Lesson - 6
Owner of the Day of Judgment
Surah ‘Al-Faatihah (The Opening) – Surah –1) –Stage - 1
Verse –3 of 7, Section – 1 of 40 (Part -1)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
3. Owner of the Day of Judgment.
3. Maaliki Yawmid-Diin.
Fourth epithet of God Almighty has been described in this verse. This is to say: He is Owner of the Day of Judgment.
MAALIK – it is an epithet of God Almighty. Any Ruler or Judge may have much more power in this world. Even then, his authority is limited, it is necessary for him to punish the criminal as per rules of the country. But God Almighty has used the word “The Owner” for Himself, Who has full power. If He desires to punish the criminal, He can do so, but if He wishes to forgive him, He can. None can dictate Him and none is ruler over Him.
Diin – it means: Retaliation as reward or punishment against Goodness or evil deeds”. The Day of Judgment is called the Day of Resurrection, because the people will be rewarded or punished due to their worldly acts, performed or committed during their present life. Owner of the Doomsday means that on that Day, every person, whether that is Muslim, infidel, idolater or denier, will see the attribute of God’s ownership. And none will be able to run away from the retribution of Good or Bad Deeds.
All the Prophets (peace be upon Them) who came in the world; they used to preach their people that every human being would be responsible of own character. A time will come when every individual will be asked about his/her own acts. And they will be retaliated with rewards or punishment correctly according to their deeds. Though, this exchange is arranged in this world, but on the Day of Resurrection, it will be practiced at full scale. While everything of the earth and the skies will be perished. The entire persons will be produced in the Court of Allah Almighty. He will be The Sovereign on that Day. He will give rewards on virtues and punish due to errors, evils and the badness. None of the creatures will have any power, that he may disobey His decision or recommend someone without His permission or set any criminal free violently or get some relief after paying some remuneration.
That individual will be big fortunate, who succeeds to get fame on that Day. He will abide in the palaces and majestic Gardens. There will be different kinds of fruit, canals of honey and milk for him/her. On the contrary, who will fail on that Day, will be very unfortunate. He will be thrown in the flames of the Fire of Hell.
We should be prepared in this world to escape from distress, trouble and painful torment of the Day of Resurrection. We should obey the Commands of GOD always and HIS Prophet (Peace be upon Him), so that we may save ourselves from too much distress and shame of the Day of Judgment. We may get relief from the horrible punishment, and succeed in acquiring the blessings of the Heaven which shall be for ever.