to know our eternal destiny, Heaven all the way, or a continuous nightmare:
[16:31] The gardens of Eden are reserved for them, wherein rivers flow. They have anything they wish therein. GOD thus rewards the righteous.
They Go Straight to Paradise [16:32] The angels terminate their lives in a state of righteousness, saying, "Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise (now) as a reward for your works."
[8:50] If you could only see those who disbelieved when the angels put them to death! They will beat them on their faces and their rear ends: "Taste the retribution of Hell.
[8:51] "This is a consequence of what your hands have sent forth. God is never unjust towards the creatures."
[8:52] This is the same fate as that of Pharaoh's people and those who disbelieved before them. They rejected God's revelations, and God punished them for their sins. God is powerful, and His retribution is severe.
[40:45] God then protected him from their evil schemes, while the people of Pharaoh have incurred the worst retribution.
While in the Grave: A Continuous Nightmare [40:46] The Hell will be shown to them day and night, and on the Day of Resurrection: "Admit Pharaoh's people into the worst retribution."
On the Day of Resurrection, everybody will be summoned and judged by God, the source of all justice:
[18:47] The day will come when we wipe out the mountains, and you will see the earth barren. We will summon them all, not leaving out a single one of them.
[18:48] They will be presented before your Lord in a row. You have come to us as individuals, just as we created you initially. Indeed, this is what you claimed will never happen.
[39:68] The horn will be blown, whereupon everyone in the heavens and the earth will be struck unconscious, except those who will be spared by God. Then it will be blown another time, whereupon they will all rise up, looking.
[39:69] Then the earth will shine with the light of its Lord. The record will be proclaimed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forth. Everyone will then be judged equitably, without the least injustice.
On that Day, we will all submit to the Most Gracious, and the disbelievers will finally attain certainty (32:12). This Day will only be a continuation of peace for the believers:
The Day of Judgment [27:89] Those who bring good works (in their records) will receive far better rewards, and they will be perfectly secure from the horrors of that day.
[20:111] All faces will submit to the Living, the Eternal, and those who are burdened by their transgressions will fail.
[20:112] As for those who worked righteousness, while believing, they will have no fear of injustice or adversity.
Heaven and Hell are Eternal
[10:26] For the righteous, the reward will be multiplied manifold. Their faces will never experience any deprivation or shame. These are the dwellers of Paradise; they abide therein forever.
[10:27] As for those who earned sins, their requital is equivalent to their sin. Humiliation is their lot, and no one beside GOD can protect them. Their faces will seem overwhelmed by masses of dark night. They will be the dwellers of Hell; they abide therein forever.
On that day, a third group will be identified and will receive the good news of making it to Heaven. These are the people of the Purgatory. Their souls will be saved from Hell:
[7:46] A barrier separates them, while the Purgatory* is occupied by people who recognize each side by their looks. They will call the dwellers of Paradise: "Peace be upon you." They did not enter (Paradise) through wishful thinking.
[7:47] When they turn their eyes towards the dwellers of Hell, they will say, "Our Lord, do not put us with these wicked people."
The Majority Doomed [7:48] The dwellers of the Purgatory will call on people they recognize by their looks, saying, "Your great numbers did not avail you in any way, nor did your arrogance.
[7:49] "Are those the people you swore that GOD will never touch them with mercy?" (The people in the Purgatory will then be told,) "Enter Paradise; you have nothing to fear, nor will you grieve."
[3:191]... "Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell.
[3:192] "Our Lord, whomever You commit to Hell are the ones You have forsaken. Such transgressors have no helpers.
[3:193] "Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: `You shall believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers.
[3:194] "Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise."
[40:7] ... "Our Lord, Your mercy and Your knowledge encompass all things. Forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and spare them the retribution of Hell.
[40:8] "Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden that You promised for them and for the righteous among their parents, spouses, and children. You are the Almighty, Most Wise.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.