Bathi Badal Mawt : Belief in resurrection according to Islamic thought

This term is one of pillars of Islamic faith. Every Muslims believes in resurrection, the concept of returning to life after death on the day of judgement. It is also called “hasree ajsad” which means gathering and union of the corpses. Or, alternatively, it is named as nashae uhra, the second creation.

Quran warns;

The Trumpet will (just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and on earth will swoon, except such as it will please Allah (to exempt). Then will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing and looking on! (Az-Zumar 39/68)

At that juncture, Allah(j.j) will unite the souls that reside in barzakh realm with all of the parts of each human’s corpses. Barzakh realm is the name of the spiritual time and space where the souls will rest until the day of judgement.

This topic of resurrection is heavily emphasized in Quran in several different suras. The non-believers gang in Mecca tried to object the idea of resurrection.

Strangely enough, they insisted on their own belief system, which included believing in a supreme deity but they thought this deity was not interested in this universe and they will experience re-birth or face the consequences of their actions here.

In Quranic phrase, they said:

And they (sometimes) say: “There is nothing except our life on this earth, and never shall we be raised up again.” (Al-Anaam 6/29)

This is replied in many suras in Quran, one as follows;

And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, “Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?”

Say, “He will give them life Who created them for the first time! for He is Well-versed in every kind of creation!– (Yaseen 36/78-79)

There are many other qissas and exemplary cases in Quran that accentuate the process of life and death and creation itself in order to bring some light to skeptics. For instance the qissa of Prophet Abraham(sa) or the hyper-sleep of “people of the cave” are miraculous samples of Allah(j.j)’s absolute power in resurrection. Quran simply wants us to ponder about life and death and tells us, “another” creation is easy since it was Allah(j.j) in the first place who created all.





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