The suddenness with which the Day will come will be like a flash. This reminds us of the unity of Allah in the power and control of all things, because when He wills a thing, he only commands: “BE” and it becomes. “Nay, it may come to them all of a sudden and confound them: no power will they have then to avert it, nor will they (then) get respite.” Qur’an 21:40

The knowledge of the highlights of the consequence of this coming experience further reveals the Greatness of Allah and for all creations to note, if only they will be wise and heed the guidance towards Him. It will be a gross underestimation to say that it will be a crises or collapse of what we now experience, understand and enjoy as a perfect system. “The (Day) of Noise and Clamour.” Qur’an 101:1 “The Day the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and angels shall be sent down, descending (in ranks).” Qur’an 25:25

In this descriptive circumstance, not even imagination will be able to grasp the noise, the clamour and the prospect of life on earth. And this is without discrimination between those that live in space, on the surface of the earth, inside water or inside the earth. Allah has reminded us that His command extends and cuts across all of these. “When the earth shall be shaken to its depths. And the mountains shall be crumbled to atoms, becoming dust scattered abroad.” Qur’an 56:4 – 6 “The scrolls of men’s deeds will be unrolled, the hidden, the unseen will become revealed, the Fire will no more be news and the Garden will be within reach. When the Scrolls are laid open. When the World on high is unveiled. When the blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat and when the Garden is brought near.” Qur’an 81:10 – 13

In His fairness, Allah reminds us that He will question both His Apostles in respect of their duty of conveying His Message on one side and our receiving the same on the other. By implication, it means, especially for our generation, the Qur’an, the example of Muhammad (S.A.W), the advice of scholars or leaders of devotion, those who call to prayer and success. It also includes the advice of brothers, sisters, parents, teachers and friends – in the course of Allah. “Then shall We question those to whom Our Message was sent and those by whom We sent it.” Qur’an 7:6

The rejecters of the unity of Allah, who refuse or fail to comply with His commandments or are found wanting in submitting to Him, will discover to their greatest embarrassment that they are bearing witness against themselves. This is because Allah is All-Able. “At length, when they reach the (Fire), their hearing, their sight and their skins will bear witness against them, as to (all) their deeds.” Qur’an 41:20