Judgement Day, Hell & Earth

One of the most recurring subjects to deal with in the study of the Qur’an is that of Judgment Day, Earth, and Hell – all of which touch on mankind’s inevitable fate of facing our Creator for the deeds we have done and the paths we have taken.

7:187 They ask you regarding the Hour: “When will be its time?” Say: “Its knowledge is with my Lord, none can reveal its coming except He. It is heavy through the heavens and the earth; it will not come to you except suddenly.” They ask you, as if you are responsible for it! Say: “Its  knowledge is with God, but most of the people do not know.”

This article will attempt to assemble the verses that deal with these various topics, drawing a picture – grim as it may be – of what lies ahead for us all.


How to read and study the Qur'an?

In undertaking this work (, I had to completely re-assess commonly accepted ideas and prevailing thought. Whilst this task was demanding, my approach was relatively simple, which anyone can follow. When I study The Quran, I often consider the following:
Am I for/against a certain outcome?

If I sense I am, I try to understand why to free myself from this bias/shackle, so I can truly let the message tell me what it is saying, rather than me tell it.
The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease. 
~ Zen commonly attributed to Bruce Lee